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January 20, 1991
Lee Greenwood, composer of flag-waving anthem "God Bless the USA"--"I am proud of our military that they have made a statement America is a superpower." Ed Asner, actor--"I try not to watch it (the war coverage) . . . I don't trust the sources . . . I have been protesting. I have been at both federal buildings a couple of times."
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October 23, 2001 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Veteran's Night at the Arizona State Fair, and flags and star-spangled clothes are more prevalent than stuffed animals. The roar of the dirt track race on the far end of the fairgrounds fills the hot night air, and fairgoers are munching on corn dogs while enjoying the local major leaguers' winning of the National League pennant. This is the perfect place, the perfect time, for Lee Greenwood.
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NEWS
December 15, 1989
A veterans group is suing country singer Lee Greenwood for refusing to perform at a concert when the group refused to pay in cash upfront. The federal suit, filed Wednesday by the Veterans of the Vietnam War, says Greenwood was hired in April to perform at a concert in Albany, Ga., on Aug. 18. He received an $11,250 check and was to get the balance on the day of the concert.
NEWS
January 20, 1991
Lee Greenwood, composer of flag-waving anthem "God Bless the USA"--"I am proud of our military that they have made a statement America is a superpower." Ed Asner, actor--"I try not to watch it (the war coverage) . . . I don't trust the sources . . . I have been protesting. I have been at both federal buildings a couple of times."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1988 | HOLLY GLEASON
Lee Greenwood has a wonderfully expressive voice that made many of his early hits exceptionally wrenching three-minute testimonials. Unfortunately, Greenwood hasn't yet learned to rely on that gift. Watching Greenwood shift among soap-opera-style emotional overkill, pandering sentimentality and disinterested medleys--as he did during his 65-minute first show at the Crazy Horse in Santa Ana on Monday--one had to wonder why he has received so many awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1988
Robert Hilburn's latest no-name, who-cares, front-page, multipage article ("The Return of Rock's High Priestess," Calendar, July 24) with pictures on a rock performer--Patti Smith--is another such no-importance attempt by him to be something he is not--30 years younger--but that's the subject of a letter still to come, as the space it was given was ludicrous and the performer certainly not of such stature. This letter is about two recent hatchet job critiques which were completely out of line.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2001 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Veteran's Night at the Arizona State Fair, and flags and star-spangled clothes are more prevalent than stuffed animals. The roar of the dirt track race on the far end of the fairgrounds fills the hot night air, and fairgoers are munching on corn dogs while enjoying the local major leaguers' winning of the National League pennant. This is the perfect place, the perfect time, for Lee Greenwood.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1986
Kenny Rogers' concert tonight at the Long Beach Arena has been postponed until Feb. 12 because Rogers has a sore throat, a spokeswoman for his record company said Thursday. The bill, which also featured Lee Greenwood and Sawyer Brown, will be the same on Feb. 12 and tickets for tonight's concert will be honored on the new date.
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May 8, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Much of Nashville's talent pool will relocate to Detroit this weekend for the Budweiser Downtown Hoedown. Among those on the bill: Ricky Skaggs, the Charlie Daniels Band, Crystal Gayle, John Anderson, Lee Greenwood, the Bellamy Brothers and Marie Osmond.
NEWS
August 1, 2000
Celebrities attending the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. The Delfonics, R&R group Lee Greenwood, recording star best known for the song "Proud to Be an American." The Billy Jolly Choir, Philadelphia gospel ensemble. Philadelphia Boys' Choir. Regular Joe, a rock act featuring U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) The Rock of the World Wrestling Federation. Brooks and Dunn, country music duo. Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Philadelphia recording artists.
NEWS
December 15, 1989
A veterans group is suing country singer Lee Greenwood for refusing to perform at a concert when the group refused to pay in cash upfront. The federal suit, filed Wednesday by the Veterans of the Vietnam War, says Greenwood was hired in April to perform at a concert in Albany, Ga., on Aug. 18. He received an $11,250 check and was to get the balance on the day of the concert.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1988
Robert Hilburn's latest no-name, who-cares, front-page, multipage article ("The Return of Rock's High Priestess," Calendar, July 24) with pictures on a rock performer--Patti Smith--is another such no-importance attempt by him to be something he is not--30 years younger--but that's the subject of a letter still to come, as the space it was given was ludicrous and the performer certainly not of such stature. This letter is about two recent hatchet job critiques which were completely out of line.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1988 | HOLLY GLEASON
Lee Greenwood has a wonderfully expressive voice that made many of his early hits exceptionally wrenching three-minute testimonials. Unfortunately, Greenwood hasn't yet learned to rely on that gift. Watching Greenwood shift among soap-opera-style emotional overkill, pandering sentimentality and disinterested medleys--as he did during his 65-minute first show at the Crazy Horse in Santa Ana on Monday--one had to wonder why he has received so many awards.
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