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Jon Batiste is masterful in LIU - Tilles Center unveiling / QNS

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I made a great discovery Friday night while attending the official unveiling of the new Krasnoff Theatre at the spectacular Tilles Center on the campus of LIU Long Island. To help usher in a new era with the Krasnoff Theatre as a space that was fully renovated and gutted from floor to ceiling, LIU brought in the remarkably talented musician and entertain extraordinaire, Jon Batiste. Since I don't stay up late on weeknights, I wasn't familiar with his talents, as seen nightly on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Batiste is a masterful musician with degrees from Julliard and he made the theater's newly minted Steinway piano keys come alive. He also lit up the audience as I've never seen before, literally jumping into the crowd and getting us all singing in a three-part harmony. He truly blew me away with his talents.

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