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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
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'Scandalous' to close on Broadway

'Scandalous' to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The new Broadway musical "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson" is to play its final performance Sunday, producers said.

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Gifford to host Broadway on Broadway

Gifford to host Broadway on Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Kathie Lee Gifford is to serve as host of the 20th anniversary edition of Broadway on Broadway in New York, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2005 with 83 to follow.
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Kathie Lee sets sights on Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Kathie Lee Gifford's musical has opened in New York, the first of three shows she hopes will end up on Broadway.

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2004 with 83 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2003 with 83 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2002 with 83 to follow.
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Commentary: Planet Jerry Falwell

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9 (UPI) -- According to a recent newspaper story, a person will soon be able to spend his whole life in the Rev. Jerry Falwell's planned Christian community in Lynchburg,
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Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as "Sister Aimee", was a Canadian-born evangelist and media sensation in the 1920s and 1930s who founded the Foursquare Church. She was a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, which she used to create a form of religion that drew heavily on the appeal of popular entertainment.

McPherson was born as Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy on October 9, 1890, on a farm near the town of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Her father, James Kennedy, was a farmer, and her mother, Mildred, known as "Minnie", worked for the Salvation Army. Little is written about McPherson's father, and it is unclear what impact James Kennedy had on his daughter. It was through her mother that McPherson got her first exposure to religious exercise, which would have an impact on her later evangelical crusades. Mrs. Kennedy’s work with the Salvation Army included providing for people through soup kitchens. This reflected her idea of bringing faith to the people, which was reflected in Aimee’s later work in spreading the Gospel.

In historian Matthew Avery Sutton's biography of McPherson, he uncovered documents that, as a child, one of McPherson's favorite games was to play Salvation Army with her classmates, and at home she would create a congregation out of her dolls and would give them a sermon. As a teenager, McPherson would stray from the teachings of her mother. She started to read novels and attend movies and dances, all things the Salvation Army disapproved of at the time. Even more shattering to her faith, McPherson while in high school was introduced to the teachings of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

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