December 8, 2008 |
Barbra Streisand, a vocal critic of President Bush, visited the White House this weekend but kept the gloves on. The Brooklyn-born diva was one of six performing artists celebrated at this year's Kennedy Center Honors, one of the most prestigious awards in the arts.
May 10, 2008
I LOVE the line "Rascal Flatts . . . was remarkably off pitch in several spots" ["A Powerful Chord," by Randy Lewis, Monday]. Fact is, when Gary Le Vox hits a note on pitch and can sustain it, it is a cause for celebration. He has 12 notes to choose from, and sometimes he beats the odds. Meanwhile, George Jones, whom I have always hated, made me, an Avenged Sevenfold fanatic, cry. I had tears in my eyes during "He Stopped Loving Her Today." I was so embarrassed. At Stagecoach, the old guys were great and the new guys [stank]
February 13, 2006 |
Anyone who has racked up more than 150 chart hits over half a century in country music speaks with some authority on the subject. "Anyone," in this case, translates to precisely one person: George Jones. But the venerated singer wasn't exactly right Friday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts when he good-naturedly griped to the sold-out house that country radio stations today "don't play songs anymore about drinkin'. Or about cheatin'."
September 13, 2001 |
Not so long ago, it would have been hard to find a betting man willing to offer odds that George Jones would be alive at 70--much less enjoying a thriving career. But Jones, who's survived drugs, alcohol abuse, major heart surgery and a near-fatal car crash, says he's never felt better. His birthday was Wednesday. "The big seven-oh!" he crowed. "It's not a big deal to me, because I'm feeling 50."
April 6, 2000 |
Shakaria Jones led the region's City Section girls' basketball players in assists this season, but none compare to the assist she has given her family. Her mother has been in failing health since Jones' father died in 1991, leaving the Monroe High senior to serve as surrogate mother to her brothers and sisters. "I don't mind," Jones said. "I like the responsibility, and I think it makes me stronger."