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On a late March afternoon at Tulsa Strings Violin Shop, the tempo of life feels decidedly adagio, which in music speak means slow and easy-going. The curvaceous bodies of violins and violas hang in rows. A young woman is practicing Bach on a cello down a hall. In back, work benches hold the mysterious and intricate tools of violin repair. That’s Jacob Mehlhouse’s specialty.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RHIANNON GILBERT) -- Veteran recording artist and songwriter Todd Snider used the celebration of his 50th birthday as a platform from which to launch his new album Eastside Bulldog on Oct. 7.