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Oldest known WWII veteran dies at 112

The oldest World War II veteran has died today at the age of 112. Lawrence Brooks had just celebrated his birthday in September. He was born in Norwood, Louisiana in 1909 as…

Sandra Jaffe, co-founder of Preservation Hall, dies

By REBECCA SANTANA NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sandra Jaffe, who co-founded Preservation Hall in New Orleans, introducing countless people to jazz through the intimate French Quarter venue over six decades, has died. Jaffe died Monday, her son Ben Jaffe, creative…