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James Taylor's mother dies at Martha's Vineyard home at 92

The mother of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor has died at age 92.

Funeral held for Louisiana celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme

Chefs in white coats escorted the casket of world-renowned Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme into St. Louis Cathedral for his funeral Monday, and chefs from his restaurant were the dark-suited pallbearers who brought it back down the aisle after the Mass.

Obituary: Air Force pilot Ken Johnson lived his dream to fly

As a child, Kenneth R. Johnson watched intently as World War II bombers and other aircraft flew over his south Minneapolis home. It sparked his dream of an aviation …

Memphis rapper Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips dead at 40

The manager for Three 6 Mafia founding member Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips says the Memphis rapper has died.

Obituary: Dean Chance; won Cy Young with Angels, All-Star with Twins

Chance posted 20 victories and had a 2.73 ERA while striking out 220 batters in 1967 for the Twins.

Services Monday for Chef Paul Prudhomme

Visitation and funeral arrangements for famed chef Paul Prudhomme have been scheduled.

Jazz producer Larry Rosen, co-founder of GRP label, dies

Larry Rosen, one of the most influential and tech-savvy modern jazz producers who co-founded GRP Records with pianist Dave Grusin, died Friday, his publicist said. He was 75.

Chef Paul Prudhomme, who popularized Cajun fare, dies at 75

At his New Orleans restaurant, legendary chef Paul Prudhomme proudly showed off dishes and ingredients from his upbringing in Louisiana's rural Cajun country: blackened redfish, jambalaya and sweet potato pecan pie drew diners by the droves to his K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen.

Obituary: Alvin Greenberg, novelist, poet, librettist

Novelist, poet and essayist Alvin Greenberg charmed generations of readers with his wit and cerebral musings and ability to manipulate the English language. “He was an extremely productive writer, and …