A violinist turned children’s book author with an Emmy Award? Yeah, musician Damien Escobar is a rare bird. Escobar was the youngest student ever accepted into the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 10. Fast-forward to 2009 and Escobar’s trio Nuttin’ but Stringz came in third place on America’s Got Talent and performed at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Queens, New York native is now a solo artist. Escobar has not only made the violin cool again
Damien Escobar will perform at Royal Oak Music Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 10; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com; doors open at 7 p.m.; tickets start at $45.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.