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RIDGEFIELD — Seventeen-year-old Ridgefield High School senior Akarsh Tripathi grew up listening to music by artists Drake, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson and Charlie Parker.
"I have a picture of all of them in my studio room downstairs," he said. "Seeing them do what they do and seeing the level of music they're able to put out and the success they've had with it — that motivates me. Every time I go there, I'm motivated to keep getting better and keep working."