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Baltimore filmmakers chronicle tuba player's inspiring journey from Sandtown to the symphony

Baltimore filmmakers chronicle tuba player's inspiring journey from Sandtown to the symphony

Richard Antoine White looks back on his life — poverty and an unsettled family life growing up in Sandtown; tuba studies at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Peabody Institute and Indiana University; his current jobs with the New Mexico Philharmonic and University of New Mexico — and sums it up simply:

“The American Dream is still alive and well,” White says, “regardless of your circumstances.”

White’s successful pursuit of that dream has been chronicled in the documentary “R.A.W.” (White’s initials) by Baltimore filmmakers Darren Durlach and David Larson, co-founders of Early Light Media.

They hope to put the finishing touches on the project and get it in circulation...

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