Alwin “Al” Lopez Jarreau, 76, the boundary-pushing vocalist who won Grammy Awards across the jazz, pop and R&B categories. Jarreau quit his job as a rehab counselor for the disabled to pursue a music career in the 1960s. Best known for his theme song to the TV show Moonlighting, he won his most recent Grammy in 2007.
> Raymond Smullyan, the mathematician, philosopher and expert puzzle writer, at 97. His 1978 book, What Is the Name of This Book?, was described by critic Martin Gardner as the “most original, most profound and most humorous” collection of logic problems ever written.
Regulations by the U.S. Army that prohibited female personnel from wearing dreadlocks. Long twisted locks of uniform shape and size will now be permitted, a move celebrated by black servicewomen.
A record 104 satellites from a single rocket by India’s space agency, reaffirming the country’s serious position in the Asian space race. The previous record, set by Russia in 2014, was 37 satellites. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it an “exceptional achievement.”
Photos of naked women to the pages of Playboy, a year after the adult magazine said it would no longer publish nudes. Cooper Hefner, Playboy’s chief creative officer and son of founder Hugh Hefner, said removing nudity entirely “was a mistake.”
This appears in the February 27, 2017 issue of TIME.
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