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Conductor, Julliard emeritus James DePreist dies

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One of the early African-American conductors of a major orchestra and National Medal of Arts winner James DePreist has died at age 76. His manager, Jason Bagdade, says DePreist died at home Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. DePreist's wife, Ginette DePreist, told The Oregonian ( ) her husband had been in and out of the hospital since a massive heart attack...

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