Articles tagged tribute

Rob Sheffield’s ‘On Bowie’ Is a Textual Funeral for an Idol

Portrait of Rob Sheffield as a young American.

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18 May 2016 // 2:12 PM

The Last Gunfighter: Songwriter Guy Clark Passes Away at 74

The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.

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Holding on to Hag: Remembering Merle Haggard 1937-2016

Merle Haggard died at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of authentic country music.

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‘Like Family’ Unfortunately, Is a Story as Lifeless as Its Central Subject

Like Family is full of worthwhile scattered sentiments, but there isn’t enough appeal or momentum between them to make enduring the entire work worthwhile.

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There’s a Starman Waiting in the Sky: Remembering David Bowie

Artists too numerous to count have been influenced by David Bowie’s music, style, and various personas. He will never be forgotten.

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Pierre Boulez Reveled in Challenging Music’s Status Quo

For all its intellectual rigor and abstraction, Pierre Boulez's music has an indomitable combination of great emotion and great elegance.

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Leonard Nimoy Has Beamed up to Cosmic Places Unknown

As with any beloved performer, there was more to Leonard Nimoy than a pair of pointy ears and a catchphrase. Much, much more.

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Harold Ramis (1944 - 2014): Empathy for the Rebel

Harold Ramis’s oeuvre comprised a Hall of Justice for the nerds; people old enough to know there are no super heroes, but young enough to realize we could use them from time to time.

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Legendary Heart: A Remembrance of Lou Reed

Lou Reed lived an extraordinary life, but that's mainly because he never followed any existing archetype. He was Lou Reed, and there was never anyone like him before, and there will never be anyone like him after.

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6 Jul 2011 // 3:53 AM

Dad and Peter Falk, cut from the same cloth

LOS ANGELES — The things my father laughed at, I laugh at. I was reminded of this recently when I read of Peter Falk’s passing.

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10 May 2010 // 4:55 AM

Lena Horne RIP (1917 - 2010) (videos)

Legendary singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne passed away this weekend at 92 after a storied life that greatly enriched American and world culture.

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18 Mar 2010 // 5:14 AM

AUSTIN, Texas — I was supposed to go out and hear some music. I didn’t know if it would be some clanging revelation, a sound

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Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo: Immortal Franco: Africa’s Unrivalled Guitar Legend

A Franco tribute led by Syan Mbenza was always likely to be played with fidelity.

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(Abaca Press/MCT) Patrick Swayze, the two-fisted Texan who danced like a god, died Monday in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He

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27 Aug 2009 // 9:46 AM

NEW YORK — Ellie Greenwich, the pop songwriter best known for such “girl group” hits as “Leader of the Pack,” died Wednesday at St. Luke’s

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24 Aug 2009 // 3:47 AM

CHICAGO — Lead tenor John E. Carter had the good fortune to perform with two important R&B groups: the Flamingos and the Dells. And

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14 Aug 2009 // 3:32 AM

Les Paul: ‘He changed the face of rock ‘n’ roll’

Who will mourn Les Paul, the world-famous musician and inventor who died Thursday at age 94? Anyone who’s ever been in a recording studio. Anyone

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13 Aug 2009 // 12:51 PM

Guitar legend Les Paul dies at 94

MILWAUKEE — Les Paul, the Waukesha, Wis.-born genius who rose to become one of the most influential musicians in the 20th century, has died at

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7 Aug 2009 // 12:26 PM

CHICAGO — Walley World? John Hughes came up with that one. Ferris Bueller on the town? Hughes. The formula behind the “Home Alone” phenomenon? Add three

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20 Jul 2009 // 4:49 AM

NEW YORK — Frank McCourt, who won a Pulitzer Prize and international acclaim for his first book, the autobiographical “Angela’s Ashes,” published when the author

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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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