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Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz dead at 92

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saul Zaentz, who won three Oscars after becoming a movie producer in his 50s, died Friday in California, his nephew said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
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Jazz icon Dave Brubeck dead at 91

Jazz icon Dave Brubeck dead at 91

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Famed jazz pianist and songwriter Dave Brubeck died Wednesday at a hospital in Norwalk, Conn., his manager said. He was 91.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
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Web site picks 'surprising' jazz cities

Web site picks 'surprising' jazz cities

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A California-based travel Web site picked Cork, Ireland, to top its list of "Five Surprising Cities for Jazz Lovers."
Springsteen, Brooks up for Kennedy Honors

Springsteen, Brooks up for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro and Bruce Springsteen are to be this year's recipients of Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.
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Brubeck jams with 12-year-old at festival

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Famed jazz pianist Dave Brubeck took time during the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Connecticut to play alongside a 12-year-old saxophonist, the boy says.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006.
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Music festival features rare Brubeck piece

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A seldom-heard sacred piece by jazz musician Dave Brubeck will highlight a New York music festival also premiering nine new works, organizers said.

McCoy Tyner still in the jazz scene

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- In a world full of pop music, solo artists and five piece bands, the piano-led trio is still as strong as ever in the jazz world.

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2005 with 25 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2004 with 25 to follow.
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Feature: Preserving Tin Pan Alley

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Ian Whitcomb, who had a hit record during the British invasion of the 1960s, now calls himself an ex-rock star and concentrates on preserving musical traditions
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

A golden gala for first jazz festival

NEWPORT, R.I., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The 50th anniversary edition of the legendary Newport Jazz Festival this August will open with a star-studded black-tie all-star gala. Organizers said the Aug. 12 event at The Breakers, Newport's most opulent Gilded Age mansion, will honor many of the art

2003: The year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and build for the future.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2003 with 25 to follow.
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2003: the year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and bu
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Feature: Jazz fests need angels

The outdoor jazz festival format that George Wein pioneered 49 years ago has proliferated and been emulated around the globe, with one fundamental change -- Wei
BY KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

CDs of American Jewish music released

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A $17 million project to preserve sacred and secular works of American Jewish music for the 350th anniversary of the first Jewish immigration to this country ha
BY FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Brubeck to receive 'Living Legend' award

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Pianist Dave Brubeck will receive the Library of Congress's "Living Legend" award on Sept. 30 when his quartet opens the library's 2003-04 concert series.

Beating the drums for music education

NASHVILLE, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A higher percentage of college graduates who major in music are admitted to medical school than those who major in biochemistry (66 percent versus 44 percent, a
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