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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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Renee Fleming to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

Renee Fleming to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Famed soprano Renee Fleming has been booked to sing the National Anthem at next month's Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, officials said Tuesday.
U.S. Justice Ginsburg to officiate at same-sex marriage

U.S. Justice Ginsburg to officiate at same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at the marriage of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts in Washington.
Obama honors 24, including George Lucas, at White House

Obama honors 24, including George Lucas, at White House

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama presented the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 24 recipients, including filmmaker George Lucas, at the White House.

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Concert held for Queen Elizabeth II

Concert held for Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Grace Jones and Tom Jones performed at Monday night's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.

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Burton, Fleming land 'SVU' guest spots

Burton, Fleming land 'SVU' guest spots

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Kate Burton and opera star Renee Fleming are to appear on the U.S. crime drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC said.
Beyonce, Bruce set for inauguration gig

Beyonce, Bruce set for inauguration gig

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Mary J. Blige and Garth Brooks have agreed to perform at a Washington concert celebrating Barack Obama's inauguration.
Movie theaters to carry 2008-09 Met shows

Movie theaters to carry 2008-09 Met shows

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Metropolitan Opera in New York says hundreds of movie theaters have agreed to carry live transmissions of its 2008-09 performances.

Annual Kennedy Center Honors a big hit

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Center collected high praise Monday for its annual Kennedy Center Honors that seemed to unite and uplift the nation for two glittering hours.

Houston Opera celebrates its 50th season

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Houston Grand Opera will celebrate its 50th season with 56 performances of eight different operas including the world premiere of Mark Adamo's "Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess," it was announced Thursday.

Bush skips Saddam mention at benefit

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Having declared that Saddam Hussein had been captured, President Bush spent Sunday evening attending a charity benefit and did not return to the topic.

At Carnegie Hall, music goes underground

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Andrew Carnegie's original concept for a music hall with three auditoriums under one roof has been restored with the opening last weekend of Zankel Hall, a $72
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Renee Fleming
Soprano Renee Fleming performs with the Russian National Orchestra during the Festival of the Arts Boca concert in Boca Raton, Florida on March 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rhona Wise/HO)
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Renée Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American soprano specializing in opera and lieder. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice.

Fleming has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano repertoires. She has sung roles in Italian, German, French, Czech, and Russian, aside from her native English. She also speaks fluent German and French, along with limited Italian. Her signature roles include Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, Violetta in Verdi's La traviata, the title role in Dvořák's Rusalka, the title role in Massenet's Manon, the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, and the title role in Arabella.

A Richard Tucker Award winner, she regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide. In 2008 she was awarded the Swedish Polar Music Prize for her services in music. On December 9, 2010, the Lyric Opera of Chicago announced that she had been appointed to the newly created position of Creative Consultant for a period of five years, effective immediately.

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