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In the News

April 3, 2020

Music will live on

The world lost two musicians this week who have made a long term impact, Bill Withers and Ellis Marsalis. Mr. Marsalis for his jazz and Mr. Withers for his poetry and music.

Branford, Ellis and Wynton Marsalis in 1992 at a party in New York celebrating the release of the elder Mr. Marsalis’s album “Heart of Gold.”

Mr. Marsalis was an incredible jazz pianist, jazz pianist, educator and father of two amazing musicians. He passed away from complications of the corona virus. Father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Ellis has contributed to the world of music in New Orleans and beyond. In 2011 Mr. Marsalis and his sons were recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts. READ MORE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Mr. Withers was a three-time Grammy Award winner and 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and died from heart complications at age 81, on Monday in Los Angeles. His death comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during the coronavirus pandemic, with healthcare workers, choirs, artists and more posting their own renditions on “Lean on Me” to help get through the difficult times.READ MORE IN USA TODAY. 

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