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Jordin Sparks to host national anthem special on PBS

Jordin Sparks to host national anthem special on PBS

BALTIMORE, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Jordin Sparks and John Lithgow are set to host a ceremony celebrating the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
Danielle Haynes
Melissa Etheridge gets married

Melissa Etheridge gets married

MONTECITO, Calif., June 1 (UPI) --Melissa Etheridge marries "Nurse Jackie" creator Linda Wallem Saturday in California.
Danielle Haynes
President Obama misspells "respect" during Aretha Franklin tribute

President Obama misspells "respect" during Aretha Franklin tribute

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama spelled "respect" as "R-S-P-E-C-T" during his tribute to Aretha Franklin on Thursday.
Annie Martin
President Obama's schedule for Thursday, March 6

President Obama's schedule for Thursday, March 6

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday participates in a town hall meeting focusing on healthcare reforms benefits for Latinos, the White House said.
Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus ring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest

Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus ring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest

Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Seacrest was joined by a bevy of stars for the annual "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve" show in New York City.
Kate Stanton
Etheridge's ex doesn't want her taking their kids on tour

Etheridge's ex doesn't want her taking their kids on tour

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Melissa Etheridge's ex doesn't want their twins going on tour with the U.S. rocker because she's afraid they'll be exposed to topless fans and pot, she said.
Etheridge says Jolie's mastectomy was a 'fearful choice'

Etheridge says Jolie's mastectomy was a 'fearful choice'

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge says Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy was a "fearful choice."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Behar books Gore, Etheridge for new show

Behar books Gore, Etheridge for new show

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Al Gore, Melissa Etheridge, Carrie Fisher and Dee Snider will appear on "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" during the New York talk show's first week, Current TV said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
By United Press International
'Home for the Holidays' in 12th year

'Home for the Holidays' in 12th year

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Melissa Etheridge is among the musicians to appear on New York-based CBS-TV's "A Home for the Holidays," producers said.
Etheridge ready to date again

Etheridge ready to date again

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-composer Melissa Etheridge says she is ready to date again after splitting with longtime partner Tammy Lynn Michaels.

Melissa Etheridge files to end civil union

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Singer songwriter Melissa Etheridge is seeking a legal end to her domestic partnership in California with Tammy Lynn Michaels, court papers show.
Etheridge set for 'Quartet' appearance

Etheridge set for 'Quartet' appearance

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Melissa Etheridge has agreed to appear in a single performance of the Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet," the show's producers said Friday.
'Ray' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Ray' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- B.o.B's "The Adventures of Bobby Ray" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Melissa Etheridge
Singer Melissa Etheridge arrives at the 37th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 22, 2009. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations winning two, one Academy Award and has sold twenty-seven million albums worldwide and almost fourteen million in the United States alone.

Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals. She has also been an iconic gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993.

Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, the younger of two girls, to John Etheridge, a psychology teacher at Leavenworth High School, and Elizabeth Williamson, a computer consultant. She attended David Brewer School, which is still located at 17th and Osage Streets. She graduated in 1979 from Leavenworth High School (LHS), 10th Avenue and Halderman. Etheridge was a member of the first "Power and Life" musical/dance group at LHS which is still active today. Her childhood home was at 1902 Miami Street.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Melissa Etheridge."
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