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  • Mohammed Fairouz is a composer of the world

    Mohammed Fairouz is a composer of the world
    Voices rose in a soft hum, as if bees buzzing in a distant jar. The chorale conductor awakened the air with his baton and the composer, wearing a Batman T-shirt and blue suede shoes and looking disheveled after a flight from New York, closed his eyes and listened to a poem of war.
  • Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master
    Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...

    Pictures in the News | December 12, 2012

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in France with an aerial photo of tracks left by skiers in the French alps. Recent snowfalls have encouraged skiers to hit the slopes and the Val d'Isere authorities have opened certain slopes early. In...

    Fleetwood Mac to reissue 'Rumours' ahead of 2013 tour

    Fleetwood Mac to reissue 'Rumours' ahead of 2013 tour
    Just in time for its upcoming reunion tour, Fleetwood Mac announced Wednesday that it's preparing a lavish reissue of "Rumours," the 1977 album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned such FM-radio staples as "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way"...

    Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website

    Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website
    Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...