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Jane Monheit swings into Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale

Jane Monheit swings into Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale

Jane Monheit knows firsthand the life-changing influence that music can have on a young life. As a schoolgirl growing up in the late 1980s on the south shore of Long Island, where the right jeans and the right sneakers were required, Monheit was all wrong. Her hair was wrong, her clothes were wrong and the music she favored was wrong. “I was a total misfit. I was totally bullied,” Monheit recalls. But she did have a voice that she knew, even then, was very right. “I’ve always been able to sing. I’ve always had a voice for jazz. I don’t know why, but it made me so confident. I was fiercely proud of it,” Monheit says from her home in upstate New...

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