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Joshua Bell Lookalike Burglarizes Violinist’s Hotel Room

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Joshua Bell's Stradivarius violin (not pictured here) has possibly skirted yet another theft: it was at the concert hall being played when an alleged Bell imposter gained entry to the violinist's hotel room.
March 5, 2012

A man claiming to be Joshua Bell gained access to the violinist’s hotel room in Zaragoza, Spain, allegedly stealing his expensive wristwatch and his laptop, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The good news: Bell was performing on his Stradivarius violin, for which Bell reportedly paid nearly four million dollars, at the [...]