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  • Previn, Charles (American composer)

    The Wolf Man: Production notes and credits:

  • Previn, Dory (American singer-songwriter and lyricist)

    Dory Previn, (Dorothy Veronica Langan), American singer-songwriter and lyricist (born Oct. 22, 1925, New Jersey—died Feb. 14, 2012, Southfield, Mass.), composed and performed intensely personal songs that drew on the pain of her troubled childhood, her marriage (1959–70) to composer-conductor André

  • Previn, Soon-Yi (wife of Woody Allen)

    Woody Allen: The 1990s: …the wake of these events, Soon-Yi Previn became Allen’s third wife. (His first marriage had come at age 18, and his second marriage was to actress Louise Lasser. Both of those marriages had ended in divorce.)

  • previous restraint (censorship)

    censorship: The 17th and 18th centuries: The effort to eliminate “previous restraints” (also known as prior restraints) in Great Britain and in America had its roots in English constitutional experience. Previous restraint (or licensing) came to be regarded as an inheritance of Roman Catholic practices. And so, when the Anglican successor to the Roman Catholic…

  • Previte, Franke (American singer and songwriter)
  • Prévost d’Exiles, Antoine-François, Abbé (French author)

    Antoine-François, Abbé Prévost d’Exiles, prolific French novelist whose fame rests entirely on one work—Manon Lescaut (1731; in full Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut; “Story of the Chevalier of Grieux and of Manon Lescaut”). Originally published as the final installment of a

  • Prévost, Abbé (French author)

    Antoine-François, Abbé Prévost d’Exiles, prolific French novelist whose fame rests entirely on one work—Manon Lescaut (1731; in full Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut; “Story of the Chevalier of Grieux and of Manon Lescaut”). Originally published as the final installment of a

  • Prévost, Eugène-Marcel (French novelist)

    Marcel Prévost, French novelist who made a sensation in France in the 1890s with stories purporting to show the corrupting effect of Parisian education and Parisian society on young women. Prévost resigned his post as a civil engineer after the success of his first two novels, Le Scorpion (1887)

  • Prévost, Françoise (French ballerina)

    Françoise Prévost, French ballerina, the leading dancer of her generation. Her precision, lightness, and grace helped establish the technique of classical ballet; she was also noted for her mime and dramatic ability. Prévost made her debut at the Paris Académie (now Opéra) in Atys and later

  • Prévost, Jean (French author)

    nonfictional prose: Entertainment: A Frenchman, Jean Prévost (1901–44), who was to die as a hero of the Resistance to the German occupation of France during World War II, opened his career as an essayist with precise and arresting analyses of the Plaisirs des sports (1925). But there are surprisingly few…

  • Prévost, Marcel (French novelist)

    Marcel Prévost, French novelist who made a sensation in France in the 1890s with stories purporting to show the corrupting effect of Parisian education and Parisian society on young women. Prévost resigned his post as a civil engineer after the success of his first two novels, Le Scorpion (1887)

  • Prevost, Sir George, 1st Baronet (British governor in chief of Canada)

    Sir George Prevost, 1st Baronet, soldier in the service of Great Britain, who was governor in chief (1811–15) of Upper and Lower Canada (now Ontario and Quebec). He was known for his conciliatory policies toward French Canadians. Prevost attained the rank of major in the British army by 1790. From

  • prévôt (French law)

    Provost, in French law, an inferior royal judge under the ancien régime, who, during the later Middle Ages, often served as an administrator of the domain. The position appears to date from the 11th century, when the Capetian dynasty of kings sought a means to render justice within their realm a

  • Prevotella histicola (bacterium)

    caries: …of a bacterial species named Prevotella histicola, which is present in both healthy and cancerous oral tissues and which generates acidic metabolites, such as acetic acid and lactic acid, that can damage tooth enamel, underlined the need to better understand oral microorganisms and their role in tooth decay.

