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The mysterious 650-pound grand piano left on a sandbar at Biscayne Bay will stick around for encore presentations as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has no plans to move it.


Meantime, the media is speculating on which wash-ups—Yanni is a possible frontrunner—might drop by for impromptu beach serenadings during tarpon season this spring.

“With the piano being one of the most ubiquitous, yet unwieldy, instruments in the U.S., there are plenty of popular artists who could be responsible for this bit of public exhibition — David Byrne and Lang Lang have already crossed our minds. But we’ll take this further to identify the songs that should be played on this ever-rotting instrument.”

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Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.

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