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July 10, 2004 | Claudia Luther, Times Staff Writer
Motown recording artist and songwriter Syreeta Wright, who collaborated with ex-husband Stevie Wonder in writing several hits, including "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" and "If You Really Love Me," has died. She was 58. Wright died of cancer Tuesday at her Los Angeles home, surrounded by family, her sister, Kim Barnum, said. "She was a totally incredible person," Barnum told The Times this week.
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July 10, 2004 | Claudia Luther, Times Staff Writer
Motown recording artist and songwriter Syreeta Wright, who collaborated with ex-husband Stevie Wonder in writing several hits, including "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" and "If You Really Love Me," has died. She was 58. Wright died of cancer Tuesday at her Los Angeles home, surrounded by family, her sister, Kim Barnum, said. "She was a totally incredible person," Barnum told The Times this week.
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June 23, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, Dennis Hunt is a Times staff writer.
"OOOhh, I was sooooo scared," Syreeta Wright shrieks, recalling the first time she played Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar," last October in Buffalo, N.Y. "I was so scared I can't remember doing it. It's a blank now. I really didn't think I was going to make it through another night." She did, of course.
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July 5, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ooohh, I was sooooo scared," shrieked singer Syreeta Wright, recalling her opening night as Mary Madgalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar" last October in Buffalo, N.Y. "I was so scared I can't remember doing it. It's a blank now. I really didn't think I was going to make it through another night." She did, of course.
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July 5, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Ooohh, I was sooooo scared," shrieked singer Syreeta Wright, recalling her opening night as Mary Madgalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar" last October in Buffalo, N.Y. "I was so scared I can't remember doing it. It's a blank now. I really didn't think I was going to make it through another night." She did, of course.
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December 14, 1991 | DON HECKMAN
The National Academy of Songwriters' sixth annual "Salute to the American Songwriter" at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre Thursday night was the kind of carefully produced, well-paced, talent-packed show that the Emmy and Oscar and Grammy extravaganzas promise but too often fail to deliver. Even more importantly, the Paul Williams-hosted presentation--which featured Lifetime Achievement Awards to Burt Bacharach and Hal David--had a warm and comfortable feeling.
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August 3, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from Kai Miller Morris, his wife of 11 years and mother of two of his children.  The couple, who married in September 2001, have been separated since October 2009, according to documents obtained by TMZ . The 63-year-old singer - legal name Stevland Morris, a.k.a. child prodigy "Little Stevie Wonder" - has requested joint custody of his two young boys with Kai, 10-year-old Kailand and 7-year-old Mandla. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2012 Stevie and Kai, who ran the now-defunct fashion label Kai Milla Designs, met in 1999 at club Nell's in Lower Manhattan and got engaged six months later, according to Harper's Bazaar . She started up her label several years later.
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June 23, 1994 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A quarter of a century after its bow as a recorded "rock opera" and 23 years after its Broadway debut, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" has become a coat of many colors, particularly in this touring anniversary production at the Orange County Performing Arts Center through Sunday. Webber was 20 when he wrote the score, and it remains the freshest and most original of his works; it shows the composer flexing his youthful musical muscles.
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December 4, 1992 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
The Supremes registered almost 20 Top 10 hits during the Diana Ross glory years in the '60s, from 1964's "Where Did Our Love Go" through 1969's collaboration with the Temptations on "Someday We'll Be Together." Similarly, Stevie Wonder generated almost a dozen Top 40 singles during the same decade, from 1963's "Fingertips--Part 2" to 1969's "Yester-Me, Yesterday-You, Yesterday."
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December 5, 1992 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Songwriters don't get enough credit," griped Stevie Wonder as he was being showered with accolades for his songwriting. On Thursday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Songwriters at the seventh annual "Salute to the American Songwriter." "I was wondering when I was going to get one of these," he quipped.
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June 23, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, Dennis Hunt is a Times staff writer.
"OOOhh, I was sooooo scared," Syreeta Wright shrieks, recalling the first time she played Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar," last October in Buffalo, N.Y. "I was so scared I can't remember doing it. It's a blank now. I really didn't think I was going to make it through another night." She did, of course.
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December 20, 2004 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
As promised, Stevie Wonder previewed material from his forthcoming album, "A Time 2 Love," at his ninth annual "House Full of Toys" benefit show on Saturday night at the Forum. Wonder performed the title track from the album, due in April, joined by India.Arie, with whom he co-wrote the song.
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June 7, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Billy Preston, a soul singer and keyboardist who scored such hits as "Nothing From Nothing" and "Outa-Space" in the 1970s but was best known for sitting in on historic recording sessions with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan, died Tuesday in Arizona. He was 59. The charismatic Preston had suffered for years from kidney-related ailments and slipped into a coma in November, according to Joyce Moore, his manager.
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