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A concert to showcase a newly restored 1927 Steinway & Sons grand piano will be held at Little Rock Central High School next month.

The piano, constructed in late 1926, was bought for the new Little Rock High School (now Central High) for its opening in 1927. For 88 years, the piano was a fixture at the school. But the piano fell into disrepair after years of misuse and neglect.

Julie Keller, a board member of the nonprofit Tiger Foundation, helped begin efforts in early 2014 to raise funds and receive grants to restore the piano.

The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Roosevelt Thompson Auditorium on the campus of Little Rock Central High School, 1500 S. Park St. Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public.

Parking will be available at 13th and Dennison streets or on W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive just west of the Central High School Fieldhouse. A handicapped-accessible entrance to the school is adjacent to the school's Jess Matthews Library on W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive.

More information is available at Little Rock Central High School at (501) 447-1400.

Metro on 08/23/2015

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