HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay area artist who has been giving ocean-view concerts on an old baby grand piano will have to stop playing his performance piece this week.
Half Moon officials have told Mauro Ffortissimo to remove the piano because he doesn't have a permit to keep the instrument on the grassy patch where the baby grand has sat since Feb. 1.
He lugged it there with plans to play it every night at sunset until it succumbed to the elements.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the baby grand's owners gave him the piano after finding its aging strings were too rusty to be tuned.
Fforissimo, whose real last name is Dinucci, says he will keep playing for locals until Thursday, when city officials say they will remove the piano.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
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