Local obituary notices in Manhattan, NY
Friday Jul 22 | via SFGate
Andy Warhol 's New York loft on East 47th Street in Midtown, called the Silver Factory because every surface was embellished with aluminum foil and silver paint, was to the social life of postwar art what Gertrude Stein's Rue de Fleurus apartment in Paris or the Royal Academy of Art 's drawing rooms in London were to previous eras. But the Silver Factory wouldn't have been the hallowed salon it was had Warhol, in 1959, not run into a handsome, brooding waiter named William Linich Jr., a refugee from the middle-class straits of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who had moved to the city and plunged into its ferment as the Beat years gave way to the counterculture. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
Vaughn Harper of Teaneck, the velvet-voiced disc jockey long synonymous with New York radio station WBLS, where he showcased R&B, jazz and blues on his late-night show, "Quiet Storm," died Saturday at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He was 70. "A lot of people my age are not aware of the history of our music - black music," Mr. Harper said in an interview with Newsday in 1988, several years after he rolled out "Quiet Storm" and a dozen years after he joined WBLS, at 107.5 on the FM dial. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 13 | via The Post-Standard
"He never lost his sense of humor,'' Sam Penceal, Harper's lifelong friend, said Tuesday. "In the last few years, he was in almost constant pain. Comment?
Jun 24, 2016 | via People
Lorna Luft , daughter of the late Judy Garland, gave an emotional performance of her mother's signature tune "Over the Rainbow" at New York City's Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday night - the first she's ever given of the song, she says. "I've never sung this song," Luft told concertgoers before the performance. Comment?
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