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George Clooney to be honored at Carousel of Hope gala

George Clooney to be honored at Carousel of Hope gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- Actor and philanthropist George Clooney is to be honored at The Carousel of Hope gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., for his humanitarian work, organizers said.
Nashville memorial planned for Donna Summer

Nashville memorial planned for Donna Summer

NASHVILLE, May 18 (UPI) -- Donna Summer's family says a private memorial service for the disco music icon is being planned for next week in her adopted home of Nashville.

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'Laverne & Shirley' set for TV Land honor

'Laverne & Shirley' set for TV Land honor

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- "Laverne & Shirley," "One Day At a Time" and "Pee-wee's Playhouse" are to be honored at next month's TV Land Awards ceremony in New York, the network said.
Kelly Ripa to host TV Land Awards

Kelly Ripa to host TV Land Awards

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Television personality Kelly Ripa is to serve as host of the 10th annual TV Land Awards show in New York, the cable network said Monday.
Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Gospel singer BeBe Winans laughed through tears, and told the crowd at Whitney Houston's New Jersey funeral he will miss "crazy Whitney."
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Aretha heard of Whitney's death on TV

Aretha heard of Whitney's death on TV

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Aretha Franklin says she learned from a TV report her goddaughter Whitney Houston had died in Los Angeles last weekend.
Kevin Costner to speak at Whitney Houston's funeral

Kevin Costner to speak at Whitney Houston's funeral

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Costner is to say a few words at the New Jersey funeral of Whitney Houston, his co-star in the 1992 blockbuster "The Bodyguard," sources told People.com.
Obama's campaign playlist posted to Spotify

Obama's campaign playlist posted to Spotify

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released the head of state's official Spotify playlist, including songs by No Doubt, Wilco and Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin calls off engagement

Aretha Franklin calls off engagement

DETROIT, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Aretha Franklin, 69, says she and her fiance, William "Willie" Wilkerson, have canceled their wedding plans.
Aretha's fiance a former firefighter

Aretha's fiance a former firefighter

DETROIT, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Aretha Franklin's fiance, Willie Wilkerson, is a 64-year-old retired fireman the soul singer has known more than 25 years, the Detroit Free Press said.
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Aretha Franklin says she's engaged

Aretha Franklin says she's engaged

DETROIT, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Soul music icon Aretha Franklin, 69, says she plans to marry William Wilkerson this summer, possibly aboard a yacht in Miami Beach.

Composer Ralph MacDonald dead at 67

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ralph MacDonald, the composer of "Where is the Love" and "Just the Two of Us," died Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 67, his family announced.
1 million watch Macy's Parade

1 million watch Macy's Parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Major cities across the United States kicked off the holiday season -- and the holiday shopping season -- Thursday with Thanksgiving Day parades.
Aretha Franklin items sold at auction

Aretha Franklin items sold at auction

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people attended an auction Saturday in Livonia, Mich., to bid on clothing items once belonging to soul queen Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin surprises crowd at concert

Aretha Franklin surprises crowd at concert

CLEVELAND, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Aretha Franklin surprised a crowd at Cleveland's State Theater by showing up for a special encore performance at a tribute concert honoring her.
King memorial dedication 'momentous' event

King memorial dedication 'momentous' event

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington will mark a "long-awaited moment in our nation's history," a memorial official says.

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Tony Bennett to make Met debut

Tony Bennett to make Met debut

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Singer Tony Bennett is set to perform at New York's Metropolitan Opera House for the first time, his record label said Tuesday.
Obama to visit Detroit on Labor Day

Obama to visit Detroit on Labor Day

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama plans a quick trip to Detroit for Labor Day, his office announced Thursday.
Aretha to play Seneca Niagara Casino

Aretha to play Seneca Niagara Casino

NIAGRA FALLS, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- New York's Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has announced Aretha Franklin will make her return to the concert stage there May 28.
Williams books Aretha interview

Williams books Aretha interview

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. talk-show host Wendy Williams announced Monday she has landed the exclusive first in-person interview with Aretha Franklin since the singer has been ill.
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