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In this episode, Jose speaks with recording artist/actor Mia Pinero. Pinero is currently starring in Dipika Guha’s Yoga Play at PlayMakers Repertory in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The actor speaks about what draws her to the characters she plays.
Later this spring, Pinero will release her first solo album. Growing Up is a collection of songs that showcase Pinero’s eclectic tastes and interests. From Childish Gambino, to Sondheim, and John Mayer, Pinero’s melodious voice takes the listener on a journey from her childhood to today.
She explained how she came up with a setlist that fulfilled her needs while paying tribute to the people she loves the most. Pinero will celebrate the album’s release by doing a special performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below.