Artist of the day: Cynthia Haring
A former busker who performed under the name of Destiny Quibble in the subways of Chicago during the 1980s, Cynthia Haring was at the forefront of a movement to convince city officials to overturn a ban on street performers.
Today she's a multilingual specialist who currently works as an English to Speakers of Other Languages resource teacher in Pasco County. Haring spent years dividing her time between teaching and playing music. By 1991, she decided to concentrate exclusively on her classroom career, teaching English to multicultural children in Illinois and Arizona before settling in Florida in 1997.
Haring’s latest project, Tampa Bay World Nation, is a vocal ensemble made up of kids from Hernando and Pasco counties. Last year, she arranged to take the group into Morrisound Studios in Tampa to record an album called A Journey Through Doo Wop and More.
Recently Haring celebrated the release of The Life and Times of Destiny Quibble, a 21-track retrospective CD that details her 29-year career as a community music organizer.
For more on Haring, click here for Logan Neill's profile.