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November 13, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not every pop singer takes a walk on the jazzy side, but then again, after sallies by Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang and Elvis Costello, among others, the path isn't exactly unfamiliar. * Jane Siberry has been known to follow a twisting, off-the-beaten path of her own as a singer-songwriter.
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November 15, 1995 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI
Canadian chanteuse Jane Siberry has a voice of such warmth and grace that she could turn "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into a melody of sensuous uplift. In fact, she did exactly that at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater on Monday, mixing some musical ephemera into a generous set of ethereal, jazz-inflected art-pop. By the time Siberry closed with a wistful reading of "Moon River," she'd managed to make the cavernous theater feel like the coziest of cabarets.
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November 15, 1995 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI
Canadian chanteuse Jane Siberry has a voice of such warmth and grace that she could turn "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into a melody of sensuous uplift. In fact, she did exactly that at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater on Monday, mixing some musical ephemera into a generous set of ethereal, jazz-inflected art-pop. By the time Siberry closed with a wistful reading of "Moon River," she'd managed to make the cavernous theater feel like the coziest of cabarets.
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November 13, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not every pop singer takes a walk on the jazzy side, but then again, after sallies by Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang and Elvis Costello, among others, the path isn't exactly unfamiliar. * Jane Siberry has been known to follow a twisting, off-the-beaten path of her own as a singer-songwriter.
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January 19, 1986
Robert Hilburn's personal ranking of the best albums released in the U.S. during 1985. The first 50 albums are ranked in order with the rest of the list grouped, qualitatively, in sets of 10 and listed alphabetically. 1. "Sun City," Artists United Against Apartheid 2. "Centerfield," John Fogerty 3. "Lone Justice," Lone Justice 4. "Tim," the Replacements 5. "Fables of the Reconstruction," R.E.M 6. "Hard Line," the Blasters 7. "The Wishing Chair," 10,000 Maniacs 8.
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April 28, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chalk up one more reason to be thankful that it's cool to be a folkie again: We now get to hear Jane Siberry set aside her labyrinthine abstractions and explore songs that are simple and rewarding, not to mention far more comprehensible. Maybe Siberry has taken note of the success of the Tracy Chapman/Cowboy Junkies folk-based class of '88-'89.
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May 18, 1986 | KRISTINA McKENNA
"THE SPECKLESS SKY." Jane Siberry. Open Air. Canadian singer/songwriter Jane Siberry makes doily music. Frilly, fragile and a bit musty, it's the kind of stuff you'd expect from a girl in a crinoline pinafore who spends all her time alone in her room immersed in old photo albums; her music seems cut off from the flow of life, neurasthenic and creepy.
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April 18, 1988 | CARY DARLING
Trying too hard can be as bad as not trying at all. That was the lesson demonstrated by Jane Siberry in her concert at the Wiltern Theatre on Friday. The Canadian singer-songwriter has tapped into an up-market audience that revelled in her waif-like persona, easily digestable artiness and bemused song-poems. Siberry ran into trouble with such epic suites as "Red High Heels" and "The Bird in the Gravel."
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May 25, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
Since more and more videos seem to shy away from concepts and settle for lip-syncing, this month's top two videos are all the more welcome. In them, Peter Gabriel's and Lou Reed's directors put them through some heavy changes with eye-catching results. Ratings system: 80-100, don't miss; 60-79, recommended; 40-59, watchable; 20-39, weak; 0-19, wretched. OTHER RECENT VIDEOS: Jane Siberry's "One More Colour."
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April 28, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chalk up one more reason to be thankful that it's cool to be a folkie again: We now get to hear Jane Siberry set aside her labyrinthine abstractions and explore songs that are simple and rewarding, not to mention far more comprehensible. Maybe Siberry has taken note of the success of the Tracy Chapman/Cowboy Junkies folk-based class of '88-'89.
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January 19, 1986
Robert Hilburn's personal ranking of the best albums released in the U.S. during 1985. The first 50 albums are ranked in order with the rest of the list grouped, qualitatively, in sets of 10 and listed alphabetically. 1. "Sun City," Artists United Against Apartheid 2. "Centerfield," John Fogerty 3. "Lone Justice," Lone Justice 4. "Tim," the Replacements 5. "Fables of the Reconstruction," R.E.M 6. "Hard Line," the Blasters 7. "The Wishing Chair," 10,000 Maniacs 8.
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June 23, 1986 | STEVE POND
It may be time to retire the convenient comparisons to Joni and Laurie and Suzanne and Kate, because Jane Siberry's Beverly Theatre show on Friday was the work of a distinctive, and distinctly non-derivative, performer. Less novel but more assertive than she was at last year's Roxy show, the theatrical Canadian gave full rein to her quirks--oddly choreographed singer/dancers, muttered monologues, surreal lyric twists--but made those quirks more captivating than cloying.
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