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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
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Delbert Tibbs, exonerated while on Florida death row, dies

CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Delbert Tibbs, who was sentenced to death in Florida in the 1970s only to be cleared of murder a few years later, has died. He was 74.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
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Dylan, Robinson to play White House gig

Dylan, Robinson to play White House gig

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The 2010 White House Music Series is to kick off with a celebration of music from the Civil Rights Movement, organizers said Friday.

Director to be at Toronto fest via video

TORONTO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Toronto International Film Festival says Danish director Lars von Trier will appear via a video link to speak about his movie "Antichrist."
18,000 attend Pete Seeger concert in NYC

18,000 attend Pete Seeger concert in NYC

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- More than 18,000 people turned out for a New York concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.
Baez home makes historic registry

Baez home makes historic registry

MONTEREY, Calif., March 26 (UPI) -- Singer Joan Baez's former home in Carmel Valley, Calif., is to be included on Monterey County's Register of Historic Resources, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.
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John Mellencamp releases Jena 6 song

JENA, La., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- John Mellencamp’s new protest song about racial tensions in Jena, La., is drawing criticism and praise.

Randy Newman sings 'Weeds' theme

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- The third season of the Emmy-nominated U.S. TV show "Weeds" will kick off Aug. 13 with Randy Newman singing the opening theme.

Baez bumped from concert for soldiers

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The "Not Welcome" mat was put out for folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Singer-activist Joan Baez' father dies

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Albert Baez, a pioneer in X-rays and father of folk singers Joan Baez and the late Mimi Farina, has died in Redwood City, Calif., at age 94.

Grammys honor Baez, Booker T, the Doors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles presented lifetime achievement honors to several recording artists, including Joan Baez and The Doors.

Inspiring composer von Schmidt dead at 75

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Folk music composer Eric von Schmidt, whose works inspired such singers as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, has died in Connecticut at the age of 75.
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Joan Baez
President Carter talks with singer Joan Baez in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on October 30, 1979. Baez just returned from a fact-finding trip in Southeast Asia. (UPI Photo/Frank Cancellare/Files)

Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist.

Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues.

Baez began her career performing in coffeehouses in Boston and Cambridge, and rose to fame as an unbilled performer at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts for two years.

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