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Diamond in the Rough

A diamond in the rough, is extremely valuable
Although, it has no brilliance, yet.
The first cut, begins to reveal that brilliance.

Just to behold God’s wonderful creation,
At it’s first conception,
Is Amazing.

The brilliance still held within it,
Just waiting to be developed.
Many things will develop that brilliance.

Each facet that’s cut,
Opens that brilliance for all to see
And Admire!

The final product
Of a life’s work
Is a gem that shines
Forever more brilliant
Than life itself.

Jere Douglas

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An Experience with Maestro Alan Balter

Behind The Ligature

Maestro Alan Balter, My Teacher and Friends

Alan Balter, Musician, Mathematician, Conductor, Maestro, a Wonderful Human Being!  Working with Alan was never dull or boring, always a new adventure each and every day. 

Beginning with a couple of lessons when he was at the San Francisco Conservatory and I was still in the First Marine Division Band and carrying forward to Memphis, Tennessee, it was a decade of improvement and exploration without parallel. 

Most did not know of Alan’s expertise on the computer or of his double degree in Mathematics, an ideal combination for any musician or any other field of endeavor.  At his home in Memphis, we would work with the clarinet and the piano for hours and adjourn to his study for a bit of enlightenment on the computer and learning DOS from a true Master. 

During his performing career, Alan had a bout with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which caused issues with his ability to produce…

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Maestro Alan Balter

Alan Balter, Musician, Mathematician, Conductor, Maestro, a Wonderful Human Being! Working with Alan was never dull or boring, always a new adventure each and every day.
Beginning with a couple of lessons when he was at the San Francisco Conservatory and I was still in the First Marine Division Band and carrying forward to Memphis, Tennessee, it was a decade of improvement and exploration without parallel.

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JKROQ COMES OF AGE!

American Fuzion! What a concept with the US of A being the Melting Pot of the world and a dynamic diversity of food, art and music combine into one. ROQ hopes to develop this concept in a multi-tiered approach to the inspiration of all these cultures combing into one people. Continue reading JKROQ COMES OF AGE!