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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007.
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Burglars hit celebrity homes in California

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles have been targeted by a burglary crew that has reportedly robbed from multiple celebrities.

Woody Allen to direct Puccini opera

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Actor-director Woody Allen will make his operatic directorial debut in September 2008, directing Giacomo Puccini's lone comedy for the Los Angeles Opera.

Singer has the 'Bug' for movie music

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- With California hard rockers System of a Down on hiatus, front man Serj Tankian said he is happy to be taking his music to the movies.

Edgar Baitzel, L.A. Opera COO, dies

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Edgar Baitzel, chief operating officer of Los Angeles Opera, died of cancer in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 51. Baitzel was considered by many as a major contributor to the artistic and financial success of the company, the Los Angeles Times said

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2006 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005 with 124 to follow.
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Analysis: Enron again

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- The new documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" is an account of the corruption that led to financial ruin for the Texas-based firm and many of its shareholders, and if it makes audiences' blood boil, that's exactly what writer-director Alex Gi
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
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Feature: Video release fetes Scorsese

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Warner Home Video is set to release a DVD collection of five films by Oscar-nominated director Martin Scorsese -- including the 1990 crime drama "GoodFellas," ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest American movies of all time.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

'The Book of Skulls' to be movie

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Paramount has tapped William Friedkin, an Oscar nominee for "The Exorcist," to direct the "The Book of Skulls."

What the devil is a movie worth

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles court will determine this week how much money is due two major players responsible for The Exorcist.

Feature: Celebrating heroes and villains

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger will host an AFI TV special honoring the greatest heroes and villains in American movies. "AFI''s 100 Years ... 100 Heroes & Villains" is set to air June 3 on CBS.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Film of the Week: 'The Hunted'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- There's an article of faith among Republican pundits that everyone in Hollywood is a pacifist feminist wimp. Yet, you sure wouldn't guess that from going to the
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
By United Press International

Cathy's World: Hollywood Real Estate

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- What do Hollywood stars want in their homes today? They want gleaming, brushed-steel Viking ranges and sub-zero refrigerators and down-on-the-farm dining tables that cost $3,000.
CATHERINE SEIPP

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Few industries enjoy an inside joke more than Jollywood where the cognoscenti smirk at references that baffle "civilians."
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International
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