Cliburn in Russia
Van Cliburn is such An Institution here in the Fort that he tends to get taken for granted. But this past weekend The New York Times showed Cliburn some love with an intriguing story about his recent return visit to Russia to serve as honorary juror at an international piano competition. The story recalls Cliburn’s controversial role as a cultural ambassador at the height of the Cold War in 1958. It’s a nice reminder of his accomplishments.