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Laval High School in Pla­cen­tia loves mu­si­cals. This year, they are do­ing The Heart­less Gi­ant, which con­tains many up­beat and main­stream songs. In fact, one song is bound to get par­ents singing along. The 1997 hit by Leann Rimes “How Do I Live” is one of the songs the stu­dents are learn­ing. Mu­sic teacher Barry Davis (left) has been work­ing with mem­bers of the band on dif­fer­ent songs for per­for­mances tak­ing place May 12 and 13, in­clud­ing “How Do I Live.” His son Jack­son (right) plays the bass, and he heard the song for the first time while learn­ing it for the mu­si­cal. Barry helps his son make some note tran­si­tions dur­ing prac­tice, while other band mem­bers, drum­mers Ryan Hickey and Chris DaSilva, gui­tarist Shawn Bruce, key­boardist Jor­dan Pomeroy and singers Paula Mil­ley and Maggie Fol­lett, prac­tice their own parts. Some 70 stu­dents are tak­ing part in this year’s mu­si­cal.

PHOTO BY MELISSA JENK­INS/THE COMPASS

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