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Artists of the day: Aaron Lever and James Young

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Rabbi Aaron Lever of Gulfside Regional Hospice plays a Reverie Harp, a small, 22-string instrument he uses to soothe the dying. With the wooden, egg-shaped instrument resting on his lap, he plucks the strings, one or two at a time, making up tunes. He reads music well, but doesn’t need it for the harp.

Lever is at the centerpiece of this story by Mary Kenney about a visit to a dying cancer patient named James Young, a musician himself -- he and his family formed a string band years ago in Philadelphia.

The story of Lever and Young and their music is well worth reading. Click here read it.

Photo: Douglas R. Clifford, tbt*

[Last modified: Saturday, July 21, 2012 1:22pm]

    

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