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Artist of the day: Shusmita Anis

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Shusmita Anis, 42, began voice lessons at Tampa's PrinWall Entertainment studio in October, but she's already a well-known perfomer in her native Bangladesh.

Anis' renditions of traditional Bangladeshi songs likened her to the Barbra Streisand of the country in southern Asia. There, she sings and plays her harmonium for recorded shows on TV networks like Bangla Vision.

Earlier this month, Anis decided it was time to move back home with her family. "I feel like a part of my life is leaving," said vocal coach Marianne Prinkey, who will continue to work with Amis via Skype. "She's just top drawer."

For more on Anis' emotional goodbye with her vocal coach, read Ileana Morales' story about her departure.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 7:00am]

    

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