Remembering Ward Morehouse 1929-2012

Ward Morehouse is a pacifist hero that I was lucky enough to have worked with.

Amy Winehouse: “She lived jazz”

Kimberly writes: I have been so saddened by the death of Amy Winehouse. I always did love her voice. Though, since I did not appreciate all the sentiments in her lyrics, I never focused on her so much. I did wonder what about the way her voice and music just woke me up and made […]

Sad news: Two losses in the community of art, music, and poetry

David McReynolds sent out the news on his e-mail lists… From: Arieh Lebowitz Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 9:43 PM Subject: With sadness – both Harvey Pekar and Tuli Kupferberg have just passed away. It’s with an overwhelming sadness that I share the news of the passing of both Harvey Pekar and Tuli Kupferberg. May […]

Lena Horne, civil rights activist and jazz vocalist, dies at age 92

Excerpt from the Guardian UK: here. Lena Horne, black singer and activist, dies Actor and singer who broke down racial barriers in film and music industries dies, aged 92 Lena Horne, the singer and actor best known for her rendition of Stormy Weather and as Hollywood’s first black sex symbol, has died. She was 92. […]

Sad news: Howard Zinn died today (1/27/2010)

(excerpt from) Boston Globe Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87 By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in […]

Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at age 88: Founded Special Olympics

First: An excellent and hard-hitting post about Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her sister Rosemary Kennedy: here. At the bottom of this post is a beautiful message to the Special Olympics community by Eunice’s son. Also, a wonderful web-site devoted to remembrances of Eunice Kennedy Shriver at (excerpt from) Reuters Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at […]

Millard Fuller, Co-Founder of Habitat For Humanity, dies

(excerpt from) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller dies By Christopher Quinn / Updated: 12:22 p.m. February 03, 2009 Millard Fuller, the visionary Christian with a single-minded, some say stubborn, focus that resulted in more than 300,000 houses built for the poor, died unexpectedly Monday night. Fuller, 74, was the driving force in […]

John Updike, American novelist, dies at age 76

(excerpt from) Sacramento Bee via the AP John Updike, prize-winning writer, dead at age 76 By Hillel Italie / Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 NEW YORK — John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire, died Tuesday […]

Artist Andrew Wyeth dies at age 91

(excerpt from) USA Today Andrew Wyeth, one of the USA’s most acclaimed artists, died this morning at the age of 91, according to The News Journal. “Andy Wyeth died in his sleep peacefully at 4:25 today,” Phyllis Wyeth, his daughter-in-law, tells the paper. Andrew Wyeth’s website is: here.

Green Party leader Bill Holloway of Texas passes away

(See funeral arrangements at bottom.) Message from Kat Swift, Co-Chair Green Party of Texas: January 10, 2009 The Green Party of Texas mourns the tragic loss of Bill Holloway. Bill was a dedicated leader who was currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Travis County Green Party in Austin, TX.  He will be missed as […]

Outspoken Entertainer Eartha Kitt dies at 81

The Associated Press story Kitt was plainspoken about causes she believed in. Her anti-war comments at the White House came as she attended a White House luncheon hosted by Lady Bird Johnson. “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed,” she told the group of about 50 women. “They rebel […]

Words of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, who died at 78

Originally posted using ShareThis (excerpt) The Associated Press: Wife says Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter dies at 78 LONDON (AP) — Harold Pinter, praised as the most influential British playwright of his generation and a longtime voice of political protest, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 78… The Nobel Prize gave Pinter […]

Actor, healthy food advocate Paul Newman dies at 83

Sad news. Paul Newman died on Friday. He was 83. He was surrounded by family and friends. There is a story with background on his life here.