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Obituary: Acclaimed flutist Edna Comerchero taught next generation of musicians

Nov 1, 2012
Obituary: Acclaimed flutist Edna Comerchero taught next generation of musicians

Edna ComercheroEdna Comerchero, a virtuoso flutist who performed professionally and taught students who became world-class performers, died Oct. 25 of complications from acute myeloid leukemia, her family said. She was 80. Mrs. Comerchero was...

Obituary: Ex-opera singer Emogene Turtle was devoted to music

Aug 23, 2012
Obituary: Ex-opera singer Emogene Turtle was devoted to music

Emogene Marjorie Turtle performed with such groups as the San Francisco Opera.Emogene Marjorie Turtle, who taught music in Sacramento after an exciting but demanding career as an opera singer, died Aug. 13 of age-related complications, her fami...

Obituary: Dr. Robert M. Watson was physician and jazz pianist

Aug 6, 2012
Obituary: Dr. Robert M. Watson was physician and jazz pianist

Dr. Robert M. WatsonRobert M. Watson, a longtime physician who also performed locally as a top-notch jazz pianist, died July 23 from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in Southern California. He was 76. Dr. Watson was driving nort...

Obituary: Musician Norma-Lee was honorary mayor of Rio Linda/Elverta

Jul 14, 2012
Obituary: Musician Norma-Lee was honorary mayor of Rio Linda/Elverta

Norma-LeeNorma-Lee, a western swing artist who twice served as honorary mayor of Rio Linda/Elverta, died June 29 of cancer, her family said. She was 58. With a single name and a penchant for one-liners, Norma-Lee was a colorful Canadian who m...

Sacramento veteran rock deejay Gordon Styler dies

Jun 25, 2012
Sacramento veteran rock deejay Gordon Styler dies

Gordon Styler, who graduated from UC Davis, spent several years during the 1970s at KZAP, a groundbreaking FM station.Gordon Styler, a veteran broadcaster who was a disc jockey at KZAP during the heyday of free-form rock radio in Sacramento, died...

Obituary: Music minister Thomas F. Fox had active role in Sacramento faith community

May 31, 2012
Obituary: Music minister Thomas F. Fox had active role in Sacramento faith community

Thomas F. FoxThomas F. Fox, a Sacramento music minister who was the eldest child of iconic film and TV star Dale Evans, died May 16 of complications from congestive heart failure, his family said. He was 84. A longtime Carmichael resident, he...

Obituary: Ray Torres, drummer for R&B legends

May 30, 2012
Obituary: Ray Torres, drummer for R&B legends

Ray TorresRay Torres, a virtuoso drummer who backed up R&B legends with a signature style that influenced many musicians, died May 19 of diabetes complications, his family said. He was 68. A professional musician in Sacramento for more than 3...

Obituary: John Nickens Jr., 99, lifelong clarinetist

May 3, 2012
Obituary: John Nickens Jr., 99, lifelong clarinetist

John T. Nickens Jr.John T. Nickens Jr., a retired engineer who played the clarinet in community bands for nine decades, died April 25 at age 99. Mr. Nickens took up the clarinet at age 9 and was first chair in his high school band in Montclai...

Sacramento Press hires new editor-in-chief

Apr 24, 2012

The Sacramento Press has hired a former online producer from the Miami Herald to be its editor-in-chief. Jared Goyette will serve as the fourth editor-in-chief since the online news site was launched in 2008, according to a story posted Monday by t...

Obituary: Steve Schofer, bass player for renowned blues rock group, dies at 64

Mar 7, 2012
Obituary: Steve Schofer, bass player for renowned blues rock group, dies at 64

Steve SchoferSteve Schofer, a veteran musician who played bass for Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers, died Feb. 27 of complications from lung cancer, his family said. He was 64. Performing with Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers, Mr. Schofer s...



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