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A singular artist who contributed to the common good: Prince’s remarkable life

Prince occupied a giant place in our culture; his loss sends shock waves through all categories of Americans - categories that he himself transcended.

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Working man's poet, Merle Haggard lived his life in song

Haggard wrote songs for the American working class to drink to, to dance to and to cry to.

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Today in history: Eduardo Galeano, writer and journalist born 75 years ago

If anyone consistently and courageously gave encouragement to those in struggle - particularly the indigenous populations of Latin America - it was Galeano.

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Christopher Lee, 93: the Count bows out

Lee, whose 70-year career spanned multiple mediums of art and several generations of audiences; his life was nearly as colorful and interesting as his later film roles would be.

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Eduardo Galeano, writer and journalist

If anyone consistently and courageously gave encouragement to those in struggle - particularly the indigenous populations of Latin America - it was Galeano.

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Colleen McCullough, 77: obit insults author, draws outrage

The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.

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Stuart Scott captured hearts of millions, including mine

Stuart Scott, acclaimed ESPN sports broadcaster and journalist, who captured the hearts of millions of sports fans, died yesterday at the age of 49 of cancer.

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The life of jazz great Will Connell to be celebrated in New York City

The four-day program is called the "Will Connell Memorial Week: Celebrating the Life and Music of the Heart and Soul of Downtown."

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Actress Lauren Bacall, who protested Hollywood blacklist, dies at 89

"Stardom isn't a career," Bacall once observed, "it's an accident." What a lucky accident it turned out to be.

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Ruby Dee, 91: Iconic actress, civil rights activist

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91.

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