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Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

Chinese measure aims at easing pressure on students

BEIJING, March 28 (UPI Next) --Many in China think academic pressure on children is out of hand but it is not clear a measure to deemphasize cramming will work.
Yichen Wang

Suspect pleads not guilty to armed robbery of $5M Stradivarius violin

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- One of two men charged with stealing a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin has pleaded not guilty to robbery in a Milwaukee courtroom, officials say.
'Japanese Beethoven' lied about composing, deafness

'Japanese Beethoven' lied about composing, deafness

TOKYO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Mamoru Samuragochi, known as the "Japanese Beethoven," was revealed as neither deaf nor the composer of his own music.
Gabrielle Levy

Stolen Stradivarius violin recovered in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery has been recovered, police said Thursday.

Arrests made in Milwaukee Stradivarius violin theft

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Milwaukee officials, without specifics, confirmed Wednesday they had begun a prosecution in the theft of a Stradivarius violin last week.

Stolen violin's owner glad Milwaukee concertmaster is safe

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The anonymous owner of a 300-year-old violin stolen last week in Milwaukee said she's happy its musician-caretaker was not seriously injured in the theft.

Art theft expert: 'Priceless' stolen Stradivarius may be hard to fence

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- An art theft expert said the Stradivarius violin stolen from a Milwaukee concertmaster is worth millions but likely hasn't traveled very far.
Stradivarius violin stolen in Milwaukee armed robbery

Stradivarius violin stolen in Milwaukee armed robbery

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was robbed of the valuable Stradivarius violin on loan to him after a performance on Tuesday.
Kate Stanton

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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R. Kelly pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on 'Arsenio'

R. Kelly pays tribute to Nelson Mandela on 'Arsenio'

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- R. Kelly sang "Soldier's Heart" on Thursday night's episode of "Arsenio."
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
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Titanic musician's violin sells for $1.4M at auction

LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The violin played by the Titanic's band leader to calm passengers as the ocean liner sank was sold at auction for $1,454,400, a British auction house said.
Healthcare unplugged: O+ Festival trades care for art

Healthcare unplugged: O+ Festival trades care for art

KINGSTON, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Ninety healthcare practitioners provided medical, dental, chiropractic and other health therapies to nearly 200 people in New York's Hudson Valley for a song.
GERRY HARRINGTON
Poulter talks about kissing Aniston and Roberts in 'Millers'

Poulter talks about kissing Aniston and Roberts in 'Millers'

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- British actor Will Poulter admits kissing his co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts
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This article is part of the Fiddle and Violin series.

The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings usually tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola and cello.

The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word "violin" comes from the Middle Latin word vitula, meaning "stringed instrument"; this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic "fiddle". The violin, while it has ancient origins, acquired most of its modern characteristics in 16th-century Italy, with some further modifications occurring in the 18th century. Violinists and collectors particularly prize the instruments made by the Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati families from the 16th to the 18th century in Cremona.

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