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    Among her hits: Stepping Stone, Ready Willing & Able and That's How You Know When You're In Love. She also co-starred with Tom Hanks in the 2000 film Cast Away.

    Country singer-songwriter Lari White dies of cancer at 52

    http://www.popculture.com/country-mu...ies-cancer-52/

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    When a tornado approached, Taylor would drive toward it instead of away from it -- probably not the most intelligent thing he ever did.

    Joel Taylor, star of Discovery Channels Storm Chasers, dies at 38

    http://www.thewrap.com/joel-taylor-s...-star-dies-38/

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    The Fall formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Manchester, England. They've released 36 studio albums, 32 live albums, 13 EPs, 48 singles and 40 compilation albums. When did they find time to eat and sleep?

    Mark E. Smith, lead singer of post-punk group The Fall, dead at 60

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/n...-at-60-w514673

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    Tommy Banks was a pianist, composer, arranger, musical director and symphony orchestra conductor. He and his various bands recorded 20 albums. He hosted ten different television series, most notably The Tommy Banks Show, which aired from 1968 to 1983. He served as a senator in Alberta from 2000 to 2011. Whew!

    Legendary Edmonton jazz pianist, ex-senator Tommy Banks dead at 81

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/e...obit-1.4504961

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    Yes, comic strips are a form of entertainment. Mort Walker, often with the help of assistants, drew Beetle Bailey for almost 68 years. Beetle's cap always covers his eyes. His face was shown only one time, in a 1950 strip where he was still a college student.

    Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94

    http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/B...s-12530668.php

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    He released four albums and was a friend and mentor to the Allman Brothers, with whom he often toured.

    Blues singer-songwriter Lloyd Miles dead at 74

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit...blues-11921425

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    His Baby Sittin' Boogie reached #6 in 1961 and he wrote Echo Park, which became a 1969 hit for Keith Barbour.

    Singer-songwriter Buzz Clifford dead at 76

    http://www.bestclassicbands.com/buzz...tuary-1-28-18/

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    She often expressed dismay that the high ratings of the 1977 Roots mini-series did not encourage Hollywood to produce other dramas about black families and their experiences.

    Olivia Cole, Emmy-winning Roots actress, dead at 75

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.3778327

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    He played with Otis Rush, Freddie King, Ike Turner, Elmore James, Little Milton and Howlin' Wolf and was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2014.

    Eddie Shaw, who brought saxophone energy to the blues, dies at 80

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...201-story.html

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    Ardella "Del" Delker, a contralto who released more than 40 gospel albums and sang every week on the Seventh-Day Adventist's Voice Of Prophecy radio program from 1947 to 1990, died January 31, 2018, She was 93. Here is a 2015 Adventist Today article profiling her life and career:

    https://atoday.org/del-delker-ninety...f-song-so-far/

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