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ORLANDO EYE ON TALENT, INC

During a successful career in music and theatre, social entrepreneurs ; drummer           Damon Mendes & singer/actress Elisabeth Withers decided they wanted a change of pace. With the mission of putting their resources back into the plant, people and profit they moved to beautiful Orlando, FL.  The social entrepreneurs, dovetailed their northern efforts with a  southern twist and created a production & performance company;   ORLANDO EYE ON TALENT, INC. As fate would have it, the State embraced the two talented artists and they began partnering with colleges and universities, middle schools and department stores such as Bloomingdales to bring another level of S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts & music)    to the City. Offering live performances, talk-back concerts, keynote addresses, and in-school field trips which gives opportunities to the most talented and underserved of Florida.  Elisabeth has received her undergraduate degree from Berklee School of Music (Boston, MA) and her Masters in Education from New York University (New York City).  She is best known for her Tony-nominated role as "Shug Avery" in Oprah Winfrey's Broadway Grammy-winning musical The Color Purple.  Her self-titled album on Blue Note Records also earned her a Grammy nod and currently her contributions to the Arts now hang on the walls of The Smithsonian African American History Museum in Washington, DC.  Damon Mendes is a renown producer, businessman, mentor and adored drummer who has worked with national and international artists.  His years of experience in the Music business have opened up job opportunities for hundreds of youth.

 

 Proud Affiliates of AFTRA, SAG, EQUITY, EMI, BMI,                                      ASCAP & Musicians Union 802

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