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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 27, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, July 27, 2007.

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Today is Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2006 with 157 to follow.
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Musicians record tribute to Mr. Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Musicians from a variety of genres will interpret songs written by beloved PBS personality Fred "Mr." Rogers for a charity album.

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Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2005 with 157 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2004 with 157 to follow.
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Honorees set for NY entertainment awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Saxophonist Ornette Coleman is the lone multiple winner to be honored at the 2004 New York NightLife Awards ceremony Jan. 12 at Town Hall.

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Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2003 with 157 to follow.
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Maureen McGovern, 30 years as hit singer

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Maureen McGovern, who has been called America's Julie Andrews, is marking the 30th anniversary of her first big hit as a singer with an evening of cabaret titled "Here's To Love and Life."
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Labor Day is here and so is Jerry Lewis with his 37th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, which has raised more money than any other telethon in his
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Aug. 14)
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Aug. 6)
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Maureen McGovern
Maureen McGovern arrives at the 2008 AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards at Gotham Hall in New York on January 28, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Maureen Therese McGovern (born July 27, 1949) is an American singer and Broadway actress, well-known for her premier renditions of the Oscar winning songs "The Morning After" from the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure, and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno in 1974.

McGovern was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of James Terrence McGovern and Mary Rita (née Welsh). She has Irish ancestry. As a child, McGovern would listen to her father's singing quartet rehearse in their home. She was told by her elders that she began singing at the tender age of three, and would sometimes sing herself to sleep with things she heard on the radio. She decided at age eight that she wanted to be a professional singer. Her influences include Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick.

After graduating from Boardman High School in 1967, she worked as a secretary and performed part-time as a singer for a local folk band called Sweet Rain. Her singing caught the attention of Russ Regan (then head of 20th Century Records) in 1972 when he heard a demonstration she had recorded. At the time, Regan was searching for a singer to record "The Morning After" (the theme from The Poseidon Adventure) for release as a record. He hired McGovern sight unseen to record the song, which resulted in her contracting with 20th Century Records. After it won an Oscar for Best Original Song, "The Morning After" scored well on the popular music charts, reaching #1 during 1973. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in August 1973.

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