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Hymn lover fights poverty through music

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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012 12:00 am

Financed by a Christmas gift from his parents and emboldened by nearly 25 years of playing piano for pleasure, Carter Cook went into a Winston-Salem recording studio in April 2011 and came out with a CD of 12 hymns. It includes such classics as “The Old Rugged Cross” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

Cook, a lawyer who works at Wake Forest University, had intended the CD, “Sundays in Belvedere,” simply as a gift for his grandparents, but it has become the basis of a nonprofit organization, Piano vs. Poverty, which fights poverty locally and globally.

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