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Watch 2 Pa. House Republicans play a piano duet of ‘O Holy Night’ in the Capitol rotunda

By: - December 19, 2019 9:48 am

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‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the state House, not a creature was stirring …  Except for state Reps. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin, and David Rowe, R-Union, who dragged a couple of pianos into the Capitol rotunda to play a duet of “O Holy Night,” in the shadow of the Capitol Christmas Tree.

The pianos, in case you’re wondering, are kept in the Main and East rotundas for the visiting musical performances that are a fixture of the holiday season.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.