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Don't Say Can't
There is a story told by jazz aficionados that when somebody asked Dave Brubeck why the legendary and innovative saxophonist Paul Desmond started to play the way he did Brubeck replied, "Because nobody told him he couldn't."
A Life Worth Living: Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks passed from this earth into the next life.
A Life Well Lived
There are few individuals who stand out over the passage of time.
I was in Ventura, Calif., teaching the Platypus Workshop, when I heard that Gordon Parks had died.
Gordon Parks: A Picture Editor's Personal Remembrance
He sits at his piano, fingers moving effortlessly over its keys, and as smoke curls from his pipe, there is a sense of tranquility, as if nothing else exists in the softness of the night.