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Tragic death casts shadow over Ajijic music festival

The Northern Lights Festival de Febrero, a normally joyous occasion featuring an international array of musicians assembled lakeside for two weeks of aural art, was darkened by sudden tragedy Friday, February 16, when accordion virtuoso Alexander Sevastian died of a heart attack in his room, just a few hours before he was slated to perform with Toronto-based jazz group Quartetto Gelato. He was just 41 years old.