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Nuttin' But Stringz
WSIU's Jak Tichenor talks with Damien and Tourie Escobar of the violin duo Nuttin' But Stringz, or N.B.S., during their visit to SIUC in February 2008. Trained at the Julliard School and the Bloomingdale School of Music, the Escobar's surprising fusion of classical music genres with popular music such as hip hop, jazz, and R&B, has transported them from playing subways for change to performing at Carnegie Hall and on television shows such as The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Ellen Show, The Today Show, and A & E's Breakfast With the Arts. The Queens, New York natives, who also appeared in the 2006 Buena Vista film Step Up, share insight into their musical childhood (both began studying violin in the third grade) and their music enrichment program for inner city children. Learn more at www.nuttinbutstringz.