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    Monday, December 05, 2022

    Make Music Day serenades southeastern Connecticut

    Dana Takaki, left, and Hugh Birdsall of the musical duo Hugh & Dana perform Americana, bluegrass, folk and rock songs Tuesday, June 21, 2022, on the steps of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London during Make Music Day. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Musicians performed in several public locations in southeastern Connecticut, including the Lyman Allyn Art Museum at 625 Williams St., on Tuesday as part of the annual Make Music Day.

    Make Music Day, held on June 21, is a worldwide celebration of music that began in 1982 in France and is now in 1,000 cities and 120 countries. It is open to all musicians of all ages, amateur or professional, and all kinds of music. The performances are free.

    Hugh Birdsall, right, and Dana Takaki of the musical duo Hugh & Dana perform Americana, bluegrass, folk and rock songs Tuesday, June 21, 2022, on the steps of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London during Make Music Day. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Hugh Birdsall, right, and Dana Takaki of the musical duo Hugh & Dana perform Americana, bluegrass, folk and rock songs Tuesday, June 21, 2022, on the steps of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London during Make Music Day. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Julia Simpson of visitor services at Lyman Allyn Art Museum reacts while the Nickelodeon barbershop quartet sings a song just for her while she works at the welcome desk Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in New London during Make Music Day. The group members said they sang a song just for her because she wasn't able to attend their performance in the museum's Hendel Library. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Peter Previty, 16, of Pawcatuck sings and plays the piano while performing Tuesday, June 21, 2022, which is Make Music Day, in the Hendel Library of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. Previty played pop and alternative cover songs and a couple of his original songs. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Peter Previty, 16, of Pawcatuck sings and plays the piano while performing Tuesday, June 21, 2022, which is Make Music Day, in the Hendel Library of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. Previty played pop and alternative cover songs and a couple of his original songs. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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