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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2006 with 341 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2005 with 341 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2004 with 342 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2003 with 341 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 16. Cuban bandleader Machito was born in Havana this day in 1912. He came to the United States in 1937.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2002 with 341 to follow.
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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Wed., Jan. 23) Polly Lewis, of The Lewis Family, was born in 1937.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Thomas Andrew Dorsey (July 1, 1899, Villa Rica, Georgia - January 23, 1993, Chicago). He is known as "the father of black gospel music" and was at one time so closely associated with the field that songs written in the new style were sometimes known as "dorseys." Earlier in his life he was a leading blues pianist known as Georgia Tom.

As formulated by Dorsey, gospel music combines Christian praise with the rhythms of jazz and the blues. His conception also deviates from what had been, to that time, standard hymnal practice by referring explicitly to the self, and the self's relation to faith and God, rather than the individual subsumed into the group via belief.

Dorsey was the music director at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago from 1932 until the late 1970s. His best known composition, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord", was performed by Mahalia Jackson and was a favorite of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and "Peace in the Valley", which was a hit for Red Foley in 1951 and has been performed by dozens of other artists, including Queen of Gospel Albertina Walker, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

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