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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Howard Theatre, a historic African-American arts landmark in Washington, is reopening this week after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Jarreau itching to get back on tour

Jarreau itching to get back on tour

MARSEILLE, France, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. soul singer Al Jarreau remains hospitalized in France but is on the mend and eager to start performing again, his manager said.
Al Jarreau hospitalized in France

Al Jarreau hospitalized in France

BARCELONETTE, France, July 23 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Al Jarreau fell ill just before he was about to perform in France and was taken to a hospital, where officials said he was in stable condition.

Backup sings Buffett on solo album

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett's backup singer said that recording Buffett songs would be appropriate for her new solo album.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Umbria Jazz Fest books 250 concerts

PERUGIA, Italy, July 5 (UPI) -- Musicians from all over the United States and Italy are lining up to perform at The Umbria Jazz Festival, the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, March 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Scott's soul duets fill 'Collaborations'

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. soul singer Jill Scott's next album, "Collaborations," will be made up of musical duets from her recording career, Billboard magazine reported.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 12, the 71st day of 2006 with 294 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 12, the 71st day of 2005 with 294 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2004 with 294 to follow.

Jazz is getting all remixed up

Welcome to the world of remix, a jazz phenomenon for the young -- or young at heart -- where nothing is sacred and everything seems fair game.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Al Jarreau
Singer Al Jarreau performs in concert at Le Zenith in Paris on July 2, 2007. Jarreau is teaming up with singer/guitarist George Benson to promote their "Givin' It Up" album. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Alwin "Al" Lopez Jarreau (born March 12, 1940, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States) is an American singer. A seven-time Grammy Award winner, and is the second artist in history (Michael Jackson being the first) to win in the three separate categories: Jazz, Pop, and R&B. He also won the Grammys within a span of four consecutive decades — the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the fifth of six children. His web site refers to Reservoir, Inc., the name of the street where he lived. His father was a Seventh-Day Adventist Church minister and singer, and his mother was a church pianist. He and his family sang together in church concerts and in benefits, and he and his mother performed at PTA meetings.

He was Student Council President and Badger Boys State delegate in high school, going on to Ripon College, where he also sang with a group called the Indigos. Al graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He went on to earn a master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Iowa and worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor in San Francisco and moonlighted with a jazz trio headed by George Duke.

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