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This Street Performer Has The Tiniest, Most Devoted Audience Ever

I’ve seen so many street performers that, sometimes, they seem to blend together.

But this guy? He’s clearly got something special going for him…

When he started playing his guitar for local passersby, the man was surprised when a few guests stopped to really enjoy the entire show. Just take a look at who relished in his sweet tunes…if you need a pick-me-up, this is sure to brighten your day!

They’re hypnotized by his music. How cute is that?!

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His Incredible Song Will Give You A New Perspective On This Beloved Classic

While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle.

Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack of your childhood. Imagine your favorite films in total musical silence.

One of the most beloved songs of all is “Over The Rainbow,” which is forever tied to the story of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Because it’s a classic, artists over the years have created their own versions of the time-honored track. Take rising musician Chase Holfelder, for example. By singing the song in a minor key, he turns Dorothy’s world into something that is at once intriguing and unsettling.

It’s pretty amazing how such a simple change forces us to see one of our favorite films in an entirely new light.

To learn more about Chase Holfelder’s music, be sure to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you can’t get enough of his voice, follow him on YouTube!

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This Man Keeps Playing The Piano As The World Literally Falls Down Around Him

No matter what your personal politics happen to be, denying the existence of climate change is pretty hard to do at this point.

And that’s made even clearer when footage like this comes to light. Last month, composer Ludovico Einaudi created a piece called “Elegy for the Arctic” to raise awareness about the havoc climate change is wreaking on Earth’s northernmost point.

To drive his message home, he simply set up a grand piano among towering glaciers and played as they fell around him.

Through this project, Einaudi hopes to “turn into music the voices of the eight million people who ask for Arctic protection.”

If you’d like to learn more about Greenpeace and how you can help, visit the organization’s website.

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This Concert Violinist Played Throughout His Own Brain Surgery. That’s Right.

Roger Frisch is an acclaimed concert violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra. In 2009, he was diagnosed with “essential tremors,” an affliction that causes a brain’s movement control center to send abnormal signals. While the tremors were mild, it was affecting his ability to perform and could have ended his career. It could have, at least, until he played the most important concert of his life… in an operating room.

The tricky procedure involved implanting a tiny electrode in his brain which would allow him to regain control, but must be placed in precisely the right position. 

Frisch has been playing music since childhood, receiving his first lessons from his father: a longtime Associate Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

In order to place the electrode in exactly the right spot, Frisch played throughout the surgery with a sensor on his bow showing doctors exactly when the tremor was occurring.

Luckily, patients are able to be awake during brain surgery without feeling any pain, and the operation was a success!

Frisch is now able to stifle his tremor at the flick of a switch that controls his stimulator.

Check out this one in a lifetime performance in action:

(via Daily Mail.)

That’s one show that definitely deserves a standing ovation. Wow.

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