Obituaries

Pageant participants in Queen’s Jubilee celebrate diverse UK

By DANICA KIRKA June 4, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/platinum-jubilee-diversity-96677993513959738418532c87d7f762 LONDON (AP) — As designer Clary Salandy pushes open the kitchen door at a nondescript community center in west London, her visitors pause, astonished by what they find. A dozen giraffe heads, crafted in shades of orange and brown with top hats and flowing eyelashes, smile in …

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Rocker Ronnie Hawkins, dies at 87, patron of Canadian rock

Rocker Ronnie Hawkins, dies at 87, patron of Canadian rock

Ronnie Hawkins, a brash rockabilly star from Arkansas who became a patron of the Canadian music scene after moving north and recruiting a handful of local musicians later known as the Band, has died. His wife Wanda confirmed to The Canadian Press that Hawkins died Sunday morning after an illness. He was 87. “He went …

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