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Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Norman was an international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor....

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Jessye Norman, Regal American Soprano, Is Dead at 74

Jessye Norman, the majestic American soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at the Metropolitan Opera and houses around the world and had a notable career as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras, died on Monday in New York. She was 74.The cause was…...

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Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to The Associated Press on Monday…...

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Wayne Fitzgerald, the king of movie title sequences from ‘Godfather’ to ‘Chinatown,’ dies at 89

Fitzgerald created the opening titles for more than 500 movies, including “The Godfather,” “Chinatown” and “The Graduate”...

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Jimmy Spicer, Influential Early Rapper, Is Dead at 61

Jimmy Spicer, who in the protean era of recorded hip-hop released a handful of songs that would become part of the genre’s bedrock, died on Friday in a Brooklyn hospital. He was 61.His daughter Leticia Ricks said the cause was lung and brain cancer. Mr. Spicer disclosed his cancer diagnosis…...

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Huguette Caland, 88, Dies; Celebrated Freedom in Art and Life

Huguette Caland, a provocative Lebanese artist who celebrated freedom of expression in both her color-drenched paintings and her unconventional life, died on Sept. 23 at her home in Beirut. She was 88. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Brigitte Caland. She said that her mother had experienced neurological problems…...

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Shuping Wang, Who Helped Expose China’s Rural AIDS Crisis, Dies at 59

Shuping Wang, a Chinese doctor who braved the loss of her job as well as ostracism, assault and the destruction of her first marriage to expose the spread of AIDS in rural China, died on Sept. 21 in Salt Lake City. She was 59.She died while hiking in a canyon…...

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Napoleon Chagnon, 81, Controversial Anthropologist, Is Dead

Napoleon Chagnon, a cultural anthropologist whose studies of the indigenous...

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José José, Mexican Crooner Crowned ‘Prince of Song,’ Dies at 71

MEXICO CITY — José José, the Mexican crooner who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the “Prince of Song,” has died at the age of 71. The Mexican artists’ association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post on Saturday. Multiple media outlets said…...

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Busbee, Grammy-nominated country and pop songwriter, dies at 43

The songwriter and producer was best known for his innovative work with young country star Maren Morris....

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