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Charles Thomas

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Jazz pianist Charles Thomas, who shunned the spotlight of touring with Duke Ellington’s band to play in his home state of Arkansas, died Nov. 23 of prostate cancer in Little Rock. He was 64. After…

Elsie F. Samuelson

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Elsie F. Samuelson, director and co-founder of Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, died Nov. 26 of cancer in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 72. A native New Yorker, she and her husband…

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Alberto Bolet

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Alberto Bolet, the Havana-born conductor who led orchestras on three continents and spread Cuban rhythms throughout the world, died Nov. 10 of natural causes in Teaneck, N.J. He was 94. Bolet was the…

Byron F. Meyers

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Byron F. Meyers, a veteran industryite who served in numerous production capacities during his career, died Nov. 1 of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 59. Meyers began his career in 1963, working as an…

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