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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 26

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Sunday, December 25, 2011
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j An O-H-J-0 Christmas. Photo by Harold Taylor of Mason v t ft ' iw wrnf-ffhtiAriw im i- - Yvd3 Got a photo for Top Pic? Email your panorama to with a subject line of: panorama. Please include a short description of the photo, your name and community. EDITOR: JULIE . SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2011 '. c nteir parole 3 PP Detective's souvenir: Bullet that might have killed him By Kimball Perry Don Jasper still remembers being shot as if he was watching it in a dream. Jasper saw the bullets flying at him as he stood by the Montgomery police cruiser and, he swears, he swatted one bullet away in the 1995 incident that could have ended his life. hear. It was like there was no sound and everything slowed down." Jasper said he was struck by several bullets - in the arm, in . the leather case that held his handcuffs. One grazed his neck and one hit him square in his chest. That one struck his police vest, leaving a nasty bruise, and later was found by the coroner who was examining Jasper's clothes. It was in Jasper's uniform shirt pocket. "By all rights, Donnie Jasper should be dead," Assistant See PAROLE, Page B9 HAVE YOUR SAY To contact Ohio's Adult Parole Authority supporting or opposing the possible parole of Mark Parrish, inmate A31690700, send: An email to, click on Parole Watch, then on Mark C Parrish. Write Ohio Parole Board, Adult Parole Authority, 770 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222-1419. Include the inmate number. "I saw all of the bullets coming through the windshield. I actually deflected a bullet with my hand," Jasper said. "I couldn't A display at the Cincinnati Police Museum in Queensgate features Montgomery Police Detective Don Jasper's 1995 shooting by a fleeing bank robber. The shooter, Mark Parrish, is up for parole. THE ENQUIRER LIZ DUFOUR YnY Pi Krista RAMSEY 'I have 15 kids begging me to take their instruments home so they can practice, but it's because they are having a totally different kind of musical experience.' Laura Jekel ' Willi c .. -VTT. U'lf li kL'i ?-. ' n r St.X stages show of gratitude Alumni pay tribute to theater teacher It's a ritual Michele Masca-ri has led before each St. Xavier High School theater production for the last 30 years. Young actors gather in a circle around her. She moves back and forth among them, looking into their eyes, summoning their confidence and delivering the same charge to them year after year. Listen to one another. Hold hands in the dark. Help each other. Focus out there. Be careful. Be bold. And then after reciting an "Our Father," and ATTENDING etSelt, THE SHOW they are off For tickets to to take their "Michele's Night places on the in Black and stage, in the White," Dec. 29 orchestra pit, or 30, call 513-and behind 777-5093 the curtain. As more than 3,400 students in her past productions recall, Mascari, director of Theatre Xavier, knows how to put on a show. But on Dec. 29 and 30, they'll demonstrate that they do, too. Like th? movie "White Christmas, ' where soldiers from around the country descend on a Vermont inn to perform for their beloved former commander, alumni of Theatre Xavier are assembling for "Michele's Night in Black and White," two performances to honor Mascari. They'll come from the West Coast and West Chester, from performing a Broadway See RAMSEY, Page B9 minwiiiiiiniyiiin i jmmbmmbbbmwwbwwmwwmwmmwt i iin;.....lM. -1 .-..a ..- 1 ... ... , Laura Jekel, a classically trained cellist, teaches an after-school music program at Roberts Paideia Academy in East Price Hill. The MYCincinnati program, modeled on Venezuela's El Sistema, uses classical music to help shape the lives of children, photos by gary landersthe enquirer A culture of encouragement MYCincinnati uses music lessons to transform young lives By Kathleen Doane Enquirer contributor , EAST PRICE HILL - When 22-year-old Eddy Kwon steps into place before the group of young musicians, 15 pairs of eyes lock onto his hands as they begin to rise. It is the universal signal that all musicians, regardless of age or expertise, understand: Time to perform. Backs quickly straighten and violins, violas and cellos are positioned to play. And then something extraordinary happens. The tune, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," is a common first piece, but the sound coming from this ensemble of 7-12-year-olds is most uncommon. They've had their instruments for only about seven weeks - and playing with bows for less than three - so the rich, full musical sound they're producing is amazing. The moms and dads gathered in the hallway of Seton High School can sense it and gasps and squeals of delight can be heard as they witness the second public performance of the city's newest orchestra, MYCincinnati. See MUSIC, Page B9 Roberts Paideia Academy student Luis Rodriguez receives guidance on hand positioning. . rj v v.l ,lr I 2 ego 1 .1 VIAVBl CINCINNATI SYMPHONY & POPS ORCHESTRAS wm 1 km ftiriii urnn'r rur J IilW TlAK J LVL SOT DEC 31, 7:30 pm at Musk Hall fl rip-roaring, rompin' good time, with your favorite Broadway and Big Band hits. CONCERT SPONSOR. 513.381.3300 I cincinnatipops.orgNYE I Tickets from $10 GSbank. artswave a

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