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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2008.
By United Press International

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.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, May 24, 2007.
By United Press International

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.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2006 with 221 to follow.
By United Press International

Outkast album and film to hit in August

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winners Outkast finally have a U.S. release date for their long delayed soundtrack for their film "Idlewild," it was reported Monday.

Celebs cut a single for Katrina victims

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Sister Sledge, reunited after 20 years, and a host of other celebrities have recorded "We Are Family" to benefit U.S. Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Patti LaBelle has her 'worst' show ever

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- R&B superstar Patti LaBelle broke out in tears during the "worst show" of her life at the Riviera Beach Jazz and Blues Festival at Singer Island, Fla.
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Patti Labelle
Patti LaBelle performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on October 8, 2009. UPI/Michael Bush
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Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards (born May 24, 1944), better known under the stage name, Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author and actress. LaBelle spent sixteen years as lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who changed their name to Labelle in the early 1970s and released the disco song, "Lady Marmalade".

LaBelle started her solo career shortly after the group disbanded in 1977 and crossed over to pop music with "On My Own", "If Only You Knew", "If You Asked Me To", "Stir It Up" and "New Attitude". She has also recorded R&B ballads such as "You Are My Friend" and "Love, Need and Want You".

Patricia Louise Holte was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 24, 1944. Her father, Henry Holt, was a railroad worker and lounge singer. Her mother, Bertha Holt, was a domestic and housewife. Holt was one of four daughters (Vivian, Barbara, Patricia and Jacqueline). Holt recalls having a happy childhood but said being sexually molested at the age of seven led her to be shy and withdrawn. Holt's parents had an unhappy marriage. When Holt was twelve, her parents split up and Bertha Holt raised her daughters as a single mother. Holt's mother later adopted Claudette Grant, who would become one of Holt's closest friends.

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