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Brandon Rich, Brainerd High School sophomore, was invited on stage Thursday at Grand Casino Mille Lacs by John Stamos during a Beach Boys concert. Beth Gjerde, Steph Atwater and Terri Close, all special education employees at Brainerd High School, escorted Rich to the concert so that he could listen to one of his favorite bands. Rich met Stamos before the concert and told him his favorite song was "Barbara Ann." Close wrote in an e-mail, "When the song came on Brandon and I got out of our seats and went by the stage where Brandon danced and sang. John noticed him, brought him on stage, put his guitar around him, sang with him and moved aside to let Brandon sing the song to the whole crowd. It was the most amazing thing to see because Brandon got up there and owned the stage. He sang beautifully and was a natural up there and we all had the chills. When the song was over, Brandon got a standing ovation from the crowd."
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