There are many things worth celebrating in life, but perhaps none quite as special as our talents—the things that make us tick and want to keep pushing for the best version of ourselves. This issue of American Lifestyle magazine features a host of individuals whose talents have taken them to heights they never imagined, like Bryson Andres—a violin player gone viral. His knack for giving modern music a decidedly classical twist has captivated people all over the world. Similar to the work of Shakespeare, which has also been given the modern-day treatment thanks to the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia. The players perform in a replica of a Shakespearean theater, celebrating the life and legacy of one of the world’s most famous playwrights. For art of a different sort, Nicolas V. Sanchez has taken pieces of his family history and used them in his hyper-realistic art, that appears more like photographs than pencil.