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Irma Allen to be guest piano soloist with WDC band

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When Irma Allen sits at the piano, her fingers glide effortlessly up and down the keys. Playing is second nature to her. After all, she’s been at it for more than 87 years.


“I started piano lessons when I was in first grade and continued through 12th grade. My senior recital was in Wadena Memorial Auditorium in 1938,” recalls the 93-year-old Allen.

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