Bon Jovi builds Habitat homes in Philly

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi is joining with Habitat for Humanity International to build two duplexes in Philadelphia.

Bon Jovi plays non-partisan politics

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi fans will find some political -- but non-partisan -- commentary on the New Jersey group's new album, "Have a Nice Day."

Bon Jovi rocks Times Square

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A star-studded audience was on hand as Jersey rockers Bon Jovi christened New York's Nokia Theater Times Square launching their new album, "Have a Nice Day."

Jon Bon Jovi back on silver screen

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Rock star Jon Bon Jovi returns to the silver screen this week with the release of the horror thriller "Cry Wolf."

Jon Bon Jovi salutes volunteers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi urged leaders at the 2005 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington Friday to "start a revolution."

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 2, the 61st day of 2005 with 304 to follow.
By United Press International

Ditka buys into Arena Football League team

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Super Bowl XX winning Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka has purchased a minority interest in the Chicago Rush of the indoor Arena Football League.

New Bon Jovi record, world tour set

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi says his band is busy making a "loud guitar, big rock record," and planning a world tour, Billboard reported Tuesday.

Kerry halts campaign in Reagan tribute

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has halted his presidential campaign for one week in deference to the late President Ronald Reagan.

DNC, Kerry to benefit from June concerts

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A pair of June concerts featuring Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler will help the Democrats raise funds for the fall campaign.

'Real World' cast works for football team

PHILADELPHIA, May 11 (UPI) -- The cast of MTV's "The Real World" has been sent to work for the Philadelphia Soul, the city's arena football league co-owned by rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

Bon Jovi signs on for film comedy

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Rock star Jon Bon Jovi has signed on to star in the upcoming Hollywood comedy, "National Lampoon's The Trouble With Frank."

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 62nd day of 2004 with 304 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul and Mary, who was born in 1938 (age 65); country singer Johnny Paycheck and Augie Meyers, keyboardist with the Sir Douglas Quintet as well as the Texas Tornados, both in 1941 (age 62)...
By United Press International

Cooking: Salad Daze

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- I have to be careful -- I can get quite lyrical about salads. It's probably because they've undergone such a radical makeover since I was a child.
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Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi arrives for the Voices of September 11th Always Remember Event to benefit 9/11 Living Memorial Project at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York on June 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.; March 2, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of Bon Jovi. Throughout his career, he has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band which have sold over 130 million albums worldwide.

As a solo artist, Bon Jovi has numerous awards for his work, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for his solo hit, "Blaze of Glory". He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001. He campaigned for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election, John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.

He was ranked 31st in the Hit Parader's top Metal vocalists of All Time.

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