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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
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Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

Winans says he'll miss 'crazy Whitney'

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Gospel singer BeBe Winans laughed through tears, and told the crowd at Whitney Houston's New Jersey funeral he will miss "crazy Whitney."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
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Composer Ralph MacDonald dead at 67

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ralph MacDonald, the composer of "Where is the Love" and "Just the Two of Us," died Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 67, his family announced.
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Roberta Flack working on Beatles cover album

Roberta Flack working on Beatles cover album

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Roberta Flack is working on a new CD of Beatles cover songs, set for release in February, 429 Records said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.
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Wrecking ball looming for Purple Hotel

CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- The Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood, Ill., may soon face the wrecking ball and the famed musical locale may have its historic voice quieted once and for all.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2006 with 324 to follow.
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Musicians record tribute to Mr. Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Musicians from a variety of genres will interpret songs written by beloved PBS personality Fred "Mr." Rogers for a charity album.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2005 with 324 to follow.
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Songwriters Hall of Fame names inducteees

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame announced in New York Wednesday the next seven inductees.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2004 with 325 to follow.
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Roberta Flack
NYP2002010703 - 07 JANUARY 2002 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Renown singer Roberta Flack appears at J&R record store in New York City January 6, 2002 to promo her latest recording. mk/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music. Flack is best known for her Hot 100 #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", and "Feel Like Makin' Love", as well as "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won the 1973 Grammy Record of the Year, and "Killing Me Softly with His Song" won the same award at the Grammy Awards of 1974. She and U2 are the only artists to win the award in back-to-back years.

Flack was born in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and was raised in Arlington, Virginia. She first discovered the work of African American musical artists when she heard Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke sing in a predominantly African-American Baptist church.

During her early teens, Flack so excelled at classical piano that Howard University awarded her a full music scholarship. She entered Howard University at the age of 15, making her one of the youngest students ever to enroll there. She eventually changed her major from piano to voice, and became an assistant conductor of the university choir. Her direction of a production of Aida received a standing ovation from the Howard University faculty. Flack is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and was made an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma by the Eta Delta Chapter at Howard University for her outstanding work in promoting music education.

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