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March 11, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
The acclaimed but low-profile singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester plans to release his first album in a decade this spring. Addressing the long gap between records during a recent interview, he said, "Well, I suppose if I'd really wanted to, I could have forced the issue, and gone out and done something about it. But I just was kind of disgusted with the whole procedure. In the recording business, the fun lasts for about three days and then the tedium sets in.
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April 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series “Spectacle” on the Sundance Channel a few years ago. In an aside, the inordinately gifted songwriter casually identified “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz” (one of the first songs for which he'd gained acclaim in the early 1970s) as the first song he'd ever written. Then he nonchalantly moved on to finish the main point he was making about the art of writing songs.
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December 9, 2009 | By Randy Lewis
Upping the ante on any TV show that got off to as auspicious a start as the first season of the Sundance Channel's music interview-performance series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…" is a tall order. After all, the first episode featured a conversation with Elton John -- not coincidentally, one of the executive producers and a key mover behind the series -- before pairing its deeply knowledgeable, erudite and witty host with subsequent guests, including Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Lou Reed, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Renée Fleming and former President Clinton.
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April 12, 2014
Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville, Va., according to his agent Keith Case. Winchester's best-known songs include "Yankee Lady," "Biloxi," "Say What" and "Mississippi, You're on My Mind. " Artists as diverse as Reba McEntire, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and the Everly Brothers have performed Winchester's pieces.
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April 21, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
Alice Cooper's early "Pretties for You" and "Easy Action" albums are the first releases in Enigma Records' new Enigma Retro CD series. Steve Levesque, manager of press and artist relations for Enigma, said the series--also available in cassette--is designed to re-introduce out-of-print albums or previously unreleased recordings by "superstar or cult" artists. Though Alice Cooper, rock's original shock-rockers, didn't become a national force until its "Love It to Death" album was released in 1971, the two early albums--from 1969 and 1970, respectively--help document the evolution of the group's exaggerated, outrageous style.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series “Spectacle” on the Sundance Channel a few years ago. In an aside, the inordinately gifted songwriter casually identified “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz” (one of the first songs for which he'd gained acclaim in the early 1970s) as the first song he'd ever written. Then he nonchalantly moved on to finish the main point he was making about the art of writing songs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014
Jesse Winchester, 69, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Canada after dodging the Vietnam War and who went on to write songs covered by Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez, died of bladder cancer Friday at his home in Charlottesville, Va., according to his agent Keith Case. Winchester's best-known songs include "Yankee Lady," "Biloxi," "Say What" and "Mississippi, You're on My Mind. " Artists as diverse as Reba McEntire, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and the Everly Brothers have performed Winchester's pieces.
SPORTS
December 11, 2009
Brian Elliott made 22 saves in his second NHL shutout and Nick Foligno and Jesse Winchester scored third-period goals to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-0 victory over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. With 9:30 left, Foligno took a wrist shot from just above the circle and then put his rebound past diving goalie Brian Boucher. Winchester sealed the victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute. The Flyers were blanked for the third time in six games.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2009 | By Randy Lewis
Upping the ante on any TV show that got off to as auspicious a start as the first season of the Sundance Channel's music interview-performance series "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…" is a tall order. After all, the first episode featured a conversation with Elton John -- not coincidentally, one of the executive producers and a key mover behind the series -- before pairing its deeply knowledgeable, erudite and witty host with subsequent guests, including Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, Lou Reed, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Renée Fleming and former President Clinton.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
Alice Cooper's early "Pretties for You" and "Easy Action" albums are the first releases in Enigma Records' new Enigma Retro CD series. Steve Levesque, manager of press and artist relations for Enigma, said the series--also available in cassette--is designed to re-introduce out-of-print albums or previously unreleased recordings by "superstar or cult" artists. Though Alice Cooper, rock's original shock-rockers, didn't become a national force until its "Love It to Death" album was released in 1971, the two early albums--from 1969 and 1970, respectively--help document the evolution of the group's exaggerated, outrageous style.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1988 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
The acclaimed but low-profile singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester plans to release his first album in a decade this spring. Addressing the long gap between records during a recent interview, he said, "Well, I suppose if I'd really wanted to, I could have forced the issue, and gone out and done something about it. But I just was kind of disgusted with the whole procedure. In the recording business, the fun lasts for about three days and then the tedium sets in.
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September 16, 1990 | Randy Lewis
Once upon a time, a rodeo-circuit singer named Reba McEntire sang with the gritty, down-home authenticity of country-music greats like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. But then she started winning lots of awards and, horror of horrors, became an entertainer . This crippling syndrome that promotes image over talent is most evident in her continued preference for slick, emotionally bereft material from Nashville's songwriting factories.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN
WYNONNA JUDD "Tell Me Why" Curb/MCA * * * In her strongest moments with mama Naomi in the Judds, young Wynonna showed the vocal passion and command to become the most captivating female singer of her generation--pop or country. But how long are we going to have to wait for her to claim the crown? One essential element in becoming a great singer is great material, and Judd showed a surprising timidity in selecting songs for last year's solo debut.
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