March 27, 1989 |
It's not often that the names Reba McEntire and Chrissie Hynde are used in the same sentence, but the truth is both have played similar roles as strong, independent women in their respective country and rock fields. Much in the same way Hynde opened the door for other self-reliant women in rock, McEntire's huge success throughout this decade has helped pave the way for the likes of the Judds and K. T. Oslin.
September 10, 1990 |
K. T. Oslin brought so much gusto, sureness and skill to her musical role-playing on Friday that you'd have thought she was on a Broadway stage rather than putting on a country music concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Actually, Oslin was on Broadway years ago, long before she emerged in 1987, at age 45, as one of the most unlikely and most distinctive new stars in Nashville.
May 11, 1990 |
The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano will host a benefit May 19 for Stop the Pain Inc., a Santa Ana-based organization devoted to helping victims of child abuse. The lineup for the 6 p.m. show features an array of strong local talent. Performers include Kerry Getz, Ann De Jarnett and Jim Bemis, Naked Soul, Don't Mean Maybe, 3D Picnic, Wood & Smoke and the Beat Pests.
April 25, 1992 |
When singer Michelle Wright came to town for a Thursday night show at In Cahoots in Mission Valley, she was packing the resume of someone bound for the upper rungs of the country-music ladder. Wright has parlayed a solid grounding in the genre (both parents were country performers in her native Ontario, Canada) into an award-winning and promising career. In 1991, Wright won both female vocalist- and album-of-the-year honors from the Canadian Country Music Assn.
February 23, 1989
SPECIAL AWARDS Lifetime Achievement--Fred Astaire, Pablo Casals, Dizzy Gillespie, Jascha Heifetz, Lena Horne, Leontyne Price, Bessie Smith, Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan. Trustees Awards--Quincy Jones, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Walt Disney. POP/ROCK Pop Instrumental--David Sanborn, "Close Up." Rock Instrumental--Carlos Santana, "Blues for Salvador." COUNTRY Instrumental--Asleep at the Wheel, "Sugarfoot Rag." Song--K.T. Oslin, "Hold Me." Vocal Collaboration--Roy Orbison and k.d. lang, "Crying."
April 4, 1990 |
Frank Sinatra, Tracy Chapman, Billy Idol and the Bolshoi Ballet will be among the acts this year at the Pacific Amphitheatre, according to a schedule released Tuesday by the Nederlander Organization, which books and manages the 18,764-capacity facility. The venue's season got off to an early start March 3 with a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert.
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August 23, 1991 |
Pigs were being scrubbed, carnival rides erected and concert grounds readied Thursday in preparation for the 53rd annual Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival, an 11-day event that opens today in Lancaster and runs through Labor Day.
December 20, 1990 |
Rapper M. C. Hammer today got seven American Music Award nominations, including top nods in pop-rock, soul-rhythm & blues and rap categories. Janet Jackson was nominated five times, and Madonna, Vanilla Ice and Bell Biv DeVoe got four nominations apiece. Aerosmith, George Strait and Mariah Carey were each nominated three times. Twenty-seven awards will be presented Jan. 28 during the 18th annual American Music Awards ceremony, which will be televised on ABC.
September 13, 1987 |
Country singer K.T. Oslin is one of the few musicians who can describe their career as a "roller-coaster ride"--and mean it literally. Back before she became a fast-rising name in country circles by cracking the Top 10 with her " '80s Ladies" single and album, the Arkansas-born, Alabama-reared singer and songwriter was trying to carve out a living doing product commercials.
January 13, 1989 |
Tracy Chapman won the nominations derby Thursday in the first leg of the record industry's 31st annual Grammy Awards competition. The folk-minded singer-songwriter's six nominations nosed out jazz singer Bobby McFerrin, who had five, and pop-jazz artist Anita Baker, who picked up four. Chapman's self-titled debut album, which has sold more than 2 million copies, features the hit single "Fast Car."