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FILE - In this May 29, 2009 file photo, music producer Phil Spector sits in a courtroom for his sentencing in Los Angeles. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who was later convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at age 81.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool, File)

Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

Jan. 17, 2021 10:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. California state prison officials said he died Saturday of natural causes at a hospital. ...

FILE - In this June 6, 2000 file photo, Roger Berlind, producer of

Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway producer, dies at 90

Dec. 27, 2020 1:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. He was 90. He died Dec. 18 at his home in New York City. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. The Brooklyn-born Berlind enjoyed a...

This image released by HBO Max shows Laura Benanti from “Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020,

TV and Broadway star Laura Benanti celebrates Gen Z voices

Dec. 16, 2020 9:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic closed high schools, Broadway and TV star Laura Benanti knew it also meant most spring high school musicals would be scrapped. So Benanti asked crestfallen young people across the country to record themselves performing their songs, post them on social media...

FILE - Ann Reinking holds her Tony Award for best choreography for the musical

Tony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71

Dec. 14, 2020 8:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71. Reinking died Saturday while visiting family in Seattle, said her manager, Lee Gross....