08 31 2015
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The Wake of Vanport
Wardell Quezergue worked with diverse group of artists including the Dixie Cups and B.B. King

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Composer, arranger, bandleader, producer and teacher Wardell Quezergue (kuh-ZEHR), who arranged "Chapel of Love" for the Dixie Cups and was dubbed the "Creole Beethoven" by Allen Toussaint, has died. He was 81.

Howard Creecy lauded for helping to end turmoil in organization with ties to Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Civil rights leaders gathered at the weekend funeral of the late president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, lauding the Rev. Howard Creecy Jr. for ending a time of turmoil in the organization made famous by the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.

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