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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
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'Tonight' band drummer Ed Shaughnessy dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Ed Shaughnessy, a U.S. jazz musician who played drums with Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band for nearly three decades, has died, his family said. He was 84.

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Orchestra leader James DePriest dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- James DePriest, one of the few black conductors to achieve international fame, died at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 76, his manager said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.
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Noted talent agent Robert Lantz dead at 93

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Robert Lantz, a long time and well-respected talent agent, died Thursday of heart failure in Manhattan at the age of 93.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.
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EU approves Universal's $2.09B BMG buy

BRUSSELS, May 22 (UPI) -- EU regulators approved Universal Music Group's $2.09 billion purchase of BMG Music Publishing, the European Commission said Tuesday.

Jazz entrepreneur Butterfield dead at 83

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Tuba player Don Butterfield, who helped revolutionize his instrument's role in jazz, has died in New Jersey at the age of 83.

Songwriter Betty Comden dies at 89

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Betty Comden, who collaborated with Adolph Green on some of America's most popular Broadway and movie musicals, died at 89 in New York Thursday.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2006 with 128 to follow.
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Bandleader Skitch Henderson dead at 87

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning conductor/arranger Lyle "Skitch" Henderson, who led the first band for "The Tonight Show," has died in New Haven, Conn. He was 87.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2005 with 128 to follow.
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Japanese conductor a hit at Wagner fest

BERLIN, July 26 (UPI) -- Japanese conductor Eiji Oue this week became the first Asian conductor at Germany's annual Bayreuth Music Festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner.

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 25, the 238th day of 2004 with 128 to follow.
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New opera based on 'Moby Dick' premieres

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 8 (UPI) -- A new opera in English based on the Herman Melville novel "Moby Dick" is getting standing ovations at the Stadsschuwburg music hall in Amsterdam.

Marsalis and Crumb lead musical honors

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Jazz and classical trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was named Musician of the Year this week by the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts.

Noted pianist Eugene Istomin dies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Eugene Istomin, a pianist regarded as one of the 20th century's top interpreters of classical and Romantic music, has died. He was 77.

CDs of American Jewish music released

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A $17 million project to preserve sacred and secular works of American Jewish music for the 350th anniversary of the first Jewish immigration to this country ha

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2003 with 128 to follow.
By United Press International

Book Review: "All That" and happy love

When Betsy Blair became Mrs. Gene Kelly, if this story had a typical Hollywood ending, they would have danced their way to fame and fortune and a happily-ever-aftering life, but as Blair tells us in

Video of the Week: 'The Pianist'

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- Although "The Pianist" was the second biggest winner at the Academy Awards -- taking home Oscars for Best Director, Actor, and Adaptation -- Roman Polanski's Ho
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The jazz world is in an uproar over the firing of columnist Stanley Crouch by Jazz Times magazine.
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Karen Akers takes theater songs to cabaret

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Karen Akers, the elegant cabaret artist with a voice like a cello and crystal diction, is performing a program of theater songs at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room as a tribute to "Nine," the 1982 Broadway show that touched off her stellar career as an actr
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