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At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Ray Price, country music star, dead at 87

Ray Price, country music star, dead at 87

DALLAS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Country music star Ray Price has died at his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas, after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 87.

George Jones, iconic country singer, dies at 81

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- George Jones, the iconic country music singer known by generations for his distinctive voice and phrasing, died Friday in Nashville at 81, his publicist said.
New Wayne Wang film debuts on YouTube

New Wayne Wang film debuts on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Wayne Wang's new film "The Princess of Nebraska" was viewed more than 165,000 times in its first two days on YouTube, Magnolia Pictures said.

Country legends team up on new album

PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 20 (UPI) -- Texas-based music legend Willie Nelson likens his new project -- "Last of the Breed" with Merle Haggard and Ray Price -- to some of his previous collaborations.

Trio of country greats jams on new release

NASHVILLE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- American country music icons Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Ray Price teamed up to record "Last of the Breed," their first recording project as a trio.

Ray Price recovering from heart surgery

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Country western singer Ray Price was recovering Monday from weekend heart surgery in a Houston hospital.

Country singer Ray Price hospitalized

HOUSTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Ray Price was recovering at a hospital in Houston Thursday from surgery to remove blockage in his main artery, a spokesman for the country singer said.

Kris Kristofferson headed to hall of fame

NASHVILLE, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson has been tapped as the newest inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

'Lost in Translation' double dips

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- In an atypical Hollywood scenario, "Lost in Translation" remains in wide release at U.S. theaters at the same time the home video version hits the shelves.

Willie Nelson leads country Grammy noms

NASHVILLE, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Legendary entertainer Willie Nelson scored four nominations in country music categories for the 46th annual Grammy Awards, topping of the list of nominees.

Nelson still 'Live and Kickin'

Willie Nelson is known throughout the music industry as someone who throws a good party -- sometimes on his tour bus, sometimes with his Old Whiskey River brew,
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Country Music News

Hank Williams Jr. born in Shreveport, La., 1949. Jimmie Rodgers dies at age 35, 1933.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

, April 11 (UPI) -- George Shuffler, guitarist with the Stanley Brothers, born in North Carolina, 1925. Gene Autry records "Pistol Packin' Papa" and "Methodist Pie," 1931.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

People

If only for his mercurial style and speaking voice, the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan will be remembered as unique.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Heartland: UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The man who gave frustrated workers an anthem has died.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Country Music News

Red Allen born in Perry County, Ky., 1930. Moe Bandy born in Meridian, Miss., 1944.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Tex Ritter, who was born in 1905; country singer Ray Price in 1926 (age 77); Glenn Yarborough in 1930 (age 73); William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys in 1939 (age 64); British blues pioneer "Long" John Baldry in 1941
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Country Music News

Fiddler Curly Ray Cline born in Baisden, W.Va., 1923. Hank Williams makes his first recordings as "Luke the Drifter," 1950.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Jan. 11-17.
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People

ARLEDGE WROTE MEMOIR IN FINAL DAYS
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Jim Messina of the Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins & Messina, born in Maywood, Calif., 1947.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

People

SEAN CONNERY GOES TO COURT
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Country Music News

Jim Reeves' "Distant Drums" began its month-long stay at the top of the British pop charts, 1966. Flatt & Scruggs recorded "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett," 1962.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

People

PATRICK EWING HANGS IT UP
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