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OBIT: Robert B. Sherman, 86, composer of ‘Mary Poppins,’ other Disney film scores

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Songwriter Robert B. Sherman wrote the tongue-twisting “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and other enduring songs for some classic Disney films. Continue Reading

Prolific Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla dies at 68

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

His musical roots were in jazz, but his songs ranged from folk to pop to classical to opera, creating a soundtrack beloved by generations of Italians. Continue Reading

Fed appeals court: Roger Miller’s widow lacks rights to hit ‘King of the Road,’ others

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch Roger Miller 1965 performance of “King of the Road” at bottom of articleThe songs include “Dang Me,” ‘Chug-A-Lug” and “You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.” The decision struck down a lower court’s ruling in widow Mary Miller’s favor that awarded her a little more than $900,000 in damages. It’s not clear whether she will appeal. Continue Reading

Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw home from hospital after NYC beating

August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Gavin DeGraw tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he didn’t remember much of Sunday’s beating. Police say DeGraw was attacked by a group of men in the East Village. No arrests have been made yet. Continue Reading