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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. There is no better time to remember the sustaining power of the arts than in June, which was designated...

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...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.