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By Jim T. Gammill
Special to Valley News 

Arts Council Menifee announces April 'Artist of the Month'


Last updated 4/4/2018 at 4:55am


Richard Kettner, musician and teacher at Bell Mountain Middle School and Mt. San Jacinto College, is the April Artist of the Month as chosen by Arts Council Menifee.

Arts Council Menifee has chosen to honor musician and teacher Richard Kettner as their April Artist of the Month.

Kettner's relationship with music started at a very young age. He wasn't raised in a musical family and is the youngest of five children; however, Kettner said he remembers experimenting with a keyboard for the first time as a child and found himself instantly drawn to the world of music. 

"It was like in the movie, 'August Rush,'" Kettner said, elaborating on one of his favorite themes from the film. "I could hear music everywhere, maybe not as much as the character in the m...

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