July 23, 2013 |
Never underestimate the power of the Midwest. Continuing a recent run of Minnesota-born jazz talent that includes guitarist Todd Clauser and the Bad Plus, bassist Chris Morrissey offers a snapshot of his inviting way with melody on the wryly titled “North Hero.” The product of a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, the album was also produced by Bad Plus drummer Dave King, a connection that stands to reason given Morrissey also performed with...
February 7, 1992 |
Thirty-three years after the music died in an Iowa blizzard, another Valens has signed a record deal--with the same promoter. Ernie Valens, cousin of famed rock 'n' roller Ritchie Valens, recently signed a three-album contract with Bob Keane, the president of Del-Fi Records in Hollywood, who helped navigate Ritchie to the top of the charts with such hits as "La Bamba" and "Donna" in the late 1950s. Ritchie Valens was 18 when he, Buddy Holly and J.P.
September 20, 1993 |
Strike 1: Columbia's adventure movie "Striking Distance," starring Bruce Willis, outran "The Fugitive" this weekend to lead the box-office pack with a gross of $8.7 million, according to early industry estimates. The new release forced Paramount's "The Fugitive" into second place for the first time since it opened seven weeks ago. The Harrison Ford thriller took in $7.4 million. In third was MGM's "Undercover Blues" with $3 million. "True Romance" from Morgan Creek was fourth with $2.