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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2005 with 55 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 6, the 311th day of 2004 with 55 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2003 with 55 to follow.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Former Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will headline the 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring the headliner's quintet Halford, co-headliners Testament, Immortal, Symphony X, Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth, Carnal Forge and more.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and singer Una Mae Carlisle was born this day in 1915 in Xenia, Ohio. She sang on Fats Waller's 1939 recording of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and had her own radio and television series in the 1940s. She died in 1956.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The world of jazz in 2002 was one of advancements, losses and puzzles.
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2002 Yearend: Hollywood In Memoriam

From screen legends to journeymen, death claimed its share of Hollywood professionals in 2002, most notably comedian Milton Berle, comic actor Dudley Moore, Oscar-winning writer-director Billy Wilder, singers Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney, and one of the
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and arranger Andy Gibson was born this day in 1913 in Zanesville, Ohio. He spent much of the 1930s playing in a succession of big bands before becoming a free-lance arranger for Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, Cab Calloway and Harry James.
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Joseph Raymond Conniff (November 6, 1916 – October 12, 2002) was an American musician. He was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and learned to play the trombone from his father. He studied music arranging from a course book.

After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II (where he worked under Walter Schumann), he was hired by Mitch Miller, then head of A & R at Columbia Records as their home arranger, and he worked with several artists, including Rosemary Clooney, Marty Robbins, Frankie Laine, Johnny Mathis, Guy Mitchell and Johnnie Ray. He wrote a top 10 arrangement for Don Cherry's "Band of Gold" in 1955. This was a single that sold more than a million copies.

Amongst the hit singles he backed with his orchestra (and eventually with a male chorus) were "Yes Tonight Josephine" and "Just Walkin' in the Rain" by Johnnie Ray; "Chances Are" and "It's Not for Me to Say" by Johnny Mathis; "A White Sport Coat" and "The Hanging Tree" by Marty Robbins; "Up Above My Head," a duet by Frankie Laine and Johnnie Ray; and "Pet Me, Poppa" by Rosemary Clooney. He also backed up the albums Tony by Tony Bennett, Blue Swing by Eileen Rodgers, Swingin' for Two by Don Cherry, and half the tracks of The Big Beat by Johnnie Ray.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ray Conniff."
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