Old piano in church basement led to a lifelong love of ragtime

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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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