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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
By United Press International

Two female resistance fighters to be honored at Paris' Pantheon

PARIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Two women who fought with the Resistance during World War II will be honored with interment in the Pantheon, French President Francois Hollande says.

Bolivian Air Force orders Super Puma helos

MARIGNANE, France, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Airbus Helicopters, formerly known as Eurocopter, announced Friday the Bolivian Air Force has ordered six AS332 C1e Super Puma aircraft.

Push is on for more famous French women to be buried in Paris Pantheon

PARIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- French feminists and their supporters say they want to see more famous Frenchwomen buried in the prestigious but male-dominated Paris Pantheon.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
'Les Miserables' heading back to Broadway in 2014

'Les Miserables' heading back to Broadway in 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Producer Cameron Mackintosh says the new 25th anniversary staging of the long-running hit musical, "Les Miserables," will open on Broadway in spring 2014.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' lead Critics' Choice Award nods

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' lead Critics' Choice Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a record 13 Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

Redmayne says Cohen, Carter brought lightness to 'Les Miserables' set

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British actor Eddie Redmayne says he and his co-stars of "Les Miserables" had a secret weapon for when the heartbreaking movie musical became too emotionally grueling to bear and they sought a little comedy relief.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.
By United Press International
Swift offered role in 'Les Miserables'

Swift offered role in 'Les Miserables'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Taylor Swift has been offered the role of Eponine in Hollywood's upcoming movie musical version of "Les Miserables," E! News said.
Hathaway to star in 'Les Miserables'

Hathaway to star in 'Les Miserables'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Anne Hathaway is to join her fellow former Oscar host Hugh Jackman in a new big-screen adaptation of "Les Miserables," the film's producers said.

Paris court OKs 'Les Miserables' sequels

PARIS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Paris High Court says two books deemed sequels to the novel "Les Miserables" don't threaten the French classic's integrity.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008.
By United Press International
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Victor-Marie Hugo (French pronunciation: ) (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (also known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon.

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