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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
By United Press International

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.

Zappa boys announce European tour

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- The sons of avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa are taking their legendary dad's music to Europe.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 200 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2004 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

The Web: The effect of illegal downloading

When teens download and share music from the Internet it not only is illegal, it also is sending repercussions throughout the music industry.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News

Rushen, Duke headline black celebration

BOSTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Keyboard player Patrice Rushen will give the seventh annual lecture that highlights Black History Month at the Berklee College of Music.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2003 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2003 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Weird Al Yankovic does Eminem

DETROIT, May 9 (UPI) -- Eminem's manager had good news and bad news for Weird Al Yankovic. The good news is that the rap superstar granted Yankovic -- who specializes in pop song parodies -- permission to satirize "Lose Yourself," Eminem's Oscar-winning hit from the 2002 film
GARY GRAFF

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

UPI's Pat Nason reports rock star Pete Townshend has been placed on a sex offender registry but cleared of possessing child pornography, according to Scotland Yard.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1959, trumpeter Miles Davis and his band began recording what became perhaps the most influential and certainly the best selling album in jazz history.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Simon and Garfunkel might be planning a reunion performance at the Grammy awards, during which they will be presented with Lifetime Achievement honors.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Mystic Knights of Mau Mau have announced the lineup for the second annual Ponderosa Stomp, which will take place April 29 through May 1 at the Rock'N'Bowl Mid City Lanes in New Orleans.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Taj Mahal, who has been on every edition of the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, is once again the star of this year's renewal of "the Dodge City of blues festivals."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Project/Object, the Mother of Frank Zappa Reinvention, is returning to the road with 22 years of authentic Zappa history on board.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ventures guitarist Don Wilson, who was born in 1937 (age 66); Roberta Flack in 1939 (age 64); Jimmy Merchant of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers in 1940 (age 63); singer/songwriter Peter Allen was born in 1944; Donovan, whose full
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 8-14.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Tex Ritter, who was born in 1905; country singer Ray Price in 1926 (age 77); Glenn Yarborough in 1930 (age 73); William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys in 1939 (age 64); British blues pioneer "Long" John Baldry in 1941
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and bandleader Jay McShann, a strong exponent of the Kansas City blues, was born this day in 1909 in Muskogee, Okla.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Jan. 11-17.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2002 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Frank Zappa, who was born in 1940; Ray Hildebrand, "Paul" of the duo Paul and Paula, also in 1940 (age 62); Albert Lee in 1943 (age 59); Beach Boy guitarist Carl Wilson in 1946; and Betty Wright in 1953 (age 49).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

New Orleans rockers The Radiators spent the weekend partying with a group of fans at the Atlantis Resort complex in the Bahamas.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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