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By Jennifer Silverberg
Jermaine Smith in a lot near where Scott Joplin's home once stood, an environment not unfamiliar to Smith. When he practiced in his North St. Louis home, his mother would tell him, "That's enough singing." He'd move out to the porch before she would again tell him, "OK, that's enough." Even the backyard proved too close for his mother's ears, says Smith, "so I'd go all the way across to the lot."