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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…
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Dixie Doc makes his Beijing debut

My friend Matt Roberts and his Ah-Q Jazz Orchestra play every Saturday night at the Beijing CD Jazz Cafe. Last Saturday, their special guest was "Pittsburgh Dixieland trumpet player Dixie Doc." About six friends joined us at the front table…
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becky met with the president of Taiwan yesterday

Becky just came back from three days in Taipei, where she met with the president of Taiwan in the Presidential mansion. Here is the story she and Jason Dean did. They gave her a classic photo of she and pres. Chen shaking hands. I will try…
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Column feedback

Dixie is scheduled to be going under the knife as I write this for a 7-hour (!!) surgery. After staying pretty calm by and by after getting over the initial few days of shock, I am starting to be a nervous wreck, not quite sure what to do with…
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Jacob grows wings

These darn kids can keep on surprising you. There is a big meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Beijing right now. 50 or so big time American editors here for a gathering of the tribe. Jim Pensiero, an Assistant ME of the…
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STORY BY BECKY

THE WEEK AHEAD CHINA Amid Growth, Waiting for Reform By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN March 11, 2006; Page A2 On Tuesday, China's Premier Wen Jiabao will hold a rare news conference to mark the closing of the annual session of the National…

First hand Dixie skiing report

Brother-in-law Jon Kessler writes:I know I don't contribute much to this forum(something about sharing your private thoughts withany stranger who happens on the site is a littleunsettling) but a recent occurance has prompted thisshout out. …
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Eli's leg, sponges in the ear, hitting the slopes and more...

I took Eli to the doctor this afternoon and the ankle is healing well, meaning it is not infected. But goddamn it looks nasty. It was the first time I had gotten a really good look at it since the accident, which was a week ago. Every time we…
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Eli update and ice skating on the Lantern Festival

Firs things first: thanks to everyone for inquiring about Eli. He is doing better but is still limping around. He didn’t walk at all until he went to school on Monday. When I picked him up he was limping around proudly. But maybe…
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Dodgeball tournament

Well, the dodgeball tournament was a huge, smashing success. Dulwich destroyed all comers, winning four games with apparent ease. I’m sorry I missed it. It sounds like I could have had a column about of this thing no problem. Apparently,…
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An eli scare/ trip to the hospital

Eli had an accident tonight. Before I proceed with some fairly gruesome details, let me say that he is okay and sleeping comfortably as I write this. While riding on the back of my bike, his right foot got entangled in the spokes of the…