June 15, 2000 |
* Los Lobos, above, will make its annual appearance at the Greek Theatre on Oct. 7. Tickets go on sale Sunday. . . . Also due at the Greek are Ben Harper on Sept. 9 (on sale Saturday) and Chicago on Sept. 22-23 (on sale Sunday). . . . Tickets go on sale Saturday for the bill of KISS, Ted Nugent and Skid Row, playing Aug. 11 at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion. . . . Sunny Day Real Estate will headline the Palace on July 27. Tickets go on sale today. . . .
April 5, 1998 |
** 1/2 Jo Dee Messina, "I'm Alright," Curb. The Massachusetts-born singer has a country hit with the bouncy kiss-off song "Bye Bye," but the knockout is "Even God Must Get the Blues," which she croons with a Bonnie Raitt-like heart and soul. Despite some conventional pop-country material, Messina's sophomore album has enough grit to keep it a notch above the pack. Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
June 13, 2001
Music fans vote for the "TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards" (8 p.m. TNN), which will be hosted in Nashville by Lee Ann Womack and Terry Bradshaw. Womack, who has a chart-topping hit in "I Hope You Dance," Alan Jackson and Jo Dee Messina are lined up as performers. MOVIES Here's the perfect follow-up to Tuesday's illuminating Cinemax profile of Stanley Kramer. The celebrated director is at the top of his form in five films being rolled out tonight on TCM.
August 23, 2001
* Cinecon, the annual convention of rare silent films and early talkies, runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 at the Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 469-9066. * Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs jazz suites, including the premiere of "Olm," on Sept. 1 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. $12 to $20. (323) 461-3673. * Michael Sakamoto performs a new solo, butoh-based work on Aug. 30 at Watts Towers Arts Center, 1727 E. 107th St., L.A. Free.
July 3, 2006 |
Jason Alexander, who calls himself "a big old host," has emceed shows ranging from charity events to the Emmys. "But it's always daunting," he said. "I'm not a stand-up comic. I studied Shakespeare!" Alexander -- who made millions laugh in his role as George Costanza in "Seinfeld" -- hosts "A Capitol Fourth" on Tuesday from the West Lawn of the Capitol. It airs locally at 8 p.m. on KCET-TV.
April 11, 1999
Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby and David Lindley are planning to tour together starting in late August. The five will share a backing band and be on stage together for much of the show, evoking the spirit shown often in benefit concerts they've done over the years. . . .