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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

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

'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

Ann Hampton Callaway sings Richard Rodgers

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Of the many musical salutes to Richard Rodgers this year, the centennial of his birth, few have been so deftly organized than Ann Hampton Callaway's serenade to
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Bass-baritone William Warfield dead

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) --

Bass-baritone William Warfield dead

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Film, musical theater star and opera singer William Warfield, whose rendition of "Ol' Man River" defined the song in bravura performances of the Jerome Kern and

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2002 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International
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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II ( /ˈhæmərstaɪn/; July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American writer, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and was twice awarded an Academy Award for "Best Original Song", and much of his work is part of the unofficial Great American Songbook. He wrote 850 songs. Hammerstein was the lyricist and playwright in his partnerships; his collaborators wrote the music. Hammerstein collaborated with composers, including Jerome Kern, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml and Sigmund Romberg, but his most famous collaboration was with Richard Rodgers.

The pronunciation of Hammerstein's surname was often anglicized, to /ˈhæmərstiːn/ ham-ər-steen. Hammerstein himself, however, kept a more German pronunciation of the vowels, /ˈhæmərstaɪn/ ham-ər-stine.

Hammerstein was born Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein in New York City, the son of Alice (née Nimmo) and William Hammerstein. His grandfather was German-born Jewish theater impresario Oscar Hammerstein I, and his mother was the daughter of Scottish, Armenian and English parents. Hammerstein was raised an Episcopalian.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Oscar Hammerstein II."
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