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Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

August 25, 2013 is the 95th birthday anniversary of the brilliant Leonard Bernstein. A charismatic and versatile musician, Bernstein attained international super-star status in his lifetime. The Leonard Bernstein Letters, edited by Nigel Simeone, reveals  the breadth of Bernstein’s musical interests, his constant struggle to find the time to compose, his

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Here’s to You, Joe DiMaggio, Where Have You Gone?

November 25 would be Joe DiMaggio’s ninety-seventh birthday. Such occasions are often celebrated with newspaper columns and commemorative events, but, strange as it may seem, in Jerome Charyn’s biography of the famous baseball player, DiMaggio’s birth is barely mentioned. Instead, in  Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, from Yale University Press’s

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