Saturday, November 17, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
November 12, 2012 Veterans Day — originally Armistice Day — was renamed in 1954 to include veterans who had fought in all wars. But the day of remembrance has its roots in World War I — Nov. 11, 1918 was the day the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
November 7, 2012 Carter lived one of the most fulfilled lives any artist could wish for. What's sad about his death Monday at 103 isn't just that a whole era in music has come to an end, but that Carter was still composing, and on the highest level.
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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Friday, November 02, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012 Barzun authored dozens of books and essays on everything from philosophy to music to baseball. He died Thursday, just one month shy of his 105th birthday. "I don't know anybody who had such a Renaissance mind," says his friend and colleague, Prof. Henry Graff.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
October 25, 2012 The celebrated South African photographer died Sunday at his home in Soweto. He was 82.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
October 23, 2012 Bollywood film director Yash Chopra died Sunday. NPR's Bilal Qureshi explains what Chopra meant to South Asia — and to his own family.