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).
April 24, 2004 |
Country singer Jo Dee Messina is in an alcohol rehabilitation program in Utah, her manager confirmed Friday. She checked herself into a facility near Sundance on Feb. 20, the same week it was reported that her engagement to road manager Don Muzquiz had ended, said Stuart Dill of Refugee Management Inc. Messina, 33, completed a 30-day program and will continue as an outpatient through this month, Dill said. He expects her to be back in Nashville the beginning of May.
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. . . .