Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Autistic Savant Jams for High School Students.

Byline: Juliet V. Casey Journal Staff Writer

* The 27-year-old musical genius sings and plays some of the 14 instruments he has mastered for Manzano audience

Tony DeBlois' musical debut was "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on a small keyboard. He was 2 years old and blind.

He was doing professional gigs by the time he was 9.

Now, the 27-year-old can play 14 instruments and has performed hundreds of international concerts.

Tony is among several dozen people in the world who is an autistic savant an extremely rare condition in which people with a mental handicap have a spectacular talent.

He took the stage Tuesday in front of hundreds of Manzano High School students, who sat back not knowing what to expect from the musical prodigy. …

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