A self-taught musician, Armando Peraza performed with jazz artists like Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and spent two decades with Carlos Santana.
Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.
Farthing was former chief of medicine for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Frustrated by the slow pace of vaccine development, he said he would volunteer to be a guinea pig.
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Singer Jesse Winchester wrote songs performed by the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and more.
Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville, Va., according to his agent Keith Case.
The controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of painter Jackson Pollock was one of several best-selling works he co-authored with his longtime partner Steven Naifeh.
Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the art world with an intensely psychological examination of the life and work of Jackson Pollock, has died. He was 62.
R. Jean Fawson (May 6, 1926 - April 3, 2013) R. Jean Fawson returned to her loved ones on the other side of the veil on April 3, 2013. She was born May 6, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Rulon & May Knowles. Jean spent her early years in Salt...