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The Grammy-winning violinist to play at Washington subway station, again

AP, Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
Joshua Bell
In this July 17, 2010 file photo, violinist Joshua Bell plays his Stradivarius violin from 1713 at the Far Niente winery during its 125th anniversary celebration in Oakville, Calif. The Grammy-winning violinist played for spare change in a D.C. Metro station during a 2007 experiment with The Washington Post, and almost no one paid attention. Now, Bell tells the Post he is planning another public performance in the main hall at Washington's Union Station set for Sept. 30, 2014. (Photo: AP)
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The Grammy-winning violinist played for spare change in a subway station during a 2007 experiment with The Washington Post, and almost no one paid attention. It made for a good magazine story that won the Pulitzer Prize. But Bell hasn't been able to live it down after seven years.

Now, Bell tells the Post he is planning another public performance in the main hall at Washington's Union Station. And he hopes to have an audience this time. The performance is set for Sept. 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Bell says the goal is to promote music education. He will be accompanied by nine students he mentored. He also has a new album debuting the same day and an upcoming television special.

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