Memorials

Dignitaries Honor Maya Angelou at Memorial
By June 9, 2014 Read More →

Dignitaries Honor Maya Angelou at Memorial

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — First lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton were among speakers honoring poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou at a private memorial service in North Carolina on Saturday. Media magnate Oprah Winfrey and actress Cicely Tyson also paid tribute to their friend at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, […]

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Missing Fashion Designer Found Dead In Hudson River
By February 16, 2014 Read More →

Missing Fashion Designer Found Dead In Hudson River

Missing Fashion Designer Found Dead In Hudson River By Nathan James In a horrifying postscript to New York Fashion week, a renowned designer who had gone missing early Thursday, was found dead in the icy Hudson River at 1 PM this afternoon, NYPD detectives said. The body of Michele Savoia, 55, a Fashion Institute of […]

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Funeral Fundraiser Organized For Soul Vocalist Kashan Ray Fields
By January 6, 2014 Read More →

Funeral Fundraiser Organized For Soul Vocalist Kashan Ray Fields

A fundraising campaign to offset funeral costs has been organized for the family of Kashan Ray (Shaun) Fields, the popular, out soul vocalist and songwriter who passed away Saturday at age 36. Fields, who performed on stages and music venues around the country, including Billie’s Black and the Triad Theater in New York City, and […]

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Soul Vocalist Kashan Ray Fields Dead At 36
By January 5, 2014 Read More →

Soul Vocalist Kashan Ray Fields Dead At 36

Kashan Ray (Shaun) Fields, a popular soul vocalist and composer, has died in New York today at age 36, numerous sources close to the artist said today. By Nathan James Fields, 36, was a fixture on the R&B music circuit around the country, having performed to enthusiastic audiences at such famous venues as BB King’s […]

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National Day of Prayer and Reflection across South Africa
By December 8, 2013 Read More →

National Day of Prayer and Reflection across South Africa

President Jacob Zuma will attend a service at the Bryanston Methodist Church to mark the National Day of Prayer and Reflection called to remember former President Nelson Mandela on Sunday 8 December 2013. The day is intended to be open to people of all faiths and none, though South Africa remains a predominantly religious as […]

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Remembering Richie Havens
By April 24, 2013 Read More →

Remembering Richie Havens

Folk-rocker Richie Havens, who died Monday of a heart attack, will be remembered for many things, among them a smooth singing voice, standing six-and-a-half-feet tall, and singing at President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration. But the most famous of his many lauded concert appearances happened by accident. By Katherine Cole Richie Havens’ performance at Woodstock in […]

India Reflects on Ravi Shankar’s Legacy
By December 16, 2012 Read More →

India Reflects on Ravi Shankar’s Legacy

NEW DELHI — As India reflects on the legacy of sitar artist Ravi Shankar, who died on Tuesday in the United States, many are recalling what he meant for the country. The iconic musician, who carried Indian classical music to the West, has been called India’s greatest cultural ambassador. By Anjana Pasricha Sounds from the […]

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dies
By September 4, 2012 Read More →

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dies

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at the age of 54. Duncan died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital, nearly two months after suffering a heart attack. The bulky, deep voiced Duncan was nominated as best supporting actor in his role as a death row inmate with magical powers in the 1999 drama The […]

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Iconic Vocalist Whitney Houston Found Dead In LA Hotel
By February 12, 2012 Read More →

Iconic Vocalist Whitney Houston Found Dead In LA Hotel

Singer Was 48, Winner Of Six Grammy Awards By Nathan James Whitney Houston, a superstar vocalist and actress whose golden voice captured the hearts of millions, and whose career included six Grammy Awards and 26 nominations, was found dead Saturday afternoon in her Beverly Hills hotel room. Paramedics, who were on standby at the hotel […]

Whitney Houston Dead
By February 12, 2012 Read More →

Whitney Houston Dead

The Associated Press is reporting that Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said that the causes of the singer’s death are unknown. The legendary singer, actress and producer won six Grammy awards, two Emmy awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards across her extensive career. She was probably best known for […]

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