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Ed Asner, Star of Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, Dead at 91

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R.I.P. Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly), 79
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Iron Butterfly was my first concert, in their (and my) hometown of San Diego. It was the last concert by the classic lineup that recorded "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (until their reunion tour in the '80s) and was recorded for the Iron Butterfly Live album released in 1970. Singer/organist Doug Ingle is now the last living member of that classic lineup.

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Willard Scott, legendary TODAY weatherman, dies at 87

I used to listen to him locally on the radio when he was a member (along with the blind Ed Walker) of The Joy Boys, back in the '50s.

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It appears that Omar has o.d.'d. :shock:

Michael K. Williams, 'Wire' actor, found dead

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Michael K. Williams, an actor best known for his role as Omar Little on HBO's "The Wire," has died. He was 54.

Williams was found dead in his New York City apartment Monday afternoon, a law enforcement official told CNN.

Investigators found drug paraphernalia near his body, the official said. The investigation is ongoing.


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George Wein, Music Festival Pioneer, Dies At 95

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September 13, 20217:58 PM ET
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Music impresario George Wein, who spawned the modern music festival when he helped launch the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festivals, has died at the age of 95.

According to a statement from his family, Wein died peacefully in his sleep early Monday morning.

Wein co-founded the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and the Newport Folk Festival in 1959. Newport was the first and largest event of its kind in the U.S., setting the standard for outdoor music festivals to come.

Wein, who was also a musician himself, lived a life most jazz fans dream about. He knew the giants and innovators by their first names. At the very first Newport Jazz Festival, Wein arranged a reunion between saxophonist Lester Young and singer Billie Holiday. The two former collaborators hadn't spoken for years. He told a private Newport audience in 2003 that Young hesitated in the wings.

"This is one of the most poignant memories of my life," Wein said. "'Cause there was this magnificent saxophonist — one of the great figures in the history of the music — standing there and wasn't going on the stage. Billie sang about three choruses of the first song, and the next thing you know, he says, 'I guess I'll have to go up and help the Lady out."

Their reunion wasn't recorded, but the festival next year was. Wein booked Miles Davis to play at a time when the trumpeter was on the ropes.

The performance jump started Davis' career. But NPR contributor and former New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen, the director of editorial content for Member station WBGO, says that Wein's goal was much bigger than lending a hand to individual artists.

"I know that he was especially passionate early on about winning a kind of respect for jazz in sort of mainstream culture," says Chinen, who also co-wrote Wein's memoir, Myself Among Others.

Chinen says Wein was proud of having a hand in making jazz the accepted American art form it is now. But Wein's relationship to the artists was just as important.

"He understood the musician mindset," Chinen observes, "and he really really cared about how musicians were doing. He wanted to support them as promoter and producer and also just as a friend to the music."

He was a musician, a child prodigy. And in his teens, he played jazz piano professionally around Boston. As an adult, he managed Storyville, one of the city's clubs, and took notice of the folk music revival embraced by Boston college students in the 1950s.

He booked the likes of Odetta and guitarist Josh White into his club. And the reception they got convinced him to launch a folk festival.

"Well, as I remember it, it was pretty big deal for me," says Joan Baez. At that time, Baez had a steady coffee shop presence around Harvard Square. But she says Newport was something else.

"I don't think there had been a place where there was one tent full of say, Shaker white singers, and the next tent full of black blind blues singers from Mississippi, you know? And they began that they were all taking for granted that they were all making music."

And Newport made history. In 1963, Baez introduced a young Bob Dylan to his largest national audience at the time. And just two years later, Dylan broke with folk purists and went electric — at Newport.

Newport's popularity led Wein to start a production company. He took his approach to New Orleans, where he boosted the city's Jazz and Heritage Festival, and eventually exported his concept around the world.

In 2007, Wein sold his company, and tried to enjoy semi-retirement. But two years later, the festivals he founded had gone bankrupt, and at age 82, Wein set up a non-profit foundation to the protect Newport's future, as he told NPR in 2011.

"The only chance we have of keeping the festival alive after I'm gone," he said, "is to have a foundation and people that want to keep to it alive."

Speaking on the occasion of Newport's 50th anniversary in 2004, George Wein told the public radio show American Routes there was a very basic reason for his success: "My real talent was making things happen."

And he did — for more than half a century — for fans and musicians alike.

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"In music news, the #1 college band of the year was Better Than Ezra. #2 was Ezra".


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US comedian Norm Macdonald has died at 61 after battle with cancer
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Comedian Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61, Deadline reports.

On Tuesday, the Saturday Night Live alum’s management firm Brillstein Entertainment confirmed the passing, saying that Macdonald had been “battling cancer for nearly a decade” but had elected to keep his health matters private.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Lori Jo Hoekstra, a producer and friend of the comedian’s, said in a statement.

“He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic.

“He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’

“He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”

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Norm MacDonald. "In music news, the #1 college band of the year was Better Than Ezra. #2 was Ezra".

This is so sad. I had no idea he was even ill. By far the best weekend update host SNL ever had. :(

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Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ Actor, Dies at 57

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Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, the songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist best known as the bandleader and arranger for the James Brown Orchestra during its most prolific and groundbreaking period, died on September 23. He was 80 years old.

