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Barry Manilow sings 'duet' with the late Whitney Houston on 'The View'

Barry Manilow sings 'duet' with the late Whitney Houston on 'The View'

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) --Barry Manilow performed a virtual duet of "I Believe in You and Me" with the late Whitney Houston on Tuesday's edition of "The View" in New York.
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Couple charged with killing New Orleans stripper

Couple charged with killing New Orleans stripper

GRETNA, La., Aug. 15 (UPI) --A couple have been charged with stabbing a New Orleans dancer and cutting up her body after inviting her to perform at a private party.
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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.
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Louis Armstrong
Musician Lionel Hampton kisses Mrs. Lucille Armstrong, widow of Louis Armstrong, on the cheek during the unveiling of a 12-foot statue of her husband at ceremonies in Armstrong Park in New Orleans on April 15, 1980. The park dedicated to the city’s most famous jazz musician is located next to the French Quarter. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic/Files)
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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performance.

With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics.

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