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Voice of the People

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Musical is a fine tribute to American composer Foster

Aug. 10, 2013, was the date of the final performance for the season for The Stephen Foster Musical in Bardstown, Ky. It was an extremely powerful performance for their finale by musical artists who in a very genuine manner portray "Americas' first musical composer."

The Stephen Foster outdoor musical/drama depicts the very heart and soul of America's finest composer ever. Their ability to convey his style of music that both contrasted and yet helped to unify the social classes of his time is tremendous. This is a shining example of gifted performers being led by a quality team of professional management seeking to further quality music to all America.

Stephen Foster died at the young age of 37 with 38 cents in his pocket along with a scrap of paper that read. "Dear friends and gentle hearts."

"Beautiful Dreamer" was published after his death.

This tribute to the performers and management of the Stephen Foster Musical can never come close to the payment they deserve for their dedication and service of providing such a quality cultural event to America. I look forward to their 2014 performance.

Gregory Dean




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