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    Multi-Genre Singer Al Jarrreau Dies at 76

    Moonlighting was just that. He may be known for the TV theme, but Al Jarreau, who died today after being hospitalized for exhaustion, managed to blow away audiences with eclectic scat vocals in smoky jazz venues and then croon smash pop hits to massive arenas. With a career that spanned from 1968 to a recently announced retirement from performing, the Milwaukee native earned seven Grammys in jazz, R&B and pop categories, including 1981 Album of the Year for Breakin’ Away. Tributes are pouring in, with 80s superstar Chaka Kahn mourning an “unrivaled improvisational genius.”

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