May 25, 1994 |
For all her musical accomplishments, Barbra Streisand would have amassed an even more valuable body of work had she recorded during the pre-rock era, when the creative heart of pop music was focused on the sophisticated stage and film songs so ideally suited to her dramatic instincts.
May 25, 1994 |
Frank Groff of Laguna Beach bought his $350 Barbra Streisand ticket without a qualm. "It's a historic event, and you want to be a part of that." He said he would have been willing to spend $1,000. He actually did spend that much once, to see her at a benefit. Karyn Vogt of Costa Mesa vied for hours with some 300 other fans to buy an Eagles ticket and was ready to spend the top price of $115. She ended up eighth in line, but still had to settle for a more distant (though still pricey) seat.
May 22, 1994 |
"Stop . . . stop ," Glenn Frey shouts during an Eagles rehearsal with enough urgency to raise the blood pressure of anyone familiar with the band's history. The Eagles didn't just break up 14 years ago. The quintet exploded from the tensions surrounding it--chiefly, the pressures they put on themselves to live up to huge artistic and commercial expectations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1994 |
Amy McGlone stood despondently in the parking lot of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Saturday morning, resigned that she had no hope of getting a ticket for one of the May reunion concerts by the mellow rock band, the Eagles. The number McGlone had drawn two hours before the box office opened at 9 a.m put her 2,636 spots behind the first ticket-buyer--and each person was allowed to purchase as many as eight tickets.
March 25, 1994 |
When the Eagles alight at Irvine Meadows for four shows in late May, they will be feathering a nest co-owned by their manager, Irvine Azoff. But Azoff said Thursday that his partnership interest in the 15,000-capacity amphitheater is not the only reason the reunited band will be playing most of its Southern California dates in Irvine (a fifth show is booked at the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in San Bernardino County).