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December 4, 2009 |
Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including "It's Now or Never," has died. He was 83. Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years, died of heart failure Wednesday night at the Lillian Booth Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J., said his wife, Abby. In a songwriting career that began in the late 1940s, Schroeder wrote more than 2,000 songs and was the composer, lyricist and/or producer on more than 1,500 recordings.
February 28, 2009 |
The longtime head of the book publishers' trade association is stepping down. Former Democratic Rep. Pat Schroeder of Colorado, who has served 12 years as president and chief executive of the Assn. of American Publishers, said Friday that it was time for her "to move on." She will be succeeded in April by former Rep. Tom Allen, a Democrat from Maine who served six terms before losing last year in an effort to unseat incumbent Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican. Picked in 1997 to help boost the group's profile, Schroeder, 68, has been an energetic advocate for copyright protection, clashing with Google and even with libraries over the distribution of digital texts.
February 22, 2009 |
Visiting former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Saturday criticized Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust, saying the slaughter of 6 million Jews by Nazis was a fact. Since coming to power in 2005, Ahmadinejad has provoked international condemnation for saying the Holocaust was a "myth" and calling Israel a "tumor" in the Middle East.
November 9, 2008 |
Pianist Phyllis Chen worried when she asked Andre Watts, her mentor at Indiana University in Bloomington, if she could use toy pianos for one of her doctoral recitals. After all, without his permission, the department wouldn't even consider it. Watts, more used to the standard classical repertoire, found the request surprising. But he listened closely to her proposal.
October 10, 2008 |
It is difficult to imagine better timing for the publication of a Warren Buffett biography, and not just any biography but a nearly 900-page authorized tome. For more than five years, Alice Schroeder, a former securities analyst, spent countless hours with the Sage of Omaha, his family, friends and business associates, all of whom spoke freely, with Buffett's permission.
October 14, 2007 |
Barbet Schroeder loves monsters. Especially when examined from the vantage point of their lair. Not the monsters of horror films such as "Frankenstein" and "Dracula." Schroeder's monsters are very real: Socialite Claus von Bulow in "Reversal of Fortune," or the drug-dealing teenage hit men of "Our Lady of the Assassins," or most memorably the late and unlamented Ugandan dictator and mass-murderer Idi Amin.