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Byron Berline RIP

Fiddler Byron Berline died July 10 at age 77. He was one of the great American fiddlers. By sheer luck I briefly met him a few years ago at Midwest Banjo Camp. I had found a quiet place where I could work on a tune… Read More

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John le Carré RIP

I heard last night that writer known as John le Carré has died at age 89. Very recently, I read his excellent book of stories from his life, The Pigeon Tunnel. I also tried for the second time to wade through his seemingly impenetrable novel,… Read More

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Lucille Starr RIP

Ms. Starr was 82. She was the first Canadian musician to sell over a million copies of a recording. It was the 1964 The French Song, which was produced by Herb Alpert.

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Ennio Morricone RIP

Composer Ennio Morricone, who among other things scored over 400 film and television projects, has died at 91. RIP. Here is the Danish Symphony Orchestra performing the theme from For a Few Dollars More. What a great performance of a fantastic piece of music! And… Read More