Remember this 2007 story that got everyone talking (albeit briefly) about classical music? Violinist Joshua Bell played incognito at a Metro station in Washington, D.C., during rush hour, in an "experiment" designed by Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten:
Commuters brushed past one of the great musicians of our time he was almost universally ignored and Weingarten's WaPo story won a Pulitzer Prize.
On Tuesday this week, Joshua Bell got a do-over of sorts, playing a well-publicized event in the main hall of Washington, D.C.'s Union Station … and several thousand folks showed up. There are more details here from PBS's News Hour.
Said Bell to the crowd: "This is more like it!"
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