July 2, 1995 |
Even as they drive slowly into the Shrine Auditorium parking lot for the Grammy rehearsals, the four members of the smash vocal group Boyz II Men seem to be moving at warp speed. With huge bodyguards leading the way as they hop out of their two Mercedes-Benzes, they flash broad, inviting smiles reflecting the quiet confidence and boyish nature that have made the squeaky-clean Philadelphians the new kings of R&B.
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May 9, 1988 |
John Dukakis, son of the Democratic presidential candidate, was pressing the flesh at a Cinco de Mayo festival in Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Sunday when he came to a booth with a TV set tuned to the Lakers' thrashing of the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Assn. playoffs. Dukakis, recently arrived in California to garner votes for his father in the June 7 primary, saw trouble.
May 16, 1988 |
The campaign managers for Democratic presidential candidates Michael S. Dukakis and the Rev. Jesse Jackson won no secret-agent awards for their bungled first attempt to hold a private meeting. The two political rivals were quietly conferring over breakfast last month in the corner of an ersatz-French bistro in Washington's sprawling Omni Shoreham Hotel when a reporter found them and asked: "Why are you meeting?" "We were both hungry," Dukakis' campaign manager, Susan Estrich, replied tersely.
January 31, 1996 |
Stunned. That's the only way to describe the reaction at the Shrine Auditorium after Garth Brooks refused to accept the favorite artist of the year honors at the 23rd annual American Music Awards on Monday. "I cannot agree with this [award]," Brooks said from the podium, as the cheers in the house during the ABC telecast fell silent.
November 9, 1997 |
In music, as in sports, changing managers is usually a sign that things haven't been going well. And making that change early in the season--or shortly after an album's release--can be a sign of panic. So music business watchers were caught off guard when Janet Jackson fired her new management team and returned to her former manager, just a few weeks after her new album, "The Velvet Rope," debuted at No. 1 with first-week sales of more than 200,000.