Had he lived, Bach would be 327 years old today. And that’s really the thinnest of threads NewsCut needs to bring back an old favorite — the time Joshua Bell played as a street musician in the Washington Metro (including the not-too-shabbyy “Chaconne” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D Minor) and almost nobody noticed.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.