Encore

Melissa Verdecia

An Early CallingI decided that dance was something I wanted to pursue at the age of 6—I…
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Kevin Bozeman

By Matt Le Cren Writing and performing You can write all the jokes in the world, but…
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Don Felder

Roots > musicI was raised by two very hardworking parents in the Deep South in pretty…
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Encore | Damien Sneed

A lifetime of musical genre-hopping I’ve spent most of my life going back and forth…
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Encore | Candace Parker

The two-time WNBA MVP shows off her skills—on the court and in the studio Early success…
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Encore | Elizabeth Stenholt

The Des Plaines native steps into Dorothy’s ruby slippers for The Wizard of Oz at the…
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Encore | Mariam Paré

The ups and downs (and upside-downs) of mouth painting The technique changes as a mouth-painter.…
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Encore | Vadym Kholodenko

Thanks, mom The main idea of bringing me to classical music belonged to my mother. It…
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Encore | Sara Evans

New record label, same clear-eyed focus Honestly, the only thing I was thinking about…
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Encore | OneRepublic

An early start in music I didn’t have brothers or sisters living with me, so I had…
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ENCORE | Gavin DeGraw

Music > Sports The first barroom I ever played in upstate New York was called the…
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Encore | Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Screen to stage I immediately connected with the character of Zack the guitar player…
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