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Post Mortem: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Brian Jacques dies; Redwall realm creator was 71

In the 1980s, Brian Jacques was a door-to-door milk truck driver in Liverpool and its suburbs. One of his delivery stops was the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind. He became friends with the children there and offered to read them stories, but he became frustrated with the "dreadful" literature...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | February 11, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Brian Jacques, Liverpool, Redwall, The Long Patrol  
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Marvin Sease dies; soul singer was 64

Marvin Sease, a southern soul performer known for his sexually explicit songs on the so-called southern chiltlin' circuit, died Feb. 8 at age 64 in Vicksburg, Miss., reportedly from pneumonia. His biggest hit was the 1987 song "Candylicker" of which Variety's obit said, "Without the benefit of airplay, this almost...

By Terence McArdle  | February 9, 2011; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags:  Marvin Sease  
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Arthur W. 'Nick' Arundel dies at 83; local newspaper magnate helped found Great Meadow

Updated: Read the full obituary here. Arthur W. "Nick" Arundel, the founder of the Northern Virginia Times Community newspapers, died Feb. 8 at his home in The Plains, Va. He was 83. Mr. Arundel, a native Washingtonian, began his journalism career as a reporter for the United Press as a...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | February 8, 2011; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Arthur W. Arundel, Great Meadow, National Zoo, Nick Arundel  
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Gary Moore, former Thin Lizzy guitarist, dies at 58

The Associated Press is reporting that rock guitarist Gary Moore has died at 58. Here's the AP's story, followed by a video of Mr. Moore performing "The Boys are Back in Town" -- perhaps Thin Lizzy's best-known hit, at least this side of the Atlantic. LONDON -- Bandmates say rock...

By Emma Brown  | February 6, 2011; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Emma Brown, Musicians  
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