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August 7, 1991
Decadance (pronounced "Dekka-DANCE") is the name of the latest local act to break nationally. The dance-pop duo of vocalist Cathy Cohn, 25, and keyboardist Jim Rauch, 26, formed their own independent label, the Mission Gorge-based Inertia Records, primarily as a means of self-promotion. It worked. Last month, Decadance's single, "Good Things (Happen to the Heart)," made it onto a compact-disc sampler distributed by the radio-industry trade publication Hitmakers.
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September 12, 1993 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI, Enrique Lopetegui writes about pop music for Calendar
Ruben Blades' concert Tuesday at the Hollywood Bowl with Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri is part of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's farewell--at least for now--to pop music. He hopes to record a long-awaited reunion album with Willie Colon. Then Blades--one of the most innovative and influential Latino musicians ever--will return to his native Panama, where he tops the opinion polls for next year's presidential election.
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November 8, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
It doesn't take a great expense of ink to tell the history of Orange County's impact on rock music in the 1960s. The decade started off promisingly enough, with Orange County surf rockers such as Dick Dale and the Chantays making a national mark with guitar-driven, high-drama instrumentals that defined the surf sound. Then came the Righteous Brothers, who got together in 1962 and soon showed the world that white suburbanites could have soul. After that, virtual silence.
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December 29, 1991 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
Here's Pop Eye's annual Record Company Scorecard, which gauges the winners and losers among the industry's major record companies. In show-biz, perception is reality. The following evaluations are based on interviews with several dozen key industry executives who graded labels based on industry image as well as actual sales performance.
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December 30, 1990 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
With M.C. Hammer and Vanilla Ice easily outselling the competition for the past six months, you'd have to call 1990 the year hip-hop went pop and got hot. A tidal wave of rap music swept through the record industry in a tumultuous year marked by a string of censorship battles, the sale of Geffen Records, the fall of longtime CBS Records kingpin Walter Yetnikoff and the launching of a battery of new record labels.
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February 18, 1990 | BUD SCOPPA
One wall of Vicky Hamilton's tiny office on a Hollywood side street is covered with framed photos of celebrated Los Angeles hard-rock bands of the '80s--Motley Crue, Stryper, Poison, Guns N' Roses, Faster Pussycat, Darling Cruel, the Lostboys, Salty Dog. Hamilton, 31, is more than a fan of these groups.
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