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Nighy and Curtis reunite for a fourth outing with 'About Time'

Nighy and Curtis reunite for a fourth outing with 'About Time'

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he is always happy to hear from Richard Curtis, the writer-director who hired him for the films "Love Actually," "The Girl in the Cafe," "Pirate Radio" and the new release, "About Time."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
By United Press International

Couple jailed, allegedly left kids in bar

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A couple is facing criminal charges after allegedly leaving two children, ages 7 and 10, in a West Palm Beach, Fla., restaurant, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
By United Press International
White House celebrates the blues

White House celebrates the blues

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup headed by B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck helped U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate the blues at the White House Tuesday.
Beyonce, U2 to perform at Glastonbury

Beyonce, U2 to perform at Glastonbury

PILTON, England, April 14 (UPI) -- U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, Paul Simon, B.B. King and Morrissey are to perform at this summer's Glastonbury music festival in England, organizers said.
Guy, King shoot video for 'Stay'

Guy, King shoot video for 'Stay'

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Renowned musicians Buddy Guy and B.B. King recently shot the video for their duet "Stay Around a Little Longer" in Las Vegas, Jive Records said.
M.I.A., Smokey, Diamond join Grammys

M.I.A., Smokey, Diamond join Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- M.I.A., Neil Diamond and Smokey Robinson have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Carey to sing at Grammy nominee special

Carey to sing at Grammy nominee special

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey has agreed to perform at the upcoming "Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" in Los Angeles, CBS said Monday.

Civil Rights Museum to honor Gore, King

MEMPHIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and bluesman B.B. King are being honored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, officials say.
Dion, Foo Fighters set for Grammy concert

Dion, Foo Fighters set for Grammy concert

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift have agreed to perform on the upcoming Grammy Award nominations special, CBS announced.
B.B. King gets own XM radio show

B.B. King gets own XM radio show

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Octogenarian U.S. bluesman B.B. King is getting his own weekly radio show and will begin his duties as host starting in September, XM Radio announced Monday.

Led Zeppelin not appearing at U.S. fest

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Media outlets around the world erroneously reported the British rock band Led Zeppelin would reunite at the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival in Tennessee.

Blues singer 'Weepin' Willie dead at 81

BOSTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- "Weepin" Willie Robinson, a well-known Boston blues singer, died at the age of 81 in a fire

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007.
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B.B. King
B.B. King poses with his book "The B.B. King Treasures" in Barnes & Noble at Rockefeller Center in New York City on November 29, 2005. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and guitar playing.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time". According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, a small town near Indianola, Mississippi. His parents were Alfred King and Nora Ella King. King grew up singing in a gospel choir. At age 12 he bought his first guitar for $15.00. In 1943 King left Indianola to work as a tractor driver.

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