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Tim Kaufman kicks off Academia Hernando winter program with ‘Something for You’

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It seems somehow fitting to start off the New Year with something old, something new, and something totally fun! At 10 am on Jan. 14th, the spring 2022 season of Academia Hernando will kick off with a thrilling live concert performed by a nationally known vocalist and musician. One that boasts a theme of,  “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something For YOU!”

Drawing its origins, more than a decade ago, from the popular Mondays in Brooksville program, Academia Hernando is a not-for-profit lifelong learning organization providing quality instruction and learning experiences for adult students throughout Hernando County and beyond. The program is sponsored by The Hernando Sun, Kenjo’s Tree Service and The Residence at Timber Pines. 

Tim Kaufman has performed the National Anthem for the NBA’s Orlando Magic and Washington Wizard teams. He’s been a frequent guest on Dr. Charles “Stanley’s In Touch” television program, Adrian Rogers’, “Love Worth Finding” television program, and has supplied special music for the NFL’s Washington Redskins. Now, at 10 am on Friday, Jan. 14th,  at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, he will perform a concert of fun and rhythmic favorites sure to please the ear. 

Tim will be presenting pop songs and ballads from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, thus his theme, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something For YOU!” St. Andrew’s is located at 2301 Deltona Blvd., in Spring Hill. 

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Counting gospel as a specialty, Kaufman’s CDs “Favorites,” “Blessed Are Those,” and “Give Your Heart a Home” feature the brand of signature sacred music that he has been singing since age 14. He has worked with the music departments of many churches, including Northcliffe Church in Spring Hill. As a Certified Human Behavior Specialist, he also trains corporations and nonprofits in the areas of conflict resolution & team building, helping these groups to maximize performance. If you would like to learn Tim Kaufman you can visit his website at (https://www.timkaufmanministries.com/).

Yet at his Academia Hernando performance, Kaufman will perform the popular hits that set toes to tapping. “He will show us something old, something new in performing pop oldies. He has a vast repertoire,” said Sharon Printz, board member of Academia Hernando.

Printz, who shares talent booking duties with Mickey Mandel for Academia Hernando, gives high praise to their featured performer. “We’re very proud to welcome Tim Kaufman to the stage at Academia Hernando. We’re honored to have him here for a full concert,” she said.

Printz and Mandel, along with the entire Academia Hernando board, take great pride in their entire spring roster of speakers. Jack Herman will present “The Exotic Moons of our Solar System” at 10 am on Jan. 21st. Sheryl Long will present “Pirates, Spies and Women Warriors” at 10 am on Jan. 28th. Robert Jacob will present “Battle of Little BigHorn – George Custer” and “The Government Conspiracy to Destroy Him” at 10 am on Feb. 4th. Jason Fortner will present “Danny Kaye – Court Jester of Comedy” at 10 am on Feb. 11th. Dennis Dundore will present “Hidden Gems of New York City” at 10 am on Feb. 18th. Cathy Salustri will present “Roadside Attractions: Vintage Florida” at 10 am on Feb. 25th. Dr. Ruth Kelly will present “A History of Ireland Before Independence” at 10 am on March 4th. The program will culminate with a “Mystery Excursion: on March 11th. 

An academic subscription to Academia Hernando costs $70 and includes all eight lectures and a mystery bus trip excursion. Tickets to individual lectures are $10. For more information, visit www.academiahernando.org or call (352) 515-0300 or (352) 686-4035. 

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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