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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 30, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 30, 2012.
By United Press International

Gil Noble, host of 'Like It Is,' dies

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Gil Noble, who hosted the black-oriented New York public affairs TV show "Like It Is" for almost 40 years, has died at the age of 80.
Lena Horne's estate set for auction

Lena Horne's estate set for auction

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The estate of late entertainer and civil rights activist Lena Horne is headed for the auction block, auctioneers and appraisers Doyle New York said Tuesday.

Black stars' enclave gets landmark status

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday named a Queens neighborhood -- which housed Jackie Robinson and James Brown -- a historic district.

Photographer George Pickow dies in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Photographer George Pickow, known for his album cover photographs of musicians such as Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong, has died in New York, his son said.
Obamas pay tribute to the late Lena Horne

Obamas pay tribute to the late Lena Horne

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says he and his wife, Michelle, were saddened to hear about the death of entertainer Lena Horne this week at the age of 92.
Entertainer Lena Horne dead at 92

Entertainer Lena Horne dead at 92

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Stage, film, music and television star Lena Horne has died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. She was 92.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 30, 2008.
By United Press International

'Unchained Melody' lyricist Zaret dies

WESTPORT, Conn., July 3 (UPI) -- Hy Zaret, one of the last Tin Pan Alley lyricists whose "Unchained Melody" is among the most recorded works, died at his Connecticut home at age 99.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, June 30, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 30, the 181st day of 2006 with 184 to follow.
By United Press International

Floods ravage priceless photos

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Thousands of negatives shot by photographer Herman Leonard survived the New Orleans floods, but thousands of valuable prints were lost in his home.

Big winners no-shows at Lady Soul Awards

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott were the big winners at the 2005 Lady of Soul Awards -- and none of them were there.

Ciara leads Lady Soul Train nods with five

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Atlanta teen Ciara received five nods for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which she is also co-hosting with Brian McKnight and Toni Braxton.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 30, the 181st day of 2005 with 184 to follow.
By United Press International

Society of Singers to honor Elton John

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- The Society of Singers will present its 14th Annual Ella Award to pop icon Elton John, the Beverly Hills-based organization announced Tuesday.

Honors for comic Red Buttons

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Comic-actor Red Buttons will receive the 2004 Mr. Wonderful award from the Hollywood charitable organization The Thalians, organizers said Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2004 with 184 to follow.
By United Press International

Lena Horne furious with Jackson over flash

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Outraged over Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl breast-baring stunt, Lena Horne has forbidden Jackson to play her in a U.S. made-for-TV film.

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.

Crain, actress known for 'Pinky' has died

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Jeanne Crain, 78, best known for her Oscar-nominated starring role in "Pinky," died Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 30, the 181st day of 2003 with 184 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist and bandleader Woody Herman was born this day in 1913 in Milwaukee. He became a bandleader in 1936, and for 50 years led a succession of "Herds" across the country and around the world.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Gerry Wiggins was born this day in 1922 in New York. After working in the bands of Les Hite, Benny Carter and Louis Armstrong, he shifted more and more into accompanying singers including Lena Horne, Kay Starr, Eartha Kitt and Helen Humes.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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