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In Memoriam: Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

On August 5 novelist, poet, editor, and professor Toni Morrison passed away. She was 88 years old.  Morrison was one of the rare authors whose creative output won her both commercial and critical acclaim. Her 11 novels, which include The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987), repeatedly made the […]

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In Memory of Gregg Allman: 1947-2017

As both a soloist and a member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman will be remembered as one of the preeminent Southern rockers.  The Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, as well as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.  Rolling Stone magazine named him one of […]

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In Memory of Dina Merrill: 1923-2017

As an actor, Merrill was often called the predecessor to Grace Kelly, though she never came close to achieving Kelly’s level of success in the business.  But, there was much more to Merrill than just acting.  Both her father and her mother were famous for being from moneyed, influential families and Merrill herself married the […]

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