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May 6, 2001 | STEVE BALTIN
Advances in technology are working their way into recording all the time. However, when the influential British dance duo Utah Saints and R.E.M. singer Stipe were looking for a way to collaborate on "Two," the first U.S. album from the Saints since 1992, they turned to the old-fashioned telephone.
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October 15, 2004 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
"We're R.E.M. and we approve of this concert," was the playful line that R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe used on the recent anti-President Bush Vote for Change concert swing, and again Wednesday as the veteran rock trio kicked off its formal U.S. tour at the Greek Theatre. Which proves you can take the rock band out of a political tour, but you can't take the politics out of a rock band.
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March 26, 2000 | Allison Adato
Did I just say 'passionate' on TV?" Michael Stipe, marble cool in nearly every aspect of his professional life, appears momentarily mortified, then amused by his word choice. He is walking the red carpet press gantlet before the Golden Globes and it's his first film industry awards show as a nominee. So perhaps he should be forgiven if the wrong word, a sort of affected word, escapes his lips on live television. To begin with, not everyone thrusting a microphone at his face knows why he's here.
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May 27, 2004 | Patrick Day
STIPE may be best known as the lead singer for the Athens, Ga.-based band R.E.M., but since 1994 he's been working in Hollywood, producing films through his company, Single Cell Productions. His hits include "Velvet Goldmine," "American Movie: The Making of Northwestern" and "Being John Malkovich." His latest production, "Saved!" is a comedy about the students of a Baptist high school, starring Mandy Moore, Jena Malone and Macaulay Culkin.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2000 | JAMES BATES
RSub, an affiliate of Web site designer Razorfish and its founders, said it is buying a majority interest in the production company of R.E.M. lead singer and film producer Michael Stipe. The agreement, believed to be valued at around $5 million, will provide Stipe's Self Timer with a film development fund. Stipe in turn is expected to create Internet content for RSub's site. Self Timer is the parent company for two Stipe companies, Single Cell Pictures and C-Hundred Film Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1997 | Dave Jennings, from London
A seemingly unlikely figure has been making the rounds of all the coolest places in London recently--R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, who is reportedly head-hunting U.K.-based stars to appear on the soundtrack of "Velvet Goldmine," the forthcoming film about '70s glam-rock for which he is executive producer via his Single Cell film company. Stipe was spotted in the modest confines of the North London club the Garage earlier this month taking time out for a performance of American band Fountains of Wayne.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1999
Arno Keks makes the usual mistakes of the small but vocal Beatles-denial squad (Letters, Dec. 12). Bob Dylan and the Beatles influenced each other. Dylan's lyrics inspired John Lennon. The Beatles' energy cantilevered Dylan's electrification. Keks equates the Rolling Stones' survival compared to the Beatles' breakup as indication of some significance. But the Stones' valid contributions to contemporary rock were in narrower straits than the important quantum leaps in writing and recording engineered by the Beatles.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1987
R.E.M. has always seemed a bit too fey and sensitive for comfort. A Simon & Garfunkel for the '80s, they evoke images of a lovelorn swain gazing pensively at the rain through lace curtains. However, this pleasantly surprising collection of B-sides, outtakes and oddities reveals that the Athens, Ga., quartet has a fine sense of humor as well as excellent taste in outside material.
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July 30, 1995 | Steve Hochman
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) got plenty of attention when he scolded Hollywood about sex and violence in movies, TV and pop music. But, as The Times reports today (see Page A1), Dole's comments aren't changing the face of show business. Yet. The creative and business powerbrokers will tell you they've always been thoughful about what they produce.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1995
Congratulations to 17-year-old high school student Jessica Kaplan on selling her first screenplay ("Fast Times for Santa Monica Student," Calendar, Aug. 23). The story about white suburban kids becoming infatuated with gangsta culture with tragic results certainly sounds topical and high-concept. At the risk of offending New Line Single Cell producer Michael Stipe, I found his comment, "I know all too well that you can't get a 40-year-old screenwriter to write something like this," a bit bewildering.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2001 | STEVE BALTIN
Advances in technology are working their way into recording all the time. However, when the influential British dance duo Utah Saints and R.E.M. singer Stipe were looking for a way to collaborate on "Two," the first U.S. album from the Saints since 1992, they turned to the old-fashioned telephone.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2000 | JAMES BATES
RSub, an affiliate of Web site designer Razorfish and its founders, said it is buying a majority interest in the production company of R.E.M. lead singer and film producer Michael Stipe. The agreement, believed to be valued at around $5 million, will provide Stipe's Self Timer with a film development fund. Stipe in turn is expected to create Internet content for RSub's site. Self Timer is the parent company for two Stipe companies, Single Cell Pictures and C-Hundred Film Corp.
