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Monday, January 18, 2010
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.
Monday, January 11, 2010
A leader of the French New Wave movement, his best known films include "Claire's Knee" and "My Night at Maud's."
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
David Levine, an artist whose witty caricatures illustrated The New York Review of Books for more than 40 years, died yesterday at age 83.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Percy Sutton, one of New York's trailblazing black attorneys and businessmen, has died. He was 89.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
New York, NY —
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 ...
Friday, December 25, 2009
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 ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Yvonne "Vonnie" King Burch, one of the King Sisters famous in the big band era, died Sunday at age 89.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Oral Roberts, the charismatic evangelist, has died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, California. He was 91.
Friday, November 27, 2009
H.C. Robbins Landon, a Haydn and Mozart scholar, died Friday at age 83.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Jeanne-Claude created environmental works of art with her husband and fellow-conspirator/collaborator Christo. Together, they wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin, the Pont-Neuf in Paris, and created The Gates, with billowy orange drapes, in Central Park.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Artist Jeanne-Claude, co-creator of the Central Park installation 'The Gates,' has died at the age of 74.
Her family says it was from complications of a brain aneurysm.
With The Gates, in 2005, Jeanne-Claude her husband, Christo, covered Central Park's footpaths with thousands of saffron-colored drapes hung from specially designed ...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
French artist Jeanne-Claude, who created the Central Park installation "The Gates" in 2005 along with her husband Christo, has died at the age of 74.
Friday, October 30, 2009
The photographer best known for his black-and-white depictions of Harlem died in Manhattan Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
During a career that spanned almost 60 years, Roy DeCarava portrayed the lives of ordinary people, and jazz giants. And, in the process, he became one of our most important photographers. Roy DeCarava was the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1952. He died recently at the age of 89. You can hear Leonard’s last interview with him from 1996.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Comedian Milton Supman (left), known by his stage name Soupy Sales, died Thursday in New York.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
New York, NY —
Legendary New York radio disc jockey Mr. Magic died on Friday at the age of 53. DJ Mister Magic born John Rivas is credited with launching and hosting the first all-rap radio show in the US. WNYC's Janaya Williams has this remembrance.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Patrick Swayze mixed grace with athleticism in his movies – and rose to stardom with roles in “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost.” He died just recently after a battle with pancreatic cancer. And you can hear his interview with Leonard Lopate from July 16, 2002, when he came by to discuss appearing in the film, “Green Dragon.”
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Dominick Dunne was a famous novelist and Hollywood producer. But he may be best remembered for covering trials of the rich and famous – from Claus von Bulow to O. J. Simpson. He died just recently at the age of 83. But you can still hear his interview with Leonard from November 23, 2001, when he was discussing crimes, trials, and punishments.