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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
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Dweezil fetes dad in 'Zappa Plays Zappa'

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Dweezil Zappa will lead a band of his father's former collaborators on a North American tour called "Zappa Plays Zappa."

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Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Zappa Plays Zappa tour begins in October

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa are planning European tour in tribute to their late father, with the opening date in Barcelona, Spain.

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2004 with 117 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2003 with 117 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include John Stewart of the Kingston Trio, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Joe "Speedo" Frazier of The Impalas in 1943 (age 59); Al Stewart in 1945 (age 57); the late Freddie Mercury of Queen was born in 1946; Buddy Miles and Loudon Wainw
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2002 with 117 to follow.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

Shaggy, Soulive and Elvis Costello have been added to the who's who of support acts opening for the Rolling Stones on the "Licks" tour, which kicks off in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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Dweezil Zappa performs in concert at the Grand Rex theater in Paris on October 5, 2007. Zappa organized his "Zappa Plays Zappa" tour with the goal of bringing the music of his father Frank Zappa to a younger audience. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Dweezil Zappa (born September 5, 1969) is an American rock guitarist.

Zappa was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Adelaide Gail Sloatman, who worked in business, and musician Frank Zappa. He is the second of four siblings: his older sister, Moon Unit, younger sister Diva and younger brother Ahmet. He is the cousin of actress Lala Sloatman. Zappa's father was of Sicilian, Greek-Arab and French descent and his mother was of Danish, French, Irish and Portuguese ancestry.

Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa, although this occurred only because the hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil. The name was a nickname coined by Frank for an oddly-curled pinky-toe of Gail's. He was always called "Dweezil" by his family and was unaware that this was not the name on his birth certificate. Upon this discovery at the age of five, he insisted on having his nickname become his legal name. Gail and Frank hired an attorney and soon the name Dweezil was official.

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