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Noted and passed - March 4, 2013

Posted: March 1, 2013 3:52 p.m.
Updated: March 4, 2013 5:00 a.m.

• We note with sadness the recent death of Van Cliburn, pianist extraordinaire, who captured the world’s attention at age 23 when he won the 1958 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, wowing judges and the public alike with his incredible keyboard talent. He was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York -- back in the days when there really was ticker tape -- and sold countless records before burning out on a commercial career and retreating to a more solitary life.


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