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  • Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer

    Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer
    Margaret Whiting, a pop singer for television, film, cabaret and Broadway whose recordings of such standards as "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" sold millions of copies in the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 86.
  • Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers

    Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers
    "Stormy Weather" was Lena Horne's signature song as well as a chillingly apt metaphor for her career. Long celebrated for her striking beauty and silky voice, she overcame profound racism on her way to becoming one of the best-known African American...

    Paul McCartney to release album of covers, two new songs

     
    Paul McCartney will be releasing a new album of classic American songs, along with two new ones, on February 7, 2012, he announced on Monday.

    New book says the piano is most important instrument of all

     
    Despite its full title of “A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians – from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between,” the book is intentionally not encyclopedic. Its vignette-like structure...

    Album review: Paul McCartney's 'Kisses on the Bottom'

     
    Paul McCartney has released a new album of cover songs called "Kisses on the Bottom." For Times pop music critic Randall Roberts, the question to ponder is no longer "Is Paul dead?," but rather, "Is Paul retired?"