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Randy Lewis

Randy Lewis has covered pop music for the Los Angeles Times since 1981, working in that time as a reporter, music critic and editor for the Calendar section. He has interviewed most of the members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's also written first-person accounts of performing the music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev on clarinet and singing Mozart’s Requiem with world-class professionals. In addition, he enjoys belting out "Wooly Bully" in dive bars with his band, the Rounders.
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Pulitzer Prizes award Aretha Franklin a special citation for music

Aretha Franklin, the late soul icon, joins previous Pulitzer Prize special-citation recipients, including Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Hank Williams, John Coltrane and Bob Dylan.

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