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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 7, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2006 with 299 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 7, the 66th day of 2005 with 299 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, March 7, the 67th day of 2004 with 299 to follow.
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Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2003 with 299 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, March 7, the 66th day of 2002 with 299 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer of Impressionist music known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects. Much of his piano music, chamber music, vocal music and orchestral music has entered the standard concert repertoire.

Ravel's piano compositions, such as Jeux d'eau, Miroirs and Gaspard de la Nuit, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer, and his orchestral music, including Daphnis et Chloé and his arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, uses tonal color and variety of sound and instrumentation very effectively.

Ravel is perhaps best known for his orchestral work, Boléro, which he considered trivial and once described as "a piece for orchestra without music."

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