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  • He's only ten. Most of the kids were older.
    He wasn't supposed to play, but there he was sitting at the piano.
    This was originally billed as the middle school talent show. Fourth graders weren't included.
    Funny how things work out.

    His first time on stage. Spotlight, curtains, judges and an audience.
    He was dressed in all black and wore a fedora. He sat confidently.
    And then he played Beethoven.
    When he finished, the concentration on his faced turned into a smile as the audience applauded.
    Following in the footsteps of every great showman, he tipped his hat to the judges.
    He certainly knows how to win their hearts.
    The show is over. The memory lives on.
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