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Jane Little, the World's Longest-Serving Orchestra Musician, Dies Slapping the Bass on Stage

The record-breaking career of 87-year-old Jane Little, the world’s longest-serving orchestra musician, came to an end on Sunday when the 5'3 bassist collapsed onstage during the Atlanta Symphony’s performance of “Broadway’s Golden Age.” The song she was playing, fittingly enough, was “There’s No Business Like Show…

'Died Is Died Is Died': Talking with Vanessa Gould and Margalit Fox of Obit

Despite our fascination with the lives of people who have been deemed societally “important” because of accomplishments, fame and riches, the nitty-gritty of how and why we know what we know about them often gets swept under the rug. Vanessa Gould’s documentary Obit, which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival,…

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