During the parade, I'll spare a minute thinking about my old platoon sergeant, Tourie
MacDonald, who was like a father to us all in Brunei and Borneo in the 60s.
The Queens-based group comprised of brother violinists Damien and Tourie
Escobar shot to stardom after showcasing their unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, rock and jazz on the hit NBC show America's Got Talent.
Last fall, when brothers Tourie and Damien Escobar hit the stage of the TV show America's Got Talent, they surprised the judges and wowed the audience with their one-of-a-kind sound.
Tourie and Damien first picked up the violin because their elementary school required it.
Still, Tourie carried his violin case out where everyone could see it.
The brothers became a dream team as Tourie specialized in the low notes and Damien mastered the high ones.
Nonsense," I tell him as I sport a tartan tourie
and scratch 'Bobby's' tum.
The violin-duo Nuttin' But Stringz, featuring brothers DAMIEN, 18, and TOURIE
ESCOBAR, 19, from Queens, are fusing together classical and rap music genres.