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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 12, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 12, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2007.
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Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2005 with 233 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2004 with 233 to follow.
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Today is Monday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2003 with 233 to follow.
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Today in Music:

Today's birthdays include bandleader Gordon Jenkins and jazz trombonist Jack Jenney in 1910; Burt Bacharach, who was born in 1928 (age 75); Ian Dury and Billy Swan, both in 1942 (age 61); David Walker, keyboardist with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, in 1943
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Tommy Tune inaugurates new Shubert theater

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Tommy Tune has returned to New York after two years in Las Vegas to inaugurate the first new theater that the Shubert Organization has built in the city since 1
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Gordon Hill Jenkins (May 12, 1910 – May 1, 1984) was an American arranger, composer and pianist who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. Jenkins worked with the Andrews Sisters, The Weavers, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, among other singers.

Jenkins was born in Webster Groves, Missouri. He started his career doing arrangements for a St Louis radio station. He was then hired by Isham Jones, the director of a dance band known for its ensemble playing, and this gave Jenkins the opportunity to develop his skills in melodic scoring. He also conducted The Show Is On on Broadway. Jenkins married high school sweetheart Nancy Harkey in 1931 and had three children: Gordon Jr., Susan, and Page. In 1946, he divorced Harkey and married Beverly Mahr, one of the singers in his band. They had a son, Bruce.

After the Jones band broke up in 1936, Jenkins worked as a freelance arranger and songwriter, contributing to sessions by Isham Jones, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Andre Kostelanetz, Lennie Hayton, and others. In 1938, Jenkins moved to Hollywood and worked for Paramount Pictures and NBC, and then became Dick Haymes' arranger for four years. In 1944, Jenkins had a hit song with "San Fernando Valley".

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