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Ukuleles for Everybody

The Music Scene

When a press release with the name “Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra” crosses your desk, you have to investigate. After all, it’s not often ukuleles are heard in the Northwest Corner, let alone a whole orchestra of them.

Bernice Lewis, cofounder of the “LAUO,” along with Catherine Schane-Lydon and Amy Rose, says there’s been a “huge renaissance” of interest in the petite instrument. She points to a recent Time magazine article about how the ukulele seems to thrive in depression periods.

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