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Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

LAS VEGAS, July 1 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber, Neil Patrick Harris, Spike Lee and Berry Gordy turned out for the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" show in Las Vegas.

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Bush lights last national Christmas tree

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- George W. Bush kicked off his last Christmas season as president of the United States by lighting the national Christmas tree in Washington Thursday.

Bushes attend Ford Theater taping

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- President and Laura Bush beat the summer heat by attending a taping of the Ford's Theater Gala, which traditionally airs on U.S. TV in December.

Latino songwriter Estefano shot in Miami

MIAMI, May 26 (UPI) -- A handyman was being held in Miami for allegedly shooting popular Latino music songwriter Fabio Alonso Salgado, known as Estefano.

Musicians record tribute to Mr. Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Musicians from a variety of genres will interpret songs written by beloved PBS personality Fred "Mr." Rogers for a charity album.

Jon Secada comfortable with theater roles

DETROIT, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Pop singer Jon Secada, who stars in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," says he's comfortable in theatrical roles.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The producer of the popular Hannibal Lecter movies says he would like to make a film about the serial killer as a young man.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio, who was born in 1934 (age 69); Don Everly and Ray "Dr. Hook" Sawyer, both in 1937 (age 65); Kansas guitarist Rich Williams in 1950 (age 53); funkster Rick James in 1952 (age 51); guitarist Mike Cam
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

Shaggy, Soulive and Elvis Costello have been added to the who's who of support acts opening for the Rolling Stones on the "Licks" tour, which kicks off in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Shaggy, Soulive and Elvis Costello have been added to the "Who's Who" of support acts opening for the Rolling Stones on the "Licks" tour, which kicks off in Boston on Tuesday. Shaggy is set for a pair of October dates in Florida.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for July 24, 2002

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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Jon Secada
Cuban singer John Secada performs before a standing room only audience at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, May 6, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

Jon Secada (born Juan Francisco Secada Martínez on October 4, 1962) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has worked as a songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and other performers.

Secada immigrated with his parents to the United States at the age of nine. While attending school, his family managed a coffee shop. As a teen, Secada discovered his gift for music. In the culturally diverse city of Miami, Secada was exposed to salsa and merengue. Secada also became interested in R&B and pop music performed by Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, Billy Joel, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

Secada graduated from South Florida's Hialeah High School in 1979 and then enrolled at Miami Dade Community College then transferred to the University of Miami. During college, he became an accomplished jazz musician and was inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society. He completed a Bachelor's degree in Music and then earned a Master's degree in Jazz Vocal Performance.

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