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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Flamingo

Plastic pink flamingos Photo: Ryan Hyde via Flickr Creative Commons

The pink plastic flamingo... maybe you had one in the yard of your childhood home or you've seen the plastic birds flocking your neighbor's lawn. Composer Michael Daugherty says those pink plastic lawn ornaments are American icons. On today's show, hear Daugherty's musical ode to flamingos, plastic and feathered, from a concert in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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