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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
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Anna Gordy Gaye, ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Anna Gordy Gaye, the ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, has died in Los Angeles of natural causes, her family said. She was 92.
Marvin Gaye's family settles 'Blurred Lines' case with Sony/ATV

Marvin Gaye's family settles 'Blurred Lines' case with Sony/ATV

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Marvin Gaye's children claim Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" sounds too similar to their late father's "Got to Give it Up."
Kate Stanton
Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The heavy metal band Metallica says it will play the iconic Apollo Theater in New York next month.
Robin Thicke files copyright lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family

Robin Thicke files copyright lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. filed a lawsuit in California against Marvin Gaye's family in a dispute over copyright infringement.

PR man Max Clifford charged with molesting girls decades ago

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- A British public relations man who has represented stars including Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye was charged Friday with molesting girls between 1966 and 1985.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- "Law & Order" star Jesse L. Martin has replaced Lenny Kravitz in director Julien Temple's Marvin Gaye bio-picture "Sexual Healing," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Zoo plays music to get panda to mate

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An Edinburgh Zoo spokeswoman said a panda's radio station has been switched from Classic FM to Smooth Radio in hopes the music will encourage him to mate.
Outside View" Not understanding 'What's Going On' in Iran, Obama croons 'War Is Not the Answer'

Outside View" Not understanding 'What's Going On' in Iran, Obama croons 'War Is Not the Answer'

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama used the words "peace in our time" at his inauguration. Will those words ring as hollow as when Neville Chamberlain used them?
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Dixon, LeKae land 'Motown' roles

Dixon, LeKae land 'Motown' roles

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae have been cast as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross in "Motown: The Musical," the Broadway show's producers said.
Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Howard Theatre, a historic African-American arts landmark in Washington, is reopening this week after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 2, 2012.
Michelle Obama: Husband sings all the time

Michelle Obama: Husband sings all the time

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Jay Leno Tuesday night her husband, the president, sings to her "all the time."

R&B singer Harvey Fuqua dead at 80

DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- Harvey Fuqua, the soul singer, songwriter, record producer and record label executive who founded the Moonglows, has died at a Detroit hospital.

Online radio station dedicated to Obama

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama has eclectic taste in music, the offerings on a new supportive online radio station indicate.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 2, 2008,
By United Press International

Gandolfini signs on for 'Healing' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- James Gandolfini, the U.S. actor who played mob boss Tony Soprano on the TV series "The Sopranos," has signed for a role in a film about singer Marvin Gaye.

R. Kelly's comparisons raise eyebrows

CHICAGO, May 17 (UPI) -- Chicago rapper R. Kelly, facing charges of having sex with an underage girl, compared himself in an interview with Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr.

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UPI almanac for Monday, April 2, 2007.
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'Godfather' mandolinist Al Viola dies

STUDIO CITY, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Al Viola, a guitarist known for working with Frank Sinatra and playing mandolin for "The Godfather," died of cancer at his Studio City, Calif., home at 87. Viola arrived in Los Angeles after World War II as a member of the Page Cavanaugh Trio abd eventual

Motown's Joe Hunter dead at 79

DETROIT, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Motown staple, keyboardist and Funk Brothers member Joe Hunter has been found dead in his Detroit apartment.

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.

'Idol' champ Hicks to cover songs on album

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Taylor Hicks, who won the last incarnation of TV's "American Idol," will feature numerous cover songs on his upcoming new album.

New Orleans band takes on Gaye album

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Frustration over New Orleans' post-Katrina situation inspired the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to record a new take on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On."
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