Alice Chalifoux, 100

“Alice Chalifoux, the diminutive, salty-tongued and beloved former principal harp of the Cleveland Orchestra, died Thursday at the age of 100… Chalifoux, who became a centenarian in January, was a legend in the music world. She served as principal harp in the Cleveland Orchestra from 1931 to 1974,” and taught many of the top harpists in the business at Oberlin and Cleveland Institute of Music.