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Ray Turner dazzled larger audiences than almost any pianist in history. But his virtuosity was hidden because much of his recorded work was used in movie soundtracks and the public doesn’t recognize his name. Discover an incredible pianist through a new recording that brings a neglected virtuoso into the spotlight when you watch my review […]

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Recently, a column by Josh Kraushaar, political editor for National Journal caught my eye. Writing on the Journal’s web site his analysis was posted under an intriguing title “Democrats Vanishing Future” and the author put in words thoughts that have been rattling around in my head. The author makes a case that today’s Democratic Party […]

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I adopted Kennedy in 2000, while living in Brooklyn. He came to me because I saw his face on a flyer in Prospect Park. FREE CAT, it said. WITH ACCESSORIES. His first owner had moved to Texas and been unable to take him; the home she found for him fell through, and he had been […]

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Today’s media likes to dedicate a lot of space to discussion about people, presented by columnists, liberal and conservative who like to step back and fire verbal broadsides at each other. In most cases, the subject is a public person rather than a supporter of certain management or organizational policies. Far right, or far left […]

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What is Memorial Day?

By Donna S Lee, in National, Opinion

I remember when May 30th was called Decoration Day. After the War Between the States, people honored the dead from that war by placing flowers on their graves. Back then, it was a specific day for honoring the war dead, and over the years, as wars came and went, more dead were honored. It became […]

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Mom’s Treasures

By Donna S Lee, in Arts

Watching my children grow, and caring for them, has brought the greatest joy to my life. Is there anything more special than observing your babies gain knowledge and learn to apply it? Now, I have the added joy of grandchildren! I watch my youngest grandson go through the motions of tying my tennis shoes. Although […]

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For the United States of America, the Middle East continues to be a tar baby bigger and stickier than Uncle Remus and Br’er Rabbit ever could have imagined. From the ill-conceived, poorly planned and badly executed war in and occupation of Iraq by the George W. Bush Administration, to the incredible waffling, questionable decision-making and […]

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As a ten year old, I can remember the Detroit race riots of 1943. Of course I did not know then why groups of men, black and white-civilian and police were beating and killing each other when the country had been attacked by foreign armies and had just entered a World War. To the innocent […]

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