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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.
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Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jena Malone is to portray Southern gothic writer Carson McCullers in the big-screen bio-picture "Lonely Hunter," the film's producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2004 with 61 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2003 with 61 to follow.
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Walk of Fame nominees released

HOLLYWOOD, June 19 (UPI) -- A new group of entertainers have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, walk chairman Johnny Grant announced Thursday.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz violinist Eddie South was born this day in 1904 in Louisiana, Mo. South was one of the finest classical violinists ever to play jazz.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2002 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Ethel Waters was born this day in 1896 in Chester, Pa.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and banjo player Elmer Snowden was born this day in 1900 in Baltimore. He played with a young Duke Ellington in a trio in Washington around 1919, then summoned Ellington to New York when he needed a piano player. Ellington soon was on his own.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American blues and jazz vocalist and actress.

She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Her best-known recording was her version of the spiritual, "His Eye is on the Sparrow", and she was the second African American ever nominated for an Academy Award.

Ethel Waters was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896, as a result of her mother's rape at age 13 Ethel Waters was raised in a violent, impoverished home. She never lived in the same place for more than 15 months. She said of her difficult childhood, "I never was a child. I never was cuddled, or liked, or understood by my family." Despite this unpromising start, Waters demonstrated early the love of language that so distinguishes her work. Moreover, according to women-in-jazz historian and archivist Rosetta Reitz, Waters' birth in the North and her peripatetic life exposed her to many cultures. For the rest of her life, this lent to her interpretation of southern blues a unique sensibility that pulled in eclectic influences from across American music.

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