George Duke 2013 (PromoE Photo by Toshi) Editors Note: According to the Associated Press, George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night in Los Angeles. Duke was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Duke’s son, Rashid, thanked his father’s fans in a statement Tuesday. “The outpouring of love and support that we have received from my father’s friends, fans and the entire music community has been overwhelming,” he said. “Thank you all for your concern, prayers and support.” Below is an exclusive interview by the Courier with Duke last week. He never mentioned having any health problems.
BUTTERFLY—Wearing a butterfly created with 100 percent human hair, the dress was designed, hand painted and created by Stephanie Moye. Penn Hills hairstylist Stephanie Moye wasn’t too excited about entering the Hair Madness Show in New York City.