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Winehouse has visa; won't attend Grammys

Winehouse has visa; won't attend Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- British singer Amy Winehouse has obtained a visa to travel to the United States, but still won't be attending Sunday's Grammy Awards gala, TMZ.com reported.

First Frank, then Tony, now Ray

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Ray Charles this summer will become the third in a series of popular male singers to release a comprehensive project of duets with other singers.

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Composer Burt Bacharach is back at work in Los Angeles after recovering from surgery for complications following a dental abscess.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter James "Bubber" Miley was born this day in 1903 in Aiken, S.C. His "growling" style of playing the trumpet attracted the interest of Duke Ellington, who made him a central figure in his first band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The history of jazz in New Orleans has a poorly documented subtext of musicians who bravely crossed racial boundaries to play together for the love of the music
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

The Vegas Guy: Sheraton Casino/Tunica

TUNICA, Miss., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A review of the Sheraton Casino in Tunica, Miss.
JOE BOB BRIGGS, 'The Vegas Guy'

Keely Smith swings in new cabaret act

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Time-resistant Keely Smith is one swinging lady in a hip new cabaret act based on her top-selling Concord label CD, "Swing, Swing, Swing."
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 9. Tenor saxophonist Herschel Evans was born this day in 1909 in Denton, Texas. During three years with the Basie Band, from 1936 to 1939, he was paired with Lester Young ...
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 7. Lester Young's drum-playing younger brother, Lee Young, was born this day in 1917 in New Orleans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Old pros up for top pop Grammy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- This year's nominees for the traditional pop vocal album Grammy could just as easily have been up for album of the year in the days when the Recording Academy was still being criticized for not being hip.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:
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Keely Smith
Keely Smith and Kid Rock appear backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)
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This article is about Keely Smith the singer. For the actress also known as Keely Shaye Brosnan, see Keely Shaye Smith.

Keely Smith (born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely, 9 March 1932, in Norfolk, Virginia, of part Cherokee and Irish descent) is an American jazz and popular music singer who enjoyed great popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Her collaborations with Louis Prima and Frank Sinatra were highly rated. Smith was much admired for her singing style, and for her duets with Louis Prima. In recent years, Smith resumed her career to critical acclaim.

Smith showed a natural aptitude for singing at a very young age. At 14, she started singing with a naval air station band led by Saxie Dowell. At 15, she got her first paying job with the Earl Bennett band.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Keely Smith."
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