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State pitcher and has tried out for the Olympics several times. Mediocrity is clearly not a word in this young woman’s vocabulary. While a student at UTSA, she was studying painting /sculpture and met an instructor that recognized her talent and drive. “Ken Little”, she exclaims, “was instrumental in her development as an artist” and eventually a performer. At the annual UTSA Student Awards show one year, she was surprised when Little announced that all the awards for that year were going to one artist. That artist was Kara Stevens. While a professor at UTSA, every month Ken Little would invite fellow artist friends and students to The Cove, a local restaurant that features live music. With his encouragement, she states, “I got up there with my guitar, sang and got approached by a label.” In a poignant conversation with that label’s producer after the show, he turned to her and remarked, “You can continue on your path in fine art and be famous when you’re dead, or move forward with your music now”. With that ringing profoundly in ears, though poised to receive scholarships in a fine arts career, she signed with Studio 37 and thus began her musical journey. She started with her base set in rock music like the classic tunes of Heart and Pat Benatar, and later while fronting for another band, performed hits by Poison, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses. Not wanting to get stuck solely in the “rock bar scene” and a fan of many genres of music, she joined forces with her former professor’s brother, Mark Little, who just happened to be a classically trained jazz pianist. Out of this unusual amalgam of artists Onsequam evel erunt re nobis ut que
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