Articles in the R.I.P. Category

Cleveland’s Iconic “Sax Man” Dies At 65!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 20 April 2018
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Ideastream.org By Meredith Garretson Posted April 20th 2018   SAX MAN PERFORMS Maurice Reedus Jr., the street musician whose saxophone playing was a downtown Cleveland staple, has died at age 65. His family said Reedus, the subject of a 2014 documentary film called “The Sax Man,” died in his East Side apartment over the weekend. [...]

Possible Charges In Prince’s Death Could Be Announced!
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Posted in Lifestyle, MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 19 April 2018
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NBCNews.com By Alex Johnson Posted April 19th 2018   PRINCE DIRTY MINDS VIDEO A Minnesota prosecutor will announce the results of a two-year investigation. A Minnesota prosecutor will announce today whether anyone will be charged in the music superstar Prince’s drug overdose death in 2016. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz scheduled a news conference for [...]

Martin Luther King Jr.: 50 Years Later!
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Posted in Education, R.I.P., Special Events on 4 April 2018
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TheNation.com By Michael K Honey Posted April 4th 2018   Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, a bullet robbed us of one of the great human-rights leaders of the 20th century. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, accelerated the racist backlash of the late 1960s. Along with the murder of [...]

Linda Brown, Who Was At Center Of Brown v. Board Of Education, Dies!
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Posted in Breaking News, Education, R.I.P. on 28 March 2018
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NPR.org By Vanessa Romo Posted March 28th 2018 (PHOTO: LINDA BROWN ATTENDING (FORMER) SUMNER SCHOOL IN TOPEKA KANSAS)   Linda Brown, who as a schoolgirl was at the center of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that rejected racial segregation in American schools, died in Topeka, Kan., Sunday afternoon. She was 76. Her sister, Cheryl [...]

Craig Mack, New York rapper On Diddy’s Bad Boy Label, Dead At 46!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 14 March 2018
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NYDailyNews.com By Nicole Hensley Posted March 14th 2018   CRAIG MACK ‘FLAVA IN YA EAR’ VIDEO Craig Mack, the Long Island rapper who found fame on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records in the mid-1990s, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the Daily News. Mack — who launched to hip-hop acclaim with [...]

Remembering Dennis Edwards!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 12 March 2018
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National Museum of African American History By Shameika Rhymes Posted March 12th 2018   TEMPTATION ‘PAPA WAS A ROLLIN STONE’ VIDEO TEMPTATIONS 1969: PAUL WILLIAMS, DENNIS EDWARDS, MELVIN FRANKLIN, EDDIE KENDRICKS AND OTIS WILLIAMS You can’t mention the Temptations without thinking of their former lead singer with the distinctive growl and soulful vocal style of [...]

Bill Cosby’s Daughter Ensa Dies At 44
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 2 March 2018
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Essence.com By Sidney Scott Posted March 2nd 2018   ennius scosby Bill Cosby’s daughter, Ensa Cosby, has died. Cosby’s rep, Andrew Wyatt, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. He told the publication, “Please keep the Cosby family in your prayers and give them peace at this time.” According to Wyatt, Ensa passed away due to renal disease. TMZ also reports that [...]

Remembering The Father Of South African Jazz, Hugh Masekela Dies At 78!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 1 March 2018
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DiversityInc.com By Rueters Posted March 1st 2018   HUGH MASEKELA ‘GRAZING IN THE GRASS’ VIDEO In a career spanning more than five decades, Masekela gained international recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hits such as “Soweto Blues,” which served as one of the soundtracks to the anti-apartheid movement. Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known [...]

The Making Of A Pop Icon: Remembering Whitney Houston!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 13 February 2018
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CBCMusic.ca By Amanda Parris, Marvin’s Room Posted February 13th 2018   WHITNEY HOUSTON ‘SAVING ALL MY LOVE’ VIDEO Legendary music producer Clive Davis is not simply in the music business; he’s in the icon-making business. The man with no musical training but an ear for the sound of the moment is credited with signing Janis [...]

Gospel Star Edwin Hawkins, Known For ‘Oh Happy Day,’ Dies At 74!
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Posted in MXO Entertainment News, R.I.P. on 18 January 2018
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NPR.org By Doreen McCallister Posted January 18th 2018   EDWIN HAWKINS SINGERS OH HAPPY DAYS MUSIC VIDEO EDWIN HAWKIN SINGERS: CHILDREN ‘GET TOGETHER TRACK: THE WORLD IS GOING TO BE A BETTER PLACE 1971 Grammy Award-winning singer Edwin Hawkins died on Monday at his home in Pleasanton, Calif. His publicist Bill Carpenter told news organizations [...]