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  • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett dies at 76; composer had 3 Oscar nods

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett dies at 76; composer had 3 Oscar nods
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76.
  • When Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land' went to school

     
    A new book traces the history of Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land.' In the 1950s, Woody Guthrie's best-known song became part of elementary school education through the efforts of music publisher Howie Richmond.

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller
    Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...

    PASSINGS: Hubert Schlafly, Alice Ward, Emil 'Jack' Kluever, Philip F. Jones

    PASSINGS: Hubert Schlafly, Alice Ward, Emil 'Jack' Kluever, Philip F. Jones
    Hubert Schlafly Inventor of the teleprompter Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, 91, a key member of the team that invented the teleprompter, died April 20 at a hospital in Stamford, Conn., after a brief illness. Schlafly helped start the TelePrompTer Corp.,...