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Stories with person: Irma Thomas
  • A musical farewell to New Orleans music legend Toussaint 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 5:05 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - World-renowned stars and home folks who love New Orleans' rich musical heritage crowded into a historic theater Friday to bid farewell in words and song to Allen Toussaint, a prolific songwriter, performer and producer who died last week at age 77.

  • The Latest: Rousing 'I'll Fly Away' ends Toussaint tribute 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 2:47 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest from a musical tribute in New Orleans to famed songwriter, producer and performer Allen Toussaint, who died last week. All times local:

  • New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint dies in Madrid, age 77 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 9:52 am

    MADRID - Legendary New Orleans musician and composer Allen Toussaint, who penned such classics as "Working in a Coal Mine" and "Lady Marmalade," has died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in Spain. He was 77.