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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Browne, Mann to perform at Lennon tribute

Browne, Mann to perform at Lennon tribute

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Cyndi Lauper, Aimee Mann, Keb' Mo' and Joan Osborne have been booked to perform at the 30th annual John Lennon Tribute in New York.
Bruce Willis honored at film fest

Bruce Willis honored at film fest

SONOMA, Calif., April 6 (UPI) -- Bruce Willis has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at California's 12th annual Sonoma International Film Festival.

Elton John, Taupin to be honored

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An Oct. 10 benefit concert to be held at New York City’s Carnegie Hall will honor the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Revenge of the Book Eaters

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. non-profit group has employed some top pop and rock stars for its nationwide campaign to raise money to promote children's literacy.

Farrell out, Ledger in for Dylan biopic

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Colin Farrell has reportedly been replaced by "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger in Bob Dylan biopic, "I'm Not There," it was reported Thursday. FoxNews.com reported director Todd Hayes was forced to make the last minute hire after Farrell dropped out

Sony draws on music biz for 'Monkey Biz'

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Sony is producing CBS' upcoming series "Monkey Business" and using the series for some cross promotion for its musical artists.

William Shatner to release album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. actor William Shatner, former star of "Star Trek" and "T.J. Hooker" will have an album entitled "Has Been" released Oct. 4.

AFI to honor Penn family

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute's AFI Associates will honor Hollywood's Penn family with its Platinum Circle Award, the organization announced Monday.

Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist.

Aimee Mann grew up in Bon Air, Virginia, graduated from Open High School (Richmond, Virginia) in 1978 and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but dropped out to sing with her first punk rock band, the Young Snakes. The band released the EP Bark Along with the Young Snakes in 1982, and a compilation album was issued in 2004.

In 1983, she co-founded with Berklee classmate and boyfriend Michael Hausman the new wave band 'Til Tuesday, which achieved success in 1985 with its first album, Voices Carry. The title song is said to be inspired by Hausman and Mann's breakup. The record producer, Mike Thorne, in a March 1999 article disputed this and stated the lyrics originally had Mann singing to another woman. The gender was changed due to pressure from the record label. The video became an MTV staple, winning the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. Mann was featured on the Rush song "Time Stand Still" (from Hold Your Fire, 1987) which became a minor UK hit, singing backup vocals and appearing in the music video. Her laughter is also heard at the start of "Force Ten," from the same album. With Mann playing an increasingly important role in songwriting, 'Til Tuesday released two more albums, Welcome Home and Everything's Different Now. Shortly after the release of Welcome Home, Mann told a writer for Nine-O-One Network Magazine that she was much more pleased with it than Voices Carry, primarily because she felt it made more of a personal statement about her life. On their final tour, musician Jon Brion joined the band, which broke up in 1990 when Mann left to start her solo career.

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