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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: We say goodbye to singer Phoebe Snow

 

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The singer of the 1975 smooth, light-rock hit song Poetry Man has died at age 60.

Phoebe Snow, a singer-songwriter who became famous with that very popular song, died earlier this week in Edison, New Jersey.

Born Phoebe Ann Laub, on July 17, 1950 in New York, New York, Snow had suffered from a brain hemorrhage in January 2010.

Snow grew up in a home that featured several types of music: Delta Blues, Broadway show tunes, Dixieland Jazz, Classical music and folk music.

The 1974 self-titled album Phoebe Snow helped catapult the talented singer with a Multi-octave ranged voice, into a star at the time. She was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, appeared on Saturday Night Live and received her a nomination for a Grammy Award.

 

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 10 AND MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANACS

Sunday, October 10, was the 283rd day of 2010. With 82 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 10, 1935, the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.

* In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.

* In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa Dike.

* In 1943, Chiang Kai-Shek took the oath of office as president of China.

* In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting placing weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, became effective.

* In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income-tax evasion and resigned.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

64 Ben Vereen, entertainer.

60 Nora Roberts, author.

52 Tanya Tucker, country singer.

37 Mario Lopez, actor from Saved by the Bell.

DAILY ALMANAC

Monday, October 11, was the 284th day of 2010. 81 days remain. This is the Columbus Day observance in the United States as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

* In 1809, about three years after the famous Lewis and Clark expedition ended, Meriwether Lewis was found dead in a Tennessee Inn, an apparent suicide. He was 35.

* In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C.

* In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Shirra, Donn Fulton Eisele, a Columbus, Ohio native, and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.

* In 1975, NBC Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) premiered with guest host George Carlin.

* In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. She later became CEO of COSI Columbus.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chris Spielman with his late wife, Stefanie. Chris turned 45 on October 11 (file)

Ohio native Luke Perry turns 44 on October 11

85 Elmore Leonard, author.

48 Joan Cusick, actress.

45 Chris Spielman, former Ohio state football great and college football hall of famer.

44 Luke Perry, actor from Beverly Hills, 90210 and native of Fredericktown, Ohio which is located in Knox County.

34 Emily Deschanel, actress on the TV show, Bones.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity News

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, September 21, the 264th day of 2010. There are 101 days left before 2011 is upon us.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.

* In 1938, a hurricane struck parts of New York and New England, causing widespread damage and killing about 700 people.

* In 1982, National Football League players began a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout.

* In 1987, NFL players called a strike, mainly about free agency. Owners hired replacement palyers during the 24-day walkout.

* In 1989, Hurricane Hugo, packing winds up to 135 mph, crashed into Charleston, South Carolina.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Actor Larry Hagman is 79 today (file photo)

79 Larry Hagman, popular actor who played Major Anthony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie in 1960′s and J.R. Ewing on Dallas in the 1970′s.

66 Fannie Flagg, author, actress and comedian.

63 Stephen King, author.

60 Bill Murray, actor, former member of Saturday Night Live & Chicago Cubs fan.

43 Faith Hill, country singer and wife of singer Tm McGraw.

42 Ricki Lake, actress and talk-show host.

39 Luke Wilson, actor.

29 Nicole Ritchie, actress, TV personality, Lionel Ritchie’s adopted daughter and singer Joel Madden’s wife.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18, 2010: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, August 18, the 230th day of 2010. There are 135 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of all American women to vote, was ratified.

U.S. Constitution, the 19th amendment was ratified on this date in 1920 (file)

* In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada.

* In 1963, James Meredith became the first Black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

* In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights, with a mid-morning concert by Jimi Hendrix.

* In 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, killing 21 people.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and wife of President Jimmy Carter.

77 Roman Polanski, filmmaker.

75 Rafer Johnson, decathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist.

74 Robert Redford, actor.

67 Martin Mull, comedian.

53 Denis Leary, actor.

49 Bob Woodruff, newsman.

41 Christian Slater, actor.

41 Edward Norton, actor.

40 Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor from The Cosby Show.

35 Kaitlin Olson, actress.

32 Andy Samberg, comedian from Saturday Night Live.