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Captain and Tennille singer Daryl Dragon dies at 76

Jan 2 2019 — — Daryl Dragon, one half of popular ’70s duo The Captain & Tennille, died Wednesday, according to his publicist Harlan Boll. Dragon, whose ever-present captain’s hat left no doubt about which half of the duo he was, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, Boll said. “He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved […]

Dr. Hook singer Ray Sawyer dead at 81

Dec 31 2018 — — Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook has died, Page Six is told. Sawyer, perhaps best known for singing lead vocal on “Cover of Rolling Stone,” passed away in Daytona Beach, Fla., according to his publicist. No cause of death was given, but we’re told that Sawyer — known for his trademark eye patch and cowboy hat […]

Mike Taylor, keyboardist for Burlington, Ont.-based Walk off the Earth, dies

Dec 31 2018 — The Canadian Press — BURLINGTON, Ont. — The Burlington, Ont.-based band Walk off the Earth has announced the death of keyboardist and vocalist Mike Taylor. In a post on various social media sites Sunday evening, the band says Taylor died "peacefully from natural causes last night in his sleep." His bandmates express their "deepest sympathies" for Taylor's two children and […]

Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault in U.S.

Dec 24 2018 — — Kevin Spacey has been charged with groping the 18-year-old son of a Boston TV anchor in 2016 — the first criminal case brought against the Oscar-winning actor since his career collapsed amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations over a year ago. Spacey, 59, is due in court Jan. 7 on the resort island of […]

Neil Young books two back-to-back nights at different Winnipeg concert venues

Dec 24 2018 — Neil Young is returning to his Canadian roots with back-to-back concerts slated for Winnipeg. The “Harvest Moon” singer announced on his Facebook page that he will play shows at two of the city’s “classic theatres” next February. The first will be at the Burton Cummings Theatre on Feb. 3, and the second at the Centennial […]

Judge lets Harvey Weinstein case move forward

Dec 20 2018 — A New York judge has allowed Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case to move forward. Judge James Burke held a brief court session Thursday after a flurry of court papers in which Weinstein’s lawyers say the case has been “irreparably tainted” by allegations that a police detective acted improperly in the investigation.

Actress Penny Marshall dies at 75

Dec 18 2018 — Actress and director Carole “Penny” Marshall, best known for her work on the television show “Laverne & Shirley,” has passed away due to complications from diabetes. Reports say Marshall died Monday night at her home in Hollywood Hills, as a result of complications from diabetes. In addition to being an actress, she directed several Hollywood […]