Gospel singer Jeter dead at age 94

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Rev. Claude Jeter, known for his gospel singing with the group the Swan Silvertones, has died in New York at the age of 94, his niece says.
Hughley to serve as host of BET Awards

Hughley to serve as host of BET Awards

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and comedian D.L. Hughley is to preside over the upcoming BET Awards show, BET announced Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2008.
By United Press International

Congress honors heart doctor DeBakey

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress has approved issuing a Congressional Gold Medal to Michael DeBakey, a heart surgeon who pioneered multiple techniques.

Donny Osmond shows his love for the '70s

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- After making his own hits during the 1970s, Donny Osmond is singing some of his favorites from the era.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, April 13, 2007.
By United Press International

Teenage blues singer goes missing

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A young blues singer from Louisiana who landed in Las Vegas in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has disappeared.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2006 with 262 to follow.
By United Press International

Stars shine at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The 28th Annual Kennedy Center Honors celebrated Hollywood's Robert Redford and Julie Harris, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner and dancer Suzanne Farrell.

Mekhi Phifer gets ready to play Al Green

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- TV and screen star Mekhi Phifer is gearing up to direct and star in a biopic about '70s soul singer, the Rev. Al Green.

Mekhi Phifer to star as Al Green

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Mekhi Phifer, star of film's "8 Mile" and TV's "ER," is reportedly ready to take on the role of the Rev. Al Green.

GM wants a wage freeze in Canada

DETROIT, July 20 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. is asking hourly workers in Canada to accept a wage freeze as negotiations begin on a three-year contract.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2005 with 262 to follow.
By United Press International

Soul singer Green sues ex-producer

MEMPHIS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Soul legend Al Green has reportedly taken former producer David Gest into court for using his name to promote a December concert.

Singing is Queen Latifah's new rap

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Actress/rapper Queen Latifah says "The Dana Owens Album" has allowed her to finally show the world her singing side.

Ray Charles tribute on CBS in October

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, Usher and Norah Jones are among the artists performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles next month in a tribute to the late Ray Charles.

'Blues Brothers' wins top soundtrack honor

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- British radio listeners named music from "The Blues Brothers," with songs by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and James Brown, as the best film soundtrack.

Feature: Don McLean to Songwriters Hall

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- Don McLean, whose hit song "American Pie" was voted No. 5 in a recording industry poll of the top songs of the 20th century, will enter the National Academy of

Songwriters Hall honors Stevie Wonder

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame said Thursday Stevie Wonder will be honored at its awards ceremony in New York in June.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 13, the 104th day of 2004 with 262 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2004 with 263 to follow.
By United Press International

Songwriters Hall of Fame names inducteees

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame announced in New York Wednesday the next seven inductees.

Texas congressman wins narrow victory

DALLAS, March 10 (UPI) -- Veteran Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-Texas, won a narrow victory over challenger Henry Cuellar in the Texas primary, according to unofficial returns Wednesday. Rodriguez, a four-term incumbent, won the Democratic nomination in the 28th District by only 151 vote

Leno to host audience of CA. firefighters

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The entire audience of an upcoming Tonight Show with Jay Leno will consist of California firefighters who risked their lives during the state's recent fires.

Al Green turns back to soul

MEMPHIS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Soul music giant Al Green has returned to the studio, the producer and the music that catapulted him to stardom in the 1970s.
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