From the Department of “Because It’s Friday, That’s Why” :
Bradley Bartlett-Roche is pretty well known around Boston. He plays for tips around Faneuil Hall as the “Piano Kid,” partly because the “Piano Man” was already taken by another artist, and partly because he’s a kid. He’s 13.
When that other artist — Billy Joel — played Fenway Park last night, the kid got a break.
The kid’s got chutzpah. He had campaigned for a month to get on stage.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.