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Ben Shirley conducting on orchestra in a recording session
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Skid Row Marathon
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During the last 25 years, Shirley has gone from the rhythm section of a rising-star rock band to L.A.’s Skid Row and, most recently, to a new career as a classical composer in his current home of Newark, Ohio. The story of Shirley’s path to central Ohio is one of loneliness and addiction, of mountaintop highs and rock-bottom despair and, ultimately, recovery and redemption. And music was the friend that led him to a new life.
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Kathleen Supové playing a grand piano
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