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Concert Guitarist Pauses To Mentor

When Brad Richter balked at doing a report in high school, a teacher met him halfway and allowed him to write about the rock band Led Zeppelin. It's those kind of moments that helped the classical guitarist stave off disaster as a teen. "I was enough of a pain in the neck that I probably wouldn't have gotten anything done," Richter said. "I was a bit of a lost soul who needed some input." Richter is spending this week offering workshops and concerts with local students before performing with cellist Viktor Uzur at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center for a public concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Adult influences — even if they weren't musicians which was Richter's main interest growing up - helped turn Richter's life around/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Shawn Gust CdA Press photo: Brad Richter coaches New Vision High 9th-grader Taylor Arveson through a scale Tuesday)

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