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Art Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Muscatine Soccer. . . . . . . . . 12 Helping Our Teens. . . . . . . . 14 Made in Muscatine. . . . . . . . 11 Know Your Neighbor. . . . . . 16 On the cover Fashions magazine cover photo provided by Muscatine Art Center. Description: 12 page, fashion book, chromolithograph cover, woman & girl (in fall) purple coats, ‘Fashions’ & text pages with photos of women in coats. Published by McColm and Company, Muscatine, Ia. Illustrated by Helen Hokinson. See related story on page five in the Fall 2015 issue.
With our circulation of 10,000 issues each quarter, I honestly did not hold any hope of winning an award when submitting the application this past Spring. Receiving this National Award is truly an honor. About the Clarion award: Clarion recipients represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions. Started in 1972, the Clarions honor excellence in more than 100 categories across all communications disciplines, including advertising & marketing, audiovisual productions, books & CDs, brochures, custom & special publications, education, fund development, magazines, major news events, newsletters, newspapers, online media, photography, graphics & design communications, public relations, radio, and television.” Producing this magazine is our way of bragging about great things in our community. I joined Muscatine Magazine with the Summer 2012 issue. Mike Shield, creative director and one of the co-creators, has remained devoted to this venture since its premier issue was released in Fall 2010. This issue is the 24th. All issues can be viewed at www.issuu.com/muscatinemag. I hope you enjoy this issue. — Janet Morrow Editor
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month Photo by Randy Beimer
Muscatine family shares their personal journey Kim Seligman remembers it clearly: “It was Tuesday, July 6, 1993. Matthew, our energetic, full Matthew Seligman of life 6-yearold son was making more than the usual number of trips to the bathroom, was waking up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water to satisfy
his unquenchable thirst, had noticeable weight loss, and an unusual smell to his breath. As Matt’s mom, I knew this was not normal and he needed to go to the doctor. Our family pediatrician diagnosed diabetes mellitus type one.
What is Diabetes?
do with diet or lifestyle. Though T1D’s causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers play a role. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure. See www.jdrf.org
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Its onset has nothing to
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Matt was admitted directly to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Pediatric Endocrinology department -- his blood sugar level was 483 and was within 24-hours of going into
ketoacidosis. A new normal for our family began that day, as we now had a child with a life threatening disease.” Kim and her husband, Brian, remember that night and the numbness they felt knowing that they could not take this disease away from their son. As Matt’s parents, they underwent three days of intense inpatient education and training -- learning how to administer insulin, insulin management and ‘normal’
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a buildup of acids in your blood. It can happen when your blood sugar is too high for too long. It could be lifethreatening, but it usually takes many hours to become that serious. It usually happens because your body doesn’t have enough insulin. Your cells can’t use the sugar in your blood for energy, so
blood sugar control (80-120), counting carbohydrates and meal planning. “We both had to practice on each other using a saline solution by drawing up the correct amount in the syringe with no air bubbles and then injecting into our arms and legs. This was not an enjoyable task to learn, however we both knew that we needed to be brave for Matt and the small glass bottle of insulin was going to help keep our son alive,” said Kim. Both Kim and Brian have a family history containing diagnoses of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, however, the disease had skipped them and their younger son, Samuel. According to Kim, the next 11 years Matt grew to respect his diabetes diagnosis, however, did not let it control his life. Kim and Brian instilled in Matt that “he was a regular kid who needed insulin from a bottle to live. He could do anything he set his mind to and live life to the fullest.” Matt was active in the Community Y swimming, soccer and basketball youth programs, played football in the Youth Sports Foundation program, and then in the middle and high school programs. He learned to balance his diabetes 24/7 with exercise and food intake. Kim says “this is not an easy task as it takes a lot of math in figuring your carbohydrate intake per meal and snacks along with administering multiple dosages of insulin. His daily routine consisted of five insulin injections and 8-10 finger pokes to test his blood sugar level and this did not factor in any sick days – Continued on next page
they use fat for fuel instead. Burning fat makes acids called ketones and, if the process goes on for a while, they could build up in your blood. That excess can change the chemical balance of your blood and throw off your entire system. See www.webmd.com/ diabetes/type-1-diabetes-guide/ketoacidosis
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“We were blessed with an amazing gift in being Matt’s parents and we needed to carry on his legacy in helping to find a cure.” Continued from previous page —
which was another intense diabetes management regimen.” Matt also participated in numerous research studies through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, which was important to him in wanting to help find a cure as his attitude was: “you don’t give up, you give back.” “On Wednesday, December 1, 2004, Matthew, our energetic, full of life 17-year-old son lost his life to diabetes complications. Matt was performing a daily task of taking a bath versus a shower due to a recent surgery on his shoulder from a football injury. His cause of death was ruled an accidental drowning. His confirmed blood sugar was 30. He’d had a diabetic low which left him unconscious and helpless. Unfortunately, this is the brutal reality of this 24/7 disease with no cure. Many people ask how in experiencing a tragedy like this, do you pick up the pieces of your life and move forward? We tell them: “You take one day at a time and you rely on God’s strength, not your own. We were blessed with an amazing gift in being Matt’s parents and we needed to carry on his legacy in helping to find a cure.” The next 11 years the Seligman family gave back to the Muscatine community in helping to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes. From 2005 – 2008 it began with the Watermelon Stampede which became the “Watermelon Stampede Against Diabetes”; from 2009 – 2015 the awareness grew and a stand-alone “JDRF 4 Muscatine Magazine • Fall 2016
Walk to Cure Diabetes” was established. Throughout those 11 years, Muscatine raised over $500K for diabetes research, from which many Muscatine-area families benefitted through research conducted at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Kim is thankful to the many relationships formed in the community to bring awareness to diabetes and its complications.