  • prey (animal behaviour)

    Predation, in animal behaviour, the pursuit, capture, and killing of animals for food. Predatory animals may be solitary hunters, like the leopard, or they may be group hunters, like wolves. The senses of predators are adapted in a variety of ways to facilitate hunting behaviour. Visual acuity is

  • Prêy Veng (Cambodia)

    Prêy Veng, town, southern Cambodia. Prêy Veng is linked to Phnom Penh, the national capital, by a national highway. The former (prior to 1975) rubber plantations of Phumi Péam Cheăng near the town have the ruins of a Khmer temple. At nearby ’Neăk Loeăng is a ferry across the Mekong River. The

  • prey, bird of (bird)

    Bird of prey, any bird that pursues other animals for food. Birds of prey are classified in two orders: Falconiformes and Strigiformes. Diurnal birds of prey—hawks, eagles, vultures, and falcons (Falconiformes)—are also called raptors, derived from the Latin raptare, “to seize and carry off.” (In

  • Prey, Hermann (German singer)

    Hermann Prey, German opera and concert singer (born July 11, 1929, Berlin, Ger.—died July 23, 1998, Berg, near Munich, Ger.), was a celebrated baritone who was one of the foremost contemporary interpreters of the songs of Franz Schubert; he was also noted for his charismatic stage presence and m

  • Preyer, William (German psychologist)

    child psychology: …study published by German psychophysiologist William Preyer put forth the methods for a series of others. In 1891 American educational psychologist G. Stanley Hall established the Pedagogical Seminary, a periodical devoted to child psychology and pedagogy. During the early 20th century, the development of intelligence tests and the establishment of…

  • Preyevalsky’s horse (wild horse subspecies)

    Przewalski’s horse, (subspecies Equus caballus przewalskii or E. ferus przewalskii), last wild horse subspecies surviving in the 21st century. It was discovered in western Mongolia in the late 1870s by the Russian explorer N.M. Przhevalsky. Przewalski’s horse is yellowish or light red (sometimes

  • Prez (American musician)

    Lester Young, American tenor saxophonist who emerged in the mid-1930s Kansas City, Mo., jazz world with the Count Basie band and introduced an approach to improvisation that provided much of the basis for modern jazz solo conception. Young’s tone was a striking departure from the accepted

  • Prez, Josquin des (French-Flemish composer)

    Josquin des Prez, one of the greatest composers of Renaissance Europe. Josquin’s early life has been the subject of much scholarly debate, and the first solid evidence of his work comes from a roll of musicians associated with the cathedral in Cambrai in the early 1470s. During the late 1470s and

  • prezygapophyses (anatomy)

    snake: Vertebrae: …then at two projections (prezygapophyses and postzygapophyses) from the centra, with articulating surfaces that lie above and below; and finally the zygosphenes and zygantra, found almost exclusively in snakes, the zygosphene being a projecting shelf on the upper part of the vertebra and the zygantrum being a pocket into…

  • prezygotic reproductive isolating mechanism (biology)

    evolution: Reproductive isolation: …categories of reproductive isolating mechanisms: prezygotic, or those that take effect before fertilization, and postzygotic, those that take effect afterward. Prezygotic RIMs prevent the formation of hybrids between members of different populations through ecological, temporal, ethological (behavioral), mechanical, and gametic isolation. Postzygotic RIMs reduce the viability or fertility of hybrids…

  • prezygotic RIM (biology)

    evolution: Reproductive isolation: …categories of reproductive isolating mechanisms: prezygotic, or those that take effect before fertilization, and postzygotic, those that take effect afterward. Prezygotic RIMs prevent the formation of hybrids between members of different populations through ecological, temporal, ethological (behavioral), mechanical, and gametic isolation. Postzygotic RIMs reduce the viability or fertility of hybrids…

  • PRG (Vietnamese history)

    Viet Cong: …Viet Cong to form the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG). The movement’s principal objectives were the overthrow of the South Vietnamese government and the reunification of Vietnam.

