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DIED Over a 22-year career, sculptor Tina Allen crafted more than a dozen sculptures, busts and bas-reliefs of black activists and leaders such as A. Philip Randolph, George Washington Carver and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps her best-known creation was a 13-ft. (4 m) bronze sculpture of Alex Haley, author of the 1976 novel Roots. Allen's art, displayed in public spaces across the country, continues to honor African-American leaders. She was 58.

Honky-tonk singer Charlie Walker's most popular tune was the 1958 recording of Pick Me Up on Your Way Down by Harlan Howard, which hovered at No. 2 on...

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