Van Cliburn

Music |
February 28, 2013

In Search of Van Cliburn

He was a world-renowned piano prodigy whose romanticism and technical virtuosity inspired thousands and famously helped thaw the Cold War. But as a visit to his hometown of Kilgore made clear to me, Van Cliburn was also a Texan, a Southerner, a Baptist, a patriot, and a man who loved

The Culture |
January 20, 2013

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From Donald Chambers founding the Bandidos in Houston to Gordon Granger reading General Orders No. 3 in Galveston

Politics & Policy |
March 3, 2009

Van Cliburn, Hobby give virtuoso performances

The lucky folks who attended the Texas History Museum Foundation’s annual Texas Independence Day dinner last night witnessed virtuoso performances by Fort Worth piano legend Van Cliburn and former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby, both  honored as “History-Making Texans” at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Cliburn managed to weave