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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
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Lewis telethon to help Gustav victims

Lewis telethon to help Gustav victims

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The annual Muscular Dystrophy fundraising telethon will ask viewers to help victims of Hurricane Gustav, host Jerry Lewis said Sunday in Las Vegas.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 3, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, April 3, 2007.
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Today is Monday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2006 with 272 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2005 with 272 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, April 3, the 94th day of 2004 with 272 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
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Today is Thursday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2003 with 272 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include pianist/comedian Stan Freeman, who was born in 1920 (age 83); Doris Day in 1924 (age 79); Jan Berry of Jan and Dean in 1941 (age 62); entertainer Wayne Newton in 1942 (age 61); Richard Manuel of The Band was born in 1944; Tony Or
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Of Human Interest: News lite

One of the perks of being mayor of Bethlehem, Pa., is you get to take your desk with you when you go. The Allentown Morning Call reports outgoing mayors can, for a steeply discounted price, keep their office desks.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer and actor Jerry Reed in 1937 (age 66); Carl Palmer of Emerson Lake and Palmer fame and also of Asia, in 1951 (age 52); Jimmy Vaughan of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and the older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaugha
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Tony Orlando
Tony Orlando performs in concert at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on February 4, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis (born April 3, 1944) better known as Tony Orlando is an American singer best known for his work with the group Dawn in the early 1970s.

Born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis to a Greek father and a Puerto Rican mother, he was raised in Manhattan, New York's then-notorious Hell's Kitchen.

Tony Orlando's musical career started with The Five Gents, a doo-wop group he formed. His first success came when he recorded the hits Bless You and Halfway To Paradise in 1961. In 1969 he recorded with the studio group Wind and had a #28 hit that year with Make Believe which was released on Bo Gentry's Life Records. After becoming general manager at Columbia Records, he was tempted back to a recording career when he was asked to record a demo record of Candida. The label liked the demo so much that Tony's performance was released, under the band name Dawn (the middle name of the daughter of Jay Siegal, of The Tokens). After Orlando discovered that there were six touring groups using that name, Dawn became Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (which changed to Tony Orlando and Dawn, in 1974).

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