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M.I.A. likely won't perform at Oscars

M.I.A. likely won't perform at Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- British-born rapper M.I.A., who gave birth to her first child last week, is expected to attend, but not perform at Sunday's Oscar show, a source told E! News.

Gabriel cancels Oscar night performance

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- British singer Peter Gabriel says he will not perform his best soundtrack song nominated "Down to Earth" at this year's Academy Awards as planned.
Gabriel honored with humanitarian award

Gabriel honored with humanitarian award

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Edge has presented his fellow rock star Peter Gabriel with a human rights award in London, Amnesty International announced Wednesday.

Sicilian town offers $1.45 houses

SALEMI , Italy, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The mayor of Salemi on the Italian island of Sicily said he is attempting to revitalize the historic center of the town by selling houses for 1 euro, or $1.45.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008.
By United Press International

Genesis kicks of North American tour

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The veteran British rock group Genesis kicked off its first North American tour in 15 years at Toronto’s new BMO Field.

Kylie Minogue receives Trusts' award

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will become the first woman to receive Britain's Music Industry Trusts' Award at a ceremony in London on Oct. 29. The awards committee called Minogue, a breast cancer survivor whose career in music has spanned 20 years, "

New album finishes Kidjo's African trilogy

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- African-born singer Angelique Kidjo said her new album "Djin Djin" is the end of a trilogy about her racial heritage.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007.
By United Press International

Genesis U.K. dates sell out in 90 minutes

LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The planned Genesis reunion is going over big in Britain, where tickets for the two July shows were sold out in just 90 minutes.

Genesis set to reunite with European tour

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The British rock group Genesis is set to tour together for the first time in 15 years when the band launches its European tour in Finland next summer.

Roman Coliseum to host Genesis reunion

ROME, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The upcoming Genesis reunion tour that begins in London next week has added a concert date at Rome's famed Coliseum to its schedule. The solo Italian date for the reformed British band, sans singer Peter Gabriel, is scheduled for July 2007 and rumors that

Muse, Allen top Digital Music Awards

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- At the Digital Music Awards ceremony in London, singer Lily Allen took top pop honors and the band Muse was named the best in rock.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2006 with 321 to follow.
By United Press International

Veteran producer thrilled by Grammy nod

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Music business veteran Steve Lillywhite is "on cloud nine" after receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Producer of the Year.
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Peter Gabriel
American actress Sigourney Weaver and British musician Peter Gabriel attend the premiere of "Wall-E" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on July 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts. In 2007 Gabriel was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers.” Gabriel was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Gabriel was born in Chobham, Surrey, England. His father, Ralph Parton Gabriel, was an electrical engineer, and his mother, Edith Irene Allen, from a musical family, taught him to play the clarinet at an early age. He attended Cable House, a private primary (pre-prep) school in Woking, Surrey, St Andrews Prep School in Horsell, then Charterhouse School (Godalming) from 1963.

Gabriel founded Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse School pupils Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart. The name of the band was suggested by fellow Charterhouse alumnus, the pop music impresario Jonathan King, who produced their first album, From Genesis to Revelation.

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