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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 16, 2013.
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Crowe and Wilson officially divorced

Crowe and Wilson officially divorced

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Film writer-director Cameron Crowe and singer Nancy Wilson are officially divorced, legal records filed in Los Angeles show.
'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' airs Sunday

'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' airs Sunday

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A concert featuring Katy Perry and other top female vocalists called "VH1 Divas Salute The Troops" to be televised Sunday, VH1 officials in New York City said.
'Jersey Shore' cast joins 'Divas' lineup

'Jersey Shore' cast joins 'Divas' lineup

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Brandy, supermodel Marisa Miller and the "Jersey Shore" cast have joined the lineup for a TV special honoring U.S. troops, VH1 announced Tuesday.
Report: Crowe and Wilson divorcing

Report: Crowe and Wilson divorcing

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Heart singer Nancy Wilson has filed for divorce in Los Angeles from her filmmaker husband Cameron Crowe, court records show.
Stars line up for 'We Are the World' re-do

Stars line up for 'We Are the World' re-do

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Kanye West were among those who headed to a Hollywood studio Monday to help record a remake of "We Are the World."
Heart to McCain: Stop using our music

Heart to McCain: Stop using our music

LEBANON, Ohio, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Heart says John McCain and Sarah Palin's campaign is using its song "Barracuda" at rallies after the U.S. rock band asked them to stop.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008.
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Heart singer mines her heart on solo album

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Seattle rocker Ann Wilson said the desire to record "songs of social consciousness" inspired her first solo album.

United Negro College Fund to honor Smokey

PASADENA , Calif., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United Negro College Fund says it will honor Motown recording artist, Smokey Robinson, at its upcoming 29th annual "An Evening of Stars" in California.
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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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