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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
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Old lessons used to fight new pirates

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Lessons learned in the 15th century apply in the 21st when it comes to fighting piracy, a senior U.S. Navy historian told a bloggers' roundtable.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2006 with 346 to follow.
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'Phantom' set to break Broadway record

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" is preparing to give its 7,486th performance to become the longest-running show on Broadway.

Lloyd Webber Broadway opening delayed

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- British theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, "The Woman in White," will open on Broadway but not on Nov. 10 as previously announced.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2005 with 346 to follow.
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Feature: Film version OK by 'Phantom' vet

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- As the long-awaited movie version of "The Phantom of the Opera" comes to theaters, the man who holds the record for singing the role in more performances than a
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Michael Crawford stressed over musical

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Crawford, star of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Woman In White," reportedly told Prince Charles returning to the London stage after 18 years is stressful.

Court: Tape of wife not admissible

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a Washington state case using a recording at trial undermined the right of a defendant to confront witnesses.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2004 with 347 to follow.
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'The Producers' found its British stars

LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Richard Dreyfuss and Lee Evans have been cast in the lead roles for the British production of "The Producers," the Tony award-winning Broadway play.

Disney, Warner battle for Broadway bucks

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- A tug-of-war for Broadway dollars is shaping up between Disney and Warner Brothers Entertainment that may write a new chapter in the 125-year history of the Gre
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Vampires: Broadway's most expensive flop

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- "Dance of the Vampires," a $12 million musical starring Michael Crawford, is to close Saturday at the Minskoff Theater, the most expensive flop in Broadway history with only 56 performances.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2003 with 346 to follow.
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'Dance of the Vampires': Broadway fiasco

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The presence of Michael Crawford of "Phantom of the Opera" fame as chief vampire in a beautiful and imaginative $12 million musical production "Dance of the Vam
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Feature: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

DETROIT, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- He comes from the world of big, bombastic rock 'n' roll, but Paul O'Neill says "the Frank Capra in me" exerts a stronger influence.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop music

Eminem's Shady/Interscope soundtrack "8 Mile" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, the second time the rap star has topped the Billboard album charts with a new release this year.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Spin Magazine tries to make a case for Eminem as his generation's version of John Lennon in its upcoming Eminem cover story.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Two Virginia Tech players ailing

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Seventh-ranked Virginia Tech, still smarting from its first loss of the season, is preparing for its football game Saturday without two key performers.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2002 with 346 to follow.
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