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  1. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 17

    It actually did snow that night, and when Marie woke up that Saturday morning, about an inch was on the ground. She wanted to go to the gym, but now it wouldn't be safe to drive there. Instead, it would be the perfect time to go walking.

    Marie left her home around 10 AM and walked on the sidewalks through the neighborhood. It was a beautiful day, the sun shining brightly in the cold air, and all was quiet except for distant cars on the highways. It was here that Marie truly found
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  2. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 16

    The last concert series proved to be the greatest success of the entire semester. For days afterwards, the Choir and Ensemble concerts were lauded by critics in the local newspapers.

    "Dr. Johnson and his students have done it again for the University by showing a spectacular show in time for the holidays. Not only the singers, but the young choral conductors all proved their merit this concert, and I am excited to see what they will come up with next year," one critic wrote.
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  3. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 15

    Marie continued to hold onto the ticket for Alex, even until the day before the concert. But he never came, and Marie was watching all the shifts.

    "Well, I'll just have to give it to him in person, no doubt he forgot. He seemed accustomed to making that mistake," she thought.

    It was Thursday, and Marie looked up the Symphony Orchestra rehearsal schedule. She saw that they were having a dress rehearsal that day at 1PM, their typical scheduled time, in the concert
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  4. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 14

    Time flew by until the end of the semester for Marie. She had so much work to do that she barely was able to keep up with Tanya and what she was doing. Final exams and papers were on everyone's mind. It would be great for all the stress to end.

    Tanya had yet another piece to conduct the chamber choir for the December Choral Concert. It was the biggest of all the three concerts of the year, and usually was holiday themed. There would be carols and such, but Tanya wasn't assigned to
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  5. Don't Ask Me Why: Chapter 13, Part II

    The competition began at 7PM and went on for over two hours. Each contestant had about fifteen to twenty minutes to demonstrate their concerto, all with piano accompaniment, even the pianists. All the contestants were phenomenal this year. The pianists all picked from excellent showpieces in their literature, notably Grieg, Rachmaninoff 2 and Liszt 1. The Clarinetist performed Weber 1, and the Oboist Martinu, and the Violinists Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. Each had their individual style, and although
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