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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.
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Terry Gilliam to direct radical opera in London

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- Maverick British director Terry Gilliam, of "Monty Python" comedy fame, will direct his second opera for the English National Opera, the company said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006.
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Watercooler Stories

Soccer hooligans plan World Cup fights ... Indonesians eat chicken despite bird flu ... Florence cuts through 'padlocks of love' ... Greece links teen drinking to TV examples ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Florence cuts through 'padlocks of love'

FLORENCE, Italy, April 30 (UPI) -- Florence is trying to lock the door on the tradition of attaching a lock to the Italy's famous Ponte Vecchio, or "old bridge", as a symbol of undying love.

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Today is Friday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2005 with 71 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
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Vienna Gallery offers amnesty to 'thieves'

VIENNA, March 22 (UPI) -- A Vienna art gallery is offering amnesty to anyone who steals art exhibited on the exterior of its building and returns it later through a door flap.

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2004 with 71 to follow.
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Year passes without clue to Cellini theft

VIENNA, May 11 (UPI) -- Authorities at Vienna's Art History Museum say they have no clue to the fate of a gold salt cellar sculpted by Benvenuto Cellini which was stolen a year ago.

Review: Met Opera stages opulent 'Cellini'

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Metropolitan Opera has staged two 19th century operatic rarities this season in the hope of bolstering ticket sales at one of the company's most difficult times financially since the Great Depression, the most recent staging being Hector Berlioz's com
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2003 with 71 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
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Frick Collection shows rare Tetrode bronze

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Frick Collection is continuing to present exhibitions related to its own vast holdings of art by presenting the first-ever showing of nearly 40 small statue
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Commentary: Joe Bob's Week in Review

Donald Parfit, a forklift operator at a London publishing plant, stole pages from the new Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," and tried to sell them to The Sun tabloid for $38,000 in advance of the book's June 21 release date.
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Feature: Ira B. Reines' soulful sculptures

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- If you're tired of "human" statuary that looks like welded scrap metal or giant Eskimo soapstone lamps, the beauty of Ira Bruce Reines' sculptures will be balm
LOU MARANO

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2002 with 71 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2001 with 71 to follow.
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