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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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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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Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein receives a dedicatory medal of the John F. Kennedy Center from Mrs. Rose Kennedy at a cast party following the official opening of the center on September 8, 1971 in Washington with a performance of Bernstein?s ?Mass.? (UPI Photo/Files)

Leonard Bernstein ( /ˈbɜrnstaɪn/ US dict: bûrn′·stīn; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."

His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world's leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, as well as Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town and his own Mass.

Bernstein was also the first conductor to give numerous television lectures on classical music, starting in 1954, continuing until his death. In addition, he was a skilled pianist, often conducting while performing piano concertos simultaneously.

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