The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

Ole Miss officials apologize for slurs by athletes during play

OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- University of Mississippi officials have apologized for slurs from students in the audience during performance of a play dealing with the death of a gay man.

Stockton gets OK for bankruptcy protection

SACRAMENTO, April 1 (UPI) -- Stockton, Calif., qualifies for bankruptcy protection, a federal judge ruled Monday, dismissing creditors' arguments the city is solvent.

Does Stockton, Calif., merit bankruptcy?

SACRAMENTO, March 25 (UPI) -- A bond insurer asked a federal judge to throw out a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing by Stockton, Calif., as a trial on the bankruptcy was to begin.
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McCartney, Mumford & Sons, R. Kelly to play Bonnaroo

McCartney, Mumford & Sons, R. Kelly to play Bonnaroo

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons and R. Kelly are among the artists booked to perform at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

British ship runs into rough Baltic seas

VISBY, Sweden, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A British merchant vessel, in trouble in rough seas in the Baltic, was escorted to safety by Swedish and Latvian rescuers, authorities said.

Bjork recovering from polyp removal

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Pop singer Bjork says she is nailing her notes again after a surgical procedure to remove a polyp from a vocal cord.
Pussy Riot protesters burn Putin banner

Pussy Riot protesters burn Putin banner

MOSCOW, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Members of the Russian feminist group Pussy Riot burned a large portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin and another government official.

Lineup change for Spain's Primavera

BARCELONA, Spain, June 3 (UPI) -- Icelandic pop star Bjork canceled her appearance at Spain's Primavera Sound music festival, allowing revived British trio Saint Etienne to take the stage.

Report cites controversial mining firms

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 22 (UPI) -- The world's most controversial mining companies are named -- and shamed -- in a report comparing their performance against U.N. and other environmental, social and governance principles.

Western Kentucky fires basketball coach

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Ken McDonald was fired Friday as the men's head basketball coach at Western Kentucky after the Hilltoppers' 5-11 start to the season.
Bjork to headline green concert in Iceland

Bjork to headline green concert in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 10 (UPI) -- Singer Bjork and the rock band Sigur Ros are to perform a free concert in Iceland to raise awareness about the environment, Icelandair announced Tuesday.
Bjork's remarks lead to tougher rules

Bjork's remarks lead to tougher rules

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- China's culture ministry plans to impose tighter restrictions on visiting music acts after Icelandic singer Bjork yelled "Tibet, Tibet" at a Shanghai gig.
Bjork allegedly attacks photographer

Bjork allegedly attacks photographer

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Icelandic singer Bjork allegedly ripped the shirt of a news photographer after he snapped her picture as she arrived in New Zealand to play a gig.
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Iceland's Bjork poses for the media during Live 8 Japan, held at Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, Chiba on July 2, 2005. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)

Björk Guðmundsdóttir (help·info) (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic avant-garde singer-songwriter, composer, actress and music producer, whose work includes seven solo albums and two film soundtracks.

She is best known for her expressive vocals, broad soprano vocal range, and a diverse and eclectic musical style, which incorporates influences from many different genres, including pop, alternative rock, jazz, ambient, electronic, classical, folk and trip hop, as well as her eccentric costumes and music videos. Her singles "It's Oh So Quiet", "Army of Me" and "Hyperballad" all charted in the UK Top 10.

Her record label, One Little Indian, reported in 2003 that she had sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards (including one for acting). For her performance in Dancer in the Dark, Björk won the Best Actress Award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. She was ranked #36 on VH1's "The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll" and #8 on MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music". Her most recent album, Volta, was released worldwide on 8 May 2007.

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