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Dennis James playing the glass armonica

If any of you read my story last Sunday on local musician and Renaissance Man Dennis James, you’ll realize that the chance to see and hear someone playing the glass armonica is both right on our doorstep (James lives at the Harmon Lofts downtown) and very rare (he’s one of only a few players in the world, and is moving soon to the East Coast.)

For those who haven’t read the story: The glass armonica is an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin, and involves a set of concentric glass bowls played by rubbing the rims with a wet finger.

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