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Faith Hill to debut new single during ACM

LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) -- Singer Faith Hill will debut her single, "Lost," during the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards show Tuesday in Las Vegas.

USC to honor Ella Fitzgerald

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- The University of Southern California is getting ready to celebrate the music of the late jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007.
By United Press International

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.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2006 with 314 to follow.
By United Press International

Events raise 'West Memphis 3' awareness

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 (UPI) -- Eleven benefit concerts were scheduled around the United States Saturday to raise money to help appeals for the so-called West Memphis Three.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2005 with 314 to follow.
By United Press International

Veteran rockers score first Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- After four decades in the music business, veteran rockers Rod Stewart and Brian Wilson won their first Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Michelle Shocked to release three new CDs

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Michelle Shocked will release three new albums in June, the singer-songwriter announced.

Same-sex marriage suit given little chance

MIAMI, July 26 (UPI) -- Two Bradenton, Fla., women who were married in Massachusetts have filed the first suit to legalize their marriage in their home state.

Berklee to award degree to Bill Cosby

BOSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Entertainer, educator and best-selling author Bill Cosby is also a composer and has written the scores of several of his U.S. television programs.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2004 with 315 to follow.
By United Press International

New CD set features 23 NEA Jazz Masters

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Verve Records has released a special compilation CD in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts' expansion of its NEA Jazz Masters program.

Jazz industry honoring Marsalis and Wein

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The International Association for Jazz Education will honor trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and festival impresario George Wein at its 31st annual conference.
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Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson arrives for the premiere of "Elizabethtown" at the Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York on October 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Nancy Wilson (born February 20, 1937) is an American singer with more than 70 albums, and three Grammy Awards. She has been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer." The title she prefers, however, is song stylist. She has received many nicknames including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "Fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice".

On February 20, 1937, Nancy Wilson was the first of six children born to Olden Wilson (iron foundry worker) and Lillian Ryan (domestic worker) in Chillicothe, Ohio. Nancy's father would buy records to listen to at home. At an early age Nancy heard recordings from Billy Eckstine, Nat Cole, and Jimmy Scott with Lionel Hampton's Big Band. Nancy says: "The juke joint down on the block had a great jukebox and there I heard Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, LaVerne Baker, Little Esther". Wilson became aware of her talent while singing in church choirs, imitating singers as a young child,and performing in her grandmother's house during summer visits. By the age of four, she knew she would eventually become a singer.

At the age of 15, while a student at West High School (Columbus, Ohio), she won a talent contest sponsored by local television station WTVN. The prize was an appearance on a twice-a-week television show, Skyline Melodies, which she ended up hosting. She also worked clubs on the east side and north side of Columbus, Ohio, from the age of 15 until she graduated from West High School, at age 17.

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