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Shaw Recalled as Giant of the Dance Band Era

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Shaw Recalled as Giant of the Dance Band Era

Shaw Recalled as Giant of the Dance Band Era

Shaw Recalled as Giant of the Dance Band Era

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Clarinetist, composer, and orchestra leader Artie Shaw died Thursday at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 94. Shaw was one of the great musicians of the dance band era. NPR's Steve Inskeep has a remembrance.