jazz singer mary kaye dies

Influential jazz singer and guitarist Mary Kaye, who is credited with introducing the word "lounge" into the lexicon of Las Vegas shows and whose jazz trio helped pioneer all-night performances on the strip's secondary stages, has died. She was 83: Mary Kaye, 83; singer ushered in all-night lounge acts in Vegas. Born Mary Ka'aihue, her grandfather was Prince Kuhio, brother of Queen Liliuokalani, who was the last monarch of Hawaii.

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