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Friday December 3, 2010

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer Thomas de Hartmann.  De Hartmann was considered a prodigy in his time, and by his early 20s, one of his ballets was performed for the Tsar of Russia. But after his death in 1956, de Hartmann’s work was largely forgotten.

Now, as part of a larger effort to revive the artist’s work, pianist Elan Sicroff is releasing a new cd that includes performances of Thomas de Hartmann’s music.

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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

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America’s Political Dynasties

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Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

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Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

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