March 29, 2002 |
Linda Ronstadt & Mariachi Los Camperos, New Orleans favorite sons the Neville Brothers and Orange County alternative bands Save Ferris and the Orange County Supertones top the Orange County Fair's summer headline entertainment offerings. The bill during the 110th annual Fair's 17-day run includes a mix of rock, country and comedy acts starting July 12 with Bay Area rock band Huey Lewis & the News.
September 5, 1996 |
The Goo Goo Dolls, DC Talk, Pat Boone, Martina McBride, Phyllis Diller, Eddie Money, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blood, Sweat and Tears are among the grandstand acts scheduled at the 69th Los Angeles County Fair, which opens Friday. This is the first year since 1983 that the fair is offering nightly entertainment, which publicity director Sid Robinson says creates more of "an urgency for people to come on a certain day, at a certain time.
August 31, 2007 |
George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Assn. Awards with top nominations, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for musical event of the year, for a performance with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson; album of the year for "It Just Comes Natural"; and single of the year for "Wrapped."
November 7, 2003 |
Marty Martel never had a gold record, but he's been in the country music business for 30 years, first as a singer and later as the owner of a small production and talent agency. Now 64 and near the end of his career, Martel wants a little peace of mind. He wants to see a long-discussed retirement home built for people in country music, a place where singers, producers, musicians and others can go, no matter how little money they have.
October 7, 2008 |
The John McCain campaign has sounded echoes of Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign gaffe of adopting Bruce Springsteen's antiwar song "Born in the U.S.A." by using the Martina McBride country hit "Independence Day" to bring his GOP running mate Sarah Palin on stage at a rally following her debate Thursday with Sen. Joe Biden. The title and most of the chorus sound cheery, patriotic and upbeat -- perfect for a rally: Let freedom ring/ Let the white dove sing/ Let the whole world know that today is the day of a reckoning.
February 18, 1993 |
Kenny Rogers just keeps rolling along. Opening a five-concert run at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, he was the quintessential show-biz artist, masterfully in command of both the music and his audience. There wasn't much that was unfamiliar in the music, other than a couple of new originals, both of which effectively reconfirmed Rogers' ability to craft emotionally charged material.
May 19, 2005 |
A brash newcomer, an Australian and a newlywed recording veteran took away the top honors at the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Gretchen Wilson won for both female vocalist and best new artist despite a sometimes in-your-face approach to the Nashville establishment.
July 12, 2007
The 2007 Orange County Fair opens Friday with an offer of free admission for those who arrive early (before 1 p.m.) and a fireworks display for those who stay late. With the theme of "Cowabunga! The Year of Herefords, Surfers and Sand," the fair will have all the usual carnival rides, games, food, cultural exhibits, local entertainment acts and agricultural competitions.
July 22, 2004 |
In an era of teen pop and youthful hip-hop, the last person you'd expect to see at the top of the charts is a good-timin' ol' boy such as Jimmy Buffett. But the king of the parrot- heads' new album, "License to Chill," entered the national album sales chart Wednesday at No. 1 after selling 239,000 copies in its first week in the stores, reports Nielsen SoundScan. The CD -- the first No.