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Comments for The Man with the Violin

The Man with the Violin: 12/12/13

cover artThe Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson is based on the performance Joshua Bell gave in the Washington D.C. subway. Of the thousand or so people who rushed by, only seven stopped to listen.

Stinson uses those seven people as a stepping off point. In her story, a young child wants to stop to listen but his mother is too focused on all the things she has to do.

The subway station and the crowds are rendered in a monochromatic scheme. The music floats through the scenes on rainbow waves. It's beautifully and stylistically affective.

So my question to you, dear reader, do you stop to listen when there's live music in the subway station?

Five stars

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