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This Man Hadn’t Played The Piano For 23 Years. When He Finally Did, Magic Happened.

Fabio stopped playing the piano after his father died 23 years ago. He didn’t find the joy in it at the time, which is a real shame since he was so talented and even composed music. As time went on, he became more afraid of playing again since it had been so long.

His cousin, Prisco Vicidomini, recently visited Fabio, who told him that he found the courage to play the piano again and that he hadn’t lost his touch. Fabio sat down to show his cousin and decided to play a melody he composed. He played a dozen times since starting up again, so Prisco didn’t know what to expect. What he heard left him completely in awe.

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That sounded beautiful. Prisco tells us that Fabio wants to finally fulfill his childhood dream of studying music, but is still afraid to do so after so many years. Prisco feels the moment they shared might push him to overcome his fears and to move in the right direction.

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She Was Just Sitting On A Sidewalk When He Asked Her To Join Him For An Awesome Duet

Traveling the world with a piano not far behind him, Dotan Negrin loves to set up shop on city streets to stop passersby in their tracks.

After six years of traveling, he brought his piano back to New York City where it all began in 2010, but this time, he wasn’t alone. A musician by the name of Ada Pasternak was sitting on the curb nearby when Negrin had an awesome idea. Why not ask her to join him?

The two of them took everyone’s breath away with their impromptu street performance.

Say what you want about the internet, but I’m personally pretty excited that it lets us enjoy moments like these no matter where we are.

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You’ve Heard These 10 Smash Hits, But Did You Know That Prince Brought Them To Life?

Although we rung in the new year a few short months ago, 2016 has already taken David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Natalie Cole, and Otis Clay, to name a few.

And we’re now in the throes of another major loss. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince left us on April 21, 2016, and it’s already proven to be a crushing blow.

When larger-than-life entertainers suddenly exit stage left, it’s hard to imagine the world without them. Although losing them is always hard, they leave us trails of breadcrumbs that we can follow whenever we need a little comfort. Seeing doves, for example, will undoubtedly strike a chord with Prince fans all over the world from now on.

But did you know that The Purple One contributed to way more material than the music that helped him top the charts? Here are 10 popular songs that got the Prince treatment.

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1. “Manic Monday” by The Bangles

Being a lover of pseudonyms, Prince decided to drop his royal moniker and keep a low profile while helping The Bangles out with this tune. He called himself Christopher Tracy instead.

2. “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks

The songstress loved “Little Red Corvette” so much that she drew inspiration from the track while writing “Stand Back.” Nicks sent it along to Prince and he loved it, so he hit the studio and helped her arrange the piece.

3. “Jungle Love” by Morris Day & The Time

This was actually The Time’s first major hit. Prince assembled the group and co-wrote “Jungle Love” with Jesse Johnson.

4. “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.

You can hear Prince’s signature funkiness in this hit. The track is full of life without being fussy, which lends “The Glamorous Life” its undeniable appeal.

5. “Yo Mister” by Patti LaBelle

Prince experimented with a new style called swingbeat when he wrote and produced this chart topper for Ms. LaBelle, and it has proven to be one of her most successful tracks.

6. “With This Tear” by Celine Dion

Before Dion released her self-titled album back in 1992, Prince decided to give her “With This Tear” as a gift. She then repackaged that gift and gave it to us.

7. “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor

Although “Nothing Compares 2 U” was originally written for one of The Purple One’s side projects, the tune took off when he let Sinead O’Connor run with it.

8. “How Come You Don’t Call Me” by Alicia Keys

Originally a lesser-known Prince B-side that goes by the name of “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore,” Keys reinterpreted the song so beautifully that the two artists became fast friends. This version of the track brought his music to the attention of a new generation.

9. “Love Song” by Madonna

Even the Queen of Pop got a little help from Prince back in the day. The two royals co-wrote “Love Song” and the superstar added his voice to the mix.

10. “Sugar Walls” by Sheena Easton

Never one to shy away from controversy, Prince helped Sheena Easton pen this song, which the Parents’ Music Resource Council deemed one of their “Filthy Fifty” songs that kids should never listen to. That didn’t put a damper on its success.

Prince wowed listeners and industry heavy hitters for decades, and his work will continue to do so. Seeing him in action speaks volumes about his unforgettable, undeniable talent.

We miss you already, Prince. May your music, sass, and epic side-eye live on forever.

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Grandma Who Wished Life Was Like A Musical Gets A Heartwarming Flash Mob Surprise

For fans of Broadway music, it would be like a dream if every scenario could play out like a scene from a musical.

It’s a dream that grandmother Maureen St. Pierre has often mentioned to her kids, saying that life can always be vastly improved with a melody.

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For her 85th birthday, the musical theater actress got the surprise of her dreams when her children arranged a flash mob. Her daughter, Danielle Digby, spent months planning the event and told her mom to meet for a photo before her birthday dinner. While at the first location, actors broke out in song, surprising St. Pierre by performing two numbers from “Hello, Dolly!” Moments later, the teary-eyed grandmother got up and joined the performance herself.

Her reaction when she became the center of the flash mob is priceless. What an incredible birthday surprise!

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