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  • Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84

    Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84
    Lorin Maazel, the most prolific conductor of his generation, a child prodigy who performed with the New York Philharmonic at age 12 and later spent seven years as its music director, has died. He was 84.
  • John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor

    John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor
    John H. Zink Jr., a retired mechanical engineer and contractor who enjoyed playing gin rummy going to the beach, died July 3 of an apparent heart attack. He was 95. Mr. Zink was lunching and playing cards with friends at the Green Spring Club when he was...

    Lorin Maazel dies at 84; legendary conductor began as child prodigy

    Lorin Maazel dies at 84; legendary conductor began as child prodigy
    Lorin Maazel, who began his career as a child prodigy and went on to conduct many of the world's great orchestras, has died at the age of 84. Maazel died Sunday in Virginia of complications from pneumonia, according to a news release from Castleton...

    PASSINGS: Ken Thorne, Ben Pesta

     PASSINGS: Ken Thorne, Ben Pesta
    Ken Thorne, 90, a television and film composer who won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," died of natural causes Wednesday at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, said his wife, Linda....

    Tommy Ramone, last original member of namesake punk band, dies at 65

    Tommy Ramone, last original member of namesake punk band, dies at 65
    If ever an opening song on a debut album could set the tone for the entirety of a band's career, it was "Blitzkrieg Bop," off the 1976 self-titled album by the Ramones. Lean, fast and propelled forward by a low-to-the-ground-beat and no-fuss lyrics ("Hey!...