Stories written by Gino R.Campodonico

Chess: New Benefits for a Classic Game

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In a world of video games, television, smart phones, and I-everything, kids are rediscovering a classical way to not only have fun, but also to develop essential critical thinking skills. Chess programs in South Florida schools are growing with many players starting as young as kindergarten age. Parents and teachers find participating children benefit in […]

Bianca Sirgany-Castro winner of ‘Sparkle Singing Challenge’

Bianca Sirgany-Castro (second from right) is pictured with Jordin Sparks and members of the Punch Monkeys.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, in partnership with Sony Pictures and Myspace, has announced Miami native Bianca Sirgany-Castro as the national winner of the “Sparkle Singing Challenge,” a singing contest conducted on behalf of the soon-to-be-released film Sparkle starring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. In addition, the […]