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In this July 1986 file photo, Actress Jane Powell poses for a photo in New York.

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Powell died Thursday at her Wilton, Connecticut, home, longtime friend Susan Granger said.

"I think that our world is more Christ-like when it’s open to all of God’s children,” said Bishop John Shelby Spong.

An advocate for LGBTQ and women priests, Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong dies at 90

In addition to serving as the Episcopal bishop in Newark, N.J., he had taught and lectured at Harvard Divinity school.

Norm Macdonald in New York on March 31, 2011.

Comedian and ‘SNL’ alum Norm Macdonald dies after battle with cancer

A veteran of the stand-up circuit, Mr. Macdonald has died after a battle with cancer.

Mr. Wein, in 2009, playing with a jazz band in New Orleans.

George Wein, legendary music producer and founder of Newport festivals, dies at 95

In addition to being a festival promoter, he at various times ran two Boston nightclubs, owned a record label, managed acts, promoted tours, lectured at Boston University, wrote a music column, and recorded and performed as a pianist.

Mick Tingelhoff.

Mick Tingelhoff, Vikings Hall of Fame center, dies at 81

Mick Tingelhoff, a Hall of Fame center who started in 240 consecutive games in his 17 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and who played in four Super Bowls, died Saturday at an assisted living facility in Lakeville, Minnesota. He was 81.

Robert Brannen (left) and Yu Sing Jung of the Boston architectural firm Jung/Brannen Associates.

Robert ‘Buz’ Brannen, cofounder of Jung/Brannen architectural firm, dies at 90

The architectural firm Mr. Brannen cofounded became one of the largest in the nation.

Michel Laclotte, who ‘created the modern Louvre,’ dies at 91

As director of the Louvre, Michel Laclotte oversaw much of its historic renovations, and earlier, as its chief curator of paintings, championed the Musée D’Orsay (the museum-in-a-train-station) and I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid at the Louvre — two of the most controversial but ultimately beloved architectural projects of late 20th-century Paris.

The Beatles play at Boston Garden on Sept. 12, 1964.

Sheila Bromberg, harpist on Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ dies at 92

Although her three and a half minutes of playing on “She’s Leaving Home” brought her anonymously into millions of homes over the last five decades, Sheila Bromberg was regarded by classical and session players as more than a one-hit wonder.