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Tony Bennett, Elton John record duet

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Tony Bennett and Elton John have teamed up for a duet on one of Bennett's early hits, "Rags to Riches," for an album to celebrate Bennett's 80th birthday.

Accolades line up for Bennett at 80

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Some of music's hippest artists are lining up to record an album celebrating the 80th birthday of one of entertainment's original hipsters, Tony Bennett.

k.d. lang sues former business manager

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles lawsuit filed by Grammy-winner k.d. lang against her former business manager claims massive amounts of money are gone from her account.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2005 with 59 to follow.
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k.d. lang among Canadians honored for arts

MONTREAL, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Canadian singer k.d. lang has been named winner of her country's National Arts Centre Award for exceptional achievement during the past performance year.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2005 with 120 to follow.
By United Press International

Neil Young celebrated at Juno Awards

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Singer Neil Young, recovering from brain surgery in New York City, was celebrated at Canada's Juno Awards.

Black ties needed for rockers' induction

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- U2 did the honors in 1999, inducting Bruce Springsteen is into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and now its Springsteen's turn to return the favor.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2004 with 59 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 2, the 246th day of 2004 with 120 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: singers helping singers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Society of Singers, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that helps professional singers cope with financial, medical, family or other crises, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a benefit CD featuring performances by such top singers as
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k.d. lang performs with Detroit Symphony

DETROIT, June 19 (UPI) -- Singer k.d. lang will perform next week with the Detroit's Symphony Orchestra, and people attending will receive a sample from her new album.

Krall, Peterson headline silver jazzfest

MONTREAL, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Canadian Diana Krall will open this summer's 25th anniversary of the Montreal International Jazz Festival with a June 29 concert.

Stars line up for Sting salute

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Tony Bennett, Elton John and Dave Matthews top the list of artists participating in the Feb. 6 gala tribute to honor Sting as MusiCare's Person of the Year.

Analysis: The real payoff from award shows

NASHVILLE, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- When Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus of Lyric Street Records' Rascal Flatts won the Horizon Award at the 2002 Country Music Association Awards, they
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "k.d. lang."
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