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.
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.
November 21, 1994 |
Michael Tomlinson's solo concert at the Coach House Saturday had the cozy feel of a gathering of friends in someone's living room. The sweet-toned singer and songwriter made everyone feel comfortable with between tune narratives and witty asides, and his seemingly heartfelt delivery included smiles at every turn.