  • PRG (Grenadian history)

    Grenada: Independence: …a People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG), and named their leader, Maurice Bishop, as prime minister. The new government faced opposition from Western nations because of its socialist principles and the substantial aid it had begun receiving from Cuba, but it embarked on a program to rebuild the economy, which had…

  • PRI (political party, Italy)

    Italian Republican Party, anticlerical social-reform party. Although it had only a small following in the years after World War II, its position in the centre of the Italian political spectrum enabled it to take part in many coalition governments. The party dates back to the 19th century, when

  • PRI (political party, Mexico)

    Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexican political party that dominated the country’s political institutions from its founding in 1929 until the end of the 20th century. Virtually all important figures in Mexican national and local politics belonged to the party, because the nomination of

  • Priabonian Stage (stratigraphy)

    Priabonian Stage, uppermost division of Eocene rocks, representing all rocks deposited worldwide during the Priabonian Age (38 million to 33.9 million years ago) of the Paleogene Period (66 million to 23 million years ago). The Priabonian Stage is named for Priabona in the Vicenza province of

  • Priacanthidae (fish)

    Bigeye, any of about 18 species of marine fishes comprising the family Priacanthidae (order Perciformes). Some members of the family are also known as catalufas. Most bigeyes are bright red in colour, but many species can change from a pale hue to a deep, mottled shade. Most have large round eyes.

  • Priacanthus cruentatus (fish)

    bigeye: The glasseye snapper (P. cruentatus), also called the catalufa, about 30 cm long, is found in both the Atlantic and Pacific. The popeye catalufa (Pristigenys serrula) is a Pacific ocean species.

  • Priam (Greek mythology)

    Priam, in Greek mythology, the last king of Troy. He succeeded his father, Laomedon, as king and extended Trojan control over the Hellespont. He married first Arisbe (a daughter of Merops the seer) and then Hecuba, and he had other wives and concubines. He had 50 sons, according to Homer’s Iliad,

  • Priam’s Treasure (archaeological objects)

    metalwork: Pre-Mycenaean: The largest of them, called Priam’s Treasure, is a representative collection of jewels and plate. Packed in a large silver cup were gold ornaments consisting of elaborate diadems or pectorals, six bracelets, 60 earrings or hair rings, and nearly 9,000 beads. Trojan vases have bold and simple forms, mostly without…

  • Priangan (region, Indonesia)

    Indonesia: Growth and impact of the Dutch East India Company: …received the cession of the Preanger regions of western Java.

  • Priangan Plateau (plateau, Indonesia)

    West Java: …of upland that includes the Priangan plateau, which has an elevation of about 1,000 feet (300 metres) and consists of almost horizontal gently folded limestone. The plateau extends for more than 100 miles (160 km) along the southern coast and fronts a relatively narrow strip of coastal lowlands. Along the…

  • Priapatius (king of Iran)

    ancient Iran: Phraates I: …available concerning the reign of Priapatius (c. 191–176 bc), who succeeded Artabanus and whose name appears in documents found in excavations at Nisā. Under his son Phraates I (reigned c. 176–171 bc), the young Parthian kingdom seems to have recuperated sufficiently to have taken up once again its expansionist activities.…

  • Priapea (Latin poems)

    Priapea, poems in honour of the the god of fertility Priapus. Although there are ancient Greek poems addressed to him, the name Priapea is mainly applied to a collection of 85 or 86 short Latin poems composed in various metres and dealing with the fertility god who, with his sickle, protected

  • Priapeia (Latin poems)

    Priapea, poems in honour of the the god of fertility Priapus. Although there are ancient Greek poems addressed to him, the name Priapea is mainly applied to a collection of 85 or 86 short Latin poems composed in various metres and dealing with the fertility god who, with his sickle, protected

  • priapism (pathology)

    Priapism, a persistent, painful erection of the penis unaccompanied by sexual excitation or desire. When normal erection occurs, the sides and the bottom of the penis, the corpora cavernosa and the corpus spongiosum, respectively, become engorged with blood so that the penis enlarges, hardens, and

  • priapulid (invertebrate)

    Priapulid, (phylum Priapulida), any of some 15 species of predatory, marine, mud-inhabiting, unsegmented worms. Once considered a class of the former phylum Aschelminthes or placed with echiuran and sipunculan worms in the former phylum Gephyrea, priapulids have no obvious relationship to any other

  • Priapulida (invertebrate)

    Priapulid, (phylum Priapulida), any of some 15 species of predatory, marine, mud-inhabiting, unsegmented worms. Once considered a class of the former phylum Aschelminthes or placed with echiuran and sipunculan worms in the former phylum Gephyrea, priapulids have no obvious relationship to any other

  • Priapus (Greek religion)

