03 05 2015
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'Creole Beethoven' Composer, Arranger Dead at 81

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.

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New Orleans Civil Rights Activist Carlton Roy Dies

Roy was a founding member of the Black Businessman's Association of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Carlton J. Roy Sr., a black businessman who worked against segregation alongside influential New Orleans civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Avery Alexander and Dorothy Mae Taylor, has died. He was 94.


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Civil Rights Leaders Mourn SCLC Leader's Death

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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