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Don’t Waste Precious Time

Tom T. Hall’s wanderings in search of inspiration ceased Friday when he died at age 85. The best of the songs he left behind take chances, confront grown-up dilemmas, and bear the stamp of a literary sensibility.

The Notorious Libby Holman

Libby Holman, the consummate torch singer, never understood why almost every man she touched died violently. She had the opposite of the Midas touch, but lived a fascinating, doomed life.

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