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Ahmet Ertegun: A Day of Tribute in New York

Robert Greenfield, 'The Last Sultan' (Simon & Schuster), 2011

APRIL 17, 2007. In the tiny village New York can sometimes become when it honors one of its own who has fulfilled the dream of hope on which the city was built, the all-star tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, scheduled to begin at six p.m. in the Rose Theater at the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle, was the talk of the town. Those who had labored long and hard to bring about what promised to be the event of the season as well as one of those once-in-a-lifetime evenings that could never happen anywhere else, literally could not think about anything else.

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