On May 6, 2016, “The Muscatine Diabetes Walk – Managing All Types Together” was introduced to the community to bring awareness to Type 1, Type 2 and Prediabetes. The project is under the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine and its mission states: “The Muscatine Diabetes Walk Project is an organized effort by a group of Muscatine citizens to support fundraising for outreach activities and diabetes education opportunities. In this focus, we will assist the Muscatine Blue Zones Project with funds to enhance program offerings within our community and to fund diabetes research through the American Diabetes Association and JDRF, which are 501(c)3 organizations.” (see www.muscatinediabeteswalk.com) “Muscatine ranks 97 of 99 counties in the percentage of the adult population with a body mass index greater than or equal to 30.” (see 2015-2018 Muscatine County Health Improvement Plan) Kim states “this new focus within our community is to support all types of diabetes. Prediabetes
As they reflected on “Matt’s 23rd diaversary,” the Seligman family continues to look forward to giving back— they know their son’s legacy is still an active part of the community. n
statistics in Iowa is growing at an alarming rate along with an increase in Type 1 and Type 2 diagnoses.” “More than a third of American adults—around 86 million—have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know it. People with prediabetes have an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.” (see www.cdc.gov) The Muscatine Diabetes Project is partnering with UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine Public Health Department in a community-based prediabetes pilot program scheduled to rollout in January 2017. Trinity Muscatine also offers Type 2 diabetes education classes. The Community Y introduced the “4 Weeks to a Healthier You” program this summer in conjunction with Hy-Vee and Trinity Muscatine in bringing awareness to diabetes. “Let’s ConnecT1D Muscatine” and “Together We Can” outreach groups are in the formalizing stages to connect individuals and families living diabetes. n
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Muscatine Think Tank has Glob “He worked at getting people together at a table who didn’t necessarily want to be together at a table, but needed to be at a table to get the solution to a world problem moving forward,” McNamara said.
By Chris Steinbach
Many world leaders know about the work of a Muscatine-based nonprofit organization that is easily confused in its hometown with its corporate sibling – even after 60 years. In 1956, C. Maxwell and Elizabeth Stanley created and endowed the Stanley Foundation, a think tank designed to promote worldwide nuclear security, the prevention of genocide and, more recently, climate change. At the time, Max Stanley was known as a founder of Stanley Consultants, a Muscatine-based engineering firm, and HON Industries, an office furniture manufacturing company now known as HNI Inc. While Stanley, who died in 1984 at age 80, enjoyed personal and professional success around the world at the middle of his life, the world was an uncertain place in the 1950s. Barely a decade removed from the end of World War II, Americans had yet to go through the Cuban Missile Crisis and other Cold War skirmishes between the United States and the then Soviet Union, the world’s other nuclear superpower. 6 Muscatine Magazine • Fall 2016
From the fifth floor of the 99-year-old Laurel Building it shares downtown with Stanley Consultants, the Foundation’s 20-some employees have worked on big events around the world such as last year’s Paris Climate Change Conference and the Nuclear Security Summit held earlier this year in Washington. Max Stanley, Stanley Foundation creator.
“He believed then, and through the remainder of his life, that these world issues, the root of solving them is through individuals – not states or organizations or things,” Joseph McNamara, the Foundation’s Director of Communications, said of Max Stanley.
