OBITUARIES
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LOCAL OBITUARIES

Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn was a pianist, of course. He will be remembered for that big technique, big physique and big Texan heart, all of which contributed to making him such a sensation when he played. But Cliburn, who died Wednesday at 78, may be remembered most for being a phenomenon. Read an appreciation | Read the obituary
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