Kay Starr

American singer Kay Starr

Kay Starr is an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz". Starr was successful in every field of music she tried: jazz, pop and country.
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Shohei Ohtani, Japan’s Two-Way Star, Aims to Take M.L.B. Back to Its Future
NYTimes - 3 months
Ohtani, 23, is a coveted left-handed slugger and right-handed pitcher who wants to come to the major leagues as the first player in decades to regularly play a dual role.
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You have to read about this cute same-sex traditional Hindu marriage - Gay Star News
Google News - 6 months
Gay Star News You have to read about this cute same-sex traditional Hindu marriage Gay Star News The marriage between Miriam Jefferson and Kalavati Mistry is believed to be the city's first same-sex Hindu wedding. Mistry is originally from Leicester while Jefferson is from Texas, USA. They had a tradition Indian ceremony and both brides wore ... Lesbian couple ties the knot in what they believe to be the first Hindu and Jewish same-sex wedding ceremony in BritainThe Sun all 7 news articles »
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California Today: California Today: Should the School Day Start Later?
New York Times - 7 months
Wednesday: A movement to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m., a profile of Oakland’s earnest mayor, and a plan for Big Sur’s massive mudslide.
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Caitlyn Jenner Announces Mac Line For 'All Sexes. All Ages. All Races'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Reality star and transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner is once again partnering up with MAC Cosmetics. The newest collaboration, which she announced Wednesday on Twitter, will benefit and be accessible to people of “All sexes. All ages. All races.” 2nd collaboration with @MACcosmetics coming Jan. 5th!! Who's ready to rock 2017? All sexes. All ages. All races. #maccaitlynjenner pic.twitter.com/hHYeCtOE5c — Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) January 3, 2017 Jenner previously created a signature lipstick shade called “Finally Free” last year. The new product line will include 15 different pieces, Billboard reports.  “Caitlyn Jenner has fearlessly shared her transition with the world, and her new M∙A∙C collection continues that mission, proudly championing All Ages, All Races, and All Sexes,” MAC said in a press release. “Elegant, classic shades for lips, eyes and cheeks are beautifully suited for those who embrace life, in whatever form they choose.” Jenner ...
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Black Friday May Start Looking A Little Greener With These Alternatives
NPR - over 1 year
People often reflect on what they're grateful for on Thanksgiving, but then go crazy for Black Friday deals in stores and online. But for some people a family hike is better than a store's deal.
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Kay Starr, who lit up 1950s pop radio with 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'The Rock and Roll Waltz,' dies at 94
LATimes - over 1 year
When the jazz and blues legend Billie Holiday offers a compliment about a singer, one tends to take note. For Holiday, the vocalist Kay Starr, who died at her Bel Air home on Thursday at 94, was “the only white woman who could sing the blues.”  Starr was responsible for hits including “Wheel of...
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Why Have There Been So Many Anti-Gay Attacks In Dallas?
Huffington Post - about 2 years
A Dec. 22 attack in Dallas, Texas' Oak Lawn neighborhood, one of the centers of the city's gay community, brings the total number of assaults in that area to 14 since September, according to Gay Star News and local news station WFAA. The assaults have been brutal and have resulted in serious injuries. The incidents include mostly gay victims, who have had their skulls fractured, been struck from behind, stabbed and robbed. Some of the attackers made their feelings about the victims clear, using homophobic language. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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The Altercation Holiday Gift-Giving Guide, Part II
Huffington Post - about 2 years
So I guess this won't work for Hannukah, but it should still be good for: A) Returning stuff and getting what you might really have wanted, and: B) Some other gift-giving holiday upon whom I, and so many others, have declared war, but against which we continue to struggle. I dare not say its name lest enemy forces take encouragement. C) People who already have "The River" box since it's not reviewed here nor in Part I. In terms of big-ticket items, every year I look to my friends at Mosaic for the most meticulously presented packages in Jazz curation and this year their entry is indeed impresive, both in terms of the richness of its music and, for yours truly, its educational value. (Mosaic is to Jazz what the Criterion Collection is to film.) I refer today to the 12 cd, The Complete Bee Hive Sessions, and I was entirely unaware of the label's history. What Bee Hive did, between 1977 to 1984, was to give free reign to veteran jazz musicians who had not recorded in a while...
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Lesson Learned: Ireland's Catholic Schools Can't Discriminate Against LGBT Teachers
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Gay teachers in Ireland no longer have to skirt questions about relationships or ignore homophobic comments, thanks to a new law that protects educators from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill, approved by Parliament late Wednesday night, bans religious schools and hospitals from discriminating against LGBT employees, Gay Star News reports. It amends Ireland’s Employment Equality Act and will now head to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
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Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes
NPR - about 2 years
In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."
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Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes
NPR - about 2 years
In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kay Starr
  • 2016
    Starr was one of the first female artists to perform country western swing music. As of 2016, she is 94 years old and still performs.
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  • 2007
    As of 2007 she resides in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles; married six times, she has a daughter and a grandchild.
  • 2006
    In 2006 a remix by Stuhr of Starr's vocal of the classic "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" was used in a commercial for Telus.
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  • 2001
    Kay Starr performs "Blue and Sentimental" with Tony Bennett on his 2001 album Playin' with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues.
  • 1997
    Her first "live" album, Live At Freddy's, was released in 1997.
  • 1993
    In the late 1980s she was featured in the revue 3 Girls with Helen O'Connell and Margaret Whiting, and in 1993 she toured the United Kingdom as part of Pat Boone’s April Love Tour.
  • 1968
    She also recorded several jazz and country albums on small independent labels, including a 1968 album with Count Basie, How About This and Back to the Roots (1975).
  • 1966
    After departing from Capitol Records for a second time in 1966, Starr continued touring concert venues in the US and the UK.
  • 1959
    She stayed at RCA Victor until 1959, hitting the top ten only once more with "My Heart Reminds Me", then returned to Capitol.
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  • 1955
    In 1955, she signed with RCA Victor Records.
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  • 1950
    Around 1950 Starr made a trip back home to Dougherty and heard a fiddle recording of Pee Wee King's song, "Bonaparte's Retreat".
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  • 1946
    In 1946 Starr became a soloist, and in 1947 signed a contract with Capitol Records.
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  • 1943
    After finishing high school, she moved to Los Angeles and signed with Wingy Manone's band; then from 1943 to 1945 she sang with Charlie Barnet's ensemble, retiring for a year after contracting pneumonia and later developing nodes on her vocal cords as a result of fatigue and overwork.
  • 1939
    Though she had brief stints in 1939 with Bob Crosby and Glenn Miller (who hired her in July of that year when his regular singer, Marion Hutton, was sick), Starr spent most of the next few years with Venuti until he dissolved his band in 1942.
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  • 1922
    Born on July 21, 1922.
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