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    15 years. Not so long ago I heard Josh sing for the first time. All of us here at FOJG knew that what we were hearing was not just a good voice, it was a naturally great one. It's once in a lifetime that art lifts your spirit like that, the kind of singing unheard of and underappreciated today. We've learned who he is, at least a little. He's no angel, not a Pavarotti, nor a Billy Joel. No comparison, really. He dared to be himself, and we've always liked him for that. Funny, nice, and caring. And the very qualities he may dislike about himself are the traits we found to be the most honest and admirable. The awkward, shy, lonely, unpopular, goofy, brilliant, quiet, artistic, musical life. We know what that's like because we've lived through it, too. We see Josh with all his gifts and flaws. Concert after concert, we knew all along that Malcolm would someday be Pierre. From Foster to Rubin to Sondheim, we still care about that Josh Groban guy, and we always will.

    Closer, summer tour, Live, Awake, Straight to You, Symphony shows, In the Round, Stages,...? So grateful to have been there.

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on April 17, 2017 - 11:33pm

15 years. Not so long ago I heard Josh sing for the first time. All of us here at FOJG knew that what we were hearing was not just a good voice, it was a naturally great one. It's once in a lifetime that art lifts your spirit like that, the kind of singing unheard of and underappreciated today. We've learned who he is, at least a little. He's no angel, not a Pavarotti, nor a Billy Joel. No comparison, really. He dared to be himself, and we've always liked him for that. Funny, nice, and caring. And the very qualities he may dislike about himself are the traits we found to be the most honest and admirable. The awkward, shy, lonely, unpopular, goofy, brilliant, quiet, artistic, musical life. We know what that's like because we've lived through it, too. We see Josh with all his gifts and flaws. Concert after concert, we knew all along that Malcolm would someday be Pierre. From Foster to Rubin to Sondheim, we still care about that Josh Groban guy, and we always will.

Closer, summer tour, Live, Awake, Straight to You, Symphony shows, In the Round, Stages,...? So grateful to have been there.

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