Volume 6 Issue 27_Sun Bay Paper

Antonio Pompa- Baldi is an award-winning , Internationally renowned concert pianist and a beloved professor of music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Maestro Pompa- Baldi’s talent is powered by boundless technical prowess and a genuine love of music. An Italian-American pianist, born and raised in Foggia, Italy. (Where my mom and dad grew up too) to a non-musical family. When he was about three years old, he and his parents were watching a tel- evision broadcast of a piano concerto, and the infant Antonio, captivated, started "playing on the table". Shortly after, his parents gave him a toy piano, on which he taught himself to play some tunes by ear. He began formal piano lessons at the age of four with Vittorio Sannoner, and at fourteen, won a string of competition awards in Italy. Fast Forward to 1999 when he won the Cleveland International Piano Competition and then also won a silver medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn Inter- national Piano Competition, and thus embarked on a ca- reer that continues to extend across five continents. He appears at the world’s major concert venues including NewYork’s Carnegie Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Milan’s Salar Verdi, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Shanghai’s Grand The- atre, and Paris’ Salle Perley, just to name a few. Collaborating with leading conductors includ- ing Hans Graf, James Con- lon, Miguel Hart-Betoya, Theodore Kumhar, Ben- jamin Zander, "Art Haven" Youth Haven’s inaugural art show, features custom pieces of art created by the children and teens of Youth Haven. This event will be held Wednesday, March 31st from 4 to 7 pm at The Collective Naples, lo- cated at 111 10th Street South. You can attend this event in person, or virtually from Youth Haven’s website at https:// youth- havenswfl.org/events/art-haven/. Art Haven's "Healing Through Self-Expression", is an in- augural art show featuring work cre- ated by the children and teens of Youth Haven. Art is therapeutic and fosters creativity in children. It can assist in developing their imagination and enhancing their decision making skills. For children who suffer from abuse, art provides an opportunity for the youth to creatively address their trauma and focus on healing, creatively reflecting on their past, present and future. Art builds confi- dence, allowing youth to creatively reflect on their past, present and fu- ture. Youth Haven, a nonprofit agency, is Collier County’s only res- idential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven’s dynamic art program has been helping kids since 2010 and offers each child and teen that lives on its From Island to Bay, News at Sea Level Volume 6 Issue No.27 Take us home with you! TheSunBayPaper.com Mar 26, 2021 - April. 1, 2021 Cont. pg 10 Cont. pg 18 Also known as Good Thurs- day or Holy Thursday, ‘Maundy Thursday’ has been celebrated since the earliest days of the Christian Church. It is the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates Jesus' last supper with his disciples and the in- stitution of the Lord's Supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed. It also commemorates the Washing of the Feet. The night of Maundy Thursday is the night on which Jesus was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane. Good Thursday is called Maundy Thursday from the old Latin name for the day, "Dies Mandatum," i.e. "the day of the new command- ment" referring to the command given by Christ at the Last Supper, that we should love one another, before he washed the feet of his disciples. "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one an- other. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one anothe r" (John 13:34-35). It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday) and followed by Good Friday, it also played a role in rural customs. A popular assump- tions is that it is called "green" Thursday because of the green veg- etables, people eat on this Fastday, spinach being a favorite. In Ger- many, the tradition is to eat a big fresh salad. Catholic churches do not ring their bells, they fall silent until Easter. International Pianist Comes to Bonita Springs Art Haven Show "Healing Through Self-Expression " Cont. pg. 18 As we get closer to rainy season, the fight over how to handle water discharges from Lake Okee- chobee is intensifying!" US Congressman Brian Mast, representing District 18, Florida's ‘upper’ east coast area, containing Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach, has sent a letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers urging them to eliminate discharges to the Saint Lucy River, claiming there are models where this can be accomplished without causing harm to the environment and/or the west coast of Florida. Lee County Offi- cials quickly responded to rebuke the Congressman for his viewpoints, sending an email to everyone involved which among making many other great points.... stated: Cont. pg 5 FMB Town Councilor ‘Hand Written’ Letter Iniciative Maundy Thursday; The Day Of The ‘New Commandment!’

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