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President Obama misspells "respect" during Aretha Franklin tribute

President Obama misspells "respect" during Aretha Franklin tribute

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama spelled "respect" as "R-S-P-E-C-T" during his tribute to Aretha Franklin on Thursday.
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President Obama's schedule for Thursday, March 6

President Obama's schedule for Thursday, March 6

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday participates in a town hall meeting focusing on healthcare reforms benefits for Latinos, the White House said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 24, 2013.
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Aretha Franklin wants to judge 'Idol'

Aretha Franklin wants to judge 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Aretha Franklin said she'd be interested in judging "American Idol," replacing Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, who won't return next season.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 24, 2012.
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Patti LaBelle accused of menacing toddler

Patti LaBelle accused of menacing toddler

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A New York couple are suing singer Patti LaBelle for allegedly yelling obscenities at their toddler, who was running around an apartment building lobby.
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Murphy crowned 'Talent' winner

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. won $1 million on "America's Got Talent" in Los Angeles Wednesday.
7.7M tuned in for 2011 BET Awards

7.7M tuned in for 2011 BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Sunday's live premiere of the 2011 BET Awards in Los Angeles drew 7.7 million total viewers, the cable network said.

Patti LaBelle sued over Houston scuffle

HOUSTON, June 5 (UPI) -- A West Point cadet is suing singer Patti LaBelle over a confrontation with her bodyguards at a Houston airport that left him with a head injury.
Funeral held for Hudson family members

Funeral held for Hudson family members

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A private funeral was held at a Chicago church Monday for three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family.

Labelle reunion is on

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The three members of the glam-rock group Labelle say they are prepared but nervous going into their first New York performance in 32 years.
Kenny Gamble to release 'American' record

Kenny Gamble to release 'American' record

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. producer and songwriter Kenny Gamble is to release his new version of "I Am An American" in time for Independence Day, Sony BMG Masterworks said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2008.
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NBC planning 'Clash of the Choirs'

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland and Blake Shelton are set to compete on the new U.S. reality show "Clash of the Choirs."

Gere honored for humanitarian work

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Richard Gere has been chosen to receive the 2007 Marian Anderson Award for his humanitarian work and film career.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, May 24, 2007.
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Diabetics create market for themselves

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Entrepreneurs and patients are using television to capitalize on a growing market, the increasing population of diabetics in the United States.

Patti LaBelle cancels mega-church tour

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Gospel singer Patti LaBelle has canceled her sold out "Gospel According to Patti" tour, claiming breach of contract and failed obligations of the promoter

Yanks picked for British rock hall

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Americans James Brown and Bon Jovi will be inducted into Britain's rock hall of fame next month.

LaBelle, Chrysler team up for U.S. tour

DALLAS, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Patti LaBelle and the Chrysler Corp. are set to join forces for "The Gospel According to Patti" tour.

U.K. Music Hall announces inductees

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Brian Wilson and the late Dusty Springfield were announced Tuesday as inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.

Jerry Lewis telethon expanding scope

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jerry Lewis' annual telethon in Las Vegas will be part of an expansive nationwide effort this year to raise funds to fight muscular dystrophy.

Atlantic producer, Grammy winner, 74, dies

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Arif Mardin, the Turkish-born music producer whose 30-year career with Atlantic, won him 11 Grammy awards, died in New York of pancreatic cancer at 74.

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