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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 17, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2005 with 14 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 17, the 352nd day of 2004 with 14 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2003 with 14 to follow.
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'Molto Agitato' -- much ado at the Met

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- I was familiar with the terms Iron Curtain, which described the communist countries in Eastern Europe, and even Bamboo Curtain, a term applied to communist Chin
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The folks at the Boston Pops have tapped one of the founding fathers of bluegrass music to perform. As the popularity of that genre of music increases, it was a natural inviting Ralph Stanley to play at an upcoming concert.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2002 with 14 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2001 with 14 to follow.
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Arthur Fiedler
Joan Kennedy, wife of Sen. Ted Kennedy, and a classical music lover and musician herself, at Boston Symphony Hall reception on September 26, 1969, for William Steinberg (L), new conductor of the Boston Symphony. At right is Boston Pops Maestro Arthur Fiedler. Mrs. Kennedy made her first public appearance after her miscarriage on August 28, displays a new hairstyle and miniskirt. (UPI Photo/Ralph Alswang/Files)
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Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979) was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the country. Some people criticized him for over-popularizing music, particularly when adapting popular songs or edited portions of the classical repertoire, but Fiedler kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract more customers.

Fiedler was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Emanuel and Johanna Fiedler. His father was a Polish-born violinist who played in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and his mother was a pianist and musician. He grew up in Boston, and attended Boston Latin School until his father retired (in the early 1900s), and they moved to Vienna, Austria, in 1910. The family soon moved again, to Berlin, where from 1911 to 1915 young Fiedler studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music (Hochschule für Musik Berlin) under Willy Hess. Fiedler returned to Boston at the beginning of World War I. In 1915 he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Karl Muck as a violinist. He also worked as a pianist, organist, and percussionist.

In 1924, Fiedler formed the Boston Sinfonietta, a chamber music orchestra composed of Boston Symphony members, and started a series of free outdoor concerts.

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