    Priapus, in Greek religion, a god of animal and vegetable fertility whose originally Asian cult started in the Hellespontine regions, centring especially on Lampsacus. He was represented in a caricature of the human form, grotesquely misshapen, with an enormous phallus. The ass was sacrificed in

  • Pribićević, Svetozar (Yugoslavian politician)

    Svetozar Pribićević, Yugoslav politician, leader of the Serbs within Austria-Hungary before the empire’s dissolution at the end of World War I. Initially Pribićević favoured a centralized Yugoslav nation rather than a federation of the South Slav peoples; as minister of the interior, he jailed

  • Pribilof Canyon (submarine canyon, Bering Sea)

    Pribilof Canyon, a long submarine canyon rising from the Bering Abyssal Plain on the floor of the Bering Sea southeast of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. It runs across the edge of the continental slope and is 265 miles (426 km) long with walls 6,000 feet (1,800 m) high. The canyon is characterized

  • Pribilof Islands (islands, Alaska, United States)

    Pribilof Islands, archipelago, off the west coast of Alaska, U.S. The islands include St. Paul (40 square miles [104 square km]), St. George (35 square miles [91 square km]), and two islets (Otter and Walrus islands) lying in the Bering Sea, about 300 miles (500 km) west of the Alaska mainland and

  • Přibislav (Slavic prince)

    Mecklenburg: Przybysław (Přibislav), son of the vanquished Obodrite ruler Niklot, became Henry’s vassal and founded the Mecklenburg dynasty. In a series of partitions, four separate lines were established by Przybysław’s great-grandsons in the 13th century: Mecklenburg (named from the family castle, Mikilinborg, south of Wismar), Rostock,…

  • Příbram (Czech Republic)

    Příbram, mining city, north-central Czech Republic. Located 37 miles (59 km) southwest of Prague, on the Litavka River, it is situated in the hilly and forested Brdy Mountains. Silver and gold mining, begun in the 14th century, was the town’s major industry until the 1960s, when lead, zinc, and

  • Pribram, Karl (psychologist)

    George A. Miller: …1960 Miller, Eugene Galanter, and Karl Pribram proposed that stimulus-response (an isolated behavioral sequence used to assist research) be replaced by a different hypothesized behavioral sequence, which they called the TOTE (test, operate, test, exit). In the TOTE sequence a goal is first planned, and a test is performed to…

  • price (economics)

    Price, the amount of money that has to be paid to acquire a given product. Insofar as the amount people are prepared to pay for a product represents its value, price is also a measure of value. It follows from the definition just stated that prices perform an economic function of major

  • Price (Utah, United States)

    Price, city, seat (1894) of Carbon county, central Utah, U.S., on the Price River, 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Provo. Settled in 1877 by Mormons, it was named for the river discovered in 1869 by William Price, a bishop of the Mormon church. Its growth was spurred by the arrival of the Denver and

  • Price Administration, Office of (United States government)

    Harlem race riot of 1943: The aftermath: …of the riot, the federal Office of Price Administration (OPA) agreed to open an office on 135th Street in Harlem to investigate complaints about price gouging. The office was soon flooded with complaints. Mayor La Guardia was warned that when lease renewals came due, the landlords would violate voluntary price…

  • price collusion (crime)

    white-collar crime: …that constitute white-collar crimes include price collusion (conspiring with other corporations to fix the prices of goods or services as a means of obtaining artificially high profits or driving a competitor out of the market), falsifying reports of tests on pharmaceutical products to obtain manufacturing licenses, and substituting cheap, defective…

  • price controls (economics)

    Incomes policy, collective governmental effort to control the incomes of labour and capital, usually by limiting increases in wages and prices. The term often refers to policies directed at the control of inflation, but it may also indicate efforts to alter the distribution of income among workers,

  • price discrimination (economics)

    Price discrimination, practice of selling a commodity at different prices to different buyers, even though sales costs are the same in all of the transactions. Discrimination among buyers may be based on personal characteristics such as income, race, or age or on geographic location. For price

  • price index (economics)

    Price index, measure of relative price changes, consisting of a series of numbers arranged so that a comparison between the values for any two periods or places will show the average change in prices between periods or the average difference in prices between places. Price indexes were first

  • Price is Right, The (American game show)

