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Wed June 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

Violinist Bumped From Flight When Airline Prohibits Him From Carrying on His Violin

  

It's a good thing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart doesn't have an Internet connection. If he could see what happened to Time for Three violinist - Zachary De Pue this week, he might turn over in his grave.  A flight attendant on his US Airways flight to Fayetteville, Arkansas, wouldn't let De Pue take the precious violin on board with him. He insisted he turn the sensitive instrument in as checked baggage. Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, De Pue, didn't make the flight.  

READ THE FULL CNN STORY AND WATCH the video of virtuoso De Pue stranded on the tarmac of Charlotte, North Carolina's airport Monday, playing his heart out in indignation -- on his fiddle worth more than $250,000.