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In Memoriam: On the death of Jack McCarthy, a working-class poet

An unsung hero of modern poetry passed away last week.

By B. DOLAN  |  February 01, 2013
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Donna Summer, 1948-2012

Donna Summer, Dorchester born and always Boston-loyal, died last week, reportedly of lung cancer.
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By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  May 25, 2012
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Clif Garboden, 1948-2011

Clif Garboden, who spent virtually all of his professional career affiliated with the Boston Phoenix , died last week. He was 62.
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By PETER KADZIS  |  February 18, 2011
In Memoriam: Solomon Burke, 1940 - 2010

In Memoriam: Solomon Burke, 1940 - 2010


Soul music powerhouse Solomon Burke’s life was filled with great performances — from tent revival meetings to sweltering nights in southern roadhouses to concerts at...
By Ted Drozdowski  |  October 11, 2010
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Guru death mystery

As mysterious as Guru was in his later years, the Roxbury-bred rap-and-jazz legend may soon prove to be more so in death.
Rapper’s final days mired in controversy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010
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Alex Chilton, 1950 - 2010

When Alex Chilton had a fatal heart attack while mowing his lawn last week, he was, statistically speaking, just a 59-year-old New Orleans resident, nothing more than an edit on some census forms. What Chilton represented, however, was a true American ic
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By JEFF BREEZE  |  March 26, 2010


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Karen Schmeer: 1970-2010

Karen Schmeer, the brilliant local film editor whose work on Errol Morris's documentary The Fog of War helped win it the Best Documentary Oscar in 2004, died January 29 in a tragic accident, struck by a getaway car as she was crossing a street in Manha
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By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 01, 2010