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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

States eye new illegal immigration tactics

TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Some lawmakers across the United States say they are looking for new ways to make it difficult for undocumented immigrants to live and work in their states.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Dec. 24, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2005 with seven to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 24, the 359th day of 2004 with seven to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2003 with seven to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Choosing up sides on movie songs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- America soon will get another glimpse of itself as reflected on the silver screen, when a blue-ribbon panel selected by the American Film Institute ranks the 10
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Civilization: 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- If you're addicted to romantic melancholy, you can find a fix almost anywhere. Mine came after I had the pleasure of watching Tony Bennett (Anthony Benedetto) and his quartet perform at the Sons of Italy Foundation awards banquet last week. The show wa
LOU MARANO

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and trumpeter Lu Watters was born this day in 1911 in Santa Cruz, Calif. In the early 1940s, his Yerba Buena Jazz Band helped revived the King Oliver-style traditional jazz sound.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

'A View from the Bridge' reworked as opera

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Arthur Miller always said his "A View from the Bridge" would lend itself to opera, and now he has proved himself correct.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Love & Payne team up in cabaret

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Two rhythm-and-blues legends, Darlene Love and Freda Payne, have teamed up for the first new cabaret act of the season that will be difficult to match for showm
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

You don't need Latin blood flowing through your veins to play Latin jazz well, as many mainstream players have shown through the years. Late trumpeter Dizzy Gil
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Harry Warren (December 24, 1893 – September 22, 1981) was an American composer and lyricist. Warren was the first major American songwriter to write primarily for film. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song eleven times and won three Oscars for composing "Lullaby of Broadway", "You'll Never Know" and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe". He wrote the music for the first blockbuster film musical, 42nd Street, directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley, with whom he would collaborate on many musical films.

Over a career spanning four decades, Warren wrote over 800 songs. Other well-known Warren hits included "I Only Have Eyes for You", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Jeepers Creepers", "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)", "That's Amore", "The More I See You", "At Last" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (the last of which was the first gold record in history). One of America's most prolific film composers, Warren's songs have been featured in over 300 films.

Warren was born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, one of eleven children of Italian immigrants Antonio (a bootmaker) and Rachel De Luca Guaragna, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His father changed the family name to Warren when Harry was a child. Although his parents could not afford music lessons, Warren had an early interest in music and taught himself to play his father's accordion. He also sang in the church choir and learned to play the drums. He began to play the drums professionally by age 14 and dropped out of high school at 16 to play with his godfather's band in a traveling carnival. Soon he taught himself to play piano and by 1915, he was working at the Vitagraph Motion Picture Studios, where he did a variety of administrative jobs, such as props man, and also played mood music on the piano for the actors, acted in bit parts and eventually was an assistant director. He also played the piano in cafés and silent-movie houses. In 1918 he joined the U.S. Navy, where he began writing songs.

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