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“With great sadness, we have to announce that Pee Wee passed away last night following complications with his heart,” his family shared in a statement.

“We are working on plans to celebrate his wonderful life and hope you will all take time to listen to his music and continue his legacy.”

Ellis is considered one of the architects of funk, having co-written and arranged for Brown the landmark recordings “Cold Sweat” and “Say It Loud-I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

As Black Lives Matter protests swept the world last summer, nearly half a million people streamed the civil rights anthem “Say It Loud.”

“I’m deeply proud,” Ellis told The Independent, “to have played a part in creating a song that is inspiring young people today.”

Ellis was born in Bradenton, Florida on April 21, 1941. As a teen, he moved with his family to Rochester, NY, where he began playing professionally alongside fellow young musicians Chuck Mangione and Ron Carter; with his earnings he traveled to Manhattan and studied with jazz legend Sonny Rollins, establishing a lifelong friendship.

“I don’t know what possessed me to think it was OK to ask Sonny to teach me, but he was very forthcoming and generous,” Ellis shared in the same interview. Ellis then joined the James Brown entourage on the recommendation of trumpeter Waymon Reed.

Joining Brown’s band in early 1967, he instilled disciplined rehearsals and more sophisticated arrangements, leading to a string of unparalleled recordings and live performances.

“Being a jazz head, I really wasn’t that aware of James Brown when I joined the band, but my first night in the wings watching the show (which all new band members had to do) took my breath away…. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Ellis recalled to ABC News in 2015.

In addition to Brown’s hits, and the many hip-hop samples from them, Ellis wrote and orchestrated a series of instrumental recordings featuring his saxophone, including “The Chicken,” originally issued on Brown’s album The Popcorn. Ellis’s composition has become a staple of jazz and funk bands after its now-legendary cover by bassist Jaco Pastorius. Ellis also fronted a Brown offshoot band, The Dapps.

Following his departure from the Brown camp in 1969, Ellis became a sought-after arranger for hire, particularly for the jazz-funk label CTI Records and working with the likes of R&B legend Esther Phillips.

In 1972, he co-founded the jazz-rock funk band Gotham, whose Motown album, Pass the Butter, became a sample source for hip-hop artists including Cru feat. Black Rob and Lords of the Underground. Ellis then began a long stint as bandleader and arranger for Van Morrison.

Ellis had since performed with several bands, including The J.B. Horns, a reunion with former bandmates Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley; his own Pee Wee Ellis Assembly; Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion; and with a series of African artists both live and on record.

A resident of the UK since his work with Van Morrison, he received a doctorate from Bath Spa University in 2014.

Following the news of Ellis’ passing, his peers and colleagues have shared their tributes to him including James Brown’s tour manager Alan Leeds.

“Pee Wee put James Brown’ s ideas to music. If JB created funk, so did Pee Wee Ellis. The only thing richer than his tone on his horn was his love of life and sense of humor.”


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Congo's famous 'selfie' mountain gorilla dies in arms of lifelong carer aged 14
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Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger and caretaker at the Senkwekwe Centre for Orphaned Mountain Gorillas, poses for a photo with female orphaned gorillas Ndakasi, left, and Ndeze, centre, at the Senkwekwe Center for Orphaned Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park in 2019.

Ndakasi, a mountain gorilla who famously posed for a selfie with a ranger at Congo's Virunga National Park, has died at 14 after a long illness, the park said.

“It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, who had been under the care of the park’s Senkwekwe Centre for more than a decade,” a statement from the park said this week.

“Ndakasi took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma,” said the statement, adding that she died on September 26 following a prolonged illness in which her condition rapidly deteriorated.

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“It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, who had been under the care of the park’s Senkwekwe Centre for more than a decade,” a statement from the park said this week.

Ndakasi was just two months old when rangers found her clinging to the lifeless body of her mother who had been gunned down by armed militia in 2007. Bauma comforted her that first night by holding her to his bare chest and he continued caring for her since then. She was transferred to the Senkwekwe Centre after its creation in 2009 and lived with other orphaned mountain gorillas viewed as too vulnerable to return to the wild.

The mountain gorilla’s life was featured in shows and the documentary film “Virunga,” and she gained internet fame in 2019 for a photo that featured her standing relaxed on two feet, with her belly out next to another gorilla, Ndeze, and with another ranger in the foreground taking the selfie.

“It was a privilege to support and care for such a loving creature,” Bauma said in a statement. “It was Ndakasi’s sweet nature and intelligence that helped me to understand the connection between humans and great apes and why we should do everything in our power to protect them.”

Bauma said he was proud to have called Ndakasi a friend.

“I loved her like a child and her cheerful personality brought a smile to my face every time I interacted with her,” he said in the statement.

Virunga National Park in eastern Congo is home to some of the world’s last mountain gorillas. Neighboring Rwanda and Uganda also have some of the mountain gorillas and together their population is more than 1000.

Nearly 700 rangers in Virunga park risk their lives to protect its wildlife in a region that has seen more than two decades of armed conflict and instability.

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