I spent a few hours this weekend in renewed admiration and affection of George Jellinek. We’re planning to re-broadcast some of The Vocal Scene this summer. What are some of your favorite memories of George and of The Vocal Scene?
Dixie Carter may have made her name on the hit television series Designing Women, and she also starred on Broadway in the revival of Pal Joey and in Master Class – but she admitted that she found the most creative satisfaction from her cabaret career (which began only in the 1980s) – “To me, there’s no feeling as gorgeous as the feeling of singing. It’s like flying.”
Meinhardt Raabe, the 3 foot 6 inch Munchkin who was best known for declaring that the Wicked Witch of the East was ”Not only merely dead, but really most sincerely dead” finally died, himself, at the age of 94.
Former Texas Democratic Representative Charlie Wilson died Wednesday at age 76 of cardiopulmonary arrest.
J.D. Salinger, the author whose ground-breaking novel, "The Catcher in the Rye," is perhaps the most famous American literary work of the 20th Century, has died.
Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist, died yesterday at age 87.
J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of the literary classic "The Catcher in the Rye," died on Wednesday of natural causes. He was 91.
Salinger published "The Catcher in the Rye," his only novel, in 1951. The story of adolescent alienation, and its protagonist Holden Caufield, became touchstones for young readers. ...
Howard Zinn, the popular Boston University historian and political activist who had been an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, passed away at the age of 87. Leonard interviewed him in March of 2001 for his book on war.
Louis Auchincloss, the dapper Wall Street lawyer and old school New Yorker who published over 60 works of fiction, biography, and literary criticism, died recently at the age of 92.
American pianist Earl Wild died Saturday in Palm Springs, California, after a long bout with congestive heart disease. Davis was 94 years old.
Folk singer Kate McGarrigle, who gained acclaim for a series of projects with her sister Anna, died Monday, Jan. 18, from a rare form of cancer.
Former WQXR music director George Jellinek, best-known for hosting WQXR's The Vocal Scene, has died. He was 90 years old. Tune in to WQXR Saturday, January 23 between 10AM and 1PM to hear excerpts from The Vocal Scene archives.
A leader of the French New Wave movement, his best known films include "Claire's Knee" and "My Night at Maud's."
David Levine, an artist whose witty caricatures illustrated The New York Review of Books for more than 40 years, died yesterday at age 83.
Percy Sutton, one of New York's trailblazing black attorneys and businessmen, has died. He was 89.
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89. The cause of death is not yet known.
The Texas-born Sutton moved to New York City following his service with the Tuskegee ...
The first reporter to integrate the newsroom at the old New York World Telegram and Sun has died. Dale R. Wright was 86.
Among Wright's best-known work was a ten-part investigative series in the early 1960s about the plight of migrant farm workers. The award-winning series prompted legislators to improve ...
Alaina Reed-Amini, the Broadway star and TV actress best known for her long-running roles on Sesame Street and the sitcom 227, died last week at age 63.