“This foundation in Muscatine, Iowa, was very much involved in those two world events – physically and in terms of content,” McNamara said. In Muscatine, however, the organization is perhaps better known for its local education initiatives such as the Earth Awareness Portable Classroom, a 22foot, hand-painted balloon that is a color and scale model of the planet. It is used by the Foundation at area schools to teach programs on world geography and the environment. The Foundation also annually recognizes two Muscatine teachers
with Catherine Miller Explorer Awards, which pays them a stipend so they may travel elsewhere in the world in order to enhance their teaching skills. Since 2009, the award has been named in honor of Miller, who died in 2008 at age 99 after teaching French and Spanish in Muscatine for 34 years. “Most of the adults who grew up here went to school programs that were put on by the Stanley Foundation,” McNamara said. Keith Porter, who has worked at the Foundation for 27 years and has been its president and chief executive since 2013, said that kind of interaction in Muscatine and elsewhere in the world would please Max Stanley.
“This guy was a real entrepreneur. This was a guy who saw opportunities and jumped on them,” Porter said. “He would recognize where we are now. The world has changed and we’ve made changes to counter what’s happened in the world.” But some things have not changed. Just as Max Stanley envisioned it, the nonprofit
Foundation is also nonpartisan and does not award, or seek, grants. It funds all of its programs or works in collaboration with other organizations. “There is a tremendous family legacy here that not all organizations like this can claim,” Porter said. “They have an amazing commitment to this place and its mission.” At 82, Richard Stanley is still chairman of the Board on which he has served for 60 years, continuing the legacy of his parents and helping share it with his children and grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their children. Of the Board’s nine members, six are members of the Stanley family. “He comes in almost every day,” Porter said of Richard Stanley. “It’s rare to have this level of involvement.” For McNamara, the legacy is also rare. “Just the fact that a foundation focused on honest-to-goodness (efforts) to make peace in the world and working all around the world, and has been doing it for 60 years is amazing,” he said. n
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RAGBRAI 2016 by the Numbers
Well done Muscatine! Thank you to all the committee members, volunteers, hosts and residents for helping to make RAGBRAI 2016 a success. Here’s some of the data that has been shared with us thus far: Photo by Randy Beimer
47,000 views of Tony Tone’s day of video post $35,000 raised by the Muskie Booster Club 25,000 Voice of Muscatine tabloids printed 19,500 cyclists rode the last day of RAGBRAI 15,000 Sqwincher freezer pops handed out by Kent Precision Foods
7,180 RAGBRAI Muscatine hits on Google 3,300 customers served at West Side Store 3,000 cyclists stopped at Ardon Creek 3,000 customers served at the Kum & Go at Park and Colorado
1,100 people served in the The Brew food tent 1,000 people served at Boonie’s 1,000 bottles of beer sold at Ardon Creek 950 cars parked at MHS & Mulberry School 812 purchases through the online store
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750 bottles of water were handed out by HNI by noon
675 Whitey’s Chippers and Mini Malts were sold
85 cyclists registered with overnight hosts 50 additional Saturday visitors visited the History & Industry center
660 showers sold at MHS
50 Instagram posts
550 bottles of wine sold at Ardon Creek
30 stories covered in the Muscatine Journal
500 additional Saturday patrons served at Riverside Restaurant
22 people treated at the medical tent: 17 cyclists,
408 Facebook posts 324 Muscabus rides purchased on Saturday, July 30 303 tweets 302 Muscabus rides purchased to downtown on Friday, July 22
300 pints of David’s Famous Custard was sold 251 clicks on 6/20 Facebook post with 4.7k reach
3 volunteers, and 2 pedestrians. The #1 participant issue was abrasions and lacerations, very minor. 12 on-radio news stories on Vintage Sound & KWPC
11 Press Releases issued 8 Sheriff’s Deputies patrolled the county portion of the route
6 Muscabus drivers worked in 3 shifts on the 30th 2 bicycle injuries requiring ambulance assistance in the county
230 volunteers worked a combined total of 690 hours
1 cyclist asked how he was to get home on Sunday
170 cookies given to cyclists that bought a coffee drink at Elly’s
0 “emergency situations” handled by the medical tent
They Came from All Over! The list at right is the number of license plates by state represented on vehicles parked in long term parking at the high school â€“ not counting Iowa or neighboring states. It would be safe to say that these people probably would not have visited Muscatine if not for RAGBRAI bringing them to us. One guy from upper New York state told me it took him 20 hours to get here.
