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Charles Earland

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Jazz-funk organist Charles Earland, who helped revive interest in the traditional Hammond B-3 organ, died Dec. 11 of a heart attack in Kansas City, Mo. He was 58. Earland was found dead in his hotel…

Marion Worth

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“Lady” Marion Worth, sultry ballad singer on the Grand Ole Opry for 17 years, died Dec. 17 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Nashville of complications from emphysema. She was 64. Worth, one…

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Joseph Glassman

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Joseph Glassman, a music editor for Universal Studios who worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Henry Mancini, John Williams and Steven Spielberg, died Dec. 11 of natural causes at his home in Brentwood. He…

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World Briefs

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BRAZIL Throwing its hat into the increasingly crowded Latin American Internet ring, Brazilian Internet portal Universo Online (UOL) has launched its U.S. Spanish-lingo service, its fifth new market…

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Exec Shuffle

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Artist Group Intl. has tapped Bill Manning exec VP/chief operating officer. Manning will be responsible for the daily operations of the company whose client list includes Billy Joel, Ricky Martin and…

Hank Snow

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Hank Snow, whose gaudy rhinestone suits and million-selling hit song “I’m Movin’ On” made him a country music legend for more than 40 years, died Monday at his home in Nashville. He was 85. “He had…

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