For those who think rock 'n' roll is dead, we'd like to introduce the School of Rock. Yes, there are still people actively committed to making music with real instruments, to learning how to skillfully handle guitars, drums, tambourines.
A Deerfield Beach apparel line, Tribut, cofounded by guitar hero Joe Bonamassa, is also dedicated to keeping rock's bulky, hairy chest heaving. They've teamed up with the Coral Springs and West Broward branches of the School of Rock on a "Future Rock Star" video contest. There are five prizes, but the first-place winner gets a full scholarship for the 2013 fall season.
Shante Gordon-Armstrong of Tribut says they got involved because "we are supportive of music that's happening in the area. Music is leaving the schools, left and right. This is a way for us to highlight that music is alive and well and good, and it's a good outlet for the kids."More »