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Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 8, the 190th day of 2004 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

Neil Sedaka to get top songwriting honor

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame has selected Neil Sedaka to receive its highest honor in recognition of his 45 years in the music business. Sedaka, who wrote Clay Aiken's current No. 1 song "Solitaire," will receive the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2003 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

Comedian Buddy Hackett dies at 78

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Buddy Hackett, the rubber-faced comic, died Monday at his Malibu home at the age of 78.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Mike Smith of the Dave Clark 5, who was born in 1943 (age 59); Jonathan King, who had a hit in 1965 with "Everyone's Gone To The Moon," in 1944 (age 56); Weather Report bassist Miroslav Vitous in 1947 (age 55); Jeff Grobe of Look
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
By United Press International

The Jazz Condition

, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jazz was an integral part of the Las Vegas music scene three, four and five decades ago, before the city created -- and has tried to fill -- the public's thirst
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Labor Day is here and so is Jerry Lewis with his 37th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, which has raised more money than any other telethon in his
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 20)
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 20)
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 8)
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 8, the 189th day of 2002 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

( (July 6)
By United Press International

What happened to Vegas showrooms?

LAS VEGAS, April 30 (UPI) -- The Wayne Newton of the year 2002 is Danny Gans.
JOE BOB BRIGGS
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Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence performs at the Sinatra theater in the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on February 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Steve Lawrence (born July 8, 1935) is an American singer, perhaps best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé, billed as Steve and Eydie. The two have appeared together since appearing regularly on Steve Allen's The Tonight Show in the mid-1950s.

Lawrence was born Sidney Liebowitz to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Anna (née Gelb) and Max Leibowitz, who was a cantor and house painter. He and Gormé married on December 29, 1957 at the El Rancho Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had two sons, the younger of whom, Michael, died unexpectedly in 1986 of ventricular fibrillation resulting from an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 23. His other son is David Nessim Lawrence, who composed the score for High School Musical. In the late 1950s, Lawrence was drafted into the Army and served as the official vocal soloist with The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) in Washington, D.C.

Lawrence had success on the pop record charts in the late 50's and early 1960s with such hits as "Go Away Little Girl" (U.S. #1), "Pretty Blue Eyes" (U.S. #9), "Footsteps" (U.S. #7), "Portrait of My Love" (U.S. #9), and "Party Doll" (U.S. #5). However much of his musical career has centered on nightclubs and the musical stage. Lawrence is an actor as well, appearing in guest roles on television shows in every decade since the 1950s, in shows such as The Carol Burnett Show, Night Gallery, Police Story, Murder, She Wrote, Gilmore Girls, and CSI. In the 1960s Lawrence was the star of a variety show called The Steve Lawrence Show, "the last television show in black and white on CBS".. Lawrence also appeared in the last season of The Nanny as Fran's never-before-seen father, Morty Fine.

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