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world music. He has appeared with a who’s who of world-class artists, including fellow tenors Domingo and Carreras. In 2012, Frangoulis was invited by the late Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees to record “Daybreak,” which was part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s epic symphonic work, The Titanic Requiem. It turned out to be one of the last songs Gibb ever wrote. In honor of his friend, Frangoulis performed �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� special, Mario Frangoulis Live With The Boston Pops. In 2015, he released a bestselling holiday album, Tales of Christmas. In addition to maintaining a successful career, Frangoulis is committed to a variety of humanitarian causes — especially those related to children. He’s an International Ambassador for the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, and an Ambassador of Peace for the World Centers of Compassion for Children International in Europe. Says Frangoulis: “I, of course, want to be remembered as a talented artist. But most of all, I want to be remembered as a human being who did his part to make this world a better place.” George Perris, 33, was born in Athens to a Greek father and a French mother. As a 42 artsLife | FALL 2016 child, he studied piano and later earned a degree in Greek literature from the University of Athens. But he always wanted to be a singer. �������� ���������� �������������� Kainouria Mou Mera, was released by EMI in 2006. A single from the album, “Karavani,” was included in an annual compilation that Radio Française distributes worldwide — a rare achievement for a Greek-speaking artist. In 2008, Perris was a featured performer at the Athens Arena International Music Festival, which was hosted by none other than Frangoulis. At the same time, his second album, Perno Anasa, was released by Sony BMG. It included a duet with Frangoulis. He toured Europe as the opening act for Lara Fabian, whom you’ll remember as Frangoulis’ De-Lovely duet partner. He also visited Russia to perform with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and the Presidential Symphony Orchestra. �������������� ������ ���������� ���������� ���������������������������� �������������� Perris has toured Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Monaco, Thailand, Turkey and, more recently, the U.S., generally as a guest of local symphony orchestras. Along the way, he shared many stages with Frangoulis and Myers. ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������- ing album, Picture This, for which he wrote AN EXTRAORDINARY TRIO OF ACHIEVERS The three local business leaders who are partnering with the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans to bring Amour to Orlando are among a highly select group of achievers. Harvey L. Massey, James M. Seneff Jr. and Clarence Otis Jr. are among only 200 or so living recipients of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. The awards are presented annually to individuals who’ve shown a commitment to ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������- lenges to achieve success. Massey, who won the award this year, is chairman and CEO of Massey Services. Seneff, executive chairman of CNL Financial Group, won in 2010, while Otis, retired CEO of Darden Restaurants, won in 2007. “We’re fortunate to live in the greatest nation the world has ever known,” says Massey. “The foundation of this greatness lies in liberty, freedom and opportunity for all. This special evening will further the Horatio Alger organization’s important mission of encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.” Seneff says he’s “thrilled to bring three out standing performers to our hometown” in support of the association's important work. Otis adds that the association “is close to my heart” because it offers opportunities for disadvantaged youth and “helps them realize all that they can accomplish.”


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