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0874 Letters of love

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Long-distance love can be a challenge. Long-distance love across continents -- well that’s another story. A story told through eight hundred and seventy four letters that singer, composer and writer Alexandra Palting is turning into a musical -- with the apt title: eight hundred seventy four. 

It’s the story, the love story, of her Filipino immigrant grandparents. But Palting also found herself in a bi-coastal relationship.  She says the letters that offered lessons and comfort for her grandmother decades ago … now did the same for her:

"Long distance taught us to be alone and yet to know that you’re loved. And to be left and know that you are still lovable."

Links: RSVP for 0874, Asian Pasifika Arts CollectiveAlexandra Palting 

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