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March 19, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Sisters Kristine Arnold and Janis Gill--better known as the hit country act Sweethearts of the Rodeo--asked the crowd at the Strand in Redondo Beach on Friday how many remembered when the pair used to do their fine harmonizing at pizza parlors in their native Manhattan Beach nearby. A healthy number (including mom and dad) remembered.
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February 19, 1987 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
The commercial success and industry awards racked up by the Judds in the last couple of years force every country female duo that arrives these days into comparisons with that mother-daughter team. That must be a little frustrating to sisters Janis Gill and Kristine Arnold, who were fronting the Sweethearts of the Rodeo in Los Angeles clubs for years before the Judds became the darlings of Nashville.
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January 13, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM
In commercial terms, the Sweethearts of the Rodeo could be seen as heading in the wrong direction. After establishing a track record on the country charts, the harmonizing sister duo of Kristine Arnold and Janis Gill has signed to the small, independent, folk/bluegrass label, Sugar Hill, at a time when mainstream country is booming.
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March 24, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Sisters Kristine Arnold and Janis Gill--better known these days as the Sweethearts of the Rodeo--asked the crowd at the Strand last weekend how many could remember when the pair used to do their fine country harmonizing at nearby pizza parlors in their native Manhattan Beach. A healthy number (including Mom and Dad) responded in the affirmative.
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February 18, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If he really knew when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, Kenny Rogers either would take "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" out of his deck of songs, pronto, or learn to sing it as if it meant something. The Mel Tillis composition detailing the emotional agony of a crippled Vietnam vet and his wife is a gem, a devastating account of the wages of war.
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March 4, 2000 | By STEVEN LINAN
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June 5, 1991 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One sister put bugs in the other's hot chocolate. They borrow each other's clothes without asking. And Kristine Arnold and Janis Gill--collectively the Sweethearts of the Rodeo--grew up singing with that special sibling harmony, the unmistakable bonding of kindred throats that keeps asserting itself in popular music, from the Everly Brothers to the Neville Brothers.
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August 9, 1994 | NOEL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is there life after country stardom? For Janis Gill and Kristine Arnold, the sister duo better known as the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, the dwindling of their country hits and the subsequent end of their contract with Columbia Records led not only to personal rejuvenation but to some of the best music they've ever made.
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January 20, 1996 | HOLLY GLEASON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The music rolling out of the speakers is classic country, a song about pouring one more drink. Out in the recording studio proper, Vince Gill is standing at a microphone adding a layer of high tenor harmony to George Jones' growling lead. The song itself--"Just One More"--dates back to 1955, and it's country the old way, the kind of country music that finally allowed Gill to break through to superstardom with "When I Call Your Name" in 1990. So the singer from Norman, Okla.
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