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Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Andre Previn wins top music prize

OTTAWA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Andre Previn, German-born American conductor of the London Philharmonic, has been chosen winner of the $40,000 Glenn Gould Prize awarded every three years to a musician who has made an exceptional contribution to the field of music, it was announced Monda

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 6, the 97th day of 2004 with 269 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 6, the 96th day of 2003 with 269 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Dorothy Donegan was born this day in 1924 in Chicago. Her blend of classically trained virtuosity and Victor Borge-like humor made her a very popular entertainer.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Harold Land was born this day in 1928 in Houston. He came to national prominence as a member of the Max Roach-Clifford Brown quintet in 1954 and 1955.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Big Sid Catlett was born this date in Evansville, Ind., in 1910. Always in great demand, he was a big man behind the drums, yet as protege Art Blakey once said, Catlett could make the drums sound as soft and light as a butterfly.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec was born this day in 1918 in Newark, N.J. This Blue Note recording artist worked extensively through the 1940s with Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and the Cab Calloway bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

Heat waves kill more people in the United States than all of the other natural disasters combined, but while more than 400 Americans die from heat-related illnesses in a typical year, it almost ignored by the media, according to Slate.com.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

New Orleans clarinetist Pete Fountain was born this day in the Crescent City in 1930. He came to prominence in the late 1950s when he teamed up with bandleader Lawrence Welk for live appearances, recordings and a network television series. Fountain perfor
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

R.E.M.'s PETER BUCK R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been acquitted on air rage charges. On Friday, a London jury found the rocker innocent of the charges that led to his spending two days in a British jail ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 6, the 96th day of 2002 with 269 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

EMI Jane's Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell reportedly could be one of the first big names dropped by EMI.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Tues., March 5) Guitarist Jimmy Bryant was born in 1925. George Wilkerson, fiddler for early Grand Ole Opry string band the Fruit Jar Drinkers, died in 1954.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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André Previn (born April 6, 1929, Berlin, Germany) is a German-born American Academy and Grammy Award-winning pianist, conductor, and composer. He first came to prominence by arranging and composing Hollywood film scores in 1948.

André Previn was born as Andreas Ludwig Priwin to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany. His brother was the director Steve Previn (1925-1993). With his family, he emigrated to the United States in 1939 to escape the Nazi Regime in Germany. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1943, and grew up in Los Angeles. At his Summer 1946 graduation from Beverly Hills High School Previn played a musical duet with Richard M. Sherman: Previn played the piano, accompanying Sherman (who played flute). Coincidentally, twenty one years later, both composers won Oscars for different films, both winning in musical categories.

In 1967, Previn became music director of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. In 1968, Previn began his tenure as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), serving in that post until 1979. During his LSO tenure, he and the LSO appeared on television in the programme André Previn's Music Night. From 1976-1984, Previn was music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), and in turn had another television series with the PSO titled Previn and the Pittsburgh. He was also principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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