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Creative Pinellas: A Pianist's Path of Self Discovery

By Alexander Rivera

Everyone, at some point in their lives, asks themselves that fated question – “What is my purpose?” Some people become obsessed with this question, while to others it’s another passing thought that gets lost in the white noise of their busy lives.

The journey to find one’s purpose looks different for everyone. Some people take long detours, others start by going in the opposite direction, while many head straight to their destination, but their roads are filled with speedbumps. I had the chance to sit down with Pablo Arencibia to discuss his personal journey that led him to become a renowned jazz pianist who has performed around the world and teaches at the University of South Florida.

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