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Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76 Following Hospitalization for Exhaustion

12 February 2017 11:08 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 76.

According to a statement from his manager Joe Gordon published by Ebony magazine, the singer was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing.

His loved ones asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, an organization that supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

Last week, updates on Jarreau’s Twitter account announced he had entered a hospital for exhaustion and was forced to retire from touring “with complete sorrow. »

- Stephanie Petit

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Star Trek: Tng: Jonathan Frakes on the Series' Family, His New Directing Jobs

3 February 2017 5:48 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Are you a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Recently, Jonathan Frakes spoke about his time filming the classic TV series, CBC reports.Frakes played Commander William Riker on the sci-fi show, which also starred Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby, Michael Dorn, and Brent Spiner. Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for seven seasons before ending in 1994.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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LeVar Burton Cool with Black College Band Playing Trump Inauguration (Video)

4 January 2017 4:36 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_ybr6cz1m"]] LeVar Burton knows a lot of people -- including his own wife -- are protesting Donald Trump's inauguration, but he's still backing a black college's decision to participate. The "Reading Rainbow" host says the Talladega College Marching Band would be passing up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity if it backed out amid all the backlash it's getting for taking the gig. In fact, LeVar explained why it would almost be un-American of the band Not to perform. »

- TMZ Staff

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