Let the Music Play
Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, Joan Baez. They all performed here. Street musicians can turn a drab city block into an impromptu concert. After 100 years of being badgered or silenced by an uptight city, they are finally free to play. So why aren't they celebrating?
For songwriter Rosanna Lee, the random acts of kindness were the rewards. Trying out her gentle folk-pop tunes on the sidewalks of Newbury Street, in front of the old Mystery Train record shop or the CVS near Fairfield Street, she was moved by the thoughtfulness of strangers. "Somebody leaves flowers or brings you a water bottle," she says. "So many ... (Full article: 3554 words)
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