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Billy Porter's Broadway album due out April 15

Billy Porter's Broadway album due out April 15

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- "Billy's Back on Broadway," a collection of musical theater standards performed by "Kinky Boots" Tony Award-winner Billy Porter, is set for release April 15.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
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Singer-actress Kaye Stevens dead at 79

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Kaye Stevens has died in a Florida hospital after battling breast cancer and blood clots, a close friend said. She was 79.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
By United Press International
Quincy Jones: Michael's music will go on

Quincy Jones: Michael's music will go on

CHICAGO, July 6 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's music will live on, the U.S. pop icon's longtime friend and collaborator, producer Quincy Jones, wrote in a tribute to Jackson Sunday.
'Robin and the 7 Hoods' head to Broadway

'Robin and the 7 Hoods' head to Broadway

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- A Broadway musical based on the Hollywood film classic "Robin and the 7 Hoods" reportedly is in the works.

'Connection' producer Lieber dead at 71

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Eric Lieber, executive producer for the popular TV series "Love Connection," has died in Los Angeles at the age of 71, his wife says.
2 restaurants vie for Sinatra connection

2 restaurants vie for Sinatra connection

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Owners of two Italian restaurants in New York are in court this week, haggling over which one was the preferred hangout of the late entertainer Frank Sinatra.

Christian rock pioneer Norman dead at 60

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Larry Norman, widely regarded as the "father of Christian rock music," has died of heart failure at age 60 at his home in Salem, Ore., his family said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.
By United Press International

Judge allows implosion of Sands to proceed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A New Jersey judge Thursday refused to block the implosion of the 27-year-old Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Comic, Rat Packer Joey Bishop dies

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Comedian Joey Bishop, the last surviving Rat Pack member, died at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., at the age of 89.

'Hairspray' star may play Sammy Davis Jr.

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- "Hairspray" star Elijah Kelley is in talks to play legendary performer Sammy Davis Jr. in a new Hollywood bio-pic.

Dino gets a street named after him

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- "Everybody loves somebody sometime" and a California community loves Dean Martin enough to dedicate a street to him on what would have been his 90th birthday.

Film, TV costumer Donfeld dies

TEMPLE CITY, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Donfeld, an Oscar-nominated costume designer, died at the Temple City, Calif., home of his brother after a brief illness. He was 72.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.
By United Press International

'Oceans 13' set includes 'Rat Pack' lounge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Producer Jerry Weintraub constructed a poker lounge so the stars of "Ocean's 13" could kick back between shoots in Los Angeles.

Star maker Louis Bernstein dead at 68

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Flamboyant Hollywood manager Jay Bernstein, who launched the careers of Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, has died in Los Angeles at age 68.

49ers send Rashaun Woods to San Diego

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers traded wide receiver Rashaun Woods to the San Diego Chargers Wednesday in exchange for cornerback Sammy Davis.

R. Kelly leads Soul Train Awards nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- R. Kelly received three nods to lead all nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Actors union acts against N.Y. club

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Actors Equity has filed an unfair labor practice charge claiming a New York venue forced the closure of a show because its actors belonged to the union.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2005 with 23 to follow.
By United Press International

Usher wants to be 'triple threat'

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Usher says he not only wants to be a great singer and dancer, but a successful film actor, as well.

Songwriter Baker Knight dead at 72

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Prolific songwriter Baker Knight has died at age 72 in Birmingham, Ala.
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