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March 21, 2014 | By August Brown
Kate Bush, the grande dame of English art-pop, is returning to the stage. It took her only 35 years to do it. Bush has announced that she's booked a long run of live dates at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The shows are slated to begin Aug. 26 and continue through Sept. 19. The tickets go on sale March 28. Her regal vocals and experimental textures have always stayed relevant. Without her, Lorde and Florence & the Machine probably wouldn't exist in their present form, and Bush has released many albums in the interim, including 2011's "50 Words for Snow.
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March 21, 2014 | By August Brown
Kate Bush, the grande dame of English art-pop, is returning to the stage. It took her only 35 years to do it. Bush has announced that she's booked a long run of live dates at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The shows are slated to begin Aug. 26 and continue through Sept. 19. The tickets go on sale March 28. Her regal vocals and experimental textures have always stayed relevant. Without her, Lorde and Florence & the Machine probably wouldn't exist in their present form, and Bush has released many albums in the interim, including 2011's "50 Words for Snow.
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January 28, 1990 | TERRY ATKINSON
Do you celebrate Katemas? Not Christmas. Katemas . If you do, then you're undoubtedly a Love-Hound. A Love-Hound is what some Kate Bush fans call themselves--the ones so devoted that they attend Katemas parties every July 30 in Boston, Santa Cruz, Bellingham, Wash., London and other locales to celebrate the English pop singer's birthday.
HOME & GARDEN
June 8, 2013 | By Audrey Bilger
I knew the relationship was over when she told me she'd never heard of the Kinks. I could overlook her mood swings, her occasional cruelty and even those all-too-frequent phone calls with her "ex"-girlfriend, but music ended up being the deal breaker. I had given her a mix tape, and I chose tunes that lived in my heart. Buddy Holly, Sandy Denny, Tom Waits, Nick Lowe, Kate Bush, Television, Big Star - a deeply personal canon. I stayed up all night working out the ideal segues, pulling records and dropping the needle just so. I calculated minutes and seconds for the perfect track list.
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November 5, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Goddess or gooney bird? Even some of this English progressive popstress' loyalists sometimes have to wonder. Though on 1985's "Hounds of Love" Bush stripped away many of the quirks of youthful exuberance that had marred her unique approach, some will always find her attention-getting vocals precious and her quasi-cosmic outlook and naked emotionalism off-putting. But this, her first album since "Hounds," is even more mature and accomplished.
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July 1, 1994 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Kate Bush has always seemed like a true sensualist trapped in an English art-rock singer's overcerebral body. She makes hay of that tension by casting herself in a very loose remake of "The Red Shoes," adapted into her self-directed 50-minute musical fantasy "The Line, the Cross, the Curve" (opening today for two days at the Nuart, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, with a Laurie Anderson film).
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October 30, 2005 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
LIKE a mysterious heroine emerging from the mists of the moors, Kate Bush has returned from self-imposed exile. When her album "Aerial" comes out Nov. 8, the English singer will end a silence of 12 years, an interval that's only burnished her mystique and her reputation as pop's ultimate recluse. But according to Bush, there was nothing mysterious about it. "After the last record I thought I would take a year out, and the year became a bit longer than a year," Bush, 48, said last week.
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February 15, 1987
OK, guys (and gals), you can stop anytime now. I know when a bad joke has been worn too thin. This seems to be the case with the Beastie Boys. It has got to be a joke when a video like "(You Gotta) Fight for the Right (to Party)" upstages masterful videos by Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. MARK RHODES Yorba Linda
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August 19, 1990
One can only hope Hilburn's article will prod readers into being a little more selective when it comes to spending money on music. Personally, while I may purchase Kate Bush or Sinead O'Connor, I'm also trying to build a library of artists that produced earlier (fine) work--such as Traffic, Steely Dan, etc. LORENZO MONTOYA San Diego
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December 10, 1985 | Robert Hilburn
"Hounds of Love." Kate Bush. EMI. It's no accident that two Pink Floyd albums (12 and 6 years old, respectively) are on Billboard's latest list of CD best sellers. The group's overall approach may be overblown, but its sound is often sensational. Bush uses sound in equally imaginative ways--sometimes jarring, then caressing, as she reflects on the universal search for psychological comforts.
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March 11, 2012
UNDERRATED "The Woman in Black" : Though spring isn't the best time for cinematic scares, it's worth tracking down this recent chiller starring the former Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe. Set in a damp, perpetually bleak corner of Northern England in the Gothic-friendly early 1900s, this atmospheric haunted house story delivers plenty of creepy jolts and subtle, over-the-shoulder scares but somehow never succumbs to becoming gory or silly (no small feat in this genre of late)
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October 19, 2009 | Mikael Wood
The soul singer known simply as Maxwell made a lot of demands on his audience Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl. At one point, during a long, improvised bit at the end of his version of "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush, he declared, "God made us to love," and therefore, "I don't care what you believe as long as you believe in something bigger than yourself." Later, he had the crowd sing an entire verse of his song "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" as he conducted happily from center stage.
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March 20, 2009 | ANN POWERS, POP MUSIC CRITIC
A barbecue joint in the heart of Austin's party district may not seem like the best place for a composer and his ensemble to debut a serious new work. But Oregon's the Decemberists, the collaborative that realizes Colin Meloy's conceptions, are a rock band too. So just after midnight Thursday, the group took the stage at Stubb's and presented "The Hazards of Love," its new "folk opera," for the first time in concert. The show celebrated the release of the "Hazards" album (out now on iTunes, due Tuesday on CD and vinyl)
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October 30, 2005 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
LIKE a mysterious heroine emerging from the mists of the moors, Kate Bush has returned from self-imposed exile. When her album "Aerial" comes out Nov. 8, the English singer will end a silence of 12 years, an interval that's only burnished her mystique and her reputation as pop's ultimate recluse. But according to Bush, there was nothing mysterious about it. "After the last record I thought I would take a year out, and the year became a bit longer than a year," Bush, 48, said last week.
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July 1, 1994 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Kate Bush has always seemed like a true sensualist trapped in an English art-rock singer's overcerebral body. She makes hay of that tension by casting herself in a very loose remake of "The Red Shoes," adapted into her self-directed 50-minute musical fantasy "The Line, the Cross, the Curve" (opening today for two days at the Nuart, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, with a Laurie Anderson film).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2012
UNDERRATED "The Woman in Black" : Though spring isn't the best time for cinematic scares, it's worth tracking down this recent chiller starring the former Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe. Set in a damp, perpetually bleak corner of Northern England in the Gothic-friendly early 1900s, this atmospheric haunted house story delivers plenty of creepy jolts and subtle, over-the-shoulder scares but somehow never succumbs to becoming gory or silly (no small feat in this genre of late)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1990
One can only hope Hilburn's article will prod readers into being a little more selective when it comes to spending money on music. Personally, while I may purchase Kate Bush or Sinead O'Connor, I'm also trying to build a library of artists that produced earlier (fine) work--such as Traffic, Steely Dan, etc. LORENZO MONTOYA San Diego
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January 28, 1990 | TERRY ATKINSON
Do you celebrate Katemas? Not Christmas. Katemas . If you do, then you're undoubtedly a Love-Hound. A Love-Hound is what some Kate Bush fans call themselves--the ones so devoted that they attend Katemas parties every July 30 in Boston, Santa Cruz, Bellingham, Wash., London and other locales to celebrate the English pop singer's birthday.
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