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Fashion Icon And Artist Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At The Age Of 95


Fashion icon and multi- faceted celebrity, Gloria Vanderbilt, has died at the age of 95. She was also the mother of CNN journalist, Anderson Cooper. She lived an extraordinary life, with multiple tragic events mixed in to her glamorous and legendary journey. She was an absolute visionary in the arts world and, despite her struggles, […]

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Hollywood Legend Doris Day Dies At The Age Of 97


Actress, singer and animal welfare activist, Doris Day, died of pneumonia on Monday, May 13th at the age of 97 years. And, with her passing, so did another important piece of my childhood memories. Everyone wanted to be like Doris Day – beautiful inside and out and with a sunny disposition that would not quit! […]

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R.I.P.: Music Legend Aretha Franklin Dies At The Age Of 76


Today is a sad day. Aretha Franklin, Queen Of Soul, is dead at the age of 76 of pancreatic cancer. And, with her passing, we have lost another special and unique legend. I am speechless here and, yet, even though we knew this day would come, it seemed that she was ageless and and everlasting. […]

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Remembering The Life Of Anthony Bourdain To Air On CNN


Picture Credit: CNN Please note: The Suicide Prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255. It is open 24 hours as day. What a sad and disheartening week this has been. Earlier in the week, we first learned that iconic fashion designer Kate Spade died through suicide and, forgive me, I did mean to add an article here on […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Musical Legacy Of Three Singers Who Left Us All Too Soon During This Past Week: Part Three: Teen POP Idol David Cassidy


On November 21st, 2017, Teen pop star David Cassidy died from organ failure. But, that is not the whole story: “On February 20, 2017, Cassidy announced that he was living with dementia, the condition that his mother suffered from at the end of her life. He retired from performing in early 2017 when the condition […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Musical Legacy Of Three Singers Who Left Us All Too Soon During This Past Week: Part Two: Russian Operatic Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky


Look at that face. How charismatic is this talented man? This face could have graced the pages of fashion magazines or illuminated the silver screen through a career in the movies.. But, sometimes, how one looks pales in comparison to how one sounds. And for Russian Operatic Superstar Dimitri Hvorostovsky, this statement became all too […]

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MasterClass Monday: Celebrating The Musical Legacy Of Three Singers Who Left Us All Too Soon During This Past Week: Part One: Canadian Musical Theatre Star Gregory Cross


This week, we lost three phenomenal singers, each noted for their outstanding work in different genres of vocal music. The first, pictured above with me, is the wonderfully talented and genuinely charismatic Gregory Cross. We were musical colleagues and shared so many musical memories together that it hurts me to write each word of this […]

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Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dies At The Age Of 91


This just in from CNN: (CNN)Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91. Cazau would not elaborate on the illness from which Lewis was suffering. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with […]

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Remembering The Iconic David Bowie  


   He had so many looks. So many voices. So many personas. And, yesterday, he passed away but left behind a legacy of musical memories that will remain indelible in the minds and hearts of many.  I am, of course, speaking about the great David Bowie, who died on Sunday, January 10th after his private […]

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