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Friday Music Video: Anti-Bullying

Time for Three anti-bullying music video - covering Kanye West's "Stronger"

Friday Music Video: Anti-Bullying

Between photographing Lang Lang this week and currently immersed in editing a few month's worth of photos and video for an upcoming multi-faceted project the newspaper is preparing on the Curtis Institute of Music, I guess have I classical music on my mind. Lots of other bloggers post music videos (usually leading into the weekend), but until now, not me. So, here's my first "Friday Video:"

It's a brand new anti-bullying video by Time for Three. Nick Kendall (violin), Ranaan Meyer (double bass), and Zachary DePue (violin) call themselves a "classically trained garage band."

They started playing together for fun while students at Curtis ( I first photographed them playing in Rittenhouse Square the day after 9-11 ).

On the video they're performing "Stronger," their arrangement (with Steve Hackman) of Kanye West’s "Stronger" and Daft Punk’s "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" and "Nightvision." It was directed by cinematographer Brian Lazzaro.

Time for Three says they made it for kids who don't quite fit in because they play an instrument, "kids who every day face challenges to who they are and who they want to be: their dreams, their ambitions, their identity."

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
About this blog

Tom Gralish is a general assignment photographer at The Inquirer, concentrating on local news and self-generated feature photos.

He has been at the paper since 1983, photographing everything from revolution in the Philippines to George W. Bush’s road to the White House to homeless people living on the street right outside his newspaper's front door. For his photo essay on Philadelphia’s homeless, he was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

His weekly newspaper column, "Scene Through the Lens," takes a look at Philadelphia's urban landscape.

Gralish, along with Inquirer colleague and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Vitez, spent a year visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art to capture the stories and photos of "Rocky runners" who come from all over the world to climb the steps - just as Sylvester Stallone did in the Academy Award winning film, Rocky. Their book, Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America’s Most Famous Steps, was published in November 2006.

Reach Tom at tgralish@phillynews.com.

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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