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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.
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Sons of Rawls, Gaye locked in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The son of the late legendary singer Lou Rawls is suing the son of the late Marvin Gaye in Los Angeles over a dog attack that left him injured in 2005.

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UPI almanac for Friday, Dec. 1, 2006.
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Franklin wins UNCF Award of Excellence

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Detroit's undisputed "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, has become the first woman to win the United Negro College Fund's Award of Excellence.

Cheesesteak co-inventor Olivieri dies

POMONA, N.J., July 22 (UPI) -- The co-creator of Philadelphia's renowned cheesesteak sandwich, Harry Olivieri, has died of heart failure in Pomona, N.J., at the age of 90.

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees tapped

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Mac Davis, Thom Bell, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby were named Wednesday as the induction class of 2006 for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Lou Rawls remembered in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Lou Rawls was remembered with music and laughter during his 2 1/2 hour funeral Friday at the West Angeles Church of Christ in Los Angeles.

Singer Lou Rawls dead at 72

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning soul, blues and jazz singer Lou Rawls died of cancer in a Los Angeles hospital Friday at age 72.

United Negro College Fund honors Wonder

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The United Negro College Fund's annual "An Evening of Stars" fundraiser will honor Stevie Wonder for his music and humanitarian efforts.

Lou Rawls has lung, brain cancer

PHOENIX, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning singer Lou Rawls is in a Los Angeles hospital with lung and brain cancer, it was reported Friday.

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2005 with 30 to follow.
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Lou Rawls
SLP99091501- 15 SEPTEMBER 1999- ST. LOUIS MISSOURI, USA: Singer Lou Rawls smiles to the crowd after being introduced prior to a St. Louis Cardinals-Milwaukee Brewers baseball game at Busch Stadium, September 15. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American soul, jazz, and blues singer. He was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 70 albums, sold more than 40 million records, appeared as an actor in motion pictures and on television, and voiced-over many cartoons.

Rawls is the subject of an upcoming biopic, tentatively titled Love Is a Hurtin' Thing: The Lou Rawls Story. Rawls' son, Lou Rawls Jr., is the author of the script. Rawls will reportedly be portrayed by the actor Isaiah Washington. Rawls' favorite expression was "Yeah buddy!"

Rawls was born on December 1, 1933 in Chicago and raised by his grandmother in the Ida B. Wells projects on the city's South Side. He began singing in the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church choir at the age of seven and later sang with local groups through which he met future music stars Sam Cooke, who was nearly three years older than Rawls, and Curtis Mayfield.

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