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    Musician recalls opening for Beatles in 1964

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  • In this Feb. 15, 2011 photo, singer James Taylor poses for a portrait in New York. (AP Photo/Victoria Will)

    Taylor, still 'hungry' at 63, hits Carnegie Hall

    James Taylor has filled huge arenas, won five Grammys, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and influenced generations of musicians. His 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King was a major commercial success. Yet every single time he gives a concert, he worries people won't come.

  • Jenny Lapple directs the Flutopia Wind Ensemble during a December performance at George Mason University Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfax, Va. The group most recently played at New York City's Carnegie Hall. (Flutopia Wind Ensemble)

    Musicians dedicated to late director

    The success of the Washington area Flutopia Wind Ensemble's "A Breath of Fresh Air" performance at New York's Carnegie Hall on Sunday was bittersweet for the ensemble of local high school wind players and for director Jenny Lapple, as they had dedicated their performance to Judy Lapple, Jenny Lapple's mother and the group's former director.

  • Area teen musicians head to Carnegie Hall

    The members of the Washington-area Flutopia Wind Ensemble admitted to some fatigue but also wanted to keep going Friday evening. They had good reason to, since this was their last rehearsal before their big performance at Carnegie Hall on Sunday.

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