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The Piano Man Takes Lynn University’s Stage

On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 23, Billy Joel took the stage in Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center for “An Evening of Questions & Answers … And a Little Music.” The sold-out event was an intimate engagement only open to Lynn students, staff and faculty that brought together an audience from several generations. One student asked, “What does it feel like to know your music spans generations?” “It feels damn good,” said Joel who was first seen by some audience members in the 1970s while others were first introduced to his music on Sesame Street.

His two-and-a-half hour performance featured an unplugged, unscripted and unpretentious Billy Joel who answered whatever questions came his way – in an irreverent, hilarious and extremely gracious manner. An entertainer at heart, Joel allowed the Lynn audience access to his life as a musician, storyteller and comedian – and even introduced the crowd to his pug, Sabrina, who joined him on stage. Although Joel didn’t bring his band, he did bring a grand piano, a mini-grand electric piano, a gong, a harmonica and even a tambourine.


Billy Joel at Lynn University