A[aĴAI was a soldier but my uniform was a tuxedo.A[aĴA It is possible to be both a warrior and an artist ... proven by the biography of Frederic DeLis. This brilliant child prodigy began his professional career as a touring Classical concert pianist at age 7. By age 18, after graduation from two colleges and high school in 1947, he was offered a position in the government. His mentor, famed conductor Eugene Ormandy, asked Frederic, A[aĴAYou play at embassies and they pay you; it is a living, yes?A[aĴA
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