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Famed Pianist Van Cliburn Dead at 78

Texan's 1958 performance helped thaw Cold War

(Newser) - The renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn has died at age 78. His publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone said that Cliburn died this morning after a battle with bone cancer. She'd announced in late August that Cliburn had been diagnosed with advanced cancer and was being cared... More »

Records Reveal Hitler Fan of 'Sub Human' Musicians

Jewish, Russian works in Fuhrer's collection

(Newser) - Adolf Hitler’s recently discovered personal record collection reveals the fuhrer listened to music produced by Russians and Jews that he had publicly reviled as "sub-human," the Guardian reports.  The fascinating collection of 100 gramaphone records surfaced after the death of a former Soviet officer who had... More »

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