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February 11, 1999 | JERRY CROWE
* Co-leader of the rock bands Heart and Lovemongers. This month she released her first solo album, "Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop." Civic Pride: For a long time I've been commuting between Seattle and L.A., and I find myself "sticking up" for the city of fallen angels. Describing weekends like this helps me to win my case. Happiest Place on Earth: On Friday night, my husband (writer-director Cameron Crowe) and I shoot down to Anaheim for dinner and rides at Disneyland.
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April 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson was hospitalized early Monday for treatment of a collapsed lung, a spokeswoman said. Wilson, 71, was expected to recover but will not be able to make a performance scheduled in Memphis, Tenn., next weekend, said Devra Levy, wife of Wilson's manager, John Levy. Wilson's lung was being reinflated at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree and she was in good spirits, Devra Levy said. She said she did not know the cause of the lung problem.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Grammy-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson was hospitalized early Monday for treatment of a collapsed lung, a spokeswoman said. Wilson, 71, was expected to recover but will not be able to make a performance scheduled in Memphis, Tenn., next weekend, said Devra Levy, wife of Wilson's manager, John Levy. Wilson's lung was being reinflated at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree and she was in good spirits, Devra Levy said. She said she did not know the cause of the lung problem.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2007 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
When Nancy Wilson walked on stage Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, 70 looked like the new 60, or maybe even 50. Wearing a canary-yellow gown for the opening half of the concert and a vibrant red one in the second half, she was the visual focal point for an evening celebrating her 70th birthday (which was Feb. 20). A sterling lineup of artists -- mostly singers -- energized the festivities.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1988 | ZAN STEWART
Singer Nancy Wilson, who has meandered through jazz and pop circles in her 30 years as a performer, proved once again at the Greek Theatre Thursday that her considerable talents are more suited to meaty material like "Guess Who I Saw Today," her first hit, than to "Forbidden Lover," her most recent.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1990 | DON HECKMAN
Nancy Wilson's concert at the Wiltern Theatre on Saturday had the loose and easy feeling of an evening among old friends. Looking slim and svelte, constantly reaching out to her receptive audience, she ranged back and forth between rocking rhythm tunes and stretched-out jazz ballads. Among the best were her readings of songs such as "Lover" and "A Song for You," in which her warm and husky sound was on prominent display.
NEWS
April 6, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was an occasion to sing the praises of a singer when the Los Angeles Urban League honored Nancy Wilson on Thursday at the Century Plaza Hotel. The vocalist was given the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award at the league's 19th annual dinner. "Nancy's not just some celebrity whose name was pulled out of a hat," said president John Mack. "She's someone who's been a builder. She hasn't promoted hate. She's promoted understanding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988 | MARY BARBER, Times Staff Writer
How one of the country's most popular singers came to teach song styling at a campus best known for horticulture and Arabian horses is still a wonder to the chairman of the music department. Nancy Wilson just said "yes" when Cal Poly Pomona's W. G. Carter asked her. Her class will perform in concert tonight, and, if the setting seems unusual, so is the arrangement between the school and the famous singer. And so are the results of the 10-week course.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nancy Wilson will take the small venue over the big any day. Last summer, the veteran singer worked for an audience of 10,000 fans when she headlined a tribute to alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley at the Hollywood Bowl. On Saturday, Wilson appears at the 600-seat Strand in Rendondo Beach, and she says the intimate venue is much more to her liking. "The Strand feels like home. That's where I can do my show, be me," she says. "That's how I grew up, working in those intimate settings.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heart is rarely noted as an influence on contemporary female rockers. Not like Chrissie Hynde or the Runaways. But back in the '70s, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson at the band's creative core were forcefully taking on Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith with a blend of hard rock and acoustic torch songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wednesday night, for the second week in a row, Lexus Jazz at the Bowl showcased the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with a female singer named Wilson. Last week the first name was Cassandra, this week it was Nancy. Yet despite the difference in vocal styles, the programming situations were strikingly similar. Once again, it was the orchestra, opening the show with a kaleidoscopic set of full-spectrum big band pieces, that dominated the evening.
OPINION
March 5, 2000
After hearing some of Little George Bush's Republican rhetoric, I wish Hillary was running for president instead of just for the Senate. I really think she could carry the vote against these males. And I'd love to torture all the Clinton-haters for another eight years. What fun! NANCY WILSON Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heart is rarely noted as an influence on contemporary female rockers. Not like Chrissie Hynde or the Runaways. But back in the '70s, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson at the band's creative core were forcefully taking on Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith with a blend of hard rock and acoustic torch songs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1999 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Take the money and run, or take a risk. Those were options facing Ann and Nancy Wilson when they were setting up a 1999 summer tour. The lucrative option was to reactivate Heart. Resurrecting the Seattle rock band would have been the safer, more profitable choice, given that Heart has sold some 29 million albums worldwide since its 1976 debut, "Dreamboat Annie." Instead, the Wilsons decided to tour for the first time as a stripped-down duo.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1999
Inside Calendar Weekend: Ann, at left, and Nancy Wilson, whose band Heart has sold 29 million albums, are touring as a duo in a more intimate, acoustic format. The sisters play the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1999
The 65-mph speed limit on the 10 Freeway is much too fast for the amount of traffic and a roadway always under construction. The situation is much too dangerous. What's with all the passing on the right? Isn't there driver's education in this state? I try and stay to the right and then move out for merging traffic. Yet oncoming speeders behind me often refuse to yield to my left turn signal (and even speed up). This is not acceptable. Everyone else has to pay high insurance rates for idiots who can't drive.
NEWS
March 10, 1988 | MARY BARBER, Times Staff Writer
How one of the country's most popular singers came to teach song styling at a campus best known for horticulture and Arabian horses is still a wonder to the chairman of the music department. Nancy Wilson just said "yes" when Cal Poly Pomona's W. G. Carter asked her. Her class will perform in concert tonight, and if the setting seems unusual, so is the arrangement between the school and the famous singer, and so are the results of the 10-week course.
NEWS
October 3, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
A small part of Hollywood Boulevard will forever belong to Nancy Wilson. At noon on Monday, the singer received her star on the Walk of Fame. Afterward, for the remainder of the afternoon, she celebrated with 300 family members and friends in the Hollywood Roosevelt's Blossom Room. "We're just glad she's getting her roses while she can still smell them," said actress Marla Gibbs, who called the singer "the epitome of romance."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1999 | JERRY CROWE
* Co-leader of the rock bands Heart and Lovemongers. This month she released her first solo album, "Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop." Civic Pride: For a long time I've been commuting between Seattle and L.A., and I find myself "sticking up" for the city of fallen angels. Describing weekends like this helps me to win my case. Happiest Place on Earth: On Friday night, my husband (writer-director Cameron Crowe) and I shoot down to Anaheim for dinner and rides at Disneyland.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1999 | Natalie Nichols
Heart guitarist Wilson's first solo collection is a dull pastiche of new songs, folked-up Heart favorites and pop classics from her 1997 performances in Santa Monica. Her acoustic guitar and mandolin work is adequate, but her vocals fail to meet such challenges as Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You." Her bluesy "Ground Zero" has its moments, but other originals spout the same sentimental nonsense that's been so lucrative for Heart.
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