Concerts To Honor ‘WSJ’ Reporter

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(AP) Slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl will be honored with a worldwide series of concerts organized around his birthday on Oct. 10.

“He always carried an instrument with him wherever he went,” said Judea Pearl, Daniel’s father. Pearl, 38, who was kidnapped and slain by terrorists in Pakistan in January, was a violinist, fiddler, and mandolin player.

A free folk music festival featuring Scottish, Irish, bluegrass, and harp music will take place Oct. 6 in Encino, Calif., where Pearl grew up, the Daniel Pearl Foundation announced Tuesday.

Every artist performing will dedicate a song to Pearl, said Elaine Weissman, executive director of the California Traditional Music Society, sponsor of the festival.

Orchestras and other ensembles in several cities will remember Pearl on or around Oct. 10, including groups in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, London, Boston, and Goa, India, his father said.


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