By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune (MCT)
Call it the Dave Brubeck Comeback Tour. Three months ago, the 88-yearold pianist was in the hospital battling a virus and pulmonary infection that threatened his heart. Three weeks ago, he had no feeling in part of his left hand, the side effect of medicine he had been taking.
Now _ defying the expectations of family and physicians — the legendary jazz musician has returned to the road, where he has thrived for more than half a century.
"It was damn serious, what was happening to my health," says Brubeck.
"Now we're driving 350 miles every day in an RV I've rented.
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Antoni Plŕcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet
(25 June 1852–10 June 1926) – in English sometimes referred to by the Spanish translation of his name, Antonio Gaudí – was a Spanish Catalan architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs.
Antoni Gaudí was born in the province of Tarragona in southern Catalonia on 25 June 1852. While there is some dispute as to his birthplace – official documents state that he was born in the town of Reus, whereas others claim he was born in Riudoms, a small village 3 miles (5 km) from Reus, – it is certain that he was baptized in Reus a day after his birth. The artist's parents, Francesc Gaudí Serra and Antňnia Cornet Bertran, both came from families of coppersmiths. It was this exposure to nature at an early age that influenced him to incorporate natural shapes into his later work.
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