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Wed., Feb. 27, 2013, 9:45 a.m.

Pianist Van Cliburn, 78, RIP

This Sept. 21, 2004, file photo shows pianist Van Cliburn performing during at a concert dedicated to the memory of the victims of the recent Beslan school massacre in Moscow. Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star status died early today at his Fort Worth home following a battle with bone cancer. He was 78. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, file)

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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