Old piano in church basement led to a lifelong love of ragtime
Jim Boston, founder of the Great Plains Ragtime Society and the Rags to Riches Festival, in Omaha.
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am
Jim Boston was a 20-year-old student at Iowa State University in Ames, walking back to the dorm from class one day, when he stopped into Lord of Life Lutheran Church on the edge of campus. In the basement he stumbled on an old, beat-up Haddorff upright piano manufactured around 1910.
The chance encounter in October 1976 changed his life.
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Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am.