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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
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Kings of Leon set for Bonnaroo fest

Kings of Leon set for Bonnaroo fest

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and Kris Kristofferson are confirmed to perform at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music and arts festival, organizers said.
'Relapse' tops U.S. album chart

'Relapse' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Eminem's "Relapse" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
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Ne-Yo leads pack of album debuts

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Ne-Yo scored his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Because of You" led a debut-heavy week on the U.S. album chart.

Tori Amos slams Bush on new album

TRURO, England, May 1 (UPI) -- Expatriate U.S. singer-songwriter Tori Amos pulled no political punches on her album "American Doll Posse."

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2006 with 131 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2005 with 131 to follow.
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Omarian's solo album tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo album "O" debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart this week, the California magazine said Wednesday. The late Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" fell to No. 2.

Book and album fit together for Tori Amos

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Singer Tori Amos says writing her new book complemented rather than competed with the album she was making at the same time.

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2004 with 131 to follow.
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'Farm Aid' goes high-tech

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- "Farm Aid," the long-running fund-raising telethon on behalf of America's family farms, is changing its ways this year -- chucking the traditional day-long cabl
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Tori Amos
Tori Amos performs durng a sound check prior to her concert, at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre , in West Palm Beach, Florida, on August 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; August 22, 1963) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. She was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date.

As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for 8 Grammy Awards. Amos was also named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 1996. Amos has also been recognized as one of the top live acts of all time by a Rolling Stone poll in 2003, in which she placed at #5.

Amos was born in Newton, North Carolina. When she was two, her family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she began to play the piano. By age five, she had begun composing instrumental pieces on piano and, while living in Rockville, Maryland, she won a full scholarship to the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Her scholarship was discontinued at age 11 and she was asked to leave. Amos has asserted that she lost the scholarship because of her interest in rock and popular music, coupled with her dislike for reading from sheet music. In 1972, The Amos family moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, where her father, Reverend Edison Amos, became pastor of the Good Shepherd United Methodist church. At the age of 14 she began playing at piano bars, chaperoned by her father.

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