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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 11/7/18

    Hello Beautiful People, It’s time for another quick update. I hope everyone’s week is going well. Midterm Election Results I live in an incredibly conservative state, and the two most highly contested offices (for Senate and Governor) were won by candidates from the Republican party that I did not support. I am disappointed, but I am glad that the democrats have regained control of the House of Representatives. Even a little progress can go a long way. Light Painting Last week, I completed a fun assignment for one of my classes. I have never done light painting before, and I did not think I would manage to pull it off. …

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 10/31/18

    Hello Beautiful People! Happy Halloween! Be safe out there with your children, and enjoy the candy! Ready for the update? Let’s get to it. Jammin’ with the Best! I went to a super cool Halloween party last week that was thrown by my friends Andrew and Maggie Weitze. They did all kinds of fun stuff to their house to give it a perfectly spooky look and feel. Here’s a photo of me about to jam with their guest pianist for the night. 2. 9 to 5 Musical at MTSU The theater department at Middle Tennessee State University (where I go to school) is mounting its own rendition of the classic…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 10/24/18

    Yes, it has been a minute since I last posted an update. This last month has been full of school projects and travel, but things are calming down for a little bit. 1. School Update In the last month, I worked as a director for one film project and then as a producer for another. I worked within a team of fellow students to design ten minute variety show types of programs. We acquired actors/comedians and a vaudeville/juggling act.  Both projects were filmed in a studio, and we used multiple cameras, lighting plots, set decorations, and set changes. A lot of thought went into these projects, and we were quite…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 9/26/18

    So, what’s new this week .  .  . 1. Pianissimo The second issue of my newsletter Pianissimo hits email inboxes this week. There will be another graphic poem and the debut of a new youtube video performance featured in the issue. If you would like to subscribe, just click below: SUBSCRIBE TO PIANISSIMO 2. Photography On social media this week, I posted a couple of images of a photography assignment I recently did for school. The assignment involved learning how to work with different shutter speeds in a camera. Here are the images for your perusal: This image involved the use of a fast shutter speed that essentially freezes a…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 9/19/18

    It’s time for another update.  This week, I thought I’d show you a small part of one of the projects I’m working on in school in addition to everything else. So, let’s get this going. 1. Roqué on Youtube. Plans are underway to film a small set of performances at my home of covers I’ve done over the years.  The first installment should be available in a few days. You will be able to view all of it on my Youtube channel. More details will be announced next week. 2. What’s going on at school? I thought I’d take a minute to show part of one my school projects. In…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 9/12/2018

    Hello Beautiful Friends, It’s time for another weekly update on what’s new with me. The Roqué Youtube Channel At the end of this month, I will be posting a video performance on youtube. This is the first of a series of piano covers that I will be unveiling. More details to be announced soon. School As of this update, I am in the third week of my fall semester at Middle Tennessee State University. Work for all of my classes is really ramping up now. If I do not post on social media as regularly as I usually do, this is why. Just know that there is a ton of…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review On 9/5/2018

    Now that the dust has settled from all of the festivities from my birthday last week, it’s time to get back to business. Here’s what’s new with me this week 1. Pianissimo In case you missed it last week, I released the first issue of my new monthly e-newsletter Pianissimo. It’s full of new information about my life and creative pursuits. You can check it out by clicking here: PIANISSIMO 2. Flower Art Over the past month, I have been making steady progress on the first of a series of surrealist flowers that will be drawn in pencil.  There isn’t too much further to go on this first piece, and…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review Birthday Edition (8/28/18)

    Today is my birthday!!! Instead of doing an update on Wednesday, I thought I’d do it today, August 28, 2018, on my actual birthday! There is only one thing I want to announce today! I just released the inaugural and birthday edition of my new monthly e-newsletter PIANISSIMO. It is jam packed with all kinds of new information and updates that I have not previously shared. It was sent out to all of the email addresses on my mailing list this morning, but I wanted to make it viewable to all of you as well. To view the special first issue, click on the link right here: Pianissimo You will…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 8/22/18

    Hello Beautiful Everyone! I’ve had a glorious week! Let’s get to the news .  .  . Roque’s 2nd Annual Piano Salon on August 19, 2018 Last Sunday, I hosted my 2nd Annual Piano Salon at my home in the woods of Liberty, TN. Nashville guitarist Andrew Weitze played electric guitar as I played my songs, and he was on fire!!! I love it when we play together!  Pianist Oliver Flowers played some lovely piano music, and in the absence of a couple of other performers, local musician Leopard played a song for us as well. Here are some photos from the show: Special thanks to Oliver Flowers who tuned all…

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    Roque’s Weekly Review on 8/15/2018

    Hello Beautiful People! It’s Wednesday! Time for another update from me about my creative projects, but first, I wanted to let you all know that the new film Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters today, August 15th, across the country!! It is produced by a major motion picture studio and has an entirely Asian cast. This is worthwhile to support because this kind of representation and diversity has been sorely lacking in mainstream entertainment in America! Also, it’s a fun and salacious story that makes for a lively movie-going experience. I’m going to see it this week. Find it at your local theater and go see it too! Okay, on…