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  • Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer

    Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer
    Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York, according to his close friend and assistant, clarinetist Virgil Blackwell. He was 103.
  • Poet Jack Gilbert has died

    Poet Jack Gilbert has died
    The poet Jack Gilbert, who had been battling dementia for many years, died Tuesday in Berkeley. He was 87. Gilbert -- who was featured in Monday's L.A. Times -- had been in frail condition at a nursing home for several years before he developed...

    An artistic dialogue about Proposition 8 at SFMOMA

     
    "The Air We Breathe" at SFMOMA addresses issues of Prop. 8

    Al Pacino, Andre Watts among National Medal of Arts winners

     
    Al Pacino and Andre Watts are among the National Medal of Arts winners announced Friday. President Obama will confer the awards on Monday at the White House.

    National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medals announced

     
    The White House announced the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medals today. Poet Rita Dove (above) is the leading literary figure among the seven who will receive the National Medal of Arts, joining actor...