October 1, 2001 |
Timing is (almost) everything in pop, and Janet Jackson's timing feels way off in her new tour--on several levels. Though you'd never know it from the cheering of the audience in the packed Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim on Saturday, Jackson's show felt dated and irrelevant.
September 20, 2001
7:30pm Pop Music Sade was as coolly, sensually elegant as ever last in her sold-out show in July at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The "Smooth Operator" also seemed more approachably human. Those who missed out get another chance with her return to Orange County for tonight's appearance at the Arrowhead Pond.* Sade, Arrowhead Pond, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 7:30 p.m. $35.25 to $85.25. (714) 704-2500.
July 30, 2001 |
In R&B singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly's world, the struggle between the wants of the body and the needs of the soul isn't really a struggle at all. It's a slam dunk for the body, for Kelly inhabits a world that rarely extends beyond the confines of the four walls that surround his bed. His two-hour "TP-2.
May 24, 2001 |
Flyweight Carlos Madrigal of Oxnard, coming off a first-round knockout of former USBA champion Pedro Pena, faces Miguel Angel Granados of Mexico City tonight in the 10-round main event at the Arrowhead Pond. Madrigal (15-2, 10 knockouts) stopped Pena two months ago at the Pond with a barrage of punches late in the first round. Granados (19-12, eight knockouts) won a North American Boxing Federation title three years ago.
May 23, 2001 |
The Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, the dominant large-concert arena in Southern California, will soon start booking many of the mid-level concert attractions that usually play the Universal Amphitheatre and Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. These concerts historically have bypassed Orange County for lack of a suitable venue.
April 26, 2001
* Pop Music. U2 and PJ Harvey play the last of their three nights at the Arrowhead Pond tonight, Arrowhead Pond, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 8 p.m. Sold out. (714) 704-2500. * Movies. The two-week film series "Seeing With Borrowed Eyes: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami" will end its run Saturday in LACMA's Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. $5 and $7. (323) 857-6010. * Television.
March 30, 2001 |
Oxnard flyweight Carlos Madrigal came off a 13-month layoff with the best performance of his career, an electrifying first-round knockout of Los Angeles' Pedro Pena. A record Thursday night boxing crowd of 4,218 watched at the Arrowhead Pond. Pena (18-3), the No. 2-ranked flyweight in the world last year, appeared in control early in the round as he had Madrigal (15-2, 10 knockouts) on the ropes. But Madrigal turned Pena around and unleashed a flurry of unanswered blows for some 30 seconds.
March 25, 2001 |
Maryland shot the lights out Saturday, dispelling the notion that the Arrowhead Pond is a difficult place to find the basket. The Terrapins had made only six of 29 three-pointers their previous three tournament games but buried nine of 13 against Stanford. It was the most three-pointshots made by the Terrapins in nearly four months. Tahj Holden equaled a career high by making three.
March 24, 2001 |
The leaders of the bid to lure the Vancouver Grizzlies to Anaheim stopped short of conceding defeat Friday, leaving the door open for the Grizzlies to resume negotiations with the Arrowhead Pond should plans for a proposed new arena collapse in Louisville, Ky., or Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies have not solicited another bid from Anaheim since rejecting the last offer Wednesday.
March 24, 2001 |
Did new rims at the Arrowhead Pond enable Stanford guard Casey Jacobsen to end his personal shooting slump at the Anaheim facility? Jacobsen scored a career-high 27 points on eight-of-13 shooting in the Cardinal's 78-65 victory over Cincinnati in a West Regional semifinal Thursday. It was his best shooting performance in more than half a dozen games he has played at the Pond in either high school at Glendora High or college. Stanford made 27 of 43 shots (62.8%).