    Television in the United States: Tabloid TV: …period, with the exception of The Price Is Right (NBC/ABC, 1956–65; CBS, begun 1972), which was still running at the dawn of the 21st century after more than 40 years. Audience-participation talk shows were inexpensive to produce, and they were very popular among a daytime audience that had grown more…

  • price maintenance (economics)

    Price maintenance, measures taken by manufacturers or distributors to control the resale prices of their products charged by resellers. The practice is more effective in retail sales than at other levels of marketing. Only a few types of goods have come under such controls, the leading examples

  • Price Mars, Jean (Haitian physician and diplomat)

    Jean Price Mars, Haitian physician, public official, diplomat, ethnologist, and historian of his country’s sociological and intellectual development and of the contribution of Haitians to the culture of the Americas. Among his ethnological writings is Ainsi parla l’oncle (1928; new ed., 1954; So

  • price mechanism (economics)

    price: …system is known as the price mechanism and is based on the principle that only by allowing prices to move freely will the supply of any given commodity match demand. If supply is excessive, prices will be low and production will be reduced; this will cause prices to rise until…

  • Price of Diamonds, The (novel by Jacobson)

    Dan Jacobson: …in the Sun (1956), and The Price of Diamonds (1957)—form a complex mosaic that provides a peculiarly incisive view of racially divided South African society. Much of his best work was in his short stories, especially in the collections The Zulu and the Zeide (1959) and Beggar My Neighbour (1964).

  • Price of Politics, The (work by Woodward)

    Bob Woodward: …Afghanistan War policy, and in The Price of Politics (2012) he cast attention on the struggles between the administration and Congress over fiscal matters. In Fear: Trump in the White House (2018) Woodward presented a highly critical account of Donald Trump’s first years as president.

  • Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House, The (work by Hersh)

    Seymour Hersh: …investigation led him to write The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House (1983), a damning portrait of Henry Kissinger that won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Among the subjects of Hersh’s other books were the Soviet downing of a Korean Air Lines plane, Israel’s acquisition of…

  • price relatives (economics)

    price index: relative price changes, consisting of a series of numbers arranged so that a comparison between the values for any two periods or places will show the average change in prices between periods or the average difference in prices between places. Price indexes were first developed…

  • Price River (river, Utah, United States)

    Price River, river that rises in the Wasatch Range near Scofield, central Utah, U.S. It flows generally southeastward through Carbon and northeast Emery counties, past Price and through Price Canyon, to join the Green River after a course of 130 miles (210 km). Scofield Dam (1946), near the river’s

  • price support (economics)

    international trade: Development of a common agricultural policy: …and a common system of price supports took the place of the former national systems.

  • price system (economics)

    Price system, a means of organizing economic activity. It does this primarily by coordinating the decisions of consumers, producers, and owners of productive resources. Millions of economic agents who have no direct communication with each other are led by the price system to supply each other’s

  • Price Tower (building, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States)

    Frank Lloyd Wright: The 1920s and ’30s: …was finally realized as the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.)

  • Price, Alan (British musician)

    the Animals: …Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England), Alan Price (b. April 19, 1942, Fatfield, Durham), Hilton Valentine (b. May 21, 1943, North Shields, Tyne and Wear), Chas Chandler (byname of Bryan Chandler; b. December 18, 1938, Heaton, Tyne and Wear—d. July 17, 1996), and John Steel (b. February 4, 1941, Gateshead, Durham).

  • Price, Bruce (American architect)

    Shingle style: Richardson, and Bruce Price. The Price version of the Shingle style, best seen in his homes at Tuxedo Park, N.Y. (1885), influenced the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • Price, Carey (Canadian hockey player)

    Montreal Canadiens: …the play of star goalkeeper Carey Price, the Canadiens became one of the top teams in the NHL by the mid-2010s, which included another conference finals appearance in 2014–15. However, the resurgence never reached the heights the franchise was accustomed to and it ended by the 2017–18 season when the…

  • Price, Dame Margaret (Welsh opera singer)

    Dame Margaret Berenice Price, Welsh soprano (born April 13, 1941, Blackwood, Wales—died Jan. 28, 2011, near Ceibwr Bay, Wales), brought her rich, expressive voice to mezzo-soprano roles early in her career but later specialized in the soprano repertoire; she particularly excelled at lieder, which

