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Amy Lowell: The Road to Avignon

The Road to AvignonA Minstrel stands on a marble stair, Blown by the bright wind, debonair; Below lies the sea, a sapphire floor, Above on the terrace a turret door Frames a lady, listless and…

Saint Catherine of Siena

Name at birth: Catherine BenincasaCatherine of Siena had visions from the time she was a child. She joined a Dominican order when she was a teenager, and devoted herself to working with the poor and …

Bill Evans

Bill Evans studied classical music and composition, but started playing jazz in the 1950s. He began recording in 1956, and in 1958 was invited to play piano for the Miles Davis quintet. Davis and Ev…

Django Reinhardt

Name at birth: Jean-Baptiste ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt grew up a talented musician in a Gypsy caravan, traveling around France. He began playing American jazz in French clubs, along with Stéphane Grap…

‘N Sync

*NSYNC helped establish the "boy band" craze of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group formed in 1996, and after a few years of touring and promotions became known for its good looks, cheerful pop …

Rice, Cale Young

Rice, Cale Young[1872-1943](3)Born at Dixon, Kentucky, December 7, 1872. Graduated from Cumberland University in 1893, and from Harvard University in 1895, where he remained to take the degre…

Samuel Baron

Samuel Baron flutist, conductor Best known as a flutist, Baron was a founding member of the New York Woodwind Quintet and the director of the Bach Aria Group.Born: 1925Died: 1997Rex Barney199…

Stéphane Grappelli

Stéphane Grappellijazz violinist The legendary improvisational jazz violinist, who founded the Quintet of the Hot Club in France, helped shape the sound of jazz and influenced scores of…

Nat Adderley 2000 Deaths

Nat AdderleyAge: 68 jazz cornetist and composer who often collaborated with his saxophonist brother Julian “Cannonball” Adderley; of complications from diabetes. As composer for t…

Radiohead

OK ComputerCapitol This British quintet, which first made a splash with the 1993 single “Creep,” has made enormous strides since, and this third album firmly establishes Radiohead …