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Rice Plays With Soprano at Kennedy Center
AP ^ | 6/12/04 | By BARRY SCHWEID, AP

Posted on 06/12/2005 3:34:11 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz

WASHINGTON (June 11) - A musician long before she became an academic and then a world-famous diplomat, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice took to the Kennedy Center concert stage Saturday to accompany a young soprano battling an often-fatal disease.

Rice's rare and unpublicized appearance at the piano marked a striking departure from her routine as America's No. 1 diplomat.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: condi; rice; secstate; soprano
I love this woman. I was watching a clp of her and Bono on the Beltway Boys this morning. This is a woman of class. My 12 year old daughter says Condi is her role model.
1 posted on 06/12/2005 3:34:11 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: EQAndyBuzz

bttt


2 posted on 06/12/2005 3:55:00 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Some of the "folks" at DU really have had a toxic shock syndrome reaction to this story. Poor children!


3 posted on 06/12/2005 4:00:49 AM PDT by Socratic (Honor the Liberator - He toils for you.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

She's an awesome role model for all little girls.


4 posted on 06/12/2005 4:03:25 AM PDT by tkathy (Tyranny breeds terrorism. Freedom breeds peace.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Wouldn't you like to see HILL-0-REE on that stage? Holding a long neck beer, belting out a boot scooting, back slapping tune., with the Dixie Chicks playing the music.


5 posted on 06/12/2005 4:33:35 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Meanwhile, the Left adulates the likes of the Clintons, Michael Moore, Teddy Kennedy, John Kerry, Larry Flynt, Barbara Boxer, Jack Kennedy, Jimmy Carter...the list goes on and on. Is there any wonder that the American people have recoiled in disgust and turned to Middle America for leadership and a path to the future?


6 posted on 06/12/2005 4:35:14 AM PDT by Savage Beast (My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents were Democrats. My children are ALL Republicans!)
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To: Socratic
Some of the "folks" at DU really have had a toxic shock syndrome reaction to this story. Poor children!

More so since the girl is a granddaughter of Tom Lantos.

7 posted on 06/12/2005 4:50:34 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I'd have loved to have witnessed this. (Alia: <---Opera Fan).


8 posted on 06/12/2005 5:06:31 AM PDT by Alia
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Ditto. (<--C08, Condi fan)


9 posted on 06/12/2005 5:11:19 AM PDT by condi2008 (There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations. -Patrick Henry)
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To: gulfcoast6

Good point about the senator from NY. Eventually in order to show her "human" side, she will probably have aides convince her to try something like this. It will probably come off as a dismal failure. She'll look like a total stiff, or a moron. We'll see if the media take notice.


10 posted on 06/12/2005 5:11:33 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Condi is a role model for any young woman who wants to live a life of achievement. The more I know about her, the more I love her.


11 posted on 06/12/2005 5:27:10 AM PDT by AQGeiger (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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12 posted on 06/12/2005 5:40:47 AM PDT by Heatseeker ("I sort of like liberals now. They’re kind of cute when they’re shivering and afraid." - Ann Coulter)
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Wow. That is an amazing photo.


13 posted on 06/12/2005 5:42:37 AM PDT by AQGeiger (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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Ok, stick a fork in me, I'm done :)


14 posted on 06/12/2005 5:52:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: Heatseeker

The left can talk about Girl Power until they're blue in the face (oh - pun!), but they won't give this clearly feminine powerhouse her due.


15 posted on 06/12/2005 6:00:34 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: AQGeiger

It's one of my favorites. ;)


16 posted on 06/12/2005 6:03:53 AM PDT by Heatseeker ("I sort of like liberals now. They’re kind of cute when they’re shivering and afraid." - Ann Coulter)
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That headline is a contender for the "stupidest headline of the year" award.

(OK, the subheadline of "Secretary of State Takes to Stage for Friend Battling Rare Disease" which is not shown here helps to eliminate some of the confusion)

17 posted on 06/12/2005 6:31:38 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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This deserves another.

Rice performs with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2002.

I haven't yet found another pic of last night's concert except for the AP photo in the article.

18 posted on 06/12/2005 7:05:44 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: condi2008

Me too! (<---Condi Fan)


19 posted on 06/12/2005 7:21:21 AM PDT by Alia
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Condi is a class act and I think could well be Presidential material.


20 posted on 06/12/2005 7:37:58 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Alia; Heatseeker; AQGeiger
Found another one.


21 posted on 06/12/2005 8:05:38 AM PDT by cloud8
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To: cloud8

That's a good one - thanks!


22 posted on 06/12/2005 8:22:14 AM PDT by Heatseeker ("I sort of like liberals now. They’re kind of cute when they’re shivering and afraid." - Ann Coulter)
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I'm on a tear this morning. Here's a great story Condi herself tells:

"When I first moved to California in 1981 to join the faculty at Stanford, there were a lot of years when I was not attending church regularly. I was traveling a lot. I was a specialist in international politics, so I was always traveling abroad. I was always in another time zone. One Sunday I was in the Lucky's Supermarket not very far from my house - I will never forget - among the spices and an African-American man walked up to me and said he was buying some things for his church picnic. And he said, "Do you play the piano by any chance?"

I said, "Yes." They said they were looking for someone to play the piano at church. It was a little African-American church right in the center of Palo Alto. A Baptist church. So I started playing for that church. That got me regularly back into churchgoing. I don't play gospel very well - I play Brahms - and you know how black ministers will start a song and the musicians will pick it up? I had no idea what I was doing and so I called my mother, who had played for Baptist churches.

"Mother," I said, "they just start. How am I supposed to do this?" She said, "Honey, play in C and they'll come back to you." And that's true. If you play in C, people will come back. I tell that story because I thought to myself, "My goodness, God has a long reach." I mean, in the Lucky's Supermarket on a Sunday morning.

I played for about six months for them and then I decided to go and find the Presbyterian Church again...more

23 posted on 06/12/2005 8:31:00 AM PDT by cloud8
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