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The Indefatigable Cello

Mikhail Evstafiev snapped this photo of cellist Vedran Smailović in the rubble of the National Library in Sarajevo (1992)

On Thursday, April 18, following the Boston Marathon bombings, moods were somber. Thousands gathered outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Police Officers processed outside. President Obama and numerous dignitaries gathered inside. There was a moment when stillness fell

The Rite of Spring at 100

Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky

Imagine Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky sitting side-by-side at the piano. Before them is a manuscript to a brand new piece of music, which Stravinsky has scored for piano four-hands. It’s never been played before, but Debussy’s sight-reading skills

Chime in: April 26, 2013

Studs Terkel on a Marshall Fields advertisement