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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Toni Braxton, Kenny 'Babyface' Emmons headed to Broadway

Toni Braxton, Kenny 'Babyface' Emmons headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Recording artists Toni Braxton and Kenny "Babyface" Emmons are to appear in the upcoming Broadway musical "After Midnight," producers said.
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.

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Stompin' Tom Connors, 77, dies ... Harper to appear on TV's 'The Doctors' ... Bieber says he is 'getting better' after falling ill in London ... Mark Ruffalo says he won't play Hulk again until 'Avengers 2' ... News from United Press International.

Stompin' Tom Connors, 77, dies

HALTON HILLS, Ontario, March 7 (UPI) -- Stompin' Tom Connors, the country-folk musician who went from kitschy to Canadian cultural icon, has died of natural causes, a family spokesman said. He was 77.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

Miller praises P!nk's 'Happy Feet Two' performance

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Australian director George Miller says pop star P!nk felt much better about acting for the first time in his animated penguin picture "Happy Feet Two" after she heard how badly her co-star Brad Pitt sings.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
By United Press International
'Glee' Christmas album on its way

'Glee' Christmas album on its way

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The cast of the music-themed U.S. dramedy series "Glee" has recorded a holiday album, due for release next month, Columbia Records said Tuesday.

Anne Murray enjoyed duets project

TORONTO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Anne Murray says she was "dragged kicking and screaming" into her latest album.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

Heart singer mines her heart on solo album

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Seattle rocker Ann Wilson said the desire to record "songs of social consciousness" inspired her first solo album.

Elton John serenaded at concert

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Elton John sang "Philadelphia Freedom" to a raucous crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden and the audience warbled "Happy Birthday" to the 60-year-old. The concert celebrated both John's 60th sellout at the Garden and his 60 years on Earth, the New Yo

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
By United Press International

NBC sets Tony Bennett 80th b-day special

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- NBC has announced the lineup for an 80th birthday special in honor of U.S. crooner Tony Bennett featuring a dozen music and showbiz stars.
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NYP2002042506- NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) Singer Tony Bennett and k.d. lang perform at "A Night At The Apollo" concert held on April 24, 2002, at New York City Apollo theatre to kick off a nationwide Democratic National Committee voter registration initiative. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. She gives her name in lowercase letters, with the given names contracted to initials and no space between these initials.

Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical performances; hits include "Constant Craving" and "Miss Chatelaine". She has contributed songs to movie soundtracks and has teamed with musicians such as Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Elton John and Anne Murray. Lang is also known for being a vegetarian, and an animal rights, gay rights and Tibetan human rights activist. She performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" live at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta, the daughter of Audrey and Adam Frederick Lang. She is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, Russian Jewish, Icelandic and Sioux ancestry. When k.d. was nine months old, her family moved to ‹See Tfd›Consort, Alberta, where she grew up with two sisters and one brother on the Canadian prairie. Her father was a drug store owner and left the family when Lang was twelve.

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