“There’s No Business Like Show Business” perfect Swansong for Georgia musician

ATLANTA (AP) – Jane Little, a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since the group’s founding during World War II, has died at the age of 87 after collapsing on stage.

The orchestra says Little collapsed Sunday during a performance of “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” She was briefly revived before dying at an Atlanta hospital.

The bassist was recognized by Guinness World Records for the longest professional tenure with a single orchestra earlier this year when she performed on Feb. 4. That was 71 years to the day of her first concert with the group’s forerunner, the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra’s executive director, Jennifer Bariament, says Little’s success in a role traditionally reserved for men served as an inspiration. She adds that Little did “what she loved until the very end of her life.”

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