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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, July 16, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 16, the 197th day of 2006 with 168 to follow.
By United Press International

Shooting begins for Hector Lavoe biopic

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are starring opposite each other in a biopic of Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 16, the 197th day of 2005 with 168 to follow.
By United Press International

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 16, the 198th day of 2004 with 168 to follow.
By United Press International

George gets 6 Latin Grammy nods

MIAMI, July 22 (UPI) -- Composer, arranger, musician Sergio George Tuesday picked up six nominations, making him the leading contender in the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards, set for

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2003 with 168 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Mundell Lowe was born this day in 1922 in Laurel, Miss. He grew up playing traditional music around New Orleans and country music in Nashville in the late 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

List of Grammy winners

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The following Grammy Awards were handed out Sunday at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony:

Grammy List second lead

The following Grammy Awards were handed out before the 45th Annual Grammy Awards telecast Sunday:
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Ruben Blades
LAP2000022407 - 24 FEBRUARY 2000 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA:Ruben Blades poses for photographers after the Grammy Awards ceremony February 23 in Los Angeles. UPI rw/Laura Cavanaugh.
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Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (Spanish pronunciation: ; born July 16, 1948) is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres. As songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and political inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating thinking persons' (salsa) dance music. Blades has composed dozens of musical hits, the most famous of which is "Pedro Navaja," a song about a neighborhood thug who appears to die during a robbery (his song "Sorpresas" continues the story), inspired by "Mack the Knife." He also composed and sings what many Panamanians consider their second national anthem. The song is titled "Patria" (Fatherland).

He is an icon in Panama and is much admired throughout Latin America, and managed to attract 18% of the vote in his failed attempt to win the Panamanian presidency in 1994. In September 2004, he was appointed minister of tourism by Panamanian president Martín Torrijos for a five-year term. He holds a law degree from the University of Panama and a master's in international law from Harvard University. He is married to singer Luba Mason.

Blades was born in Panama City, Panama, the son of Anoland Diaz (Diaz was his mother's artistic surname, not her real name; Her maiden name was Bellido de Luna), a Cuban pianist, singer, and actress, and Ruben Dario Blades, Sr., a gifted athlete, percussionist and later a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in Washington, D.C. His mother's great-uncle Juan Bellido de Luna was active in the Cuban revolutionary movement against Spain and was later a writer and publisher in New York. Blades's paternal grandfather, Reuben Blades, was an English-speaking native of St. Lucia who came to Panama as an accountant. His family is not quite sure how the Blades family ended up in St. Lucia, but when his grandfather relocated to Panama, he lived in the Panamanian Bocas del Toro Province. Ruben Blades thought until recently that his grandfather had come to Panama to work on the Panama Canal, as he tells in the song "West Indian Man" on the album Amor y Control ("That's where the Blades comes from") (1992). He explains the source and the pronunciation (/ˈbleɪdz/) of his family surname in his web show Show De Ruben Blades (SDRB) episode #18 on his website close to seven minutes into the recording.

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