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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.
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Former 'Idol' star heads up 'Brooklyn'

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- "American Idol" runner-up Diana DeGarmo has been cast in the lead for the U.S. tour of the Broadway pop musical "Brooklyn."

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2005 with 63 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2004 with 63 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Workers upset over new office greeting ... Iverson's Rolls may be impounded ... Girls' lemonade stand saved by the city ... 'Safety' prince breaks rules ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Girls' lemonade stand saved by the city

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Two St. Louis girls who stood up for themselves when their lemonade stand was threatened found business sweeter than ever Thursday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2003 with 63 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2002 with 63 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include guitarist Denny Laine of Moody Blues and then Wings, who was born in 1944 (age 58); Melba Moore in 1945 (age 57); Peter Green, guitarist with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then with Fleetwood Mac, in 1946 (age 56); Arnell Carmi
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 26-Nov. 1.
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Melba Moore
Singer Melba Moore entertains during the St. Louis Variety Telethon at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis on April 23, 2005. Moore was on hand helping the agency raise over $3.3 million for area children with disabilities. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Melba Moore (born Melba Hill, October 29, 1945, New York) is an American R&B singer and actress. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.

Born Melba Hill to Alabamian musicians, Moore attended Newark Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey. Her mother, Bonnie Davis had a #1 R&B hit with "Don't Stop Now", prior to Melba's birth. Although her biological father was legendary Big Band leader and saxophonist Teddy Hill, it was her stepfather, pianist Clement Moorman (who played on "Don't Stop Now") who became a prime influence and encouragement in Moore's musical pursuits and talent, insisting she learn to play the piano. Initially, Moore graduated from college and worked as a music teacher, but soon opted to switch careers.

Moore began her performing career in 1967 as a member of the original cast of the musical Hair along with Ronnie Dyson and Diane Keaton. Moore replaced Keaton, the first ever instance of a black actor replacing a white actor in a leading role on Broadway. In 1970, Moore won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Purlie (she portrayed Lutiebelle). In 1978 she appeared (as Marsinah) with Eartha Kitt in Timbuktu!, but left the show after a few weeks. She was replaced by Vanessa Shaw.

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