MAGAZINE
March 26, 2000 | Allison Adato
Did I just say 'passionate' on TV?" Michael Stipe, marble cool in nearly every aspect of his professional life, appears momentarily mortified, then amused by his word choice. He is walking the red carpet press gantlet before the Golden Globes and it's his first film industry awards show as a nominee. So perhaps he should be forgiven if the wrong word, a sort of affected word, escapes his lips on live television. To begin with, not everyone thrusting a microphone at his face knows why he's here.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1999
Arno Keks makes the usual mistakes of the small but vocal Beatles-denial squad (Letters, Dec. 12). Bob Dylan and the Beatles influenced each other. Dylan's lyrics inspired John Lennon. The Beatles' energy cantilevered Dylan's electrification. Keks equates the Rolling Stones' survival compared to the Beatles' breakup as indication of some significance. But the Stones' valid contributions to contemporary rock were in narrower straits than the important quantum leaps in writing and recording engineered by the Beatles.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1999 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, Susan Freudenheim is The Times' arts editor
Despair, optimism and disinterest. Bring a group of creative people together to talk about the millennium, and a healthy dose of each emerges. Audiences, they say, are broadening and are receptive to a mix of media and information, yet it's still hard to get significant quality work made.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1999 | JAN STUART, NEWSDAY
The Oscar nominating committees huddle behind closed doors. There is much wringing of hands, pounding of foreheads. "Do we have a category for least likely screenplay to see the light of day?" "How about best performance by an actor playing some cockamamie notion of himself?" "Can we do a special Who's Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor prize for most de-glamorized use of Cameron Diaz?"
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October 25, 1998 | Marc Weingarten, Marc Weingarten writes about pop music for Calendar
Seventeen years after emerging from Athens, Ga., to become one of America's most influential and enduring bands, the members of R.E.M. find themselves starting at square one again after the departure of drummer Bill Berry last fall. Berry was eager to return to a more tranquil lifestyle after suffering from a brain aneurysm in the fall of 1995.
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July 2, 1995 | Chris Riemenschneider, Chris Riemenschneider is a Times staff writer. and
Michael Stipe, who many say has long maintained artistic integrity as the lead singer and visionary head of R.E.M., set out for equally high standards with his film production deal between New Line Cinema and his own Single Cell Productions. "I basically just want to make movies that don't suck," Stipe said recently from backstage at New York's Madison Square Garden following a concert sound check. While this may not sound like such a lofty goal for Single Cell, Stipe thinks it is.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1998 | Marc Weingarten, Marc Weingarten writes about pop music for Calendar
Seventeen years after emerging from Athens, Ga., to become one of America's most influential and enduring bands, the members of R.E.M. find themselves starting at square one again after the departure of drummer Bill Berry last fall. Berry was eager to return to a more tranquil lifestyle after suffering from a brain aneurysm in the fall of 1995.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1997 | Dave Jennings, from London
A seemingly unlikely figure has been making the rounds of all the coolest places in London recently--R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, who is reportedly head-hunting U.K.-based stars to appear on the soundtrack of "Velvet Goldmine," the forthcoming film about '70s glam-rock for which he is executive producer via his Single Cell film company. Stipe was spotted in the modest confines of the North London club the Garage earlier this month taking time out for a performance of American band Fountains of Wayne.
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