George Wein, Music Festival Pioneer, Dies At 95

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Music impresario George Wein, who spawned the modern music festival when he helped launch the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festivals, has died at the age of 95. According to a statement from his family, Wein died peacefully in his sleep early Monday morning. Wein co-founded the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and the Newport Folk Festival in 1959. Newport …

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