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2008-06-20 06:00:24

By Generic If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one of them and buy white hyacinths for my soul, wrote author Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), perhaps reflecting the sentiment of 13th century Persian poet Muslihuddin Sadi, who urged his readers to "sell one, and with the dole buy hyacinths to feed the soul." The point -- the arts are as important to survival as basic daily bread.

2005-10-21 20:32:40

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Three years after its formation was announced, Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of film soundtrack "In the Mix." BMG North America chairman/CEO Clive Davis says the delay in launching US, which was first announced in 2002, attests to Usher's high standards: "His priorities were finding the right artists," says Davis, "and then waiting until he strongly believed they were ready." Working alongside Chazz...


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.