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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 17, 2013.
By United Press International
People can will themselves to be happier; upbeat music helps

People can will themselves to be happier; upbeat music helps

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 18 (UPI) -- People can successfully change their moods and try to be happier -- and cheery, upbeat music aids the process, U.S. researchers suggest.
Anniversaries in the year ahead

Anniversaries in the year ahead

We look forward to 2013 with resolutions, hopes and clean calendars, but we'll be looking back as well. A new year is always an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of something, and plenty of remembrances are upcoming.
ED ADAMCZYK, United Press International

Composer Elliott Carter dead at 103

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Elliott Carter died Monday at his home in New York City, his assistant said. He was 103.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 17, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, June 17, 2007.

Drummer, bandleader Bobby Rosengarden dies

SARASOTA, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- Jazz drummer Bobby Rosengarden, 82, known for his wisecracks as the bandleader for the "The Dick Cavett Show," has died of kidney failure in Sarasota, Fla.

Opera composer Menotti dead at 95

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Gian Carlo Menotti, the Italian composer whose operas became hits on television and Broadway, died Thursday in Monaco at 95.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 17, the 168th day of 2006 with 197 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 5, the 156th day of 2006 with 209 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 17, the 168th day of 2005 with 197 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 5, the 156th day of 2005 with 209 to follow.
By United Press International

Alicia Markova, noted ballerina, dies

BATH, England, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Alicia Markova, Britain's first great ballerina, has died. She was 94.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 17, the 169th day of 2004 with 197 to follow.
By United Press International
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Igor Stravinsky
The cast and crew of the film "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky", including actress Elena Morozova, actor Mads Mikkelsen, actress Anna Mouglalis and director Jan Kounen, arrive at the top of the red steps of the Palais des Festivals before the premiere of their film during the closing ceremony of the 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 24, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, transliterated: Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; Russian pronunciation: ); 17 June 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born, naturalized French, later naturalized American composer, pianist, and conductor.

He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music. He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. He became a naturalized French citizen in 1934 and a naturalized US citizen in 1945. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.

Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev and performed by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (Russian Ballets): The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911/1947), and The Rite of Spring (1913). The Rite, whose premiere provoked a riot, transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure, and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary, pushing the boundaries of musical design.

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