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  • Five Questions for Joseph Haskins Jr., head of Harbor Bank

    Five Questions for Joseph Haskins Jr., head of Harbor Bank
    In a time of widespread consolidation and a shrinking number of minority-owned banks, the institution Joseph Haskins Jr. helped found 33 years ago is becoming rarer. Amid more stringent federal oversight, many community banks are finding it more...
  • Marvin David Levy, obsessive opera composer, dies at 82

    Marvin David Levy, obsessive opera composer, dies at 82
    The life of Fort Lauderdale composer Marvin David Levy reads like Greek tragedy, a tale of drama, deceit, obsession and even a prison sentence for conspiracy. Levy, 82, died Feb. 9 at a nursing home in Wilton Manors of complications from a fall suffered...
  • 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

    'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68
    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68....
  • Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87

    Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate who wrote elegies to American blue-collar workers sweating through despair-laced jobs, has died in Fresno. He was 87. Levine, who was a professor emeritus at Cal State Fresno,...
  • Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner
    Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.  Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...
  • Fame finally comes to little-known Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo

    Fame finally comes to little-known Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo
    When American millionaires bought paintings by Piero di Cosimo in the late 19th century, almost all the works were attributed to other Italian Renaissance artists. Piero, a painter of Florence during its golden age, was simply regarded as too obscure to...
  • Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop

    Five Questions for Ed Berlin, co-owner of the Ivy Bookshop
    Ed and Ann Berlin's professional lives took a fresh turn when they bought the 10-year-old Ivy Bookshop in January 2012. She had years of experience as a book publishing executive, he had devoted much of his professional life to the technical side of...
  • NYU launches degree program at state prison in Hudson Valley

    New York University has enrolled 36 inmates in English classes at Wallkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley. Their first courses are "Literary Analysis and the Politics of Interpretation" and "Critical Perspectives on Justice through Creative...
  • Like Many Others, Jeb Bush Put Checkered Youth Behind

    Like Many Others, Jeb Bush Put Checkered Youth Behind
    A scion of a famously rich and well-connected family goes to a fancy prep school. Partying with his friends and neglecting his studies, he almost gets kicked out. But he eventually grows up and goes on to a successful career in politics. John Fitzgerald...
  • Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

     Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks
    As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass. There was one creature, however, that...
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1940, the first televised college basketball games were broadcast by New York City station W2XBS as Pittsburgh defeated...