February 13, 1992 |
You knew it had to happen, once they got on the networks and hit the charts, Garth and Travis and Trisha, that almost everyone else would want to cozy up to country. The ebb and flow of the mainstream. Crossover country. As sure as Newton's Third Law, there is now an equal and opposite action to almost anything Nashville. What we have is a trend on top of a trend, pop and mainstream artists moving South and West.
December 10, 1990 |
Andy Williams' Christmas concert at the Wiltern Theatre on Saturday was an aural depiction of a Norman Rockwell painting, a fantasy of sweetness and light that probably never was and certainly isn't anymore. The songs touched all the guaranteed seasonal flash points--from "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Jingle Bells" to "White Christmas," "Blue Christmas" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."
April 2, 1989
The black execs interviewed sound as if they would be very happy if all blacks sang like James Brown and all whites sang like Andy Williams. LEE ROGERS Santa Ana
December 4, 1988 |
A real golf fanatic is not turned away by inclement weather, but only the hardiest are playing in a tournament that began Friday in Scotland and will last 10 days. Despite freezing weather, an amateur tournament is under way at Blackwaterfoot on the Island of Arran, a remote but scenic spot off the west coast of Scotland. The only way to get there is by boat and that may be a bit of a problem. Crossings, scheduled twice daily, may be delayed by wind and snow.
November 23, 1988 |
Andy Williams has ended his involvement as celebrity host for San Diego's annual PGA Tour event after 21 years, the Century Club of San Diego announced Tuesday. "Andy Williams has been a valued partner and one of the most influential forces in the growth and success of our event," said Griff J. Hayes, Century Club president. "We respect his wishes to discontinue his involvement and thank him for 21 wonderful years."
July 5, 1988 |
What a great evening! The fireworks were sensational, the company was convivial and the wine was fine. What more could one ask from a Fourth of July celebration at the Hollywood Bowl? Music? Oh, yes, almost forgot. It was Andy Williams' "America the Beautiful" show--a pastiche of patriotic songs, pop standards and Williams evergreens that set new standards of blandness for the Bowl's usual slam-bang firecracker concerts.
July 2, 1988 |
Andy Williams got the idea for his America the Beautiful tour--which touches down Sunday and Monday at the Hollywood Bowl--two years ago when he performed at the Statue of Liberty celebration in New York. Sitting in the living room of his Hollywood Hills home--with a doorbell that chimes his signature hit "Moon River"--Williams says he had been looking for a theme for a tour.
February 16, 1987 |
George Burns, the golfer, is easily distinguishable from George Burns, the comedian. Burns, the golfer, is the one who often wears a long face and who has a tendency to get down on himself. His idea of a good time is riding an exercise bike and lifting weights. Even on Sunday, his biggest day in golf, George Burns III seemed to fight the urge to smile broadly or say anything that might be described as amusing.
February 15, 1987 |
As he proved a year ago by becoming the oldest U.S. Open champion in history, Ray Floyd is not too old to win a golf tournament. But, at 44, he is too old to feel any butterflies when he picks up a club. And that appears to be one of the disadvantages of experience, according to Floyd, who is tied with another veteran, J. C. Snead, at 17-under-par 199 after three rounds Saturday of the Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open.