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Pearl's of wisdom -

Articles by Daniel Pearl

 

Portrait of Daniel Pearl commissioned for the Friends Of Danny festival by Kim Do 

 


  

AUGUST 1986  NORTH ADAMS TRANSCRIPT -

Imagine, please, being stuck in a huge flaw in the system.
I mean a crack 30 feet deep, so narrow that nobody will admit it's there.
Now imagine being freed from the crack, and by a fluke coming face to face with the man who
helped put you there. 

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Going to the top won't get you to bottom of bureaucracy

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JUNE 2000 - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

In a basement studio here, Iranian pop singer Alireza Assar and his crew are mixing their latest rock ballad. Mr. Assar's strong solo voice rings out in Farsi, singing, "We should find love in the rain." As the music swells, an electric guitar begins to wail, and women's voices take up the song.

If Iran's political hard-liners ever heard this, there'd be hell to pay, right?

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Rock Rolls Once More in Iran As Hard-Liners Back Pop Revival

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MAY 1986 - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

American blues can make you sad. Russian work songs can make you suffer. The fervent belief of many in the Persian Gulf is that pearl-diving songs can make you go blind.

The songs are undergoing a revival, a half-century after crowded pearl boats plied the shallow Gulf waters for the last time. As a new generation in the Gulf rediscovers the wailing old spirituals, they are also rediscovering the special pain of singing them.

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These Songs Bring Tears To Your Eyes, Or Something Worse

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OCTOBER 1994 - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

David Margetts still doesn't know if he left the borrowed Stradivarius on the roof of his car and drove off, or if it was stolen from the unlocked vehicle while he bought groceries.

That was in August 1967. Mr. Margetts, then a second violinist with a string quartet at the University of California at Los Angeles, sent notices to pawn shops and violin stores and took out classified ads. He spent the next 27 years worrying that the "Duke of Alcantara" Stradivarius, made in 1732, was gone forever.

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Stradivarius Violin, Lost Years Ago, Resurfaces but New Owner Plays Coy

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