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After 45 years, Rockville Centre man's Christmas dream comes true

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Frank Scafuri, of Rockville Centre, talked about his last year at Juilliard, in 1973. Scafuri composed a holiday tune called “A Small Town Christmas” inspired by the rural upstate town of Windham. The song lay dormant for 45 years. Now, in the kind of dramatic, heartwarming plot twist typically found in … well, Christmas stories, the song has unexpectedly found new life: A lushly produced, 3-minute, 13-second recording of "A Small Town Christmas," with Scafuri singing the lead, is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Digital Music and five other music streaming services. (Credit: Newsday / Tulika Bose)

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