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USA: Piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick shows off his talents at the GRAMMY museum in Los Angeles

Ethan Bortnick is a nine-year-old pianist, composer and entertainer. While still in his first decade of existence, Bortnick has shared the stage with such artists as Elton John, Beyonce, Natalie Cole and Josh Groban. He recently joined an all-star lineup of musicians Barbra Streisand, Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, Celine Dion and Miley Cyrus as the youngest performer on "We Are the World 25 for Haiti." The articulate young musician described the experience. "I mean whoa, it was so much fun. I lov...

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 24, 2010) (REUTERS) PAN FROM AUDIENCE TO ETHAN BORTNICK PERFORMING ON STAGE ETHAN BORTNICK TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, ON WORKING ON "WE ARE THE WORLD," SAYING: "I mean whoa, it was so much fun. I loved recording. It was just amazing. I was like, so much fun."...

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 24, 2010) (REUTERS) PAN FROM AUDIENCE TO ETHAN BORTNICK PERFORMING ON STAGE ETHAN BORTNICK TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, ON WORKING ON "WE ARE THE WORLD," SAYING: "I mean whoa, it was so much fun. I loved recording. It was just amazing. I was like, so much fun."

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Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 24, 2010) (REUTERS) ETHAN BORTNICK PLAYING MOZART CUTAWAY OF BORTNICK TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, ON WHY HE LIKES PLAYING FOR AN AUDIENCE, SAYING: "I think I like making people happy, more than just blah, blah, blahing around." BORTNICK DURING PERFORMANCE INTRODUCING SONG AND PLAYING (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, ON WHY HE DOESN'T GET NERVOUS, SAYING: "Half of the people today are going to be some kids. So, let's say they're baby tigers or something, or crocodiles." PAN UP OF BORTNICK (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, TALKING ABOUT SONG HE WROTE, SAYING: "What I'm going to play for you is called "Arctic Jazz." It's about a manatee who went all the way from Florida to Antarctica to have a jazz party. It's so funny, the penguins are like 'Oh, he's here!' when...

Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 24, 2010) (REUTERS) ETHAN BORTNICK PLAYING MOZART CUTAWAY OF BORTNICK TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, ON WHY HE LIKES PLAYING FOR AN AUDIENCE, SAYING: "I think I like making people happy, more than just blah, blah, blahing around." BORTNICK DURING PERFORMANCE INTRODUCING SONG AND PLAYING (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, ON WHY HE DOESN'T GET NERVOUS, SAYING: "Half of the people today are going to be some kids. So, let's say they're baby tigers or something, or crocodiles." PAN UP OF BORTNICK (SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHAN BORTNICK, TALKING ABOUT SONG HE WROTE, SAYING: "What I'm going to play for you is called "Arctic Jazz." It's about a manatee who went all the way from Florida to Antarctica to have a jazz party. It's so funny, the penguins are like 'Oh, he's here!' when he got there. Why I wrote this song is because if you keep trying and trying, you'll be the best at what you do. For a manatee it's pretty hard to go from Florida to Antarctica, but he kept trying and trying and he had his jazz party." BORTNICK PLAYING "ARCTIC JAZZ," HIS ORIGINAL COMPOSITION WIDE SHOT OF BORTNICK PLAYING BEETHOVEN BORTNICK PLAYING IN CONCERT

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