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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday July 12, the 193rd day of 2005 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2004 with one to follow.
By United Press International

Trapp clan set for world concert tour

VIENNA, July 29 (UPI) -- The world will come alive with the sound of music again when the fourth generation of the Trapp family embarks on a world tour next month. A spokesman for the family said Wednesday four grandchildren of Werner von Trapp -- Sofia, 15, Melanie, 14, Amanda,

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Musical parodies B'way musicals

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A sparkling new musical at the Citicorp Center's Theater at St. Peter's Church is a parody of Broadway musicals and their creators in the form of five short melodramas with but a single plot, a new theatrical idea from the team of Eric Rockwell and Joanne
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

'Never Gonna Dance' evokes Fred and Ginger

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Never Gonna Dance," the new Broadway musical adaptation of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' 1936 RKO film, "Swing Time," is a lovable homage to the romantic musical comedy of yore with a score to die for by Jerome Kern.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2003 with one to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Choosing up sides on movie songs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- America soon will get another glimpse of itself as reflected on the silver screen, when a blue-ribbon panel selected by the American Film Institute ranks the 10
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Brit star Maria Friedman makes U.S. debut

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- British singing star Maria Friedman is making her American debut with a one-woman show that makes it clear why she has won two Olivier Awards, the London equiva
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2003 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Goldeneye -- beyond James Bond

ORACABESSA, Jamaica, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- James Bond cultists know that Goldeneye is the island retreat at which Ian Fleming wrote his spy thrillers, but the artist whose personality the place reflects
LOU MARANO

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Gerry and the Pacemakers keyboardist Leslie Maguire and former Moody Blues keyboardist Mike Pinder, both of whom were born in 1941 (age 61); bassist Peter Quaife of the Kinks in 1943 (age 59); Mick Jones, guitarist with Spooky To
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
By United Press International

'Flower Drum Song' back on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Recognizing that "Flower Drum Song" was a dated, stereotypical view of Americans of Oriental descent, the administrators of the artistic estate of Richard Rodge
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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Oscar Hammerstein
NYP2002090440 - NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Tony Award winning actress Lea Salonga rehearses a scene from the new version of the 1958 musical "Flower Drum Song" at a Sept. 4, 2002, press conference. The show's new politically correct book is by David Henry Hwang based on the original by Oscar Hammerstein ll. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Oscar Hammerstein I (8 May 1847 - 1 August 1919) was a businessman, theater impresario and composer in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses, and he rekindled opera's popularity in America. He was the grandfather of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.

Oscar Hammerstein I was born in Stettin, Prussia, (now, Szczecin, Poland), to a German-Jewish parents Abraham Hammerstein and his first wife, Berthe. He took up music at an early age. His mother died when he was fifteen years old, and he fled his father, who maltreated him, to seek his fortunes in the United States, arriving in New York City in 1864. He worked sweeping the floor in a cigar factory. Ten years later, he founded the U.S. Tobacco Journal. He also moonlighted as a theater manager in the downtown German theaters.

He was an innovator in the tobacco industry and held patents for 52 inventions, 44 of them related to the cigar-manufacturing process. He became wealthy industrializing cigar manufacturing, and his tobacco fortune provided the money he used to pursue his theater interests.

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