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FRUIT HEIGHTS — "Singing is the glue that has held our family together during the tough times," said Fruit Heights resident Dennise LeBaron.
Over the years, the LeBaron family has been through ups and downs, trials and challenges. When their daughter Holli died suddenly in 2002, music was a powerful, positive force that helped them make it through the tragedy.
Later, when their son Landon was diagnosed with autism, music again was a positive force holding the family together. They sang together almost every day.
So on Sunday night, at Easter dinner, when Dennise (or D-ma, as she's known to her grandkids) suggested some karaoke, the family gathered around the living room and performed a stunning rendition of "One Day More" from the musical "Les Miserables."
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Three days later, the video of the casual performance has been viewed more than 200,000 times.
In the video, each family member performs the part of one of the "Les Miserables" cast members, and their talent could give an entire Broadway cast a run for their money. Not only are their voices spectacular, but the LeBarons somehow manage to deliver this breathtaking performance while also taking care of two little toddlers.
I don't know about you, but I'm blown away by this family's talent and am sure glad they've kept singing together all this time. Enjoy the video, and let us know how it goes if you try to reenact this at your own family dinner tonight.