Michigan 44 Texas 43 Indiana 40 Ohio 36 North Carolina 27 Pennsylvania 27 Florida 23 Virginia 23 New York 22 Tennessee 17
Georgia 16 Kentucky 16 Maryland 15 Nevada 12 Ontario, Canada 12 Arkansas 11 Colorado 11 California 10 Connecticut 9 Massachusetts 9
Arizona 8 Kansas 8 Alabama 6 Louisiana 6 New Jersey 6 Oklahoma 5 Vermont 5 Montana 4 Manitoba, Canada 3 Mississippi 3
South Carolina 3 Maine 2 Oregon 2 Washington 2 Delaware 1 Idaho 1 New Hampshire 1 New Mexico 1 Utah 1
See pictures of the event on our Facebook page: RAGBRAI Muscatine!
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The Muscatine Art Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE.
The Muscatine Art Center’s
Transformative Year The Muscatine Art Center is a busy place, and 2016 is no exception. The current bustle, however, is different from other years. A long-list of upgrades and improvements are being completed. The central component is a full-facility heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) project to provide temperature and humidity controls to meet museum standards. A & J Associates first conducted an energy conservation study in 2013 and completed design work for the project in 2015. Crawford Company was awarded the project contract and has been onsite at the Muscatine Art Center, along with many sub-contractors, since May 2016. The bulk of the project is scheduled for completion by December 31, 2016. In addition to the HVAC project, many other upgrades and improvements are taking place: • Replacement of windows in the Stanley Gallery, Linkage, and Carriage House • Facility-wide tuck pointing • Roof repair • Replacement of gutters and downspouts at Musser House • Installation of track lighting 10 Muscatine Magazine • Fall 2016
• Repair and painting of exterior wood on Musser House • Plaster repair in the organ pipe room • Development and installation of technology components in Musser House • Creation of a FamilyFriendly Space • Installation of exhibition cases in Musser House • New carpet installation in portions of Musser House • Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places Investors in the project are the City of Muscatine (2016 Bond Issue and Deferred Maintenance Fund), the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, the State of Iowa through several grant programs, the Muscatine Art Center Support Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, the Early American Pattern Glass Society, local businesses and individuals, and an anonymous donor who has committed to matching dollar for dollar all cash contributions received by October 24, 2016, up to $100,000.
The community is invited to a reception and project/capital campaign update on Thursday, October 27th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the Muscatine Art Center at 563-263-8282. Details on the reception, project, and campaign are available at www.muscatineartcenter.org. n
Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Holiday fundraiser for Friends of the Muscatine Art Center Location: Orange Street Theater Featuring live music by the Rod Pierson Big Band. Catered meal followed by dancing.
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The Big Green Brings In The Green For Muscatine
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For soccer enthusiasts, Muscatine might well be the emerald city. Since being built in 1993, the nearly $4 million Muscatine Soccer Complex has gained a reputation nationally as a world-class facility. 12 Muscatine Magazine • Fall 2016
Currently, the 41-acre facility at 401 S. Houser Street features 8 fullsized playing fields, including two which are internationally sized and lit for night games. An underground, automatic irrigation system keeps the turf of cool-season grass hydrated. Additional amenities, including a concession area and media center, complete the complex. It has been recognized multiple times by the National Sports Turf Managers Association as a “Best Soccer Facility.” Throughout the playing season, you will find soccer players ranging from the local YMCA beginners to high school athletes competing in play-offs to adult
players in national tournaments. The complex hosts 25 tournaments as well as approximately 23 leagues and camps each year. With nearly 100,000 visitors walking through the gates of the Muscatine Soccer Complex yearly, those emerald green fields translate into another kind of green for the community. With an influx of out-of-town guests, the complex has helped the local business economy with additional dollars being fed into local hotels, restaurants and retail businesses. The complex is posed to have significant improvements in the near
future. Funding is currently being sought for Phase III Development of the project’s master plan. “It is anticipated that this project will increase the attendance of the site by 50 percent and will expand the play-ability months of the facilities,” stated Richard Klimes, Muscatine Director of Parks & Recreation.
Also exciting for the city, is the impact the next phase of improvements will have on the community’s goals as a Blue Zone Community. The new trails and recreational green space will provide residents with additional options for healthy lifestyle choices. n
Most Notable Among the Improvements: • Improved parking, including over 200 additional parking spots • Four-tiered, multi-use, lighted playing surfaces • Additional restroom and shade buildings For more information on the Muscatine Soccer Complex, please see www.muscatineiowa.gov/facilities
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Made in Muscatine
Local artist Chris Anderson at work during one of the “2nd Saturday Events” in downtown Muscatine.
Repurposing Pieces of History into Art The holidays are coming and our local shops are filling their shelves with a variety of gift items to help you decorate your homes and complete your Christmas shopping lists.
as hostess gifts as well. And for those out of town loved ones in which you need to mail gifts, several of his items are light enough to allow you to ship to friends and family out of state without costing more than the gift itself.
