Mary Ellen Smith, local music writer and editor, passes away at age 60
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Ross Raihala penned a touching tribute to Smith over at the Pioneer Press, including an interview with her partner Michael McElrath.
"She loved music," McElrath said. "To her, it was an expression of people's feelings about life. Music, to her, was the highest art form... She was brilliant, giving, fun-loving and helpful. She was concerned with getting things right. She was also very outspoken and opinionated. You didn't ever wonder where she was at."