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The Soloist


The Soloist

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The Soloist is based on the true story of L.A. Times reporter Steve Lopezs friendship with Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless, Julliard trained cellist. Ayers was a brilliant and promising student, but his battle with mental illness consigned him to wander the streets of Los Angeles playing a broken violin. Lopez writes a series of popular articles about Ayers situation, and the two men form a close bond. As donations pour in from readers, and his career improves, Lopez questions his own motives and... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: July 06, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 12, 2012
Submitter: Lisa Lewin
Keywords: music, journalism, social work, robert downey jr, schizophrenia, arts, l.a. times, abnormal psychology, sciences, outsider art, exploitation, losa angeles, savant, psychology, julliard, homelessness, psychopathology, jamie foxx, steve lopez, public health, political science


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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