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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2006 with 109 to follow.
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Charles' arranger Sid Feller dies at 89

ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Producer/arranger Sid Feller, who helped create the Ray Charles hits "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Can't Stop Loving You," has died in Ohio at age 89.

ASCAP reveals top 25 Christmas songs

NEW YORK, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells was the most performed holiday tune of the past five years.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2005 with 109 to follow.
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Composers list top holiday songs

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- "The Christmas Song" tops this year's list of the Top 25 most-performed holiday songs, compiled by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 13, the 257th day of 2004 with 109 to follow.
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Feature: singers helping singers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Society of Singers, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that helps professional singers cope with financial, medical, family or other crises, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a benefit CD featuring performances by such top singers as
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2003 with 109 to follow.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

Terrapin will kick off its 2003 Summer Concert Series with Summit On the Hudson Festival, slated for May 31 and June 1 at the majestic Croton Point Park in Westchester County, N.Y.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The "In-Laws" soundtrack, due out May 20, includes a rare, never-before released song by Sir Paul McCartney, "A Love For You," originally recorded in the early '70s.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 5-11.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Johnny Dodds was born this day in Waverly, La., in 1892. He was an important member of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago, recording more than 40 songs with Oliver between 1921 and 1924, when he left the band in a pay disagreement.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tommy Cash, Johnny's brother, who was born in 1940 (age 63; singer Eric Burdon in 1941 (age 62); Allan Clarke of the Hollies in 1942 (age 61); Whispers' Nicholas Caldwell in 1944 (age 59); actress Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's one
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Former Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will headline the 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring the headliner's quintet Halford, co-headliners Testament, Immortal, Symphony X, Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth, Carnal Forge and more.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The last time we caught up with Jimmy Amadie, the Philadelphia-area pianist had just completed his second solo recording, "Savoring Every Note," in 1998.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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."
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and bandleader Charlie Creath was born this day in 1890 in Ironton, Mo. He was a major figure in St. Louis music circles and a big influence on the city's many emerging trumpeters including Shorty Baker, Clark Terry and Miles Davis.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Animal Tales: Do reindeer really fly?

As it says in the song, "ev'ry mother's child is gonna spy, to see if reindeer really know how to fly," and as one zoologist tells it, they really do - sort of.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The country music lover will find no shortage of new holiday music in his or her stocking this year.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass," who was born in 1911, the late Mel Torme in 1925, James Johnson of the 1950s R&B group the Jayhawks in 1939 (age 63), the late Tim Hardin in 1940; Blood Sweat and Tears lead singer
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