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December 5, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Hedges, an acoustic guitarist and composer known for his unusual two-handed picking style, has died in an automobile crash. He was 43. Hedges died in a one-car crash on California 128 in rural Mendocino County, about 100 miles northwest of San Francisco, California Highway Patrol Officer Bob Burke said. A work crew discovered the guitarist's body in his wrecked 1986 BMW Tuesday morning.
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March 1, 2004
'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek Previously known as simply "sound," the addition of "mixing" to this category's title clarifies the difference from its close neighbor "sound editing." In the final step of the aural process, sound mixers strive to achieve the proper balance between dialogue, music and effects. This year included numerous multiple nominees within the same category.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1988 | DON HECKMAN
"I kind of cringe when reviewers call what I do 'wind chime music,' before they've ever heard me," said guitarist Michael Hedges. One of the brightest stars in the Windham Hill firmament, Hedges didn't seem really annoyed, just eager to separate himself from the company's well-known New Age identification.
NEWS
December 5, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Michael Hedges, an acoustic guitarist and composer known for his unusual two-handed picking style, has died in an automobile crash. He was 43. Hedges died in a one-car crash on California 128 in rural Mendocino County, about 100 miles northwest of San Francisco, California Highway Patrol Officer Bob Burke said. A work crew discovered the guitarist's body in his wrecked 1986 BMW Tuesday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michael Hedges hasn't been spending much time in the recording studio in the last year or two. The Northern California guitarist-singer, who created a series of strikingly inventive acoustic guitar albums on Windham Hill in the '80s, has been concentrating lately on other matters. "I can't get into that whole process of making a record, touring, writing music, making another record, touring, and so forth," says Hedges, who performs tonight at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1995 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the mild-mannered world of the solo acoustic guitar, Michael Hedges is a gadfly--albeit a gentle one, with an ear for pretty tones and chords. He doesn't so much sit and politely play guitar as he pounces, striking the strings with his right hand to set off ringing harmonics or pounding out rhythms on the body of the guitar. A transplanted Oklahoman, Hedges landed in the Bay Area at the right time, just as Windham Hill Records was making acoustic music safe for the masses.
NEWS
March 1, 2004
'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek Previously known as simply "sound," the addition of "mixing" to this category's title clarifies the difference from its close neighbor "sound editing." In the final step of the aural process, sound mixers strive to achieve the proper balance between dialogue, music and effects. This year included numerous multiple nominees within the same category.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1987 | DON HECKMAN
His hair may now be trimmed to a buzz, and his flowered jackets replaced by Rambo fatigues, but Michael Hedges still has the look of a man in disguise--a folk rocker in Windham Hill clothes. His opening set at the Roxy on Tuesday night was a study in the Jekyll/Hyde transformations that have characterized Hedges' music from the beginning. Moody, floating pieces alternated with ferociously rhythmic strumming and better than serviceable vocals.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the quest to sustain a career in music, some artists tune their creative frequencies to a specific market. By contrast, others work so hard to avoid definition that they become commercially transparent and largely overlooked. Then there are the musicians whose approach falls somewhere in between, such as guitarist Michael Hedges, who brings his unique, one-man show to Humphrey's on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.) We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" pulled to the front of the pack after wowing at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. And here we are ... yes, same as it ever was , with the Oscars coming around the bend on Sunday. So, one last time, the envelopes, please.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1995 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the mild-mannered world of the solo acoustic guitar, Michael Hedges is a gadfly--albeit a gentle one, with an ear for pretty tones and chords. He doesn't so much sit and politely play guitar as he pounces, striking the strings with his right hand to set off ringing harmonics or pounding out rhythms on the body of the guitar. A transplanted Oklahoman, Hedges landed in the Bay Area at the right time, just as Windham Hill Records was making acoustic music safe for the masses.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992 | JOHN D'AGOSTINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the quest to sustain a career in music, some artists tune their creative frequencies to a specific market. By contrast, others work so hard to avoid definition that they become commercially transparent and largely overlooked. Then there are the musicians whose approach falls somewhere in between, such as guitarist Michael Hedges, who brings his unique, one-man show to Humphrey's on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michael Hedges hasn't been spending much time in the recording studio in the last year or two. The Northern California guitarist-singer, who created a series of strikingly inventive acoustic guitar albums on Windham Hill in the '80s, has been concentrating lately on other matters. "I can't get into that whole process of making a record, touring, writing music, making another record, touring, and so forth," says Hedges, who performs tonight at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1988 | DON HECKMAN
"I kind of cringe when reviewers call what I do 'wind chime music,' before they've ever heard me," said guitarist Michael Hedges. One of the brightest stars in the Windham Hill firmament, Hedges didn't seem really annoyed, just eager to separate himself from the company's well-known New Age identification.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1987 | DON HECKMAN
His hair may now be trimmed to a buzz, and his flowered jackets replaced by Rambo fatigues, but Michael Hedges still has the look of a man in disguise--a folk rocker in Windham Hill clothes. His opening set at the Roxy on Tuesday night was a study in the Jekyll/Hyde transformations that have characterized Hedges' music from the beginning. Moody, floating pieces alternated with ferociously rhythmic strumming and better than serviceable vocals.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Scott Sandell
Some Oscar categories don't get much respect. Cinematography and sound editing are vital to any film, but many critics say the TV show could do without the presentation of these awards and their behind-the-scenes brethren. That said, the Academy Awards wouldn't be the same if we didn't have to consider who did the visual effects for "Gravity" or the hair and makeup for "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. " After the Oscars start to unfold at 5:30 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, check back for live updates of the winners in the following eight categories: cinematography, costume design, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, production design, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1998 | RANDY LEWIS
This Mississippi country singer sounds like Alison Krauss' older, slightly deeper-voiced sister, with a dash of Reba McEntire sass adding bite to her bluegrass-rooted purity. This debut benefits further from songs, both her own and by other writers, that prize honest emotion over cliche. ** 1/2 Various artists, "Sounds of Wood & Steel," Windham Hill. The appeal of this multi-artist instrumental showcase for Taylor Guitars will vary according to your fondness for fret-board proficiency.
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