Jon Stewart highlights disparities in Israeli-Gaza conflict

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TEL AVIV, Israel, July 17 (UPI) --Returning from the Daily Show's summer break Monday, Jon Stewart did a segment on the disparities in the defense systems in Israel and Gaza.
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Margaritaville Vegas casino opens in Oct.

Margaritaville Vegas casino opens in Oct.

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Flamingo casino unveiled plans for gala grand opening for Jimmy Buffet's new Margaritaville casino in Las Vegas next month.

Juke box argument leaves bar patron dead

COLORADO SPRINGS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Police say a Colorado bar patron's jukebox selection proved fatal when an argument over the song degenerated into a deadly brawl.

Birthday party inspired Ford's new earring

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Harrison Ford credits singer Jimmy Buffett and late CBS newsman Ed Bradley for his decision to sport an earring.

Dead to get Sirius airtime

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead critics said the U.S. band was out there; soon it really will be since Sirius Satellite Radio said it would launch a channel devoted to the group.

Pitt, Jolie hold Katrina fundraiser

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie held a celebrity dinner party in New York to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.

Jimmy Buffet settles with Texas merchant

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Singer Jimmy Buffett lost a fan but protected his Parrothead merchandise when Texas-based merchant Robert Akard agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

Concert tours' 2006 gross up 38.5 percent

FRESNO, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- The take for the top 100 U.S. concert tours in the first half of 2006 was up 38.5 percent, totaling $1.012 billion, but the biggest stars are aging.

Stars line up for New Orleans Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet and Allen Toussaint are just a few of the stars signed for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

2005 a record year for concerts

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The North American concert business had another record year in 2005 with the Rolling Stones and U2 leading the way, Pollstar reported Friday.

Concert parking at $100?

PITTSBURGH, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. music fans are getting used to high ticket prices with some Rolling Stones tickets going for thousands of dollars -- but will they pay $100 for parking?

Buffet, Cubs plan Labor Day concerts

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Wrigley Field would sound more like Margaritaville if Jimmy Buffet and the Chicago Cubs win city approval for a pair of concerts Labor Day weekend.

Jimmy Buffet tops Billboard 200

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- "License to Chill" gave Jimmy Buffett his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, selling 234,000 copies its first week, Nielsen SoundScan reports.

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Glen Campbell born in Delight, Ark., 1936. Lucky Oceans of Asleep at the Wheel born in Philadelphia, 1951.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include pianist/singer Floyd Cramer, who was born in 1937 (age 65); country's Lee Greenwood in 1942 (age 60); and Duran Duran's Simon LeBon in 1958 (age 44).
By United Press International
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Jimmy Buffet
Jimmy Buffet sings at a rally for Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry at Municipal Stadium in Pompano Beach, Florida, on November 1, 2004. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a movie producer best known for his "island escapism" lifestyle and music including hits such as "Margaritaville" (No. 234 on RIAA's list of "Songs of the Century"), and "Come Monday". He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads". His band is called the Coral Reefer Band.

Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a best-selling writer and is involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best known songs, "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and "Margaritaville". He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant concept with OSI Restaurant Partners (parent of Outback Steakhouse), which operates the chain under a licensing agreement with Buffett.

Jimmy Buffett was born to James Delaney "J.D." Buffett Jr. and Mary Loraine "Peets" Buffett in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Buffett spent part of his childhood in Mobile, Alabama. As a boy in grade school, he attended St. Ignatius School. He later lived in Fairhope, Alabama, considered by Buffett his "Home Town" during a 2001 concert. He graduated from high school from McGill Institute for Boys (now McGill-Toolen Catholic High School) in 1964. He began playing guitar during his college years at Auburn University and The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he received a bachelor's degree in history in 1969. He was initiated into the fraternity Kappa Sigma (ΚΣ) at the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduating from college, Buffett worked as a correspondent for Billboard magazine in Nashville, breaking the news of the separation of Flatt and Scruggs. Buffett and his second wife Jane (Jane Slagsvol) have two daughters, Savannah Jane and Sarah Delaney, and an adopted son, Cameron Marley, and reside in Palm Beach, Florida. They were separated in the early 1980s, however, they reconciled in 1991. He and first wife Margie Washichek were married in 1969 and divorced in 1972.

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