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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
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Noted jazz pianist Anderson dead at 81

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jazz pianist Chris Anderson, whose sophisticated harmonies earned him prestige in his field, has died in New York at the age of 81.

Jazz great Joe Zawinul dead at 75

VIENNA , Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Jazz pianist Joe Zawinul has died in a hospital in his native Vienna, the BBC reported Tuesday. He was 75.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007.
By United Press International

Aretha Franklin announces traveling show

DETROIT, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Singer Aretha Franklin has announced that she is launching a national musical production based on "Aretha: From These Roots." The traveling production will tell the R&B and gospel singer's story of growing up in Detroit in her father's church, her trouble

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2006 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Co-founder of Mercury Records dies at 90

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- Irvin Green, who co-founded Mercury Records and helped launch black recording artists through a jukebox network, has died in Palm Springs, Calif.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz bassist Keter Betts dead at 77

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jazz bassist Keter Betts, who helped introduce the bossa nova to the United States, has died, it was reported Monday. He was 77.

Jazzman 'Keter' Betts dead at 77

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jazz bassist Peter "Keter" Betts has died at his Silver Spring, Md., home at age 77, it was reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Tony Mottola was born this day in 1918. A fine swing guitarist, he was featured for many years in Doc Severinsen's late night Tonight Show Band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Delmark Records, one of the most important companies in blues and jazz history, celebrates its 50th anniversary in this year.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music and Books has set the lineup for the first date in a monthly club series spotlighting the top works from its DIY Film Festival and DIY Music Festival.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Interview: Lady of jazz speaks her mind

SINGAPORE, March 4 (UPI) -- She has been in the business for more than 30 years and she doesn't mince her words. At 53, Dee Dee Bridgewater knows what she wants and it isn't fame or sellin
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Correspondent

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Clyde Hart was born this day in 1910 in Baltimore. After working with Stuff Smith, Roy Eldridge and Oscar Pettiford, he became a regular at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem where the bop style was being developed.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Wilbur DeParis was born this day in 1900 in Crawfordsville, Ind. He began his musical career around age 12, playing in tent shows and carnival bands. He had several bands of his own, including his "New" New Orleans Band, formed in 1947, after t
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

One of the great Swing trumpeters, Jonah Jones, was born this day in 1909 in Louisville, Ky. He began his career in Mississippi Riverboat bands then worked with Stuff Smith, Lillian Armstrong and McKinney's Cotton Pickers before taking a long-standing gig
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Charlie Rich, who was born in 1932; Them keyboardist Jackie McCauley and Dawn's Joyce Wilson, both in 1946 (age 56); Cliff Williams of AC-DC in 1949 (age 53); Mike Scott of The Waterboys in 1958 (age 44).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 14-20.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Shadow Wilson was born this day in 1919 in Yonkers, N.Y. At the height of his career, he worked with many fine big bands, including those of Lucky Millinder, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Earl Hines, Count Basie and Woody Herman. He was equally pr
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include legendary jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker, who was born in 1920; the late Dinah Washington in 1924; Dick Halligan of Blood Sweat and Tears in 1943 (age 59); Procol Harum's Chris Copping in 1945 (age 57); Pablo Cruise'
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International
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