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May 28, 2001 | RICHARD HARRINGTON, WASHINGTON POST
About the only way you'd know for sure that Jessica Andrews is still a teenager is her favoring the word "awesome." The newly minted 17-year-old uses it to describe her feelings about "Who I Am" topping Billboard's country music singles chart (which it did for four weeks) and her similarly titled album rising as far as No. 2 and rapidly approaching platinum status. "I wanted this record to be first and foremost great," Andrews says. "I wanted the songs to be awesome.
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May 28, 2001 | RICHARD HARRINGTON, WASHINGTON POST
About the only way you'd know for sure that Jessica Andrews is still a teenager is her favoring the word "awesome." The newly minted 17-year-old uses it to describe her feelings about "Who I Am" topping Billboard's country music singles chart (which it did for four weeks) and her similarly titled album rising as far as No. 2 and rapidly approaching platinum status. "I wanted this record to be first and foremost great," Andrews says. "I wanted the songs to be awesome.
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January 16, 1993
Thomas Bradac, founding artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County and former artistic director of the Grove Shakespeare Festival, which he also founded, has been elected treasurer of the Shakespeare Theatre Assn. of America, an organization of more than 100 professional theaters. Bradac was also named to the association's board of trustees. Bradac previously served two years as a director-at-large of the association, representing the western states.
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December 20, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress-singer Shirley Jones of "The Partridge Family" and her husband, comedian Marty Ingels, have listed their Encino home for sale at $2.1 million. Described as ranch-style in the listing, the 5,400-square-foot house sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre with waterfalls, a swimming pool and gardens. Built in 1957, the home features two family rooms, an office, a game room, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. There are family room and master bedroom fireplaces. Jones, 78, made her name in musical films including "Oklahoma!"
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July 8, 1999 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Moby, right, will headline the Mayan Theatre on Aug. 12. Tickets go on sale Friday. . . . As announced earlier, tickets go on sale Sunday for Ricky Martin's two Southland shows, Nov. 13 at Staples Center and Nov. 20 at the Arrowhead Pond. . . . Maxwell has added a second date, Aug. 18, at the Universal Amphitheatre. Also coming to Universal is Duran Duran, on Sept. 3. Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday. . . .
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May 9, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trisha Yearwood is the kind of artist that can easily befuddle people. Is she a country singer, a pop balladeer or a rock belter? The answer: Who cares? On Sunday at the Greek Theatre, the Georgia-born 35-year-old gave a musically holistic performance that makes categorization deliciously irrelevant.
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October 26, 1999 | MARC WEINGARTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Love doesn't give you second chances. Betrayal sucks. KZLA-FM (93.9) is a great radio station. These were just some of the lessons imparted by the performers at KZLA's second annual Country Cookout on Sunday at the Universal Amphitheatre, a roundup of current hit-makers for fans with short attention spans. The organizers of the event clearly wanted to conjure a county fair vibe.
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May 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Shania Twain was named entertainer of the year and the Dixie Chicks won group and album prizes for "Fly" at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. Lonestar's "Amazed" was picked as best song and single. Twain did not attend the show. It was a big night for country sweethearts, although leading nominees Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill lost in the entertainer of the year category.
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June 5, 2003 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Basil Langton, a British-born actor and director whose 50-year career ranged from leading roles in Shakespeare plays on the London stage to small parts in television, including "Star Trek: Voyager" in 1994, died May 29 at St. John's Hospital Health Center in Santa Monica after a brief illness. He was 91. Born in Bristol, England, in 1912, Langton was raised in Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, and began his acting career at 17 with the Vancouver Little Theater.
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May 4, 2000
The churros will fry, the beer will flow and music will fill the air above the Whittier Narrows Recreational Area in South El Monte. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, five Spanish-language radio stations, including KLVE-FM, have joined forces to produce the 11th Budweiser Cinco de Mayo Fest, as great an excuse for a picnic, carnitas and a Frisbee game as any.
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March 4, 2001 | STEVE HOCHMAN
There were giggles galore after teen country trio 3 of Hearts was booted out of Staples Center by a security guard during a Grammy rehearsal. The girls in the group had been there to do some radio interviews and just wanted to get a look at the stage. "Don't worry," manager Ken Kragen told his Texas-reared charges. "Next year you'll be appearing on that stage during the show." That's a strong boast about a group that is releasing its debut single this month, with an album not due until June.
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