Caught My Eye

A great rendition of Ravel’s “Bolero.”

Whoever said classical music was boring?

Billy Joel was giving a master’s class at Vanderbilt University a few months ago. When a student asked Mr. Joel if he could accompany him on the piano, Mr. Joel said, “Okay.” (He discusses the experience briefly in this interview.) As you listen to the performance, you cannot doubt that the young man spends an …

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This was published on the New York Times’ website the end of December 2012. Enjoy.

A friend of mine took this photograph, one of about twenty he snapped of this grasshopper on a summer day. And one of the thousands and thousands and thousands of pictures he took over his lifetime. Just a visual example of that old joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.

 Designed by Jim Barrett – Photograph by Evan E. Richards

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