An unusual, universal duet | July 20, 2012 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Arts & Entertainment - July 20, 2012

An unusual, universal duet

TheatreWorks' 'Upright Grand' sings as a touching father-daughter story, distinctively told

by Kevin Kirby

A man sits at a piano in a seedy bar, gray-haired and bright-eyed. He talks to the crowd, and he noodles at the keyboard as he talks, punctuating his anecdote with musical flourishes. As his story meanders into a schmaltzy song, he begins to sing in a clear, reedy baritone.

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