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Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for 'Gravity'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America bestowed its top honors on Alfonso Cuaron, Vince Gilligan and Beth McCarthy-Miller in Los Angeles Saturday night.

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Patrick Swayze's mother Patsy dead at 86

Patrick Swayze's mother Patsy dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Patsy Swayze's publicist says the choreographer and dance instructor has died at her home in California's Simi Valley. She was 86.

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LA residents mad at loss of trees, parade

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Residents of Los Angeles neighborhoods where hundreds of trees were cut down to bring the space shuttle through will not get to see it moved, police say.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.
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Debbie Allen to direct 'Cat' on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Debbie Allen is set to direct an all African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

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Weapons to become environmentally-friendly

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Britain's BAE Systems has begun designing a new breed of weapons that will retain their deadly nature while becoming less destructive to the environment. The Times of London reports the arms manufacturer, with support from Britain's Ministry of Defence, w

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Today is Monday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2006 with 349 to go.
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Today is Sunday, Jan.16, the 16th day of 2005 with 349 to go.
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AFI set to name top 100 movie songs

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute is about to announce its newest list of great moments in U.S. film history -- the 100 greatest songs ever sung in movies -- giving A
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Emmy-winning actress heads for Broadway

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Emmy-winner Christina Applegate will make her Broadway debut next year playing the title role in a revival of the musical, "Sweet Charity." Applegate, who won an Emmy Award for her decade-long performance as Kelly Bundy in the TV series, "Married ... With

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Today is Friday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2004 with 350 to go.
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Debbie Allen
SLP98120306 - 04 DECEMBER 1998 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Choreographer, actress and dancer Debbie Allen watches some aspiring dancers, during a dance contest at St. Louis Centre, December 3. Allen is at the center sharing stories of her personal experience with heart disease and discuss the importance of lowering your cholesterol. bg/wy/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Deborrah Kaye “Debbie” Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She is perhaps best known for her work on the 1982 musical-drama television series Fame, where she portrayed dance teacher Lydia Grant, and served as the series' principal choreographer. She is the younger sister of actress/singer Phylicia Rashād.

Allen was born in Houston, Texas, the youngest of three children to orthodontist Andrew Arthur Allen Sr. and Vivian (née Ayers) Allen, a poet (Spice of Dawns and other books) and museum art director.

She went on to earn a B.A. degree in classical Greek literature, speech, and theater from Howard University. She holds honoris causa Doctors from Howard and the North Carolina School for the Arts. She currently teaches young dancers. She also taught choreography to former L.A. Laker dancer-turned-singer, Paula Abdul. Her daughter, Vivian Nixon, played Kalimba in the Broadway production of Hot Feet. She graduated from Jack Yates Senior high school.

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