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  • Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role

    Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role
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  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace
    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...

    Meat cutters of Kabul hack at carcasses and praise Obama

     
    The late Illinois poet Carl Sandburg once called President Obama’s town, Chicago, the “hog butcher of the world.” Here in Kabul, the former Midwest capital of slaughterhouses has a kindred spirit in Butcher Street, a small road lined...

    Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'

    Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'
    Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101. Corwin, a journalist, playwright,...

    Susan Reed dies at 84; singer and harpist-zitherist

    Susan Reed dies at 84; singer and harpist-zitherist
    Susan Reed, a singer and harpist-zitherist who was a star of the post- World War II folk music scene, died Sunday. She was 84. Reed died of natural causes at a nursing home in Greenport, N.Y., said publicist Dale Olson. By age 19, Reed was such a...