  • Price, David (American baseball player)

    Toronto Blue Jays: …perennial All-Stars Troy Tulowitzki and David Price at the trade deadline, who helped propel Toronto to the team’s first play-off appearance in 22 seasons, where the Jays were eliminated in the ALCS. The team returned to the ALCS the following season (where it again lost) but failed to qualify for…

  • Price, Dennis (British actor)

    Kind Hearts and Coronets: …aristocrat Louis Mazzini (played by Dennis Price) seeks to avenge his mother, disowned by her family for marrying below her station, by gaining the dukedom of her distant dead relative. In order to do so, he systematically murders each of the individuals standing in his way in the line of…

  • Price, Edward Reynolds (American writer)

    Reynolds Price, American writer whose stories are set in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina, where he spent nearly all of his life. Price grew up in small towns and attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (A.B. 1955), where the works of Eudora Welty became a primary influence on

  • Price, Ellen (British author)

    Mrs. Henry Wood, English novelist who wrote the sensational and extremely popular East Lynne (1861), a melodramatic and moralizing tale of the fall of virtue. Translated into many languages, it was dramatized with great success, and its plot has been frequently imitated in popular fiction. Other

  • Price, Emily (American writer)

    Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour who crafted her advice by applying good sense and thoughtfulness to basic human interactions. Emily Price was educated in private schools in New York City. A popular debutante, she married Edwin M. Post in 1892 (divorced 1906). At the turn of the

  • Price, Fanny (fictional character)

    Fanny Price, fictional character, a poor relation of timid disposition but strong principles who goes to live with the family of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, her wealthy uncle and aunt, in Jane Austen’s novel Mansfield Park (1814). Fanny is befriended by her cousin Edmund, who becomes a

  • Price, George (prime minister of Belize)

    Belize: Independence: …internal self-government in 1964, when George Price, a middle-class Roman Catholic intellectual of mixed Creole and mestizo ancestry, became premier. (Price became leader of the PUP in 1954.) Unrelenting Guatemalan hostility, however, impeded independence. In the 1970s Belize took its case for self-determination to the international community, appealing to the…

  • Price, George (American artist)

    George Price, American cartoonist whose work, characterized by witty, imaginative drawing and brief, often one-line captions, helped to modernize the magazine cartoon. As a young man Price did odd jobs in printing offices and did freelance illustrations. During the 1920s he was active in

  • Price, H. H. (British philosopher)

    H.H. Price, British philosopher noted for his study of perception and thinking. Before his appointment as Wykeham professor of logic at New College, Oxford (1935–59), where he was educated, Price taught at Magdalen College (1922–24), Liverpool University (1922–23), and Trinity College (1924–35).

  • Price, Henry Habberley (British philosopher)

    H.H. Price, British philosopher noted for his study of perception and thinking. Before his appointment as Wykeham professor of logic at New College, Oxford (1935–59), where he was educated, Price taught at Magdalen College (1922–24), Liverpool University (1922–23), and Trinity College (1924–35).

  • Price, Iris Pamela (British playwright)

    Pam Gems, (Iris Pamela Price), British playwright (born Aug. 1, 1925, Bransgore, Hampshire, Eng.—died May 13, 2011, London, Eng.), wrote unsentimental feminist plays and television scripts that were celebrated for their lack of pretension and frank depiction of female characters, most notably Piaf,

  • Price, Ken (American sculptor)

    Ken Price, (Kenneth Martin Price), American sculptor (born Feb. 16, 1935, Los Angeles, Calif.—died Feb. 24, 2012, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.), created mainly small (no larger than 25–50 cm [10–20 in] on a side) but exquisite geometric ceramic sculptures that featured vibrant colour, unusual textures, and

  • Price, Kenneth Martin (American sculptor)

    Ken Price, (Kenneth Martin Price), American sculptor (born Feb. 16, 1935, Los Angeles, Calif.—died Feb. 24, 2012, Arroyo Hondo, N.M.), created mainly small (no larger than 25–50 cm [10–20 in] on a side) but exquisite geometric ceramic sculptures that featured vibrant colour, unusual textures, and

  • Price, Leontyne (American opera singer)

