Saturday, December 31, 1983

Orwell, on the eve of 1984

I wrote this profile in appreciation of George Orwell just as the year 1984 was upon us.
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Tuesday, December 27, 1983

An artist who feels

A profile of an artist whose works belie any disability.

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Saturday, September 3, 1983

The Count returns

Count Basie, the jazz legend, returned to his adopted hometown of Kansas City for a triumphal concert that was the epitome of grace. He was in poor health and showing his age. I interviewed him in his hotel room, which was equipped like a hospital room. I have a memory of a bed pan, but maybe my imagination has embellished the scene. No matter. He gave the audience every bit of energy he had. It was an inspiring thing to see. And as it turned out, he didn't have long to live.

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Wednesday, February 23, 1983