On Sunday, August 4th, renowned international entertainer Ruben Celiberti not only sang, danced and played the piano – but he gave a platform to up-and-coming artists to shine at the Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater in his event, “A Celebration of the Arts.”
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Over 60 guests filled the Historic Clearwater Building lobby, now home to the Scientology Information Center, to watch Celiberti perform.
The Italo-Argentinian entertainer performed 8 songs, sung, danced and played songs he grew up with as a child, along with up-and-coming dancers Lavette and Samuel Jones, students attending the Patel Conservatory.
“My love for music began at the age of 3 when my father gave me a toy piano, said Celiberti about his childhood during the performance, sharing his story “Do you know what I first learned to play? It was ‘Happy Birthday.’ “With my imagination - the little piano became a big piano, the window curtain became the curtain of a theatre, and the wall was the audience. I would play the piano and my sister Patricia, who was one year older than me, would dance and we’d put on a show.”
This time, it was Mr. and Miss. Jones who performed while Celiberti played.
“They performed with a beauty and grace that one would see from seasoned performers. It was a beautiful sight,” said Amber Skjelset – Manager of the Information Center and event organizer.
Guest performer, saxophonist Alvin Bueno played 2 songs with his soprano saxophone adding to the multi-faceted performance.
Additionally, a surprise duet unfolded as Diego Iglesias, also from Argentina, began singing an impromptu duet with Celiberti. The unrehearsed performance lent a spirit of spontaneity to the evening.
One attendee, Michelle Hod said, “That was an amazing show. That was the best so far, for me. I even did Facebook live during the performance! It was very uplifting and I loved the performance of the kids and Ruben together. They are very talented kids. But the highlight for me was when the man got up from the audience and sang with Ruben, unrehearsed – oh my god! That was amazing!”
“We are pleased to be able to provide a platform for artists,” said Ms. Skjelset. It reflects what humanitarian and artist L. Ron Hubbard once explained about the importance of artists and their role in society, ‘A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.”
The next piano/cultural event with Mr. Celiberti will be hosted in the Scientology information Center will be on Saturday, September 21st at 6:30pm.
To attend this performance or to learn more about the Scientology Information Center, please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or ambercos.flag.org.
The Scientology Information Center:
The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015 and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.
For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.