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Marni Nixon

You’ve heard Marni Nixon’s voice hundreds of times, even if you’ve never seen her face.  West Side Story.  My Fair Lady.  And one of the few musicals I enjoy,  120 more words


Garry Marshall

My first crush was Fonzie on Happy Days.  I was five, and he was the coolest.  It was one of my favorite shows, right up until it was cancelled in 1984, long after it had literally jumped the shark.   143 more words


Writer-director Garry Marshall dies at age 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included “Happy Days” and “Laverne & Shirley” and the box-office successes “Pretty Woman” and “Runaway Bride,” has died. 733 more words


Elie Wiesel: Blessed Be His Memory

One of the things I miss about working at the newspaper is covering major figures who rolled through Mankato. I will always remember covering Elie Wiesel’s visit in 2001. 71 more words


Ralph Stanley

Another music legend is gone.  This song Ralph Stanley performed on the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou? pretty much sums up this year.


The great Dutch libertarian Hubert Jongen has died

(Translated from the Dutch by Neil Lock. See the original by Michael van der Galien)

Hubert Jongen, who for literally decades was one of the most important and influential libertarians in the Netherlands, died on Wednesday (15th June 2016) at the age of 88. 445 more words


Muhammad Ali

I’ve been thinking about Muhammad Ali all weekend.  His death, while not entirely surprising, was still pretty stunning.  The man was a cultural icon, and for people who were kids in the 70s, he was something of a superhero.   554 more words