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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 29, 2009.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 29, the 119th day of 2006 with 246 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 29, the 119th day of 2005 with 246 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, April 29, the 120th day of 2004 with 246 to follow.
By United Press International

Rising British star sings cabaret for U.S.

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- British singing star Maria Friedman, who is expected to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's next Broadway musical, is entertaining her U.S. fans with an evening of ca
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Sister Gertrude's heavenly art begins tour

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- The art of New Orleans' legendary black gospel minister Sister Gertrude Morgan has begun a three-city tour at the American Folk Art Museum in New York, giving a
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 29, the 119th day of 2003 with 246 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 29, the 119th day of 2002 with 246 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter. There are no morning stars.
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Rod McKuen
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Rod McKuen (born April 29, 1933) is a bestselling American poet, composer, and singer.

Born Rodney Marvin McKuen in Oakland, California, McKuen ran away from home at the age of eleven to escape an alcoholic stepfather and to send what money he could to his mother. After a series of jobs, from logger, ranch hand, railroad worker to rodeo cowboy, throughout the west, he turned to live poetic performance. McKuen began in the 1950s to give poetry readings, appearing with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg; during this time, he often used the pseudonym "Dor."

McKuen moved to New York City in 1959 to compose and conduct for the TV show The CBS Workshop. During the early 1960s he spent most of his time in France. There he began to translate the work of Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel into English. After Brel died he said, "As friends and as musical collaborators we had traveled, toured and written - together and apart - the events of our lives as if they were songs, and I guess they were. When news of Jacques’ death came I stayed locked in my bedroom and drank for a week. That kind of self-pity was something he wouldn’t have approved of, but all I could do was replay our songs (our children) and ruminate over our unfinished life together."

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