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Universal Language: A Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl
November 16

On November 16, Daniel Pearl's life was celebrated with an evening of Bluegrass, Classical, Irish, Old Time, and Folk music. Performers included renowned fiddler/violinist Mark O'Connor, champion Irish fiddler Liz Carroll, the Wall Street Journal's Bryan Gruley, and many more.

Syndicated public-radio show "On Point" broadcast a recording of the concert - along with interviews of musicians and Daniel Pearl's family, friends, and colleagues - on November 22. You can listen to the show from the "On Point" archives.

You can read about the concert in these Boston Globe stories:

"Slain Reporter Inspired Tribute"

"A Life of Words Will Be Remembered Through Music"

Lovejoy Award Presentation
November 13

Tamara Pearl, sister of Daniel Pearl, accepted the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award at Colby College on behalf of her brother. The award, established in 1952, honors a member of the newspaper profession who continues the Elijah Lovejoy heritage of fearlessness and freedom. Lovejoy was murdered in 1837 for writing anti-slavery editorials.

More news and information:

Colby's Lovejoy Award To Honor Daniel Pearl

"Lovejoy Award Goes to Slain Journalist"

Temple B'nai Shalom Dedication
October 20

Temple B'nai Shalom in East Brunswick, N.J., held a ceremony to rename its educational center for Daniel Pearl. Dedication of the newly named Daniel Pearl Education Center was attended by New Jersey Governer James McGreevey; Sen. Jon S. Corzine; Sen.-elect Frank R. Lautenberg; Paul Steiger, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal; and Judea Pearl, Daniel's father.

More news:

"Education Center's Program Dedicated to Pearl"

"Daniel Pearl Education Center Is Helping Us See Again"

Daniel Pearl Music Day - an unqualified success!
October 10

On Oct. 10 and throughout the week of Oct. 7, musicians worldwide made dedications and held special concerts that remembered Danny, celebrated humanity and took a stand against intolerance.

The diversity of Music Day participants was a testament Danny's own varied musical interests: Concert goers enjoyed symphony orchestras, string quartets, and classical pianists; bluegrass fiddle players; folk musicians; rock bands; jazz violinists and ensembles; and many others.

See the roundup of events below:

Statement from the Pearl Family
Music Day brochure (PDF)
List of events
Media coverage
Photos (coming soon)
Video/webcast archives (coming soon)

Feedback on Music Day? Interested in planning an event for next year? Send us an email at [email protected].

Los Angeles Master Chorale "Harmonies of Grace" Concert
September 29

The L.A. Master Chorale opened its season with a concert featuring the world premiere of L.A.-based composer Sharon Farber's "Mother's Lament," inspired by the story of Daniel Pearl.

The concert was reviewed in the L.A. Times and was written up by the Associated Press.

Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series
September 26

Thomas Friedman, columnist for The New York Times, gave the inaugural lecture: "American Foreign Policy and the Middle East." The event was co-sponsored by UCLA Hillel.

Judea Pearl gave opening remarks and introduced Mr. Friedman.

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