Drummer with disabilities pursues a dream

Born with an enlarged kidney, three holes in his heart and defective eyes, Rory Burns of San Clemente has lived with disabilities through his 31 years. He finds joy in a set of drumsticks.

He picked up music by ear during childhood and learned to play drums. Now he is about to pursue a dream, having been accepted for an open-call audition for Season 12 of television’s “America’s Got Talent” on Feb. 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

He intends to submit an audition tape, and Michael Merrigan, owner of OC Tavern in San Clemente, has set up an evening for him to record it. At 9 p.m. Feb. 3, OC Tavern will invite the public, free admission, to watch Rory Burns – or RooStar, as he calls himself – create an audition video.

“Anything to help out a local musician,” Merrigan said. “It’s going to be a fun night. I hope a lot of people will come out…

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