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July 8, 2010
Sarah McLachlan's revived summer festival Lilith Fair celebrates women in music and is currently touring the country. Its L.A. lineup includes Marina and the Diamonds, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert and Brandi Carlile — a marked departure from its gentler, acoustic-centric past. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. 8808 Irvine Center Drive. 3 p.m. Sat. $47.50-$280.00. (949) 855-8096. http://www.livenation.com.
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May 2, 2011 | By Alex Pham and Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
The Greek Theatre, which has hosted the likes of Steve Miller, Sheryl Crow and Ringo Starr, has canceled precious few shows in its storied past. So last year, when it crossed off nine engagements, it was nothing short of a catastrophe. "In a normal year we'd have one or maybe two," said Alex Hodges, chief executive of Nederlander Concerts Inc., which operates the Greek Theatre. "We had never had nine. " This year, concert promoters are anxious to avert an encore of last year's disastrous season, when gross receipts fell 7.6% and notable acts such as the Jonas Brothers, Lilith Fair and Christina Aguilera canceled shows because of lackluster ticket sales.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1998
The Rose Bowl may rock with sounds of the Lilith Fair pop concert this June if the Pasadena City Council gives the thumbs-up to the tour, which features female musicians. The municipal stadium's board has already approved the June 25 event, expected to draw a crowd of 40,000. The council will vote on the issue later this month. The City Council must approve all events beyond the first 12. The Lilith Fair concert would be the 13th event slated for the stadium in 1998.
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July 10, 2010
MOVIES Outfest Highlights from Saturday's schedule include a Q&A with Jane Lynch, the actress, comedian and activist whose credits include "The L Word," "Best in Show," "Glee" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," at the DGA Theatre Complex, and Yony Leyser's new documentary, "William S. Burroughs: A Man Within," at REDCAT. $13. Through July 18 at various venues. See website for complete schedule. http://www.outfest.org. POP MUSIC Lilith Fair Sarah McLachlan's revived summer festival Lilith Fair celebrates women in music and is currently touring the country.
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July 2, 1999 | ERIKA MILVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jerry Falwell's rep reached a new, comic low last week when his National Liberty Journal created yet another laughable boogeyman. Not only should we keep our preschoolers a safe distance from the degenerate purple Teletubby known as Tinky-Winky, but we must keep our preteen girls far from the wayward influence of the she-devils who practice heretical soft rock at the sacrilegious Lilith Fair.
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March 10, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM
Bob Dylan could fall to his knees begging and Sarah McLachlan wouldn't give him a gig at Lilith Fair. The same goes for Paul McCartney or any other pop hero not lucky enough to be a pop heroine. During the early stages of last year's inaugural Lilith Fair, McLachlan wavered on whether the festival would remain exclusively a showcase for female artists. But she has since made up her mind. Even if a Dylan or a McCartney should plead for an exception, Lilith is for the ladies.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call off the cops. Yes, by all appearances, the Lilith Fair's policy of gender-bias toward female singer-songwriters was a flagrant violation of Proposition 209. But the test scores are in from Wednesday's sold-out performance at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, and Lilith earns admission to the roster of touring summer festivals strictly on merit.
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January 23, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Despite such notable efforts as the Tibetan Freedom Concerts, Net Aid and the the Jubilee 2000 campaign involvement of Bono, Perry Farrell and others, the 1900s didn't exactly end on a note of social responsibility in the rock world. The lasting image of last year: the Woodstock fiasco and poster boys Fred Durst and Kid Rock promoting their brands of me-first hedonism.
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June 29, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"This is a very wonderful event to be part of," purred Natalie Merchant, just before finishing up her Saturday set at the Lilith Fair. "Don't let anyone tell you differently." Merchant's good-natured admonishment was the closest any of the six headlining acts at the Rose Bowl came to addressing the criticisms leveled at this all-female rock festival.
