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R.I.P. Merce Cunningham

July 27, 2009

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Typical overwhelming Monday deadlines have meant that I haven’t been able to devote any time to the passing of Merce Cunningham at the age of 90. And in all honesty, many writers are more capable of giving the man his due than I am; I merely wanted to salute the passing of the body-moving jelly to John Cage’s peanut butter:

Lewis Segal’s LA Times obit (the site also includes scans from late Times writer late Daniel Cariaga’s notes from a 1980 Cunningham interview); Alastair Macauley’s New York Times obit.

Surely more appreciations are to come this week.

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