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April 2012

Billy Joel praises 6-year-old Ethan Walmark playing ‘Piano Man’ (Washington Post)
It turns out Billy Joel has seen Ethan Walmark’s “Piano Man” performance, which went viral over the weekend, and the recording artist is impressed. Joel issued the following statement through a spokesperson Sunday: Read more.

"My name is Kelly Loftin. I teach special education at Southwest Laurens Elementary in Rentz, Georgia. My daughter is in 4th grade. Recently she was given an assignment to write a poem on a color. She asked her teacher if she could write about autism and her teacher, Laura Thomas, agreed. As a mom I am so very proud. As a special education teacher, I am touched that she has a "heart" and understanding for others. Although I was very proud upon reading it, I still had some questions. The first question was - "Did you write this on your own?" The answer was yes.