Not being a regular viewer of Oprah, I somehow missed this a couple weeks’ back. An appearance by the remarkable pianist Jennifer Lin. Two years ago, when she was just 14, she lit up the TED Conference with an astonishing improvisation. (Click the second link on this page.) Her Oprah appearance included some brief clips from that TED performance, and a second improvisation in which Oprah (instead of Goldie Hawn) drew the notes from which she played. Ah, Jennifer, we miss you!
Today’s TED Talk is brought to you by 10-, 14-, and 15-year-old brothers known as the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys. Not your typical bluegrassers, these guys delivered rollicking good tunes at the New York stop of the TED Talent Search. Inspired by these young brothers and the recent TEDx blog post called “9 incredible musical […]
For years, Dana Nieder has been trying to figure out why her daughter Maya suffers from extreme developmental delays. Now 4 years old, Maya is unable to speak, and has already had multiple surgeries. Countless doctors told Nieder that “something genetic” was at the root of Maya’s problems, but six genetic screenings failed to confirm […]