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Local Musician Places In World Piano Contest

By Debby Stricker

Landan Pierce of Okawville placed third in the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. The 14 year old Okawville High student competed in the Junior Division, and was awarded $150.

Landan played Elite Syncopations and The Easy Winners, both written by Scott Joplin. Contestants were required to play music written prior to 1940.

The three-day event was held over Memorial Day Weekend in Oxford, Mississippi. Other activities included a silent movie accompanied by a pianist, workshops with artists, and much piano playing.

Read more about it in this week’s issue

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