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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 15, 2014.
By United Press International

Bob Weir cancels tour date after collapsing

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- The Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur canceled a tour date after singer-songwriter-guitarist Bob Weir was unable to finish a concert in suburban New York City.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 15, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 15, 2012.
By United Press International
The Dead to rise for tour this spring

The Dead to rise for tour this spring

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the iconic rock group the Grateful Dead have announced plans to embark on their first U.S. concert tour in five years.
Obama resurrects the Dead for one night

Obama resurrects the Dead for one night

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the rock band the Grateful Dead have announced plans to perform a benefit concert for U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Grateful Dead may perform gig for Obama

Grateful Dead may perform gig for Obama

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Mickey Hart said he and two other surviving members of the Grateful Dead may reunite for a concert to support U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Dead to get Sirius airtime

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead critics said the U.S. band was out there; soon it really will be since Sirius Satellite Radio said it would launch a channel devoted to the group.

Dead bassist Lesh has prostate cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The founding bassist of San Francisco's legendary Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh, has revealed on his Web site that he has prostate cancer.

Bonnaroo Fest lines up big talent

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee is changing to feature mainstream and indie rockers alongside the traditional jam bands.

Grateful Dead cuts kills sharing network

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A large part of Deadhead culture has always been the exchange of Grateful Dead "bootleg" recordings, a practice the band encouraged and endorsed -- until now.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Charlie Irvis, who played with Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, was born in New York City on this day in 1899.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

"To Whom it May Concern," the debut album from Lisa Marie Presley, entered the Billboard album charts at No. 5, selling more than 140,000 copies in its first week and making it one of the year's highest debuts.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Kenny Chesney's Margaritas'n'Senoritas Tour is the No. 1 ticket seller for the first quarter of 2003, according to Pollstar figures.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include producer Arif Mardin, who was born in 1932 (age 71); Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh in 1940 (age 63); Mike Love of the Beach Boys in 1941 (age 62); Sly Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, and David Costell of Gary Lewis
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Terry Kath of Chicago, who was born in 1946; Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, also in 1946 (age 57); "K.C.," a.k.a. Harry Wayne Casey, leader of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, in 1951 (age 52); guitarist Phil Manzanera
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 25-31.
By United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

The Gov't Mule saga continues. Guitarist Warren Haynes, leader of the power trio spinoff from the Allman Brothers Band, nearly decided to pack it in after his s
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Phish is set to treat its fans with a reunion after a two-year break during which various members did a lot of playing with a variety of other musicians.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Rolling Stones will headline one of the hottest shows on their "Forty Licks" tour Saturday, also featuring John Mellencamp and Robin Williams, but you can't get in unless you know Texas billionaire David Bonderman, a founding partner of buyout special
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Feature: Grateful Dead lives

The Grateful Dead has been gone since guitarist Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995. But its music, its sales and its members remain very much alive and seemingly
GARY GRAFF

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

A column that looks at someone, something significant to jazz.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

New York Post columnist reported Madonna has a bit of theater critic in her. Boy George's semi-autobiographic play "Taboo," a hit in London and heading for Broadway, had a character that resembled Madonna in its original book before the Material Girl got
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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