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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
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k.d. lang to make her Broadway debut in 'After Midnight'

k.d. lang to make her Broadway debut in 'After Midnight'

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Recording artist k.d. lang is to make her Broadway debut in the new musical "After Midnight," producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis said Thursday.
Dule Hill to star in 'After Midnight' on Broadway this fall

Dule Hill to star in 'After Midnight' on Broadway this fall

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Dule Hill is to co-star with Fantasia in the Broadway musical "After Midnight," producers said Wednesday.
Fantasia to appear in 'After Midnight' musical revue on Broadway

Fantasia to appear in 'After Midnight' musical revue on Broadway

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Fantasia Barrino has been tapped to appear in the Broadway musical revue, "After Midnight," a celebration of Duke Ellington, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
By United Press International

Marsalis hands out jazz band award

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- The first place trophy in the 16th Annual Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition and Festival in New York City went to a Florida school, officials said.
Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Comedian and author Bill Cosby was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded ceremony in Washington.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.
By United Press International

Jazz record executive Butler dead at 76

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- Noted jazz record executive George Butler, who earned notoriety for his work with Columbia Records, has died in Castro Valley, Calif., at the age of 76.

Musicians lead new No Nukes campaign

WASHINGTON , Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Graham Nash and other musicians planned to take their anti-nuclear campaign to Washington on Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007.
By United Press International

Henson Co. says Gore cause for celebration

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. vice president Al Gore was named winner of the "Celebration Honor" this week by Hollywood's Jim Henson Company. While Gore and celebration might not often be linked in the minds of most people, the Henson firm said in a release that the 2000 D

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006.
By United Press International

Ronny Scott's reopens after remodeling

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- London jazz club Ronnie Scott's will reopen with cleaner floors and better food but promises to keep up the tradition of music greats on the stage.
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Wynton Marsalis, right, and his septet performs at the Apollo Theatre during a fundraiser for the Jazz at Lincoln Center's education program on June 6, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Wynton Learson Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and a jazz recording of his was the first of its kind to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Marsalis is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, Jr. (pianist), grandson to Ellis Marsalis, Sr., and brother to Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), Mboya, and Jason (drummer).

Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961, to Dolores and Ellis Marsalis, the second of six sons. At an early age he exhibited an aptitude for music. At age eight, Wynton performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band led by banjoist Danny Barker, and at 14, he performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic. During high school, Wynton performed with the New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Community Concert Band, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, various jazz bands and with a local funk band, the Creators.

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