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Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln: Rest in Peace, My Beautiful Sister

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marlynn Snyder

Abbey Lincoln's voice was a rare instrument -- scratchy and lived in, a voice that easily revealed her long and varied life experiences. But it was also a thing of great beauty.

Abbey Lincoln and Herman Leonard: Truthtellers in Jazz

James Gavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Gavin

Within two days last week we lost two jazz greats, both of whom gave us much more than entertainment.

Bettye LaVette: The High Priestess of R&B, Too Long Ignored

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leonce Gaiter

Unashamedly aged, rough, ragged and under absolute control, Betty La Vette could find depths of longing and desperation in a lyric that the songwriters probably didn't even know existed.