Retired Georgia Math teacher Kristan De La Rosa teaches campers about the basic elements of rhythm, as denoted by whole, half and quarter notes. [ David Adlerstein | The Star ]
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A camp debuts for music, art and drama

The Joe Center for the Arts got mad this summer about theater.

In addition to the Joe’s regular Wild Kingdom summer art camp, whose second session runs Monday and Wednesday afternoons through July 17, the center offered its first ever Music, Art and Drama (MAD) camp for 24 upper elementary and middle school students last month.

For a week, the students met in the morning to learn about voice and projection and about the basics of music. They made drums to learn rhythm on, and masks to wear during their showcase, where they offered up drama pieces and sang songs.

The MAD Camp team included Kristan De La Rosa, Donna Elkins, Heather Haas, Melanie Martin, Linda Matela and Judy Loftus, who worked with artist Renee Valentine to paint on the wall the background to “The Lion King,” parts of which the students performed June 21.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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