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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 18, 2012.
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ESA playlist competition winner announced

PARIS, July 3 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Norwegian girl has won the European Space Agency's competition to create the most suitable playlist for the International Space Station.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Tom Lehrer, who was born in 1928 (age 75); rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins in 1932; country singer Margo Smith in 1942 (age 61); drummer Gene Parsons of the Byrds and also the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1944 (ag
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Tom Lehrer, who was born in 1928 (age 75); rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins in 1932; country singer Margo Smith in 1942 (age 61); drummer Gene Parsons of the Byrds and also the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1944 (ag
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Charley Pride, who was born in 1938 (age 65); soul singer/songwriter Wilson Pickett in 1941 (age 62); drummer Barry Wilson of Procol Harum in 1947 (age 56); singer/actress Irene Cara in 1959 (age 44); singer/actres
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 9) Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Tom Lehrer, who was born in 1928 (age 74); rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins in 1932; ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 18) Today's birthdays include country singer Charley Pride, who was born in 1938 (age 64); soul singer/songwriter Wilson Pickett in 1941 (age 61); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Irene Cara
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Irene Cara (born March 18, 1959) is an American singer and actress. Cara won an Academy Award in 1984 in the category of Best Original Song for co-writing "Flashdance... What a Feeling." She is also known for her recording of the song "Fame", and she also starred in the 1980 film Fame.

She married Hollywood stuntman Conrad Palmisano in 1986. They divorced in 1991.

Cara's father, Gaspar Cara, was Puerto Rican and Cara's mother, Louise, was an American of Cuban descent. Cara has two sisters and two brothers. At age three, Irene Cara was one of five finalists for the 'Little Miss America' pageant. At age five, Cara began to play the piano "by ear". Soon thereafter, she began seriously studying music, acting, and dance. Cara's performing career started when she was a child on Spanish-language television, professionally singing and dancing. She made early TV appearances on the Original Amateur Hour (singing in Spanish) and Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. She was a regular on PBS’s educational program The Electric Company, which starred Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, and Morgan Freeman. As a child, Cara recorded a Latin-market Spanish-language record; an English Christmas album soon followed. She also appeared in a major concert tribute to Duke Ellington (with Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis Jr. and Roberta Flack).

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