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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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JACOB BITTER (in photo below), student of Sonny Rios, plays the roles of von Hussler and Mr. Punch in the production of Mary Poppins at The Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, TX. The show goes from June 16 through July 22. You need to see this show. It is fantastic! The show is double-casted, and Jacob plays the Monday and Friday evening shows, as well as the Saturday matinees. For tickets and more information, log on to www.artisanct.com or call 817.284.1200.

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FAITH STALZER (image below), student of Sonny Rios, stars with Chart Toppers Ovation at the renown Southern Palace (image below) at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, TX, June 3--August13, 2017. The show is high energy with many of your favorite songs from Prince, Tina Turner, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, and a host of others. You must see this show!

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Mary Ridenour starred as Grace O'Malley in the Braodway show The Pirate Queen at The Artisan Theater in Hurst, TX. The dates were March 24 - April 15, 2017. Click on the photo below this one to hear a rehearsal of the show.

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Below you see Nicholas Street, my student, who appeared with the Red Oak Opry on April 8, 2017, at 7pm. They have one of the best bands I have ever heard, and the talent is superb all around. For more information on the Opry and ticket prices, log on to www.redoakopry.com.  (Click on the link below the photo to hear Nicholas sing in one of our concerts.)

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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 2016-2017 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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CHRISTMAS CONCERT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! Below you see my daughter, Grace Marlena, who sang "It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas." A great crowd was in attendance and showed their appreciation by applauding loudly throughout the concert. (Click on the link below the photo to view the video.)

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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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FALL CONCERT A HUGE SUCCESS! Our fall concert was a huge success. Everyone did a fantastic job! The fare was composed of jazz, Broadway, opera, Tejano, Christian, gospel, pop, Disney, country and more. For information on lessons, please call Sonny Rios at 214.394.8511. (Click on the link below the photo to view the video.)

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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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