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FROM THE SCHOOL TO THE STAGE: OAK PARK SCHOOL OF ROCK STUDENT GETS LOLLAPALOOZA GIG

For Danny Huerta, a good performance is all about state of mind.

“Even though you feel stupid, if you commit to it, you don’t look stupid,” said Huerta, 17.

When Huerta recently slung on his guitar and stepped onto a stage at Lollapalooza, that mantra was likely at the fore of his mind.

The Guerin Prep student was among a select group who recently performed at the gargantuan summer musical festival in Chicago as members of the School of Rock AllStars. The ensemble of student-age musicians was handpicked from among the thousands who study at the hundred or so School of Rock franchises in the country.

The company emphasizes confidence-building through instructional lessons and live performances, with a whiff of big-haired, arena rock sentimentality permeating throughout.

This article can be found at: http://oakpark.suntimes.com/2014/08/04/school-stage-oak-park-school-rock-student-gets-lollapalooza-gig/