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  • Al Baitch, saxophonist

    Al Baitch, saxophonist
    Abraham "Al" Baitch, a musician recalled as one of Baltimore's finest saxophone players, died March 24 at Northwest Hospital after suffering a fall. The Pikesville resident was 89.
  • Shirley Reingold, manager of vocal group The Orioles

    Shirley Reingold, manager of vocal group The Orioles
    Shirley Reingold, who managed the early R&B vocal group The Orioles and wrote their 1948 hit song "It's Too Soon to Know," died of heart disease Oct. 10 at Aventura Hospital in Aventura, Fla. The native Baltimorean was 89. She was known professionally as...

    Columbia Festival mines its silver anniversary

    Columbia Festival mines its silver anniversary
    More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Columbia from June 15-30 for the 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts. Most of them will be heading to see the free LakeFest events Friday through Sunday, while others will come during the...

    Joe Byrd, bassist

    Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that...

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer

    Ed Shaughnessy dies at 84; renowned jazz drummer
    Ed Shaughnessy, whose mutton-chop whiskers and swinging rhythms made him one of the most famous drummers in jazz during his nearly three decades with Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" band, has died. He was 84. Shaughnessy had a heart attack Friday at his...