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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2012.
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Stars line up to perform at Latin Grammys

Stars line up to perform at Latin Grammys

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Vikki Carr, Flex, David Lee Garza, Juanes and Rosario have signed on to perform at the upcoming ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards telecast in Houston.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 19, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 19, 2007.

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Today is Wednesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2006 with 165 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2005 with 165 to follow.
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Today is Monday, July 19, the 201st day of 2004 with 165 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2003 with 165 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 19)
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Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 2002 with 165 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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Vikki Carr (born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona; July 19, 1941) is an American singer of Mexican ancestry from El Paso, Texas. She has performed in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish.

After taking the stage name 'Vikki Carr', she signed with Liberty Records in 1962. Her first single to achieve success was "He's a Rebel", which in 1962 reached No. 5 in Australia and No. 115 in the United States. Producer Phil Spector heard Carr cutting the song in the studio and immediately recorded a cover version billed to The Crystals that reached No. 1 in the United States. In 1966, Carr toured South Vietnam with actor/comedian Danny Kaye to entertain American troops there. The following year her album It Must Be Him was nominated for three Grammy Awards. The title track reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in 1967. "It Must Be Him" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. She had two other songs make the US Top 40: 1968's "The Lesson" and 1969's "With Pen in Hand". Around this time, Dean Martin called her "the best girl singer in the business". Carr had 10 singles which made the US pop charts and 13 albums which made the US pop album charts.

In 1968, she taped six specials for London Weekend TV. She appeared on various television programs, such as ABC's The Bing Crosby Show in the 1964-1965 season. In 1970, she was named "Woman of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times. She guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1973. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981. Carr also achieved the rare feat of singing for five presidents during her career: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. Ford writes in his autobiography, A Time to Heal, that when Carr appeared at the White House, she asked the president, "What Mexican dish do you like?" His response: "I like you." He goes on to write that the First Lady was not pleased: "Betty overheard the exchange, and needless to say, she wasn't wild about it."

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