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Post Mortem: December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

Jazz great Billy Taylor, pianist, educator & media personality, dies at 89

Billy Taylor, one of the musical treasures of Washington and the world, died last night, Dec. 28, at a hospital in New York City. He was 89 and died of a heart attack. Dr. Taylor, as he was known to one and all, was a first-rate jazz pianist who grew...

By Matt Schudel  | December 29, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Bud Greenspan dies; Olympic historian made thrilling documentaries

Update: the full obituary for Bud Greenspan can be found here. Bud Greenspan, who made Emmy award winning documentaries that captured the essence of athletic competition and sports culture, including the epic 22-part series, "The Olympiad," died Dec. 25 in New York. He was 84 and had Parkinson's disease. Mr....

By T. Rees Shapiro  | December 26, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Bud Greenspan, Olympics  
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