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Statement of Michael R. Bloomberg on the Passing of Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim won every artistic prize ever invented, and for good reason. I was honored to present him with New York City’s Handel Medallion in 2011, and not a day goes by when someone isn’t listening to one of his songs while falling in love or falling out of love – or doing both at the same time. His imagination took us around the world and back in time, but he spent much of his life shuttling between Times Square and his nearby home, and we were all lucky to be along for the ride.

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