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James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' releases first trailer

James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' releases first trailer

March 14 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures promises music, dancing and drama in the first trailer for upcoming James Brown biopic "Get On Up."
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
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Apple founder Steve Jobs up for commemorative postage stamp

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may be before the public next year, appearing on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, the Washington Post reported.
Tony Gonzalez in; Marino, Sharpe out of CBS NFL show

Tony Gonzalez in; Marino, Sharpe out of CBS NFL show

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Tony Gonzalez will join CBS's in-studio program during the NFL season and Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will leave the show, CBS Sports said.
Tony Gonzalez replacing Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe on 'The NFL Today' on CBS

Tony Gonzalez replacing Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe on 'The NFL Today' on CBS

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- CBS will replace Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe on "The NFL Today" with Tony Gonzalez.
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Dan Aykroyd sworn in as Mississippi sheriff's reserve deputy

Dan Aykroyd sworn in as Mississippi sheriff's reserve deputy

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" star Dan Aykroyd said he had "fallen in love" with Mississippi while filming there.
Kate Stanton

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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Kate Moss celebrates 40th bithday with husband, celebrity friends

Kate Moss celebrates 40th bithday with husband, celebrity friends

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Kate Moss turned 40 Thursday. And to celebrate her special day the renowned model threw a lunch party for her closest friends.
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Veteran charged for trying to bring gun on plane

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A 25-year-old military veteran was arrested at Chicago's Midway Airport for allegedly trying to board a plane with a loaded gun, officials said.
Nighy and Curtis reunite for a fourth outing with 'About Time'

Nighy and Curtis reunite for a fourth outing with 'About Time'

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Bill Nighy says he is always happy to hear from Richard Curtis, the writer-director who hired him for the films "Love Actually," "The Girl in the Cafe," "Pirate Radio" and the new release, "About Time."
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Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The heavy metal band Metallica says it will play the iconic Apollo Theater in New York next month.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 3, 2013.
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Fasting may help those with diabetes, heart disease

Fasting may help those with diabetes, heart disease

BIRMINGHAM, England, April 30 (UPI) -- A British researcher says existing research indicates intermittent fasting may help those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, alongside with weight loss.

Man threatens California congressman

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- A homeless man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., and blow up a county office building in Santa Cruz, police said.

Bond set at $500K for North Chicago cop

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 18 (UPI) -- Bond was set at $500,000 Sunday for an off-duty North Chicago police officer who allegedly was drunk when he was involved in a crash that killed two men.
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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. Eventually referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up. He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called "the hardest-working man in show business".

A prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry, leaving his mark on numerous artists."Even as his own career declined during the height of the golden age of hip hop, Brown's work found new life in the form of digital sampling; he would go on to become the most sampled artist in the history of the genre. Brown's music also influenced the rhythms of African popular music, such as afrobeat, jùjú and mbalax, and provided a template for go-go music.

Brown began his professional music career in 1956 and rose to fame during the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of his thrilling live performances and string of smash hits. In spite of various personal problems and setbacks he continued to score hits in every decade through the 1980s. In addition to his acclaim in music, Brown was also a presence in American political affairs during the 1960s and 1970s.

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