Scene

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Doris Diether, the longtime Greenwich Village activist, got a kick out of some “singing mimes” in Washington Square Park on Saturday. As Diether tells it, she was just minding her own business, heading over to listen to Colin Huggins, “The Crazy Piano Guy,” when she found herself surrounded by a pack of male and female mimes, eight in all, each covered in white. Huggins played four or five songs on his piano as the oxymoronic “singing mimes” sang right along. Diether was trapped. “I just sat there and enjoyed it,” she said. “They weren’t unfriendly, but I couldn’t get out of there until they left.” As for Diether, she doesn’t sing. “When I was a kid I went to a choir practice and the choirmaster suggested that I mouth the words,” she recalled. “That put me off signing.”

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One Response to Scene

  1. When I was kid. I saw "singing mimes" in my town. That was my lovely moments. However,May it is Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing.

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