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Joe Diffie, ‘nineties’ Pickup Man’, dead at the age of 61

Joe Diffie, a steady country musician in the nineties, died on Sunday of complications from COVID-19. His publicist confirmed the death Rolling Stone. Diffie was 61 years old. In a traditionally leaned voice that compared George Jones, Diffie populated his records with Honky-Tonk ballads and light-hearted novelties, earning Oklahoma-born number five singles in the first half of the 1990s. These …

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Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer with cinematic flair, dies at the age of 86

But then opera was his most difficult genre. Even “The Devils of Loudun” (1969), his first and most popular opera, received mixed reviews and two thumbs from the Vatican, which failed in vain to keep the composer from continuing his interpretation of a 17th-century scandal in the church. A rehearsal for “The Devils of Loudun” in Dresden in 2002.Recognition…Matthias Rietschel …

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Joseph Lowery, civil rights activist and MLK advisor, dies at the age of 98

98-year-old Lowery died at home in Atlanta on Friday, surrounded by family members, a statement said. He died of natural causes that had nothing to do with the outbreak of the coronavirus. “Tonight, the great Reverend Joseph E. Lowery passed from earth to eternity,” said the King Center in Atlanta remembered Lowery in a Friday night tweet. “He was a …

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Civil rights icon Rev. Joseph E. Lowery dies at the age of 98

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, who has been dean of the civil rights movement, died on Friday, the King Center said. The 98-year-old Lowery was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Rev. Martin Luther King. The Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights said he died peacefully at 10 p.m. surrounded by his daughters at …

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Civil rights activist Joseph Lowery dies at the age of 98

He once said that he missed “Martin” and other civil rights activists who had died before him. But he felt that God would keep him for one thing: to address the injustices of the criminal justice system, especially towards poor black men. “It’s the last facet of racial oppression,” Lowery once said about the American criminal justice system. Joseph Echols …

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