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Musician has message for thieves who stole saxophone from Vegas hotel room

Posted at 9:54 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 12:54:03-04

A musician travels hundreds of miles for a Las Vegas performance, only to have almost everything stolen. Deanna Bogart has made almost a dozen albums with her beloved saxophone.

"It's with me more than anything else or any person. It's been everywhere with me," said Bogart.

Even her daughter, Alix Sharp, remembers carrying it to her mom's gigs.

"That saxophone has been in the house as long as I've been alive so it's almost like a sibling to me," said Sharp.

On Bogart's very first night in Las Vegas, her strip hotel room was ransacked. Almost everything was taken, including her saxophone. Bogart's daughter rushed to her side and did not mince words.

"I told her 'Mom, you can't let them win. They can take your instruments, they can take your stuff, but they can't take your talent, they can't take your music,'" said Sharp.

With only the clothes on her back and some borrowed instruments, Bogart turned out a performance. She got over her sadness and anger. The biggest surprise came before her final show. In a police sting at a local music shop, her saxophone was found. Most of her things are still missing, but Bogart is happy to have her prized instrument in her hands again.