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Melody Gardot at the Kimmel Center

By Published: October 30, 2009
Melody Gardot is a phenomenon. In a few short years she has developed from a local pianist into an international sensation possessing uncanny musical resilience and stage presence. She has accomplished this all under the lash of post-traumatic distress that makes each of her days a test of will and forbearance. None of these challenges shows on stage, however. All we see and hear is her power to overcome and move forward. Someone with her perseverance, will, talent, and creativity certainly seems destined to succeed on the billboards and in the charts. We can only wish her well and hope that she will avert the injustice that too often befalls an exceptional musical talent. Someone with her musical acuity and ability to move an audience deserves only the best in life.


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