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July 11, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call off the cops. Yes, by all appearances, the Lilith Fair's policy of open and exclusive gender-bias toward female singer-songwriters was a flagrant violation of Prop. 208. But the test scores are in from Wednesday's sold-out performance at Irvine Meadows, and Lilith earns admission to the roster of touring summer festivals strictly on merit. It wasn't gender that most distinguished the newfangled Lilith from its more established, male-dominated rivals on the festival circuit--Lollapalooza, H.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2010
Sarah McLachlan's revived summer festival Lilith Fair celebrates women in music and is currently touring the country. Its L.A. lineup includes Marina and the Diamonds, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert and Brandi Carlile — a marked departure from its gentler, acoustic-centric past. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. 8808 Irvine Center Drive. 3 p.m. Sat. $47.50-$280.00. (949) 855-8096. http://www.livenation.com.
TRAVEL
July 4, 2010 | By Jay Jones
Sunday Fireworks reggae-style Where: Mandalay Beach (Mandalay Bay) Highlights: Celebrate Independence Day to the blast of fireworks and the beat of Mystic Roots Band. Info: (702) 632-7580, http://www.mandalaybay.com Friday Lilith Fair Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center Highlights: Billed as a celebration of women in music, the headliners include Sara McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, the Bangles and Queen Latifah. Info: (702)
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November 1, 2003 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Stepping away from the spotlight can be a traumatic experience for pop performers, who risk losing their competitive edge and their fans. But Sarah McLachlan, credited with liberating women in pop music in the '90s with her Lilith Fair tours, looks back on her four-year professional hiatus, when she and musician husband Ashwin Sood became parents of a daughter, India, as "a really blissful time."
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August 10, 2000 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Billed by the artists' record label as a bid to fill the void left by the late, lamented Lilith Fair, the Girls' Room tour presented four promising female musicians in a free, all-ages show at the Roxy on Tuesday. Fresh-faced Capitol Records singer-songwriters Amy Correia, Kendall Payne, Tara MacLean and Shannon McNally proved individually appealing with their distinctive voices and upbeat, folk-and-blues-infused rock songs.
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July 13, 2000 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lilith has left the building. But her three rewarding and influential years advancing the careers of scores of female pop and rock musicians opened a door of opportunity that four of her younger sisters are about to walk through. In fact, a new tour dubbed the Girls Room, which features a rotating lineup of singer-songwriters Tara MacLean, Shannon McNally, Amy Correia and Kendall Payne, was born at a Lilith Fair show last summer outside of Boston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2000 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lilith has left the building. But her three rewarding and influential years advancing the careers of scores of female pop and rock musicians opened a door of opportunity that four of her younger sisters are about to walk through. In fact, a new tour dubbed the Girls Room, which features a rotating lineup of singer-songwriters Tara MacLean, Shannon McNally, Amy Correia and Kendall Payne, was born at a Lilith Fair show last summer outside Boston.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sarah McLachlan's latest album, "Surfacing," has sold 2 million copies in the United States and just netted the Canadian star two Grammy Awards. But because she is best known as the force behind the groundbreaking, phenomenally successful touring festival Lilith Fair, "Surfacing" often gets submerged in conversations with the press. One day last week, McLachlan hunkered down in Spokane, Wash.
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June 21, 1998 | Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
Yes, Sarah McLachlan has heard most of the condescending names that male music biz insiders coined after she announced last summer's all-female Lilith Fair festival tour. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter even smiles now at the mention of them: "Girlapalooza" . . . "Lesbopalooza" . . . and the rest. When it gets to one she hasn't heard, she breaks into a flat-out laugh: "Breast-fest." "Oh, my God," she says, cackling during an interview here. "Really. Well, there you go."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
One of the creators of the Lilith Fair tour is taking some of that acclaimed and successful venture's musical ideals to another venue. And this time, guys are invited. Concert booking agent Marty Diamond--who teamed with Sarah McLachlan and her manager, Terry McBride, to put the woman-oriented Lilith on the road--has just begun shopping a proposal for a TV show and associated tour that would bring pop musicians from different genres and generations together for spontaneous collaborations.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Despite such notable efforts as the Tibetan Freedom Concerts, Net Aid and the the Jubilee 2000 campaign involvement of Bono, Perry Farrell and others, the 1900s didn't exactly end on a note of social responsibility in the rock world. The lasting image of last year: the Woodstock fiasco and poster boys Fred Durst and Kid Rock promoting their brands of me-first hedonism.
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