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Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

By Annabeth Carlson

November 3, 2014

Pianist Ian Gindes will always remember his first big audience. It was not in a concert hall, but rather a theater in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in front of hundreds of young soldiers at a meeting for basic training. Gindes was one of them. It was 2004 and tensions ran high while soldiers were getting ...