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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014
By United Press International

Caroline Kennedy marks 50th anniversary of JFK's 1963 visit to Ireland

NEW ROSS, Ireland, June 24 (UPI) -- Ireland has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit with events featuring his daughter and members of the clan.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
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Women's museum to honor Lynda Carter

Women's museum to honor Lynda Carter

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington Monday announced plans to honor actress Lynda Carter at its fall benefit.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2008.
By United Press International

Old tape reveals Stills' past

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Dallas-born singer-songwriter Stephen Stills, of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame, is tapping into his past with his latest release.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 1, 2007.
By United Press International

'Amazing Grace' band omitted from special

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 9 (UPI) -- The hymn "Amazing Grace" is creating turmoil between the BBC and former members of Royal Scots Dragoon Guard, which many believe gave it global popularity.

Atlantic producer, Grammy winner, 74, dies

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Arif Mardin, the Turkish-born music producer whose 30-year career with Atlantic, won him 11 Grammy awards, died in New York of pancreatic cancer at 74.

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Today is Monday, May 1, the 121st day of 2006 with 244 to follow.
By United Press International

Mary Travers much better after cancer bout

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Mary Travers will join Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey for their annual New York holiday concert, seven months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

Judy Collins promotes album, book

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Judy Collins is on a 15 U.S. city tour in support of her new CD "Portrait of An American Girl," her first studio album in nearly a decade.

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Today is Sunday, May 1, the 121st day of 2005 with 244 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 1, the 122nd day of 2004 with 244 to follow.
By United Press International
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Judy Collins
Folk singer Judy Collins talks with Sen. Edward Kennedy as they attend a breakfast in Washington on February 26, 1986. Collins was in town for a concert the night before. (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)
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Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter, known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, show tunes, pop, rock and roll and standards); and for her social activism. She is an alumna of the University of Colorado.

Collins was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. As a child, Collins studied classical piano with Antonia Brico, making her public debut at age 13, performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos. Dr. Brico took a dim view, both then and later, of Collins's developing interest in folk music, which led her to the difficult decision to discontinue her piano lessons. Years later, when Collins had become internationally known through her music, she invited Dr. Brico to one of her concerts in Denver. When they met after the performance, Brico took both of Judy's hands in hers, looked wistfully at her fingers and said, "Little Judy -- you really could have gone places." Still later, Collins discovered that Brico herself had made a living when she was younger playing jazz and ragtime piano (Singing Lessons, pp. 71–72). She also had the fortune of meeting many musicians through her blind father, a Seattle radio disc jockey.

However, it was the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and the traditional songs of the folk revival of the early 1960s, that piqued Collins' interest and awoke in her a love of lyrics. Three years after her debut as a piano prodigy, she was playing guitar. Her music became popular at the University of Connecticut where her husband taught. She performed at parties and for the campus radio station along with David Grisman and Tom Azarian. She eventually made her way to Greenwich Village, New York City, where she busked and played in clubs until she signed with Elektra Records, a record label with which she was associated for 35 years. In 1961, Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at the age of 22.

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