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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007.
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Ciara is No. 1 on the Billboard 200

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Pop sensation Ciara's "Ciara: The Evolution" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, leading debuts in the top three spots. The new compilation "Eminem Presents: The Re-Up" comes onto the chart at No. 2 while Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape," debuts at No.

Clinton 'birthday' raises foundation cash

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton's months-long birthday celebration raked in more well wishes and cash for his foundation in New York City.

McLachlan lends a sad tinge to Christmas

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan didn't want her new "Wintersong" to be a "typical" Christmas album.

Agassi raises millions for charity

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation helped raise more than $8.6 million to help at-risk boys and girls at a gala concert event in Las Vegas. At Saturday's concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the recently-retired tennis great was joined by musicians

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2006 with 337 to follow.
By United Press International

American Music Award celeb list grows

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The 2005 American Music Awards producers Monday added the Eurythmics and the All-American Rejects to the live performers during the ceremony.

VH1 Classic combines old with new

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- VH1 Classic says its new show "Decades Rock Live" will bring today's stars together with yesterday's musical legends.

Sarah McLachlan goes 'Into the West'

ATLANTA, May 24 (UPI) -- Singer Sarah McLachlan has re-recorded her song "World on Fire" as a duet with Robbie Robertson to promote the upcoming TNT mini-series, "Into the West."

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005 with 337 to follow.
By United Press International

NBC announces details of tsunami benefit

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup including Madonna and Eric Clapton is set to perform on a telecast to raise funds for victims of the South Asian tsunami.

McLachlan pleased with live CD/DVD set

DETROIT, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan was proud of her concerts supporting her 2003 album "Afterglow," so she wanted to document them.

Rock's Sam Roberts wins big at Juno Awards

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 5 (UPI) -- Rock musician Sam Roberts was the top winner at the Juno Awards, taking home three trophies at Canada's top music honors.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International
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Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan performs for fans at the Molson Amphitheatre August 19, 2004 in Toronto, Canada on the first night of a 2 day stop in town on her "Afterglow" tour. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968(1968-01-28)) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2006, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. McLachlan's best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians. The Lilith Fair concert tours took place from 1997 to 1999, and resumed in the summer of 2010.

Sarah McLachlan was born on January 28, 1968(1968-01-28), and adopted in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a child, she took voice lessons, along with studies in classical piano and guitar. When she was 17 years old and still a student at Queen Elizabeth High School, she fronted a short-lived rock band called The October Game. One of the band's songs, "Grind", credited as a group composition, can be found on the independent Flamingo Records release Out of the Fog and the CD Out of the Fog Too. It has yet to be released elsewhere. Her high school yearbook predicted that she was "destined to become a famous rock star."

Following The October Game's first concert at Dalhousie University opening for Moev, McLachlan was offered a recording contract with Vancouver-based independent record label Nettwerk by Moev's Mark Jowett. McLachlan's parents insisted she finish high school and complete one year of studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before moving to Vancouver and embarking on a new life as a recording artist, and McLachlan finally signed to Nettwerk two years later before having written a single song.

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