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She's A Lady

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Last week, the staff of NPR fell under the captivating spell of legendary singer Tom Jones, who was at the mothership to record a Tiny Desk Set feature for NPR Music. Even our fearless leader, Laura Soto-Barra, succumbed to the titillating hunk of Welsh charm. She's been a fan of Tom's since she was a teenager.

I remembered the days of his TV show on Sundays when I was in my early teens in Chile. I also remembered my friend Patty Araya from high school. We loved his music and his hips and his smile. Did I mention how he moved his hips!

Not only was Laura lucky enough to have a front row seat for the show, she also had her photo snapped with him. Upon meeting, Laura exclaimed "Mr. Jones, I waited 40 years to meet you!" Working at NPR certainly has its advantages.

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