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July 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of concert goers sloshed about in mud and pitched tents to hear some of the country's top contemporary Christian rock performers at the 11th annual Celebrate Freedom concert in Plano. It has become one the largest one-day Christian music events in the country. Attendance burgeoned from 78,000 in 1998 to 170,000 last year, and organizers expected about 200,000 this year.
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November 25, 2002 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
Norah Jones has come a long way since opening for John Mayer last spring at the House of Blues -- 2-million album sales for starters, along with enough acclaim to make her the odds-on favorite for best new artist, and more, in the Grammy balloting. So it figured that the sultry Texan would be the center of attention at KCRW-FM's annual Sounds Eclectic Evening benefit concert Saturday at the Universal Amphitheatre.
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October 14, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lyle Lovett has followed many influences over his 12-year recording career, becoming one of pop's more unpredictable artists by steeping various albums in country, blues, jazz and gospel. On Monday at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, he offered a glimpse at his deepest roots, performing music by the Texas songwriters who have inspired him, while revealing a bit of his own soul.
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July 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of concert goers sloshed about in mud and pitched tents to hear some of the country's top contemporary Christian rock performers at the 11th annual Celebrate Freedom concert in Plano. It has become one the largest one-day Christian music events in the country. Attendance burgeoned from 78,000 in 1998 to 170,000 last year, and organizers expected about 200,000 this year.
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November 25, 2002 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
Norah Jones has come a long way since opening for John Mayer last spring at the House of Blues -- 2-million album sales for starters, along with enough acclaim to make her the odds-on favorite for best new artist, and more, in the Grammy balloting. So it figured that the sultry Texan would be the center of attention at KCRW-FM's annual Sounds Eclectic Evening benefit concert Saturday at the Universal Amphitheatre.
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July 23, 2013 | By Chris Barton
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...
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February 7, 1992 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 20, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
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October 14, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lyle Lovett has followed many influences over his 12-year recording career, becoming one of pop's more unpredictable artists by steeping various albums in country, blues, jazz and gospel. On Monday at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, he offered a glimpse at his deepest roots, performing music by the Texas songwriters who have inspired him, while revealing a bit of his own soul.
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