If you are looking for unique, locally made items for “those hard to shop for” people on your list, you might want to take a look at the various items local artist, Chris Anderson, has made from clam shells, button blanks and pearl buttons. Chris has been a local artist for 10 years. Many of you know him from his work with Joe Barnard on the beautiful mural painted on the back wall of the History & Industry museum. In the last three years, Chris has repurposed spent clam shells, button blanks and pearl buttons, into a variety of uncommon items. You might recall that this summer one of our local newspapers highlighted his clam shell trees which are available at the History & Industry Center. East Campus students also produced a short video. See www.vimeo.com/165475671.
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In addition to the clam shell trees, Chris creates jewelry from historic pearl buttons – some of which have been “made from dyed buttons that haven’t seen the light of day for 50 years,” according to Mary Wildermuth, executive director of the Muscatine History and Industry Center. Not only are the items beautiful, but they have the added element of representing our unique history. These could make great gifts for not only friends and family, but for teachers and
You can find Chris’ pearl jewelry in a variety of unique colors for purchase at Fresh Vintage located in the Pearl Plaza 216 W 2nd St, Muscatine; intricate shell artwork and a sketch of the Clam Man (in a pearl frame) at the Flower Gallery located at 131 E 2nd St, Muscatine; and the shell trees and other items at the Muscatine History and Industry Museum located at 117 W 2nd St, Muscatine. Chris is a participating artist during the 2nd Saturday events held downtown once a month this summer – the last one to occur Saturday, October 8. Muscatine Center for Social Action will be releasing a children’s book about living at the shelter featuring Boots, the resident shelter cat. The book is written by Becky Whitmore and illustrated by Chris Anderson. n
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SECURE A BETTER FUTURE Photo by Janet Clark
In nine years, nearly 7 out of 10 jobs in Iowa will require additional education or training beyond high school. Starting this school year, every MHS senior should fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) regardless of whether they think they qualify for financial aid (free money) toward 2-year or 4-year higher education institutions or not. Think of it as “Find All Free $ Available” or “File And Find $ Available” or “For All (incoming college) Freshman / (graduating MHS) Seniors’ Attention.” The application is available starting October 1. The sooner this
application is submitted, the better. www.iowacollegeaid.gov While filling out this form may seem intimidating at first, it is not hard. This step is so important to getting our students to the next level that MHS, MCC and the United Way are offering assistance through local workshops and volunteers to help complete the application process. MCC will be holding a free FAFSA workshop on October 13 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. One resource that’s always available to help is the Iowa College Access Network website: www.icansucceed.org/en/ studentsparents/high_school/pay_for_college/financial_aid_ process/fafsa. n
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Lovstad Music Services By Danni Zumwalt
Music is known as the universal language, the comic dance. It breaks barriers of age, esthetic, and ability to produce feelings in us that are beyond comprehension. “I begged for drums around the age of 3 or 4. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to play music. Finally, at eight, my parents broke down and got me a guitar,” says Brad Lovstad, the owner of Lovstad Music Services. “By 8th grade, I had worked through all of my lesson books and could play by ear.
A few of Brad’s students perform at one of the Second Saturday events in downtown Muscatine.
Then the guitar instructor quit. So, I started teaching. I have been doing it since.”
at a speed skating training camp in the mountains in Japan. Even there I picked up a few guitar students pretty quick.”
After high school, he attended music trade school in California, “I always carried around demo tapes of my original songs, one day I met a Japanese singer who was on vacation in Los Angeles, long story short, nine months later I was in Tokyo Japan.” In his almost five years in the country, Brad toured, traveled, and even taught, opting to return to America in 1996. “I actually worked
Brad Lovstad teaches a variety of instruments, including guitar, at his Lincoln Center studio.
Brad has a lot to be proud of as a musician and a teacher. If you walk down the street during the Farmers market, or down 2nd street during the Second Saturday events, you will hear the familiar sound of a live band. As you turn to see where the sound is coming from, you see a fully-functioning band of children playing their hearts out. The lead singer, a blond girl with the voice well Learn more on Facebook! beyond her ten years belts out “Proud Mary” surrounded by three guitarists and a drummer. “Teaching them how to play in a full band is an integral part of their learning. After a couple of years of traditional instruction, they have to learn how to play as a band, it’s the natural progression of learning an instrument,” He says, looking up at the tall ceiling of his studio at the Lincoln center. He teaches a myriad of instruments, from guitar and drums to vocal lessons.
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