The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2002 with 14 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

A year ago on this date, U.S. officials said the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden were unknown but they believed they had destroyed his al-Qaeda terrorist network in Afghanistan. However, it became clear in a few days that hundreds of bin Laden's men were e
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past for Dec. 16-22.
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DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Aug. 1)
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 27)
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Hot times in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, July 3 (UPI) -- The summers are always hot in Las Vegas. Recently, we were told that the mercury hit 116 degrees. Of course, that's not the only thing heating up in Vegas.
RHONDA ROHRABACHER, Rootless Cosmopolitan

What happened to Vegas showrooms?

LAS VEGAS, April 30 (UPI) -- The Wayne Newton of the year 2002 is Danny Gans.

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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 3) Today's birthdays include pianist/comedian Stan Freeman, who was born in 1920 (age 82); Doris Day in 1924 (age 78); Jan Berry of Jan and Dean in 1941 (age 61); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, April 1 (UPI) -- Press agents are low men on the totem pole, somewhere between gofer and personal analyst, sure to catch hell one way or another.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 30) Today's birthdays include Rolf Harris, who had a hit in 1963 with the novelty tune "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport," was born in 1930 (age 72); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

THE RAZZIES 'FINGERED' TOM GREEN The widely reviled "Freddy Got Fingered" received the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation seal of disapproval Saturday -- gathering five "Razzies," ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Vegas Guy: Has the mob left the building?

LAS VEGAS, March 19 (UPI) -- The first great article of faith in Vegas proclaimed by every good corporate citizen but not entirely accurate, is: "organized crime has left the building."
JOE BOB BRIGGS, 'The Vegas Guy'
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Wayne Newton
Wayne Newton performs in concert, at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre, in Boca Raton, Florida, on December 9, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He performed over 30,000 solo shows in Las Vegas over a period of over 40 years, earning him the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well known songs include 1972's "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" (his biggest hit, peaking at #4 on the Billboard chart), "Years" (1980), and his vocal version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (1965). He is best known for his signature song, "Danke Schoen" (1963).

Newton was born Carson Wayne Newton in Norfolk, Virginia to Evelyn Marie "Smith" (née Plasters) and Patrick Newton, who was an auto mechanic. His father was of Irish-Powhatan descent and his mother of German-Cherokee ancestry. While his father was in the U.S. Navy, Newton spent his early childhood in Roanoke, learning the piano, guitar, and steel guitar at the age of six.

When Wayne was a child performer he had to bleach his hair blonde so he would be accepted by the public.

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