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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
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Seattle's famed Washington Hall for sale

Seattle's famed Washington Hall for sale

SEATTLE, June 30 (UPI) -- Washington Hall, where Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington played back when black performers weren't welcome in Seattle's white venues, is for sale.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007.
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Owner: Cotton Club not for sale

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The owner of a 30-year-old New York successor to Harlem's Cotton Club is fighting Columbia University's plan to take it over in the name of campus expansion.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Dec. 25, 2006.
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Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records dies

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Ahmet Ertegun, the Turkish diplomat's son who shaped popular music in the United States by founding Atlantic Records, died Thursday of a brain injury at 83.

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Today is Sunday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2005, with six to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 25, the 360th day of 2004, with six to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 25, the 360th day of 2004, with six to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 18, the 323rd day of 2004 with 43 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2003, with six to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2003 with 43 to follow.
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Photographer presents a new sort of jazz

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Carol Friedman has photographed and designed hundreds of jazz, soul and classical music CD covers through the years.
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Cab Calloway
The Bohemian Caverns music club is seen in Washington on August 15, 2009. The club, opened in 1926, has hosted jazz legends Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Armstrong, and others. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader.

Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular African American big bands from the start of the 1930s through the late 1940s. Calloway's band featured performers including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.

Cab Calloway was born in a middle-class family in Rochester, New York, on Christmas in 1907 and lived there until 1918, on Sycamore Street. He was later raised in Baltimore, Maryland. His father, Cabell Calloway II, was a lawyer and his mother, Martha Eulalia Reed, was a teacher and church organist. When Cab was young, he enjoyed singing in church. His parents recognized their son's musical talent and he began private voice lessons in 1922. He continued to study music and voice throughout his formal schooling. Despite his parents' and vocal teachers' disapproval of jazz, Calloway began frequenting and eventually performing in many of Baltimore's jazz clubs, where he was mentored by drummer Chick Webb and pianist Johnny Jones.

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