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Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxee Maxwell Has Died At The Age Of 46

Some very sad news from over the weekend. Charmayne Maxee Maxwell, of the R&B group Brownstone, passes away way too early at the age of 46 in her Los Angeles home. According to TMZ, Maxwell […]


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‘Star Trek’ Actor Leonard Nimoy Dead At 83

LOS ANGELES ( —  Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor […]


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Raul Rodriguez, Rose Parade Float Designer, Passes at the age of 71

I am so incredibly saddened by the passing of my dear friend Raul Rodriguez. Winning more awards as the float designer for hundreds of floats featured in the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade, I […]


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Singer Lesley Gore Has Left Us Behind at Age 68

In case you missed it, a woman who may have been a big part of our childhood passed away yesterday. Singer Lesley Gore has left us behind at the  age of 68. I just saw […]


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Special All-Star Jeff Golub Memorial Concert To Raise Money For Family

We’re still mourning the loss of Jeff Golub, who passed away New Year’s Day after losing his battle to a rare brain disease. To celebrate the late guitarist’s life, An All-Star Memorial Benefit Concert is being held […]



Joe Cocker, Rock Legend, Dead at 70

By Joe Cocker has died after a long battle with lung cancer, reports ITV News. He was 70 years old. Cocker was known for his bluesy, gravely voice and skyrocketed to prominence with his […]


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The Loss Of Actress Elizabeth Peña

Well it appears as though we have lost another lovely artist. Elizabeth Peña was an actress, born in New Jersey whose parents were Cuban immigrants. I loved her work and she represented us Latinos so […]


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Ten Smooth Artists Who Left Us Too Soon

So many incredible artists have come and gone throughout the years. It’s a part of life, but unfortunately there are some great ones who left us in the prime of their life. Below are ten […]


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Pat Prescott Remembers The Iconic Joe Sample

One of the biggest thrills in my life was getting to spend some time with Joe Sample. His piano playing was amazing and his compositions were like warm and fuzzy blankets you could get lost […]


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Joe Sample Wake & Viewing Information

We’re still mourning the loss of the great musician Joe Sample, who passed away Saturday, September 13th at the age of 75 in Houston from lung cancer. The details on his wake and viewing, which […]