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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 29, 2012.
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TCM plans tribute to songwriter Loesser

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- TCM says it plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of U.S. songwriter Frank Loesser with a movie marathon this month.

'Guys and Dolls' returning to Broadway

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Actress Kate Jennings Grant says the Broadway revival of the classic musical "Guys and Dolls" is like swooping down a mountain slope on skis.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, June 29, 2007.

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Today is Thursday, June 29, the 180th day of 2006 with 185 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2005 with 185 to follow.
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Ronstadt returns to standards on new album

TUCSON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Linda Ronstadt's new album, "Hummin' to Myself," brings the veteran singer back to pop standards for the first time in 18 years.

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Today is Tuesday, June 29, the 181st day of 2004 with 185 to follow.
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Cabaret show starts 'Lots of Loesser' year

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Andrea Marcovicci, one of foremost cabaret artists of the day, has kicked off a "Lots of Loesser" year saluting the prolific career of composer-lyricist Frank Loesser with a cabaret concert at the Algonquin Hotel's legendary Oak Room that sets a new stand
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Music men Feinstein, Webb tour America

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- When one of the foremost interpreters of the traditional Great American Songbook teams up with one of the outstanding songwriters of today, there is only one wa
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Today is Sunday, June 29, the 180th day of 2003 with 185 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2002 with 185 to follow.
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Frank Henry Loesser (June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and scores to the Broadway hits Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter. He also wrote numerous songs for films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards for best song, winning once, for "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

Loesser was born in New York City to Henry Loesser, a pianist, and Julia Ehrlich. He left City College of New York in 1925 after one year. After trying various jobs, by 1935 he was performing in a club with singer Lynn Blankenbaker Garland, whom he married in 1936.

After signing with Universal Pictures in 1936 he moved to Hollywood, and then worked for Paramount Pictures. He wrote the lyrics for many songs during this period, including "Two Sleepy People" and “I Hear Music.” He stayed in Hollywood until World War II, when he joined the Army Air Force.

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