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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, July 6, the 187th day of 2006 with 178 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2006 with 318 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2006, with 362 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2005 with 178 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2005 with 318 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2005, with 362 to follow.
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Billy Crystal makes tribute to uncle

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Verve Records releases "Billy Crystal Presents: The Milt Gabler Story," a tribute of songs selected by Gabler's New York native-nephew, Billy Crystal.

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Today is Tuesday, July 6, the 188th day of 2004 with 178 to follow.
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The UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2004, with 363 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2003 with 318 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2003, with 362 to follow.
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'Capitol Steps' troupe satirizes the Bush

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- A perennial satirical show, "Capitol Steps," has the president and Congress as its primary targets but almost any famous or infamous person is fair game for this talented troupe of congressional staffers turned comedians.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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The Andrews Sisters were a prolific and hugely successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras, consisting of three actual sisters: LaVerne, Maxene and Patty – LaVerne Sophia, contralto and redhead (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967); Maxene Angelyn, soprano and brunette (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995); and Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews, mezzo-soprano, lead singer, and blonde (born February 16, 1918). Their harmonies and songs are still influential today, and have been covered by entertainers such as Bette Midler, the Puppini Sisters and Christina Aguilera. Throughout their long career, the sisters sold well over 75 million records (the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s). The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. Their hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues.

The sisters were born in Minnesota to a Greek immigrant father and a Norwegian American mother, Olga "Ollie" (née Sollie) Andrews (1886–1948) and Peter Andreas(proper probable Greek form of name Petros Andreou), who took the name of Andrews (1884–1949).

Patty, the youngest and the lead singer of the group, was only seven when the group was formed, and just 12 when they won first prize at a talent contest at the local Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, where LaVerne played piano accompaniment for the silent film showings in exchange for free dancing lessons for herself and her sisters. Once the sisters found fame and settled in California, their parents lived with them in a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles until their deaths. Several cousins from Minnesota followed them west. The sisters returned to Minneapolis at least once a year to visit family and friends and/or to perform.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Andrews Sisters."
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