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Michelle Obama entertains other first ladies at Harlem museum

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama entertained first ladies from around the world Tuesday at the Studio Museum in New York's Harlem neighborhood.
Robredo upsets Federer in U.S. Open; Nadal reaches quarterfinals

Robredo upsets Federer in U.S. Open; Nadal reaches quarterfinals

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Spain's Tommy Robredo upended seventh-seeded Roger Federer to gain the quarterfinals and No. 2 Rafael Nadal also advanced Monday at the rain-delayed U.S. Open.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
By United Press International

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.

Nation's oldest man dead at 112

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- George Francis, who was believed to be the oldest man in the United States, died in Sacramento, Calif., at age 112, friends and family members said.
Whitaker to star in Armstrong bio-pic

Whitaker to star in Armstrong bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has signed on to direct and star in a bio-picture about jazz great Louis Armstrong.

Tap dancer Jimmy Slyde dead at 80

BROCKTON, Mass., May 18 (UPI) -- Jimmy Slyde, a leading U.S. tap dancer during the big-band era, has died in Hanson, Mass. He was 80.

Roof problems delay New Orleans jazz park

NEW ORLEANS, March 29 (UPI) -- The opening of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park has been delayed by major roof problems in the 1820s building that is its centerpiece.
Madame Tussauds unveils Jamie Foxx figure

Madame Tussauds unveils Jamie Foxx figure

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds Las Vegas said it kicked off Black History Month in the attraction's Spirit of America Room by unveiling a wax figure of Jamie Foxx.

Streetcars running again in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Some of New Orleans' historic wood-and-steel streetcars are back on track two years after Hurricane Katrina seriously damaged the line.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007.

Louis Armstrong drummer Barcelona dies

SAN GABRIEL, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Danny Barcelona, the longtime drummer in Louis Armstrong's band, died of cancer in a care facility in San Gabriel, Calif., at the age of 77.

Louis Armstrong Museum plans center

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Louis Armstrong Museum plans to build a visitors center for exhibitions and concerts across the street from the late trumpet legend's home in New York.

Sax player Gilbert reviews 95-year career

STUDIO CITY, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. saxophonist Peggy Gilbert, at 101, has had a long and animated career as a jazz musician, including being an "all girl" band leader of the 1920s.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2006 with 149 to follow.
By United Press International

Music mogul Irving Green dead at 90

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., July 4 (UPI) -- The co-founder of Mercury Records, Irving Green, has passed away of natural causes at 90.

Wedding soundtrack to be broadcast

LA CROSSE, Wis., June 16 (UPI) -- A La Crosse, Wis., couple planned to have their wedding reception overseen by a very unusual disc jockey -- the Sirius Satellite Radio company.

Smokey Robinson sings pop standards

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Motown legend Smokey Robinson takes his own trip through the Great American Songbook on his new album, "Timeless Love."

New Orleans P.O. lifts magazine ban

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Post Office begins handling magazines and newspapers again Monday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

Variety names Beatles century's icons

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Readers of Variety have named the Beatles as icons of the century.

New Orleans airport reopens after 16 days

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Two flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Memphis, were scheduled Tuesday, the first since Hurricane Katrina struck.

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.

Progress made in New Orleans evacuation

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The evacuation of the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Convention Center has been completed, with 42,000 people moved in one day.

Two major fires break out in New Orleans

NEW OFRLEANS, La., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Two major fires broke out along the New Orleans waterfront Saturday as efforts were being stepped up to rescue and evacuate storm victims.
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