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George Winston set for Salt Lake's 'State Room' / Deseret News

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Pianist and Grammy Award winner George Winston will be bringing some New Orleans flair to the State Room in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Winston said audiences can expect musical selections from his "Autumn" and "December" albums, his New Orleans-styled rhythm and blues songs, as well as some Vince Guaraldi works inspired by the Peanuts animated cartoons.

A fan of animation, Winston said he watched the very first broadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in December 1965 and it inspired his early piano years."The song 'Linus and Lucy' just drove me crazy," Winston said. "The next day I was visiting the record store and I saw the soundtrack up on the wall, and I said, 'I've got to have that song.' I took it home and played 'Linus and Lucy' about a hundred times on the record player."

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