Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include legendary jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker, who was born in 1920; the late Dinah Washington in 1924; Dick Halligan of Blood Sweat and Tears in 1943 (age 59); Procol Harum's Chris Copping in 1945 (age 57); Pablo Cruise'
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
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Commentary: The dignity of difference

In a groundbreaking lecture, Dr. Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, proposed a new paradigm to forestall the clash of civilizations predicted by Harvard's political scientist Samuel Huntington.

Henry Allison and his Kantian foundation

The history of philosophy has allegedly not fared well in American philosophy departments in this past century, but this commonplace belief is belied by the imm

Time for Muslims to join modern world

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The time is pressing for Muslims to join the modern world in a fruitful fashion, the president of an influential Washington think tank declared Monday.
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Joe Bob's America: The zombie lawsuit

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- Lemme get this straight. Corporations formed from other corporations that died centuries ago are supposed to pay money to people with ancestors who also died ce

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