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    updike by a richard allen

    John Updike, whose novels explored the virtues and vices of America's small towns and suburbs, earning him two Pulitzer Prizes, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at a hospice near his home in Beverly Farms, Mass. He was 76 and had lung cancer. Some readers here may not have known about his wonderful writings on art. Collections of these essays can be found in "Just looking; essays on art" and "Still looking; essays on American art". Both are available at Cleveland Public Library. Read a complete obituary here.

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    Many people have heard of John James Audubon and his Birds of America, large (elephant folio size), beautifully detailed, brilliantly colored prints of native birds. Not so many people have heard of Mark Catesby, a British citizen who created and published a similar work over 100 years earlier, before the United States was an independent country.

    The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. Histoire Naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride, & les Iles Bahama, first published in 1731,...

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    Gresser in Chess ReviewGisela Kahn Gresser was born on the 8th of February 1906 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Awarded the WIM title in 1950 she was Women's World Championship Challenger in 1949-50 and also won the US Women's Championship nine times.  Gisela Kahn Gresser (February 8, 1906 - December 4, 2000) was one of the first two female chess players in the United States to gain the title of master in 1950 when FIDE created official titles. She was also the first woman to be inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. She won the U.S. Women's Chess Championship in 1944, 1948 (with Mona May Karff), 1954, 1955 (with Nancy...

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    Jerome SaundersThe Fine Arts Department is pleased to present the Jerome Saunders Trio on January 17th, 2009 at 12 Noon. The concert will take place on the 3rd floor lobby of Main Library (Fine Arts and Special Collections) and will last approximately an hour. This recital is free and open to all ages!

    The trio consists of Jerome Saunders on the piano, Jesse Dandy on bass, and Larry Hancock on drums. All of these local musicians have worked at various times with many world-renowned jazz greats from Joe Henderson to Najee. They will perform a spontaneously called set with selections from the American song book and jazz standards.  

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    By Michael Dalby on

    updike by a richard allen

    John Updike, whose novels explored the virtues and vices of America's small towns and suburbs, earning him two Pulitzer Prizes, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at a hospice near his home in Beverly Farms, Mass. He was 76 and had lung cancer. Some readers here may not have known about his wonderful writings on art. Collections of these essays can be found in "Just looking; essays on art" and "Still looking; essays on American art". Both are available at Cleveland Public Library. Read a complete obituary here.

    Read More »

    By Michael Dalby on

    Many people have heard of John James Audubon and his Birds of America, large (elephant folio size), beautifully detailed, brilliantly colored prints of native birds. Not so many people have heard of Mark Catesby, a British citizen who created and published a similar work over 100 years earlier, before the United States was an independent country.

    The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. Histoire Naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride, & les Iles Bahama, first published in 1731,...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Gresser in Chess ReviewGisela Kahn Gresser was born on the 8th of February 1906 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Awarded the WIM title in 1950 she was Women's World Championship Challenger in 1949-50 and also won the US Women's Championship nine times.  Gisela Kahn Gresser (February 8, 1906 - December 4, 2000) was one of the first two female chess players in the United States to gain the title of master in 1950 when FIDE created official titles. She was also the first woman to be inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. She won the U.S. Women's Chess Championship in 1944, 1948 (with Mona May Karff), 1954, 1955 (with Nancy...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Jerome SaundersThe Fine Arts Department is pleased to present the Jerome Saunders Trio on January 17th, 2009 at 12 Noon. The concert will take place on the 3rd floor lobby of Main Library (Fine Arts and Special Collections) and will last approximately an hour. This recital is free and open to all ages!

    The trio consists of Jerome Saunders on the piano, Jesse Dandy on bass, and Larry Hancock on drums. All of these local musicians have worked at various times with many world-renowned jazz greats from Joe Henderson to Najee. They will perform a spontaneously called set with selections from the American song book and jazz standards.  

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