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Teen enjoys playing at J. W. 'Blind' Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival

June 9, 2010 | 11:01 p.m. CDT
Thirteen-year-old Benjamin Anderson peruses a table of ragtime books and CDs in the lobby of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts where he performed earlier in the day as part of the J. W. "Blind" Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival. This year marks Anderson's third year performing at the festival with a promotion to official performer status. "I'm going to keep playing in this as long as they let me," Anderson said. In addition to piano, Anderson plays the violin and clarinet.

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