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May 24

  Births 1941-Bob Dylan-singer/songwriter 1947-Mike Reid- Songwriter and ex pro-football player 1955-Rosanne Cash- Singer/Songwriter, daughter of Johnny Cash   Deaths 1543- Nicolas Copernicus- Astronomer 1963-Elmore James- Blues musician
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May 23

TIH will be brief the next couple of days- back to normal capacity after Memorial Day.   1910-Artie Shaw- US Bandleader 1910-Scatman Crothers-Entertainer 1925- Mac Wiseman- Folk/Bluegrass singer
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May 21

Events- 1892-Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” premieres in Milan Nothing else I wanted to mention happened on this day… Births- 427-Plato 1471-Albrecht Durer-German artist 1904- Fats Waller- jazz musician   Deaths
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May 20

Events 325- Nicene Council opens 1609- Shakespeare’s sonnets first published 1927- Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris   Births 1851 – Emile Berliner,
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May 19

Events 1848- Mexico surrenders Texas to the US. Things got a LOT bigger. 1886- Camille Saint-Saens premieres 3rd Symphony 1926- Edison spoke on the radio for the first
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May 18

Events 1804-Napoleon declared Emperor of France 1897- Bram Stoker’s Dracula published 1970- Beatles’ Let It Be released. Births 1868- Nicholas II, last Czar of Russia 1897- Frank Capra,
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Why?

What’s the big deal with the arts? Why spend so much time thinking about them, writing about them, participating in them, etc.? One reason, and it’s one of
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