Articles tagged tribute

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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18 Jul 2009 // 5:46 AM

(Marcio Jose Sanchez/Kansas City Star/MCT) ORLANDO, Fla. — Walter Cronkite formed such a powerful bond with viewers that the CBS anchor came to be

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26 Jun 2009 // 7:00 AM

(Abaca Press/MCT) I got to interview Michael Jackson only once, at the family home in Encino, Calif. This was on the occasion of his 2

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26 Jun 2009 // 5:38 AM

(Abaca Press/MCT) NEW YORK — Michael Jackson always was a bundle of contradictions. Painfully shy in person, the man behind “Thriller,” the biggest-selling album in

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26 Jun 2009 // 5:32 AM

(Ollivier-MF/Abaca Press/MCT) Farrah Fawcett defined celebrity. She easily embodied the old-school definition of that multifaceted word. She was a pop-culture icon who time

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Long Live the King: Remembering Michael Jackson

As the world mourns the passing of its definitive pop star, we must ask ourselves why his death means so much to us -- and where the legacy of one of the greatest entertainers of all time now stands.

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4 Jun 2009 // 3:50 AM

(James F. Quinn/Chicago Tribune/MCT) CHICAGO — Koko Taylor more than once said she hoped that when she died, it would be on stage, doing

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