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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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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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