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Risë Stevens, 99, Stalwart at the Met for Decades in Carmen Role, Is Dead

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Risë Stevens (June 11, 1913 – March 20, 2013) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano.

Fran Warren, Singer in Big-Band Era, Dies at 87

Fran Warren, one of the last surviving singing stars of the big-band era, died at her home in Brookfield, Conn., on March 4, 2013...her 87th birthday.
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Frances Wolfe (March 4, 1926 – March 4, 2013), known by her stage name, Fran Warren, was an American popular singer....Wikipedia

Rafael Puyana, Famed Harpsichordist, Dies at 81

Rafael Puyana, an internationally acclaimed Colombian harpsichordist who was among the last disciples of Wanda Landowska, died on March 1 in Paris. He was 81.
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Marie-Claire Alain, Master of the Organ, Dies at 86

Marie-Claire Alain (August 10, 1926 – February 26, 2013) Marie-Claire Alain was a French organist and organ teacher best known for her prolific recording career. She was particularly known for her ability to perform substantial works entirely from memory. Wikipedia | NYTimes