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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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'Alpha House,' 'Betas' to premiere on Amazon this month

'Alpha House,' 'Betas' to premiere on Amazon this month

SEATTLE, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Amazon says the first three episodes of its new U.S. shows "Alpha House" and "Betas" will be free when they premiere on the website this month.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
By United Press International
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Sykes to host Logo election specials

Sykes to host Logo election specials

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Logo says it plans to air two hourlong "NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes" election specials starring the openly gay comedian.
Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Howard Theatre, a historic African-American arts landmark in Washington, is reopening this week after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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Sykes undergoes double mastectomy

Sykes undergoes double mastectomy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and comedian Wanda Sykes says she underwent a double mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February.
Gervais, Morgan set for N.Y. comedy fest

Gervais, Morgan set for N.Y. comedy fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin, Tracy Morgan and Louis CK have been booked to perform at the upcoming New York Comedy Festival, organizers said.
Wanda Sykes's wife gives birth to twins

Wanda Sykes's wife gives birth to twins

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Wanda Sykes's publicist said the U.S. actress and comedian's wife Alex has given birth to twins -- a son and a daughter.

Teens urged to think before they speak

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Advertising Council is launching a campaign aimed at ending derogatory language directed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teenagers.
Smokey, Denzel set for Apollo honors

Smokey, Denzel set for Apollo honors

HARLEM, N.Y., May 12 (UPI) -- Singer Smokey Robinson and actor Denzel Washington are to be honored at the Apollo Theater's fourth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Harlem, N.Y.

Behar, Nealon sign up for comedy fest

LAS VEGAS , Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Joy Behar, Kevin Nealon, Chelsea Handler and Jim Breuer have all signed on to headline HBO and AEG Live’s third annual The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

DreamWorks, 'Cars' top Annie nominations

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- DreamWorks Animation and the hit animated U.S. film "Cars" have collected the most nominations for the International Animated Film Society's Annie Awards.
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Wanda Sykes
NYP2003051517 - NEW YORK, MAY 15 (UPI) -- Actress/ comedian Wanda Sykes of the TV series "Wanda At Large" greets the media during the May 15, 2003 photo op for the 2003 Fox Upfront at New York's Grand Central Station. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American writer, stand-up comedian and actress. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people in America.

She is well known for her role as Barb on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In November 2009 The Wanda Sykes Show, her own late-night talkshow, premiered on Fox, airing Saturday nights. Sykes is openly lesbian, and has two children with her wife, Alex.

Sykes was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in the Washington, D.C., area. Her father served as a US Army colonel employed at the Pentagon, and her mother worked as a banker. She attended Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland, and went on to graduate from Hampton University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. After college, her first job was as a procurement officer with the National Security Agency (NSA), where she worked for five years.

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