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.
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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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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