    Leontyne Price, American lyric soprano, the first African American singer to achieve an international reputation in opera. Both of Price’s grandfathers had been Methodist ministers in black churches in Mississippi, and she sang in her church choir as a girl. Only when she graduated from the College

  • Price, Lloyd (American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur)

    Lloyd Price, American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Price made his mark in rock music history with his exuberant tenor and his flair for recasting rhythm and blues as irrepressible pop music, often working with seminal New Orleans producer Dave Bartholomew. Price’s recording of his

  • Price, Mary Violet Leontyne (American opera singer)

    Leontyne Price, American lyric soprano, the first African American singer to achieve an international reputation in opera. Both of Price’s grandfathers had been Methodist ministers in black churches in Mississippi, and she sang in her church choir as a girl. Only when she graduated from the College

  • Price, Nicholas Raymond Leige (South African-born golfer)

    Nick Price, South African-born golfer who was one of the sport’s leading players in the early 1990s. Price’s family moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where he began playing golf at age eight. At age 17 he traveled to the United States and won the Junior World tournament in San Diego,

  • Price, Nick (South African-born golfer)

    Nick Price, South African-born golfer who was one of the sport’s leading players in the early 1990s. Price’s family moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where he began playing golf at age eight. At age 17 he traveled to the United States and won the Junior World tournament in San Diego,

  • Price, Noble Ray (American musician)

    Ray Price, (Noble Ray Price), American musician (born Jan. 12, 1926, Perryville, Texas—died Dec. 16, 2013, Mount Pleasant, Texas), was at the forefront of country music for more than 20 years, scoring several number one hits in two distinct styles: a honky-tonk shuffle that came to be dubbed the

  • Price, Ray (American musician)

    Ray Price, (Noble Ray Price), American musician (born Jan. 12, 1926, Perryville, Texas—died Dec. 16, 2013, Mount Pleasant, Texas), was at the forefront of country music for more than 20 years, scoring several number one hits in two distinct styles: a honky-tonk shuffle that came to be dubbed the

  • Price, Reynolds (American writer)

    Reynolds Price, American writer whose stories are set in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina, where he spent nearly all of his life. Price grew up in small towns and attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (A.B. 1955), where the works of Eudora Welty became a primary influence on

  • Price, Richard (British philosopher)

    Richard Price, British moral philosopher, expert on insurance and finance, and ardent supporter of the American and French revolutions. His circle of friends included Benjamin Franklin, William Pitt, Lord Shelburne, and David Hume. A Dissenter like his father, he ministered to Presbyterians near

  • Price, Sammy (American musician)

    Sammy Price, American pianist and bandleader, a jazz musician rooted in the old rhythm and blues and boogie-woogie traditions who had a long career as a soloist and accompanist. Price first toured as a dancer before working in bands in the Southwest and Midwest during the 1920s and ’30s. He moved

  • Price, Samuel Blythe (American musician)

    Sammy Price, American pianist and bandleader, a jazz musician rooted in the old rhythm and blues and boogie-woogie traditions who had a long career as a soloist and accompanist. Price first toured as a dancer before working in bands in the Southwest and Midwest during the 1920s and ’30s. He moved

  • Price, Sir Uvedale, 1st Baronet (British landscape designer)

    Sir Uvedale Price, 1st Baronet, British landscape designer and, with the writer-artist William Gilpin and Richard Payne Knight, one of the chief aestheticians of the Picturesque movement in landscaping. Price was a wealthy country squire, Knight his friend and neighbour; both were enthusiastic

  • Price, Sterling (American politician)

    Sterling Price, antebellum governor of Missouri, and Confederate general during the U.S. Civil War. After attending Hampden-Sydney College (1826–27), Price studied law. In 1831 he moved with his family from Virginia to Missouri, where he entered public life. He served in the state legislature from

  • Price, The (play by Miller)

    Arthur Miller: The Price (1968) continued Miller’s exploration of the theme of guilt and responsibility to oneself and to others by examining the strained relationship between two brothers. He directed the London production of the play in 1969.

  • Price, Thomas (Australian statesman)

    Thomas Price, Australian statesman who as premier of South Australia (1905–09) was the first long-term Labor Party premier of an Australian state. A stonecutter in England, Price emigrated to South Australia in 1883 to improve his health; he continued his trade and served as secretary of the masons

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