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Jennifer Nettles, Tony Bennett to play back-to-back shows at Hard Rock Biloxi

Jennifer Nettles, Tony Bennett to play back-to-back shows at Hard Rock Biloxi

BILOXI, Miss., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Nettles is joining Tony Bennett for "Masters of Illusion" and a Tina Turner tribute in Biloxi, Mississippi this weekend.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
Richard Gere and Carey Lowell to divorce after 11 years of marriage

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell to divorce after 11 years of marriage

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood couple Richard Gere and Carey Lowell have separated after 11 years of marriage and are planning to divorce, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
'Crash My Party' tops U.S. album chart

'Crash My Party' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

NKOTB, Aerosmith, lead Boston Strong benefit concert

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Homegrown singers New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith and James Taylor will return to Boston with other artists for a concert benefiting marathon victim families.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
By United Press International
Jimmy Buffett brings the party back home

Jimmy Buffett brings the party back home

NEW ORLEANS, May 21 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett says opening a Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi, Miss., has special meaning for him.

Jazz fest not tripped up by cancellations

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett and Cee Lo Green were announced as last-minute headliners for the New Orleans Jazz Fest after several cancellations.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
By United Press International

Composer Ralph MacDonald dead at 67

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ralph MacDonald, the composer of "Where is the Love" and "Just the Two of Us," died Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 67, his family announced.

Hamburger Fest serves up deep-fried burger

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The National Hamburger Festival in Akron, Ohio, was the place to be this weekend to get a taste of a deep-fried cheeseburger, event officials said.
Taylor Swift wins top CMT award

Taylor Swift wins top CMT award

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift's "Mine" was declared Video of the Year at the 2011 CMT Music Awards show in Nashville.
Buffett doing well after tumble from stage

Buffett doing well after tumble from stage

SYDNEY, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- "Margaritaville mayor" Jimmy Buffett was resting comfortably in a Sydney hospital after falling off the stage during a concert, the singer's Web site said.
Stars flock to Clinton N.Y. birthday bash

Stars flock to Clinton N.Y. birthday bash

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, Katie Couric, Christie Brinkley and Jimmy Buffett were among the guests at former President Bill Clinton's 64th birthday party in New York.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Miss. left off Buffett oil spill shirt … Measure cites non-existent mayor's powers .. Porky Pig attack alleged at Six Flags … Officer helps deliver roadside baby … The world as we know it from UPI.
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Jimmy Buffett performs during the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fair Grounds May 6, 2006. The festival is the first major musical event to be held in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area last year, leaving vast areas of the city still uninhabitable. (UPI Photo/Judi Bottoni)
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James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and movie producer. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett's musical hits include "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".

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.

Buffett spent part of his childhood in Mobile, Alabama. As a boy in grade school, he attended St. Ignatius School, where he played the trombone in the school band. He later lived in Fairhope, Alabama, mentioned by Buffett as 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, Pearl River Community College, 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.

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