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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 19, 2010 - One of the main reasons for heading to California for a vacation was so my partner (and Beacon bookkeeper) Martin Kaplan could participate in a reunion of performing arts alums from Palos Verdes High School, from which he graduated in 1978. Marty described the rehearsals that occupied him last Friday and Saturday as "surreal." It felt, he said, as if he'd been catapulted backward in time, to the 1970s, when he was a student at PV High School, and during rehearsals it seemed very little had changed.

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May 5, 2009

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, May 5, 2009 - Marquis Murphy, a senior at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, gets his moment in the spotlight on Thursday. During past school performance nights at the Fox Theater, he’s taken the stage with his high school choir. But this year, he’s going it alone. Murphy is performing as an opera soloist at the seventh annual "St. Louis Performing Arts Night" at the Fox, which begins at 7 p.m.