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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Communities vie for presidential library

Communities vie for presidential library

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will be in office for four more years but competition already under way to determine where his presidential library will be located.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 1, 2008.
By United Press International

Shuman credits Townsend for Grammy win

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Music producer Scott Shuman credits the Grammy award he was awarded this year primarily to the prevailing influence of U.S. bluesman Henry Townsend.

Beyonce to executive produce, star in film

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Beyonce Knowles has signed on to executive produce and headline a 1950s-set film about Chicago's famed Chess Records.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2006 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

Chicago's Checkerboard Lounge returns

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Checkerboard Lounge, a fabled Chicago blues club, is ready to reopen in the Hyde Park neighborhood thanks to help from the University of Chicago.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2005 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2004 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

Music making returns to Chess Studios

CHICAGO, April 29 (UPI) -- Bluesman Johnnie Johnson and Styx have recorded at Chess Records Studio, marking the first time in 15 years Chicago's landmark studio has been used.

Hendrix label to publish folk and blues

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2003 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

It's Only Rock & Roll

Kim Wilson is on a roll. The Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman was a key player in the Radio City "Salute to the Blues" concert that brought some of the brightest lights in blues to the stage in celebration of The Year of the Blues.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

People

Actress Reese Witherspoon has been tapped to star in the upcoming production "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba."
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

"To Whom it May Concern," the debut album from Lisa Marie Presley, entered the Billboard album charts at No. 5, selling more than 140,000 copies in its first week and making it one of the year's highest debuts.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Fabulous Thunderbirds singer and harmonica player Kim Wilson has his first studio album in six years, "Lookin' For Trouble," due out June 10 on M.C. Records, the label's first release under its new distribution deal with Minnesota-based Navarre Corp.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Veteran rockers ZZ Top are set to hit the road in support of the band's 14th album, "Mescalero," due out April 15.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Mixmasters from far and wide descend on the Ritz Plaza South Beach Hotel in Miami Tuesday for three days of techno workshops.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Taj Mahal, who has been on every edition of the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, is once again the star of this year's renewal of "the Dodge City of blues festivals."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Project/Object, the Mother of Frank Zappa Reinvention, is returning to the road with 22 years of authentic Zappa history on board.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Cory Wells of Three Dog Night, who was born in 1942 (age 61); Charles Winfield of Blood Sweat and Tears in 1943 (age 60); Al Kooper, formerly with Blood Sweat and Tears, and Atlanta Rhythm Section guitarist J.R. Cobb, both in 194
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for February 1-7.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ron Towson of the Fifth Dimension, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Uriah Heep singer David Byron in 1947 (age 56); Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, whose real last name is Erdelyi, in 1952 (age 51); "Handsome" Dick Manitoba of the Di
By United Press International
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