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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 4, 2012.
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Women's museum to honor Lynda Carter

Women's museum to honor Lynda Carter

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington Monday announced plans to honor actress Lynda Carter at its fall benefit.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, May 4, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, May 4, the 124th day of 2006 with 241 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 4, the 124th day of 2005 with 241 to follow.
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Friars will honor Shirley Jones

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- The New York Friars Club has announced plans to honor Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones.

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Today is Tuesday, May 4, the 125th day of 2004 with 241 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, May 4, the 124th day of 2003 with 241 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th day of 2002 with 241 to follow. The moon is in its last quarter. There are no morning stars.
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Roberta Peters
Merv Griffin and Roberta Peters arrive at the Museum of Television and Radio's Gala Honoring Merv Griffin at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on May 26, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Roberta Peters (born May 4, 1930) is an American coloratura soprano.

One of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998.

Peters was born Roberta Peterman in the Bronx, New York City, the only child of Ruth (née Hirsch) and Sol Peterman, a shoe salesman and a hat maker. Encouraged by tenor Jan Peerce, she started her music studies at age 13 with William Herman, a voice teacher known for his exacting and thorough teaching method. Under Herman's training, Peters studied the French, German and Italian languages and practiced singing scales from a clarinet method. After six years of training, Herman introduced her to impresario Sol Hurok, who arranged for an audition with Rudolf Bing, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera. Bing asked her to sing the Queen of the Night's second aria from The Magic Flute (with its four Fs above high C), seven times, listening from all parts of the hall to make sure she could fill the hall with sound. He scheduled her to sing the role in February 1951.

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