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May 23, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucky Dube's first venture into reggae eight years ago was such a commercial disaster he had to resort to trickery to get a second chance. The South African singer, who appears with his 13-piece band on the "Reggae Sunsplash" bill at the Greek Theatre tonight and Sunday, was a performer in the mbqanga or "Zulu soul" vein before releasing "Rastas Never Die," the first reggae album by a South African artist.
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April 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Three men convicted of murdering an internationally known South African reggae star in a botched carjacking were sentenced by a judge to life in prison. Lucky Dube's 2007 killing drew worldwide attention to crime in South Africa, which has one of the world's highest murder rates. The 43-year-old singer was gunned down in his car in front of his children in suburban Johannesburg. "The accused showed no mercy for the deceased," Judge Seun Moshidi said. "It is difficult for the court to extend any mercy today."
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NEWS
June 27, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's better to be lucky than good"--old baseball adage. And this Lucky is good, not to mention inspirational and probably rich too. Now I don't know if he's married, girls, but Lucky Dube (pronounced Doo- Bay) is as popular as pizza, free money or a "Get Out of Jail Free" card. Dube is the man who popularized reggae in South Africa--someone's gotta do it. Dube has more than a dozen albums, most of them only available in Africa, plus three movies to his credit.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1998 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even reggae music has room to grow. The genre's true artists know it isn't enough to sing piously of God and freedom across a simple trance rhythm. As Steel Pulse demonstrated again Saturday at the Teva Spirit of Unity festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the most meaningful reggae is made by those willing to push the form a little further.
WORLD
April 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Three men convicted of murdering an internationally known South African reggae star in a botched carjacking were sentenced by a judge to life in prison. Lucky Dube's 2007 killing drew worldwide attention to crime in South Africa, which has one of the world's highest murder rates. The 43-year-old singer was gunned down in his car in front of his children in suburban Johannesburg. "The accused showed no mercy for the deceased," Judge Seun Moshidi said. "It is difficult for the court to extend any mercy today."
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
A rapper from Panama, a reggae singer from South Africa and two calypso greats are on the bill for FESTAC Explosion '93, a celebration of Caribbean music Sunday at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. El General (Edgardo Franco) is a native of Panama who emigrated to New York with his family in 1985 and has since gone on to become one of the top Latin rappers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1989 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Lucky Dube is a South African singer who four years ago jumped from the comfort of Zulu pop to the more uncertain world of reggae. It was a brave cultural statement for an African to adopt the African-destiny cause of the Jamaican music, but the artistic results on display in Dube's L.A. debut Friday at the Palace were mixed. Except for one a cappella choral piece, the wiry performer made no attempt to blend the music of the homeland with that of the exiles seeking the homeland. Reggae's politics my be radical, but the musicians tend to follow the rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucky Dube's first venture into reggae eight years ago was such a commercial disaster that he had to resort to trickery to get a second chance. The South African singer, who appears tonight with his 13-piece band on the "Reggae Sunsplash" bill at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, was a performer in the mbqanga or "Zulu soul" vein before releasing "Rastas Never Die," the first reggae album by a SouthAfrican artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1998 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even reggae music has room to grow. The genre's true artists know it's not enough to sing piously of God and freedom across a simple trance rhythm. As Steel Pulse demonstrated again Saturday at the Teva Spirit of Unity festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the most meaningful reggae is made by those willing to push the form a little further.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucky Dube's first venture into reggae eight years ago was such a commercial disaster that he had to resort to trickery to get a second chance. The South African singer, who appears tonight at 7 with his 13-piece band on the "Reggae Sunsplash" bill at San Diego State's Open Air Theatre, was a performer in the mbqanga or "Zulu soul" vein before releasing "Rastas Never Die," the first reggae album by a South African artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1998 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even reggae music has room to grow. The genre's true artists know it's not enough to sing piously of God and freedom across a simple trance rhythm. As Steel Pulse demonstrated again Saturday at the Teva Spirit of Unity festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the most meaningful reggae is made by those willing to push the form a little further.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
A rapper from Panama, a reggae singer from South Africa and two calypso greats are on the bill for FESTAC Explosion '93, a celebration of Caribbean music Sunday at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. El General (Edgardo Franco) is a native of Panama who emigrated to New York with his family in 1985 and has since gone on to become one of the top Latin rappers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucky Dube's first venture into reggae eight years ago was such a commercial disaster that he had to resort to trickery to get a second chance. The South African singer, who appears tonight with his 13-piece band on the "Reggae Sunsplash" bill at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, was a performer in the mbqanga or "Zulu soul" vein before releasing "Rastas Never Die," the first reggae album by a SouthAfrican artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucky Dube's first venture into reggae eight years ago was such a commercial disaster that he had to resort to trickery to get a second chance. The South African singer, who appears tonight at 7 with his 13-piece band on the "Reggae Sunsplash" bill at San Diego State's Open Air Theatre, was a performer in the mbqanga or "Zulu soul" vein before releasing "Rastas Never Die," the first reggae album by a South African artist.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1992 | DON SNOWDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucky Dube's first venture into reggae eight years ago was such a commercial disaster he had to resort to trickery to get a second chance. The South African singer, who appears with his 13-piece band on the "Reggae Sunsplash" bill at the Greek Theatre tonight and Sunday, was a performer in the mbqanga or "Zulu soul" vein before releasing "Rastas Never Die," the first reggae album by a South African artist.
NEWS
June 27, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's better to be lucky than good"--old baseball adage. And this Lucky is good, not to mention inspirational and probably rich too. Now I don't know if he's married, girls, but Lucky Dube (pronounced Doo- Bay) is as popular as pizza, free money or a "Get Out of Jail Free" card. Dube is the man who popularized reggae in South Africa--someone's gotta do it. Dube has more than a dozen albums, most of them only available in Africa, plus three movies to his credit.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1998 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even reggae music has room to grow. The genre's true artists know it isn't enough to sing piously of God and freedom across a simple trance rhythm. As Steel Pulse demonstrated again Saturday at the Teva Spirit of Unity festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, the most meaningful reggae is made by those willing to push the form a little further.
WORLD
October 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Five men were arrested Sunday in the killing of reggae star Lucky Dube, who was gunned down in an apparent carjacking attempt, South African police said. Police spokesman Eugene Opperman said the men would appear in court Tuesday. Two stolen handguns and a car allegedly used during the slaying also were seized. Dube, who launched his career in the 1980s with criticism of the apartheid regime, was killed after he dropped off two of his children at his brother's suburban Johannesburg home.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1989 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Lucky Dube is a South African singer who four years ago jumped from the comfort of Zulu pop to the more uncertain world of reggae. It was a brave cultural statement for an African to adopt the African-destiny cause of the Jamaican music, but the artistic results on display in Dube's L.A. debut Friday at the Palace were mixed. Except for one a cappella choral piece, the wiry performer made no attempt to blend the music of the homeland with that of the exiles seeking the homeland. Reggae's politics my be radical, but the musicians tend to follow the rules.
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