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Continued: Nat King Cole's untold story is reflected in tribute

  • Article by: LIZ ROLFSMEIER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 30, 2013 - 5:03 PM

“He had a great ear,” said Reuben Ristrom, the show’s musical director and guitar player. “It was a labor of love.”


Liz Rolfsmeier is a Twin Cities freelance writer.

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