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Here you will find news that pertain to the studio, its teacher and students. The latest videos by students are found on this page. Scroll down and view them all. Enjoy!

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FALL CONCERT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! The Sonny Rios Voice Studio fall concert held on Sunday, October 21, at 2pm, at The Canterbury Episcopal School, 1708 N Westmoreland Road, Desoto, TX 75115, was a great success. All singers did a superb job; and the audience was most appreciative by the loud applause. Now we begin preparations for the Christmas concert (date yet to be determined). For more information on The Sonny Rios Voice Studio, please call 214.394.8511.

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Jacob Bitter (below), student of Sonny Rios, starred as The Phantom, in the American production of Maury Yeston's PHANTOM, at The Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, TX. during the fall season of 2017. The performance was filled with great acting and singing.

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DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS ONCE AGAIN HAS ASKED SONNY RIOS TO JUDGE: Once again The Dallas Summer Musicals has asked Sonny Rios to be one of their judges for their High School Musical Theatre Awards during the 2018-2019 school year. There will be no less than 88 High Schools from across the Metroplex and as far away as Durant, Oklahoma,  Abilene, Mt. Pleasant, Paris and Waco that will participate.

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MISS TEEN DALLAS AND MISS TEEN FORT WORTH ASK SONNY RIOS TO BE A JUDGE: The national director for the Miss Teen Dallas/Fort Worth pageant invited Sonny Rios to be one of the judges once more. This was Sonny's fifth pageant that he judged. Below is a photo of the finalists.

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TELEMUNDO ASKS SONNY RIOS TO BE A JUDGE ON LAVOZ-KIDS: The Hispanic television network, Telemundo, asked Sonny Rios to be a regional judge for their singing contest, LaVoz-Kids (affiliated with TheVoice).

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DALLAS OPERA DOCENT INVITES SONNY RIOS: The Dallas Opera Docent invited Sonny Ríos to speak to their group on vocal pedagogy.  Mr. Ríos felt honored. His guest artist was Mr. Byron Miño (see photo below), superb tenor who has studied with Mr. Ríos since 1998, and whom Mr. Ríos used as an example of his teaching method (scuola di bel canto). To hear Mr. Miño sing, click on the text below his photo.

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ASCOLTAMI DEDICATED TO MY ITALIAN FREINDS: I wrote Ascoltami because I have many friends from Italy. Ali Sorensen and Byron Miño, both my students, worked hard to make this recording a success. (Click on the link below the photo to view the video.)

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IO T'AMO DEDICATED TO MY DAUGHTER: I wrote Io T'amo in honor of our daughter Grace. Mr. Byron Miño, from my studio, recorded it for us. Hope you will enjoy it. (Click on the link below the photo of my wife and Grace to view the video.)

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FOSTER ENTERTAINMENT, NEW YORK CITY, CALLS THE SONNY RIOS VOICE STUDIO FOR SINGERS: The Sonny Rios Voice Studio was asked by Foster Entertainment, New York City, NY, to supply performers to participate in the Club Kidz Bop - Six Flags National Tour. To see photos from the show, please click on the following link: Kids Bop.

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SRVS STUDENTS APPEAR ON TV, BROADWAY SHOWS, AND DALLAS METROPLEX CHINESE CELEBRATION: Candice McEnturff sang Cossette in Les Miserables and a lead role in Godspell. She also sang Alice in Lucia di Lammermoor sextet. Gloria Dorsey Chatham and Byron Miño appeared on the Comcast Cable Network. And LaShondra Peck opened the program for a Met opera star.  Keith Bailey, Candice McEnturffByron Miño, and Sonny Ríos sang for the Metroplex Chinese Celebration. And finally, Mary Ridenour starred as Annie in Casa Mañana's production of ANNIE. And for more information and photos of these and other students, please click on The Students link.

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A TRIBUTE TO WOLF JOHNSON, BASS FOR THE TEMPTATIONS, WHO PASSED AWAY.

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Wolf Johnson (above on right), bass singer for the famous group The Temptations, passed away unexpectedly in New York City. Wolf was from Dallas, TX, and is where he is buried. Sonny Rios first met Wolf when he and Angela Hawkins (above on left) commenced their vocal studies with him. Sonny remembers that rich bass voice that Wolf possessed. Wolf will truly be missed by everyone that became a fan of The Temptations. Our condolences are with Mrs. Johnson and family.

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