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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2005 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Outkast movie lands at Universal studios

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The untitled HBO Productions musical film starring Grammy Award-winning hip-hoppers OutKast has landed at Universal Pictures.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2004 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2003 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Oscar-winning parents Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas welcomed their second child into the world early Sunday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The Vegas Guy: The Twilight of Kutsher's

MONTICELLO, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- It's lunchtime at Kutsher's, and I'm puzzling over the menu. Should I have the Chilled Gefilte Fish Platter, the Hungarian Veal Paprikash with Spatzle, the Cris
JOE BOB BRIGGS

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2002 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include bassist Alan Cartwright of Procol Harum, and Blood Sweat and Tears' Jerry LaCroix, who were both born in 1945 (age 57); John Prine and Ben Vereen, both in 1946 (age 56); Midge Ure in 1953 (age 49); David Lee Roth in 1955 (age 47)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Duncan and the Belmonts' Carlo Mastrangelo, who were both born in 1938 (age 64); Richard Street of the Temptations in 1942 (age 60); Steve Miller in 1943 (age 59); Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott in the AC/
By United Press International

'I'm Not Rappaport' revived on Broadway

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Broadway revival of "I'm Not Rappaport" proves that Herb Gardner's Tony Award-winning play, like vintage wine, has improved with age. The new production at the Booth Theater has Judd Hirsch back in the role of Nat that he originated in the 1985. But thi
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Vegas Guy: Resorts International

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Most casinos try to hide their past, or get rid of it altogether. Their very design is all about "Now," "Tonight," the promise of the future. They eliminate all
JOE BOB BRIGGS, 'The Vegas Guy'

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Oct. 10)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2001 with 82 to follow.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Oct. 10)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Ben Vereen
Tony-award singer Ben Vereen sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of the US Open at the National Tennis Center on August 29, 2005. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Ben Vereen (born October 10, 1946, in Laurinburg, North Carolina) is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts.

He was nominated for a Tony Award for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972 and won a Tony for his appearance in Pippin in 1973. Vereen appeared in the Broadway musical Wicked as the Wizard of Oz in 2005. Vereen has also performed in one-man shows and actively lectures on black history and inspirational topics.

He has also starred in numerous television programs and films. Notable film roles include song-and-dance men in Funny Lady and All That Jazz. He appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse", in which he played Will Smith's biological father. He starred in the television series, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, but is probably best known for his role as "Chicken" George Moore in Roots. He also appeared as Mayor Ben ( a leopard ) on Zoobile Zoo.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ben Vereen."
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