Everyone starts somewhere.
Sixty years ago a seven-year-old played his cello for President John F. Kennedy (and former President Eisenhower who was also in attendance). The performance was at the National Cultural Center, which was later renamed The Kennedy Center. The young boy is introduced by Leonard Bernstein.
The cellist? Yo-Yo Ma.
To put more historical context to this event: Thirty days earlier the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the U.S. and Russia had a standoff over missiles being deployed in Cuba, ended.
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