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2008-09-05 06:00:12

By Sue Gilmore The last time I saw violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg -- and the only time I've ever met her face to face -- she was flush with success and happily hobnobbing late at night in a Sacramento restaurant with string players from the orchestra that had just supported her turn with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. I remember marveling at what a collegial and downright democratic personality this world-renowned musician seemed to be. So it's nice, a couple of decades later,...

2008-09-01 15:00:14

LEWISTON - A trio led by pianist-composer Danilo Perez, whom The New York Times called "one of the best things that happened to jazz around the turn of the millennium," will open the 2008-09 Bates College Concert Series Thursday, Sept. 11. Featuring a lively blend of jazz, Latin and classical music, the college's flagship series of musical events will also present Pablo Aslan's Avantango, a noted tango revival troupe; the Assad Brothers, renowned guitarists; and Germany's Auryn Quartet, in...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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