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Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Fun., Stevie Wonder and Soundgarden were among the recording artists who performed at the inaugural balls in Washington.
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Michelle Obama dazzles in red Jason Wu gown at inaugural balls

Michelle Obama dazzles in red Jason Wu gown at inaugural balls

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama wore a custom ruby chiffon and velvet gown by designer Jason Wu at the inaugural balls in Washington Monday night.
Keys 'excited' by Super Bowl performance

Keys 'excited' by Super Bowl performance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Singer Alicia Keys said she's "incredibly excited" about performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in New Orleans next month.
New Broadway musical to feature Diane Warren's songs

New Broadway musical to feature Diane Warren's songs

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Broadway producer Dede Harris says she has optioned Diane Warren's song catalog and intends to use her songs in a stage musical.
Dmitry Sholokhov wins 'Project Runway'

Dmitry Sholokhov wins 'Project Runway'

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dmitry Sholokhov, a 33-year-old professional ballroom dancer from Belarus, has won Season 10 of American TV's "Project Runway."
Adams, Winans to sing at Whitney tribute

Adams, Winans to sing at Whitney tribute

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans have joined the lineup for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" in Los Angeles, CBS said.

Obama: We're not as divided as pundits say

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama campaigned in Los Angeles Sunday night, telling supporters he's working for all Americans and "we're not as divided as our politics suggest."
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Whitney Houston tribute special planned

Whitney Houston tribute special planned

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher are to lead the lineup of performers for a Whitney Houston tribute to tape in Los Angeles next month, CBS announced.

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Hudson says she forgives Balfour

Hudson says she forgives Balfour

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson says she forgives her former brother-in-law for killing three members of her family in Chicago in 2008.
Obama birthdays now fundraisers

Obama birthdays now fundraisers

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama celebrates his 51st birthday Saturday in a manner foreign to a man who until recently tried to keep politics out of his private life.

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Hudson kin killer gets life in prison

Hudson kin killer gets life in prison

CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson was in a Chicago courtroom Tuesday for the sentencing of her former brother-in-law for killing her mother, brother and nephew.
Hudson, King perform at Smith Center opening

Hudson, King perform at Smith Center opening

LAS VEGAS, July 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, Willie Nelson and Carole King were among those who sang at the opening of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.
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Jennifer Hudson joins cast of 'Smash'

Jennifer Hudson joins cast of 'Smash'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson is to appear in a multi-episode arc on Season 2 of the Broadway-themed drama series "Smash," NBC said.
Lawyer: Hudson's fame influenced jury

Lawyer: Hudson's fame influenced jury

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the Chicago man convicted of killing actress Jennifer Hudson's family asked for a new trial, saying her fame had a "prejudicial effect" on the jury.
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Chiklis, Hudson booked for Boston Pops fireworks show

Chiklis, Hudson booked for Boston Pops fireworks show

BOSTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Actor Michael Chiklis is to serve as host of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at which Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will sing, CBS announced.
Hudson thanks police, prosecutors for Balfour conviction

Hudson thanks police, prosecutors for Balfour conviction

CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson says she is grateful to Chicago's police and prosecutors for putting behind bars the man who killed her family.
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Balfour guilty on all counts in Hudson family slay case

Balfour guilty on all counts in Hudson family slay case

CHICAGO, May 11 (UPI) -- William Balfour was convicted Friday of the 2008 murders in Chicago of three family members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family.
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