Carl Sigman, the lyricist of many of America's most famous love songs, passed from this temporal plane in September of 2000; however, his music lives on, embodied in his beautiful songs of hope and heartbreak.
Each year-end brings the usual look back on those that have passed during the year. Here is my incomplete list of Music Icons that have passed in last twelve months. The list was compiled extemporaneously during the year as the news was reported.
For the few years that the Turnage Theater did operate as an ongoing concern, they did book at least one Christmas show each year. In 2009, they booked, and I did attend "Christmas the Cowboy Way, featuring the Riders in the Sky.
Jewel's "Picking Up the Pieces" Tour, showcased March 19, 2016 at Durham's Carolina Theater, is ancillary to her autobiography, "Never Broken", which is at the nexus of her every one woman show; it is her all consuming theme projected well, her life as a poetic masterpiece.