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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
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9.6M watch Eurovision contest in U.K.

9.6M watch Eurovision contest in U.K.

LONDON, May 29 (UPI) -- About 9.6 million people in the United Kingdom watched the weekend broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
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Humperdinck gets Eurovision game face on

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- Venerable pop star Engelbert Humperdinck says his skill and experience will prove to be an advantage in this year's Eurovision talent contest.
Humperdinck's Eurovision song announced

Humperdinck's Eurovision song announced

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Engelbert Humperdinck will sing the ballad "Love Will Set You Free" as the United Kingdom's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, organizers said Monday.
Humperdinck headed to Eurovision

Humperdinck headed to Eurovision

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- British singer-songwriter Engelbert Humperdinck will represent the United Kingdom at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan in May.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 2, 2008.
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Englebert Humperdinck devoted to his dye

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ageless Engelbert Humperdinck credits a Los Angeles hair stylist with keeping his hair jet black over his 50-year singing career.

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Today is Friday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2006 with 121 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2005 with 121 to follow.
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Engelbert Humperdinck appears in concert at the Pechanga Indian Reservation's Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA, on February 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Engelbert Humperdinck (1 September 1854 – 27 September 1921) was a German composer, best known for his opera, Hänsel und Gretel. Humperdinck was born at Siegburg in the Rhine Province; at the age of 67 he died in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

After receiving piano lessons, Humperdinck produced his first composition at the age of seven. His first attempts at works for the stage were two Singspiele written when he was 13. His parents disapproved of his plans for a career in music and encouraged him to study architecture. Nevertheless, he began taking music classes under Ferdinand Hiller at the Cologne Conservatory in 1872. In 1876 he won a scholarship that enabled him to go to Munich, where he studied with Franz Lachner and later with Josef Rheinberger. In 1879 he won the first Mendelssohn Award given by the Mendelssohn Stiftung (foundation) in Berlin. He went to Italy and became acquainted with Richard Wagner in Naples. Wagner invited him to join him in Bayreuth and during 1880 and 1881 Humperdinck assisted in the production of Parsifal. He also served as music tutor to the composer's son, Siegfried.

After winning another prize, he traveled through Italy, France, and Spain and spent two years teaching at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. In 1887 he returned to Cologne. He was appointed professor at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt in 1890 and also teacher of harmony at Julius Stockhausen's Vocal School. By this time he had composed several works for chorus and a Humoreske for orchestra, which enjoyed a vogue in Germany.

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