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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2003 with 99 to follow.
By United Press International

Geldof to perform at Winnipeg Folk Fest

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 4 (UPI) -- Former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof will be one of the headliners at this year's Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Lollapalooza returns with a 2003 North American tour featuring a lineup of some of music's most vital artists and a fully interactive extravaganza with a wealth of new sights, sounds and experiences. The 2003 tour kicks off July 3 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

It's Only Rock & Roll

New York City's budget crisis has forced draconian reductions in many city services, and the arts world has been particularly hard hit.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

People

Look for a new full-length animated feature from the fertile brain of controversial actor-director Tim Burton.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ray Charles, who was born in 1932 (age 70); Roy Buchanan in 1939 (age 63); Lovin' Spoonful's Steve Boone, and Spanish pop singer Julio Iglesias, both in 1943 (age 59); Iron Butterfly's Ron Bushy in 1945 (age 57); Neal Smith, with
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2002 with 99 to follow. This is the first day of fall.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Sept. 21-27.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 21-27.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, who was born in 1942 (age 60); Walter and Wallace Scott, twin brothers who recorded as The Whispers, in 1943 (age 59); Gary Walker, whose real last name is Leeds, of the Walker Brothers in 19
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

A weekly package of This Week in Music for Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Michael Jackson, locked in a bitter dispute with his record company, Sony, has hired Los Angeles lawyer Martin Singer to join a legal "dream team" with O. J. Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran, reports the New York Daily News.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Ani DiFranco
Ani Difranco performs in concert at The Vote Dammit tour, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre , in Pompano Beach, Florida, on September 17, 2004. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Ani DiFranco (pronounced /ˈɑːniː/) (born Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23, 1970) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She has released over twenty albums, and is a feminist icon.

DiFranco was born in Buffalo, New York, to Elizabeth, and an Italian-American father, Dante, who both attended and met at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She started playing Beatles covers at local bars and busking with her guitar teacher, Michael Meldrum, at the age of nine.

In 1989, DiFranco started her own record company, Righteous Records (renamed Righteous Babe Records in 1994). Prior to the renaming of Righteous Records to Righteous Babe Records, DiFranco worked with manager Dale Anderson, a writer for the Buffalo News, who started another record label called Hot Wings Records after the two parted ways. Hot Wings released the work of Buffalo area female musical performers with styles similar to that of DiFranco. Early releases of her CDs produced prior to 1994 are labeled with the original Righteous Records label. Her self-titled debut album was issued on the label in the winter of 1990. Later, she relocated to New York City, where she took poetry classes at The New School and toured vigorously.

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