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A Guy Gets An Ovation For Playing 'Chopsticks.' The Internet Stares In Amazement.

Derek Paravicini is a magnificent pianist. He also happens to be blind and autistic. Here we get a peek at how his beautiful brain helps his fingers make beautiful music.The video starts with some background on Derek’s life. At 7:45, Derek’s teacher takes us inside the mind of the musical genius. Tune in at 9:56 to hear a piece you’ll definitely recognize (and one Derek was playing impeccably at 11). And stick around at 11:55 to hear the same song — miraculously — in two other keys. Then, at 13:22, he takes audience requests. Finally, at 16:10, we hear Derek’s rendition of “Chopsticks” and learn why he’s not just a “human iPod,” but a brilliant musician.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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