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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2004 with 50 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2004 with 100 to follow.
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AFI set to name top 100 movie songs

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute is about to announce its newest list of great moments in U.S. film history -- the 100 greatest songs ever sung in movies -- giving A
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 11, the 132nd day of 2004 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

NYC Ballet premieres Stroman work

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Broadway's top award-winning choreographer, Susan Stroman, has choreographed an evening-length ballet for the New York City Ballet that is one of the highlights of the company's year-long celebration of the birth centennial of its founder, George Balanchi
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP, Senior Editor, Arrts and Culture

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

Music men Feinstein, Webb tour America

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- When one of the foremost interpreters of the traditional Great American Songbook teams up with one of the outstanding songwriters of today, there is only one wa
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2003 with 50 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2003 with 100 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 11, the 131st day of 2003 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include cornetist Joseph "King" Oliver in 1885; Irving Berlin, who was born in 1888; trombonist J.C. Higginbotham, in 1906; bandleader, singer, trumpeter Johnny "Scat" Davis, in 1910; trumpeter, bandleader Tutti Camarata, in 1913 (age 90
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer Martha Bowell of the Boswell Sisters in 1908; pianist-bandleader Carmen Cavallaro in 1913; and Bob Seger in 1945 (age 58).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

SHARON OSBOURNE SAID TO BE CANCER-FREE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Court upholds copyright extension

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday that Congress had the authority to extend copyright protection for 20 years.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

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
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Michael Feinstein's 'Holiday Keepsake'

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Cabaret king Michael Feinstein knows what he'll be doing for Christmas: playing host and entertainer at his own club in New York. He's been a major vocal attraction ever since he made his New York debut at the Hotel Algonquin's Oak Room a generation ago.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Ashanti gets five American Music noms

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Newcomer Ashanti led the field with five nominations when nominees for the 30th American Music Awards were announced in Beverly Hills Tuesday. Eminem and Nelly

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2001 with 50 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Standing in the shadow of the World Trade Center ruins, on this date in 2001, President Bush and leaders of from around the world honored those who died in the terrorist attacks two months earlier. More than 80 nations were represented among the victims.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Nov. 11-17.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The New York Daily News says investigators in the Run-DMC homicide case are backing off the theory Jason Mizell's death was part of an East Coast-West Coast rap war.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, better known to the music world as Jelly Roll Morton, was born this day in 1890. By the time he was 12 years old, he was playing ragtime piano in bordellos in the Storyville section of his native New Orleans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Commentary: An immigrant's holiday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Ethnic pride and political correctness clash when the nation observes Columbus Day. Italian-Americans, who count Columbus as one of their own, view it as an opp
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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