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  • Charles Brittin dies at 82; photographer who chronicled movements of 1950s and '60s

    Charles Brittin dies at 82; photographer who chronicled movements of 1950s and '60s
    His unblinking yet compassionate photographs in the 1950s and '60s documented Los Angeles' beat culture and emerging art scene, the civil rights movement here and in the Deep South, the Black Panthers and antiwar protests.
  • David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman
    David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...

    James Hadaway dies at 82; renovated urban recreation spaces as L.A. parks chief

    James Hadaway dies at 82; renovated urban recreation spaces as L.A. parks chief
    James Hadaway, who emphasized the renovation of inner-city parks as general manager of the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department from 1976 to 1992, has died. He was 82. Hadaway, who had cancer, died Monday at his Hermosa Beach home, his family...

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author
    Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69. The cause was a heart...

    Pinetop Perkins dies at 97; Mississippi Delta blues piano player

    Pinetop Perkins dies at 97; Mississippi Delta blues piano player
    Pinetop Perkins, a regal piano player who was one of the last of the original Mississippi Delta blues musicians, died Monday of cardiac arrest at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 97. "He was absolutely the premier blues piano player," said Bruce...