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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 20, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 20, 2012.
By United Press International
Hudson to sing at the Super Bowl

Hudson to sing at the Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson has agreed to sing the national anthem at next month's Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., the NFL and NBC announced Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 20, 2008.
By United Press International
Chikezie voted off of 'American Idol'

Chikezie voted off of 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Chikezie, a former airport screener from Inglewood, Calif., is the latest contestant to be voted off the U.S. television singing competition "American Idol."

Estate reveals Vandross' fine taste

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A planned auction of late R&B crooner Luther Vandross' possessions reveals his taste for fine clothes and art.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, April 20, 2007.
By United Press International

Danity Kane bows at No.1 on the Top 200

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Danity Kane, the winner of MTV's "Making the Band 3," had the No. 1 U.S. album on the Billboard 200 chart Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 20, the 110th day of 2006 with 255 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for April 17-23, 2006.
By United Press International

Many blacks don't know stroke risk

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Coretta Scott King, Luther Vandross and Robert Guillaume suffered a stroke, but only 43 percent of U.S. black adults know African-Americans are most at risk.

Fall brings a wave of new albums to Top 10

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- "Ten Thousand Fists" by hard rockers Disturbed leaped onto the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 1 this week with fellow rockers Bon Jovi at No. 2.

A musical farewell to Luther Vandross

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- More than 2,000 people packed a Manhattan church for a final good-by to R&B crooner Luther Vandross.

Poker at top of Lycos search list

WALTHAM, Mass., July 8 (UPI) -- Lycos Inc. said Friday the No. 1 search term for the week ended July 2 was "Poker."

Mourners honor R&B great Luther Vandross

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Mourners visited a New York funeral chapel Wednesday to remember Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who died at 54.
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Luther Vandross
NYP2003041812 - NEW YORK, APRIL 18 (UPI)--Singer Luther Vandross shown in this April 10, 2003 photo was admitted to a New York City hospital after suffering a stroke on April 17, 2003. Vandross will celebrate his 52nd birthday on April 20th. jg/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, and record producer. During his career, Vandross sold over twenty-five million albums and won eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four times. He won four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the track "Dance with My Father", co-written with Richard Marx.

Born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City in the Smith Housing Project, Vandross began playing the piano at the age of three. He grew up in a musical family that moved to the Bronx when he was thirteen. His sister Patricia sang with vocal group The Crests, who had a number two hit in 1958 with "Sixteen Candles", though she left the group before the recording. Vandross' father died of diabetes when Vandross was eight years old. Luther Vandross was in a high school group, Shades of Jade, that once played at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. He was also a member of a theater workshop, "Listen My Brother" who released the singles "Only Love Can Make a Better World" and "Listen My Brother", and appeared on the second and fifth episodes of Sesame Street in November 1969.

Vandross attended Western Michigan University for a year before dropping out to continue pursuing a career in music.

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