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'Semi-Pro' video viewed 1M times online

'Semi-Pro' video viewed 1M times online

LOS ANGELES , Feb. 4 (UPI) -- "Semi-Pro" won't open in U.S. theaters until Feb. 29 but the video for its song "Love Me Sexy" has already been viewed more than 1 million times online.

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2006 with 140 to follow.
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Soul singer Tyrone Davis dead at 66

HINSDALE, Ill., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Southern-born blues and R&B singer Tyrone Davis has died from complications of a stroke, the Chicago Tribune said Thursday. He was 66.

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Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly, Mayfield is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums. Curtis Mayfield is a winner of both the Grammy Legend Award (in 1994) and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1995), and was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted as a member of The Impressions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and again in 1999 as a solo artist. He is also a two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

Born on June 3, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, Mayfield was the son of Marion Washington and Kenneth Mayfield. Mayfield's father left the family when Mayfield was five and his mother moved Curtis and his siblings into various Chicago projects before settling at the Cabrini–Green projects when Mayfield reached his teenage years. Mayfield attended Wells Community Academy High School. He dropped out of high school early to become lead singer and songwriter for The Impressions, then went on to a successful solo career. Perhaps most notably, Mayfield was among the first of a new wave of mainstream African-American R&B performing artists and composers injecting social commentary into their work. This "message music" became extremely popular during the 1960s and 1970s.

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