The almanac

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LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Colin Farrell has reportedly been replaced by "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger in Bob Dylan biopic, "I'm Not There," it was reported Thursday.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.