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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.
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Studio completes Memphis-to-Nashville move

MEMPHIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- House of Blues Studio D -- the Memphis studio for Isaac Hayes, Sam the Sham and Three 6 Mafia -- says it's completed its trek to its new home in Nashville.
Doctor: Isaac Hayes died of a stroke

Doctor: Isaac Hayes died of a stroke

MEMPHIS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's department in Tennessee says soul music icon Isaac Hayes died of a stroke brought on by chronic hypertension.
Hayes and Mac co-star in 'Soul Men' movie

Hayes and Mac co-star in 'Soul Men' movie

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac, both of whom died this past weekend, reportedly will soon be seen together in the new Hollywood movie, "Soul Men."

Badu dinner to be auctioned for charity

DALLAS, May 3 (UPI) -- A dinner with singer Erykah Badu will be auctioned off to help raise money for the African American Museum in Dallas, museum officials say.

Ferrell calls 'Semi-Pro' a dream come true

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Will Ferrell said he always wanted to make a basketball movie, so the chance to star in "Semi-Pro" was a dream come true.

Isaac Hayes says stroke left voice alone

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Isaac Hayes, who performed Saturday in Detroit, told The Detroit News that a stroke has not hurt his singing.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 20, 2007.
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Animated Hilary Clinton on 'South Park'

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Cartman, Kenny, meet presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, the senator from New York who's passing through "South Park."

Ardent Studios celebrates 40 years

MEMPHIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ardent Studios in Memphis is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and providing a reminder of the city's place in the history of recorded music.

'Simpsons' beats 'South Park' for Emmy

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- "The Simpsons" have won an Emmy for a prime time cartoon at a Los Angeles ceremony, beating a "South Park" episode lampooning Scientology and Tom Cruise.
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Isaac Hayes
Musician Isaac Hayes, seen in this June 9, 2005 file photo at the 36th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Award ceremony in New York, was found dead today in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, August 10, 2008. He was 65. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen/Files)
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Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, singer, and occasionally an actor. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo "Sam & Dave", Carla Thomas, and others.

The hit song "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by "Sam & Dave", has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century.

During the late 1960s, Isaac Hayes also began recording music and he had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Isaac Hayes."
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