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Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

Jon Hendricks, the jazz singer and songwriter, at his 75th birthday concert at the Lincoln Center in New York, Sept. 16, 1996. Hendricks, who was the best-known and most prolific practitioner of vocalese, the art of turning well-known jazz instrumentals into vocal works, died in Manhattan on Nov. 22, 2017. He was 96.

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. He was 96.

George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2011, file photo, NEA Jazz Masters George Avakian, left, and Jimmy Heath pose for a photo at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert held in New York. Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98.


The Rosemount High School marching band performed at the Mall of America earlier this month. The band will be among 10 nationwide — and the first from Minnesota in three decades — to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Church behind West Bank's landmark Jesus mural seeks new home
Wet weather delays reopening of Braemar Golf Course in Edina until 2019
2 women say Sen. Al Franken groped them in Minneapolis

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit.

Live: Vikings' defense forces Lions to settle for field goal, Vikings up 13-3

Patrick Reusse's 2017 Turkey of the Year is ...
Wild wins by being less 'ugly' than Sabres
Fleck will hit recruiting trail with new contract extension

TVs are among the most sought-after Black Friday deals, and Hunter Harvey and his dad, C.J. ,were part of the trend last year at a Target in Massachusetts.

Want a TV on Black Friday? How to separate the doorbusters from the duds

North Side Minneapolis businesses promote 'Black Friday on Broadway'
Kwik Trip plans $300 million capital investment
Target limits 15 percent off Cyber Monday sale to that day, online this year

When communication took a lot of effort: This leather postcard from the early 1900s reads: “How would you like to hold my hand in Minneapolis?”

The disappearing blessing of speaking face to face

Giving thanks while remaining mindful
Sack cartoon: Just talking turkey
Readers Write: Nicollet Mall, retailers and chemicals, dynamic pricing, elder abuse, James Lileks on the holidays

Hola Arepa owners unveil new Asian street food spot in former strip club

Musicians, fans cram Triple Rock for punk haven's final blowout
Review: 'Waitress' serves up an unexpected slice of soulfulness at Orpheum
Thursday's Vikings game blitzing some Minnesotans' Thanksgiving dinners

Just talking turkey

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Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art
Dennis Anderson

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

Al Farmes' gone, but his legacy lives
Dennis Anderson

Al Farmes died Wednesday at 93, but the 'Save the Wetlands' program he helped create saved many prized habitats for posterity.


U.S. Sen. Al Franken held a roundtable discussion while touring Green Central Park Elementary School in October.

2 women say Sen. Al Franken groped them in Minneapolis

Schoen lawyer: Senator 'never meant to sexually harass anybody'
Congressman told woman he would report her to police if she exposed secret sex life
South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. The fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown put Ferguson in the national spotlight.

Ferguson leaders wonder if federal monitor worth cost

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges
The turkeys not on your plate: They're out back, climbing the roof
Uber customers torn between scandals and service

FILE - In this March 14, 2017, file photo, a U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound approaches the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. A similar type of the U.S. Navy plane carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities
British hospitals feel the pain of Brexit as health workers leave country
Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit.

Live: Vikings' defense forces Lions to settle for field goal, Vikings up 13-3

Reiff returns to Detroit as quiet leader - and kangaroo court judge - of Vikings O-line
Souhan: Thank Vikings' Robison for good work off the field
Vikings-Lions inactives: Right tackle Mike Remmers out vs. Lions

Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson and Orlando forward Evan Fournier chase a loose ball during the second half.

Wolves nearly blow 26-point fourth-quarter lead in victory over Orlando

Timberwolves welcome four-game homestand
Fans annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves
Wolves-Magic game recap

Minnesota Wild forward Tyler Ennis (63) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Wild wins by being less 'ugly' than Sabres

Ex-Wild winger Pominville, back with Sabres, sees better days ahead for Buffalo
Wild sends struggling first-round picks back to minors
Wild play sloppy but hold off Sabres for win

Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys in 2016 at Xcel Energy Center. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - December 5, 2016, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, KDWB Jingle Ball

Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

Christopher Plummer has this to say about retirement _ never
Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67
CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

David Cassidy: A rocking romancer to millions of young fans

David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty.


JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination.


Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67.


Reaction to death of 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy

Reaction to the death of singer and actor David Cassidy:


Former Minneapolis cop Vern Bartholomew, a kind soul who helped anyone in need, dies at 100

His work included time as a chauffeur and bodyguard to Hubert Humphrey.