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Forest Whitaker to receive NAACP Chairman's Award

Forest Whitaker to receive NAACP Chairman's Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Actor, producer and director Forest Whitaker is to receive the NAACP Chairman's Award during a ceremony in Los Angeles next month, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
By United Press International

Stranded Dave Matthews gets a ride to concert from fan

HERSHEY, Pa., July 15 (UPI) -- A Dave Matthews fan said she will never forget the Pennsylvania concert that started with her giving the stranded musician a lift.
2013 edition of Farm Aid is sold out

2013 edition of Farm Aid is sold out

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., have been sold out, organizers announced.
Johnson, Lee, Musgraves join Farm Aid lineup

Johnson, Lee, Musgraves join Farm Aid lineup

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves and Toad the Wet Sprocket are among the acts booked to perform at Farm Aid 2013 in upstate New York, organizers said.

Hassoun gets 23 years in prison for Wrigley Field bomb plot

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- A Chicago man who thought the backpack he left near Wrigley Field contained a bomb was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in federal prison.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Hershey, Pennsylvania, to host Farm Aid concert

Hershey, Pennsylvania, to host Farm Aid concert

HERSHEY, Pa., July 9 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are to headline the 2012 Farm Aid concert in Hershey, Pa., organizers said Monday.
Fallon to interview Obama on 'Late Night'

Fallon to interview Obama on 'Late Night'

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday, NBC said Friday.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
By United Press International

Irish Wolfhound lands 'Winn-Dixie' role

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A new musical based on Kate DiCamillo's popular children's book "Because of Winn-Dixie" is headed to Broadway with a real dog set to play the lead.
Nelson, Matthews to perform at Farm Aid

Nelson, Matthews to perform at Farm Aid

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews are to headline this year's U.S. music and food festival, organizers said.
Farm Aid to celebrate 25th anniversary

Farm Aid to celebrate 25th anniversary

SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 16 (UPI) -- Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews say they plan to mark the 25th anniversary of the U.S. non-profit this year.
Dave Matthews booked to perform at CMAs

Dave Matthews booked to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Matthews is to perform with Kenny Chesney at the upcoming 43rd annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, the Country Music Association said Monday.
Gretchen Wilson joins Farm Aid lineup

Gretchen Wilson joins Farm Aid lineup

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Country star Gretchen Wilson has joined the lineup for Farm Aid at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., organizers said Friday.
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Dave Matthews
Singer Dave Matthews performs in concert at Olympia Hall in Paris on July 1, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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David John "Dave" Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American musician and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. He performs with acoustic guitar and favors rhythm rather than solos in his playing.

Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the third of four children born to Americans John and Valerie Matthews. At two years old, Matthews' family moved to Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, New York, where his father, a physicist, started working for IBM.

In 1974, the family moved to Cambridge, England, for a year before returning to New York, where his father died from lung cancer in 1977. Biographer Nevin Martell argues that Dave's father's death may be an impetus for his "carpe diem" lyrics. At some point while residing in New York, Matthews attended his first concert when his mother took him to a performance by Pete Seeger. The family moved back to Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1977.

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