Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.
New York Times staff writer James Barron tracks a Steinway concert grand piano from inception to stage, and tells the story of the family whose piano-making company peaked in 1905, enjoyed its golden years in the 1920s, and was sold in 1972.
- James Barron Staff reporter for "The New York Times."
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