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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 21, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 21, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, July 21, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2006 with 163 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2005 with 163 to follow.
By United Press International

Stern offspring get cash, not heirlooms

NEW MILFORD, Conn., May 5 (UPI) -- The children of legendary violinist Isaac Stern are in line for a big payoff but not the one they wanted: expensive heirlooms sold off after his death.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2004 with 163 to follow.
By United Press International

Marsalis and Crumb lead musical honors

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Jazz and classical trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was named Musician of the Year this week by the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts.

Noted pianist Eugene Istomin dies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Eugene Istomin, a pianist regarded as one of the 20th century's top interpreters of classical and Romantic music, has died. He was 77.

At Carnegie Hall, music goes underground

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Andrew Carnegie's original concept for a music hall with three auditoriums under one roof has been restored with the opening last weekend of Zankel Hall, a $72

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2003 with 163 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Gerry Wiggins was born this day in 1922 in New York. After working in the bands of Les Hite, Benny Carter and Louis Armstrong, he shifted more and more into accompanying singers including Lena Horne, Kay Starr, Eartha Kitt and Helen Humes.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

James P. Johnson, the father of stride piano, was born this date in 1894 in New Brunswick, N.J. Through the 1920s, Johnson recorded with a stream of stars ranging from Jabbo Smith to Bessie Smith.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2002 with 163 to follow.
By United Press International

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Isaac Stern
President and Mrs. Reagan, December 2, 1984 in an East Room ceremony at the White House, congratulate the recipients of the prestigious Kennedy Center honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Shown (L-R) are composer Gian Carlo Menotti, writer Arthur Miller, singer Lena Horne, actor Danny Kaye and violinist Isaac Stern. (UPI PHOTO/Tim Clary/FILES)
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Isaac Stern (Ukrainian: Исаак Стерн, Russian: Айзек Стерн; 21 July 1920, Kremenets – 22 September 2001) was a Ukrainian-born violinist. He was renowned for his recordings and for discovering new musical talent.

Isaac Stern was born into a Jewish family in Kremenets, Ukraine. He was fourteen months old when his family moved to San Francisco. He received his first music lessons from his mother before enrolling at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1928 where he studied until 1931 before going on to study privately with Louis Persinger. He returned to the San Francisco Conservatory to study with Naoum Blinder for five years. He said he owed the most to Blinder. At his public début on February 18, 1936, aged 15, he played Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Pierre Monteux. Reflecting on his background Stern once memorably quipped that cultural exchanges between the US and Soviet Russia were simple affairs: "They send us their Jews from Odessa, and we send them our Jews from Odessa."

Within musical circles, Stern became renowned both for his recordings and for championing certain younger players. Among his discoveries were cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Jian Wang, and violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. He also played a major role in saving New York City's Carnegie Hall from demolition in 1960, which later had its main auditorium named in his honor.

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