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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
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Scorsese's classic 'King of Comedy' to screen at Tribeca

Scorsese's classic 'King of Comedy' to screen at Tribeca

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- The Tribeca Film Festival's closing film will be Martin Scorsese's 30-year-old classic "The King of Comedy," organizers said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2006, with 362 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2005, with 362 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2004, with 363 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Dorothy Donegan was born this day in 1924 in Chicago. Her blend of classically trained virtuosity and Victor Borge-like humor made her a very popular entertainer.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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Today is Friday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2003, with 362 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Victor Borge, who was born in 1909; Beatles producer George Martin in 1926 (age 77); Van Dyke Parks in 1941 (age 63); Stephen Stills in 1945 (age 58); John Paul Jones, bass player/keyboardist with the Yardbirds and, late
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 28-Jan. 3.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Little Esther Phillips, who was born in 1935; guitarist Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, and Chi-Lites lead singer Eugene Record, both in 1940 (age 62); the late Tim Hardin was born in 1941; Iron Butter
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
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Victor Borge
Comic pianist Victor Borge emerges from a giant cake which was wheeled onstage at the conclusion of the taping of “Evening at Pops” on June 13, 1989, a 20th anniversary show celebrating the 20th season of the Boston Pops orchestra on the Public Broadcast System. The show includes a narration by newspaper columnist Art Buchwald and is scheduled to air on PBS on June 23, 1989. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Victor Borge (pronounced /ˈbɔrɡə/ BOR-gə; January 3, 1909 – December 23, 2000), born Børge Rosenbaum, was a Danish comedian, conductor and pianist, affectionately known as The Clown Prince of Denmark, The Unmelancholy Dane, and The Great Dane.

Borge was born Børge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a Jewish family. His parents, Bernhard and Frederikke Rosenbaum, were both musicians—his father a violist in the Royal Danish Orchestra and his mother a pianist. Like his mother, Borge began piano lessons at the age of two, and it was soon apparent that he was a prodigy. He gave his first piano recital when he was eight years old, and in 1918 was awarded a full scholarship at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, studying under Olivo Krause. Later on, he was taught by Victor Schiøler, Liszt's student Frederic Lamond, and Busoni's pupil Egon Petri.

Borge played his first major concert in 1926 at the Danish concert-hall Odd Fellow Palæet (The Odd Fellow's Lodge building). After a few years as a classical concert pianist, he started his now famous "stand up" act, with the signature blend of piano music and jokes. He married American Elsie Chilton in 1933, the same year he debuted with his revue acts. Borge started touring extensively in Europe, where he began telling anti-Nazi jokes.

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