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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2004 with 310 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 22-28.
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Interview of the week: Neil Jordan

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Over the past decade, Irish novelist-turned-filmmaker Neil Jordan achieved greatness making thoughtful, provocative dramas like "The Crying Game," "Michael Collins," "Interview with the Vampire" and "The End of the Affair." Now he turns to lighter fare wi
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Cher says she doesn't like Michael Jackson any more because of the way he treats his kids.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Turtles bassist Charles Portz, who was born in 1945 (age 58); John Evans, keyboardist with Jethro Tull, and Milan Williams of the Commodores, both in 1948 (age 55); country's Reba McEntire in 1954 (age 48); and Cheryl "Salt" Jame
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2003 with 309 to follow.
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ROCKING INTO THE HALL
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 28) Today's birthdays include Turtles bassist Charles Portz, who was born in 1945 (age 57); John Evans, keyboardist with Jethro Tull, and Milan Williams of the Commodores, both in 1948 (age 54); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 23) Today's birthdays include Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); Ric Ocasek, formerly of The Cars, who was born in 1949 (age 53); Chaka Khan, whose real name is Yvette Marie Stevens, in 1953 (age 49); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2002 with 309 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Director of the new film "The Brave One", Neil Jordan attends a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on October 16, 2007 to promote the film. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)
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Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish filmmaker and novelist. He won an Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for The Crying Game.

Jordan was born in County Sligo, the son of Angela (née O'Brien), a painter, and Michael Jordan, a professor. He was educated at St. Paul's College, Raheny. Of his religious background, Jordan said in a 1999 Salon interview: "I was brought up a Catholic and was quite religious at one stage in my life, when I was young. But it left me with no scars whatever; it just sort of vanished." He said about his current beliefs that "God is the greatest imaginary being of all time. Along with Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the invention of God is probably the greatest creation of human thought." Later, Jordan attended University College Dublin, where he studied Irish history and English literature.

When John Boorman was filming Excalibur in Ireland, he recruited Jordan as a script consultant, which led to his doing second unit work. His first feature Angel, a tale of a musician caught up in the Troubles, starred Stephen Rea who has subsequently appeared in almost all of Jordan's films to date.

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