June 27, 1989 |
A wine-and-cheese tent in the parking lot? New Age music on stage? At the Greek Theatre? Let's take the Volvo today, honey. NNew Age music made a bid for the big time on Sunday as David Lanz, David Arkenstone, Suzanne Ciani and Michael Tomlinson were packaged on a concert billed as "The Wave Summerfest." Did it work? Did New Age make its case to become the dominant sound of the '90s? The answer to the first question: Well, sorta. To the second: Not on your life. In fact, a good portion of the long, long program was like swimming through a vat of mayonnaise.
August 31, 1988 |
Michael Tomlinson is a music business phenomenon--a performer who is building a successful career from a part of the country far outside the traditional entertainment centers of power. Even more remarkable, the Seattle-based singer/songwriter has done it at his own pace, learning the difficult financial lessons the old-fashioned way--by starting his own record company--and insisting upon maintaining his personal integrity every step of the way.
August 23, 1991 |
How can you not like a guy as determinedly upbeat as Michael Tomlinson? The Seattle singer-songwriter's concert on Wednesday at the Universal Amphitheatre was a perfect illustration of a performer whose optimism far outshines his dark side. Tomlinson's early identification as a "new age" singer continued to have a certain validity in his lyrics. Lines like "Let us dream that every rain cloud isn't there just to fall" abounded through most of his songs.
September 25, 1988 |
By now you've probably heard that KTWV-FM (better known as the Wave) has abandoned its old no-deejay policy, bringing in a group of what new program director John Sebastian is terming "announcers" to provide listeners with programming information. "They're going to be discreet, brief and warm--I think they'll add a lot of humanity to the station," said Sebastian, who comes to the Wave after programming successful New Age-style formats in Washington and Phoenix.
May 18, 1994 |
The destiny of Larry Kramer has been to disturb. Disturb his family with the revelation of his gay identity. Disturb gays with his clarion calls, long before the AIDS crisis, for monogamy. And disturb presumptions of those who assume that any play by America's Angriest Gay Man is going to be just, well, angry. "The Destiny of Me," Kramer's follow-up to his earlier, very angry "The Normal Heart," is much more interesting precisely because it is not a polemic.
November 1, 2004 |
Trainer Bobby Frankel made it a sweep of the stakes on Oak Tree's closing weekend, winning Sunday's $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap with 5-1 shot Theater R.N. On Saturday, the barn won the Morvich Handicap with Leroidesanimaux. In winning for the fourth time in five starts, Theater R.N., a 4-year-old daughter of Theatrical, used a strong late run to beat 4-1 shot Lots Of Hope, who is also trained by Frankel, by a half-length in the Grade II.