Forgive me if you have seen this before, but it is an article from the Washington Post a couple of years back. They had Joshua Bell, one of the finest classical violinists in the world, masquerade as a street performer.
It is a fascinating article on so many levels, but one part that really stood out to me was the part about the children. Every single child that passed tried to stop and watch--every single one.
And so today, I feel especially humbled to write YA.