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December 2, 1998
Singer Judy Collins will perform, discuss and sign "Singing Lessons," a memoir about her life in music, written in response to her son's suicide six years ago. Tonight at 7:30 at Barnes & Noble, Westside Pavilion, 10850 W. Pico Blvd. For more information, call (310) 475-4144.
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December 25, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The 53 rd L.A. County Holiday Celebration, which played out Monday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,  will be rebroadcast Christmas Day at noon and 3 p.m. for anyone who missed the live telecast on KCET Channel 28. The three-hour program surveys the cultural landscape of the region through a broad spectrum of L.A. County-based performing arts groups. Veteran folk singer and UNICEF spokeswoman Judy Collins got things started with “Silver Bells,” with each successive group performing for five to 10 minutes.
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September 7, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
Judy Collins has been signed for a solo show at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Oct. 9, a theater spokesperson said Thursday, which will make her the first nationally known performer to appear there. The $17.6-million theater is to be launched with speeches by local dignitaries and a brief ceremony Sept. 30, after which the 750-seat auditorium will be thrown open to the public for inspection. The facility is owned by the city of Irvine, UC Irvine and the theater's nonprofit operating company.
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January 20, 2010 | By David Budin >>>
Nina Lamb may be partially responsible for some of the greatest rock music ever recorded. Her contribution? Cheese-and-spinach phyllo rolls. "The Doors would go into their studio to rehearse or record," Lamb says, "and they'd get hungry and they'd call me at, maybe, midnight. They'd say, 'Can you bring us down some phyllo?' So I'd bake a bunch and take it down to them. I started making it and keeping it in my freezer." As the wife, and then ex-wife, of the legendary Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra Records, Lamb served as the label's de facto chef, preparing food not only for industry parties for artists as diverse as Jim Morrison and Judy Collins, but also sending over snacks whenever her favorite acts felt the urge.
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August 2, 1997 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Cosby will headline the 1997-98 season at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, along with an eclectic lineup of artists, including John Hammond, Judy Collins, Danny Glover, Joshua Rifkin, Andrea Marcovicci, Thelonious Monk Jr., Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The season opens Oct. 6 with a theater-dance spectacle, "Umbatha: Zulu Macbeth," co-sponsored by the Barclay and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1989 | ZAN STEWART
"Judy Collins: Going Home" (airing on the Disney Channel at 9 p.m. Sunday) is a generally pleasing concert/documentary that depicts the renowned singer/songwriter on a recent visit to her native Colorado. (She currently resides in New York City.) The program is built around a nine-tune Collins performance, delivered at the intimate Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.
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October 11, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
To say that Judy Collins sends a mixed message would be an understatement. Her background is in the '60s folk boom, but Tuesday night she came on stage at the new Irvine Barclay Theatre in a shiny, silver-sequined jacket and black tights--garb that virtually shouted "I am not a folkie!" But if Collins' look was almost ready for Vegas, her outlook was in large part a product of those olden folkie-hippie days.
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January 26, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Throughout her career, singer-songwriter Judy Collins has touched lives with both her passionate social activism and the pure soprano that distinguished such hits as "Both Sides Now," "Amazing Grace" and "Send in the Clowns." Recently, however, her art, which has expanded to include writing fiction, helped with her own emotional mending following the 1992 suicide of her 33-year-old son, Clark Taylor.
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April 3, 1987 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
For a singer who is considered--and considers herself--primarily an interpreter of others' songs, Judy Collins has been writing up a storm lately. Not only has she composed more songs than ever in the last few years, Collins is also wrapping up work on her autobiography, which is targeted for fall publication.
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December 5, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The crystalline soprano who brought audiences such timeless gems as "Chelsea Morning," "Both Sides Now" and "Send in the Clowns" has just released a two-CD retrospective. "Forever . . . the Judy Collins Anthology" (Elektra) captures the pop diva's most significant contributions. So far, that is. Unlike the disbanded X and the Doors, both label mates with new, career-spanning retrospectives, Collins' creative flame never dims.
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August 24, 2005 | John Gerome, Associated Press
It's almost a given for veteran singers to dust off the American songbook and cut an album of standards. But Dolly Parton does them one better on "Those Were the Days." Not only does she put a country spin on songs such as "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Crimson and Clover" and "Me and Bobby McGee," she also gets some of the artists who wrote or popularized the originals to join her.
NEWS
December 2, 1998
Singer Judy Collins will perform, discuss and sign "Singing Lessons," a memoir about her life in music, written in response to her son's suicide six years ago. Tonight at 7:30 at Barnes & Noble, Westside Pavilion, 10850 W. Pico Blvd. For more information, call (310) 475-4144.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The crystalline soprano who brought audiences such timeless gems as "Chelsea Morning," "Both Sides Now" and "Send in the Clowns" has just released a two-CD retrospective. "Forever . . . the Judy Collins Anthology" (Elektra) captures the pop diva's most significant contributions. So far, that is. Unlike the disbanded X and the Doors, both label mates with new, career-spanning retrospectives, Collins' creative flame never dims.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1997 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Cosby will headline the 1997-98 season at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, along with an eclectic lineup of artists, including John Hammond, Judy Collins, Danny Glover, Joshua Rifkin, Andrea Marcovicci, Thelonious Monk Jr., Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The season opens Oct. 6 with a theater-dance spectacle, "Umbatha: Zulu Macbeth," co-sponsored by the Barclay and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.
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January 29, 1996 | DON HECKMAN
There's no one quite like Judy Collins. Singer, songwriter, actor, human rights activist and now a novelist, she has been in the public forum for more than three decades. And with good cause, since every activity she has undertaken has been done with characteristic class and substance. Many of Collins' considerable talents were on full display in her concert at the Alex Theatre on Friday night. Her voice, one of the clarion sounds of the '60s and '70s, was as pure and crystalline as ever.
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January 25, 1996 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the CD player that is memory turns on, the voice many of us hear is Judy Collins. Who knows all the reasons why? There is the voice itself, described by composer Ned Rorem as "icy silver." Collins, who will appear Friday night at Glendale's Alex Theatre, had the finest instrument of any of the solemn, straight-haired girls who made folk the favorite genre of the early '60s.
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October 1, 1988
Last Saturday night I had a dream. In my dream, I attended a fully satisfying and exuberant Judy Collins concert, sitting in the third row--center! My ticket cost but $20 because I didn't have to pay a legalized scalper. Parking was free and it took less than five minutes to maneuver out of the parking lot. (Compared to the obligatory hour or longer at the Greek et al.) Sunday morning I awoke to find a concert stub on my food bar. Thank you, Judy Collins, for making dreams come true.
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January 26, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Throughout her career, singer-songwriter Judy Collins has touched lives with both her passionate social activism and the pure soprano that distinguished such hits as "Both Sides Now," "Amazing Grace" and "Send in the Clowns." Recently, however, her art, which has expanded to include writing fiction, helped with her own emotional mending following the 1992 suicide of her 33-year-old son, Clark Taylor.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1996 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the CD player that is memory turns on, the voice many of us hear is Judy Collins. Who knows all the reasons why? There is the voice itself, described by composer Ned Rorem as "icy silver." Collins, who will appear Friday night at Glendale's Alex Theatre, had the finest instrument of any of the solemn, straight-haired girls who made folk the favorite genre of the early '60s.
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