Lady Bird Johnson confers with famous pianist Van Cliburn at Inaugural Concert at Constitution Hall
Washington DC: Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson chats with a fellow Texan, pianist Van Cliburn (R), at the Inaugural Concert here 1/19/1965. Vice president-elect Hubert Humphrey looks on during festivities at Constitution Hall. (UPI photo)
Van Cliburn's publicist says the famed classical pianist died of bone cancer Wednesday at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 78.
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U.S. President Obama awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 recipients Wednesday, the White House said.
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Pianist Leonard Pennario, known best for the soulful performances he began giving at the age of 12, has died in San Diego at the age of 83.
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An Alabama ophthalmologist was sharper than 74 other pianists in taking the Cliburn Foundation's International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
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Participants at Washington's "Black Tie & Boots Ball" got a heavy dose of Texas crooning, couture and cuisine, not to mention President Bush and his family.