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August 26, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nelly may be the hottest star in rap over the past two years, but he sure hasn't had much luck as a live performer in Southern California. His long-awaited big-show debut in the area, Aug. 11 at the Beat Summer Jam, never happened because fights in the audience ended the show prematurely. Back for another round Saturday at the KPWR-FM (105.9) Back to School Powerhouse concert at the Arrowhead Pond, Nelly was cut short by the clock. The St. Louis rapper, whose new album, "Nellyville," is No.
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September 10, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Keith Jackson has some stories, all right. Of riding his horse four miles to his rural Georgia high school. Of nights carousing with Paul "Bear" Bryant. Of the time Howard Cosell, smelling like a Russian distillery, set Jackson's pants on fire during a telecast of "Monday Night Football. " "He had the cigar, all that vodka," he recalls. "I almost threw him out of the booth myself. " It's not just the stories that are so captivating, either. It's The Voice, the envy of cellos everywhere.
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July 27, 2001 | ROGER CATLIN, HARTFORD COURANT
It was just a year ago the country got hip to Nelly, the droopy-drawer St. Louis rapper who combined childhood rhymes with sharp beats for an international hit called "Country Grammar." Today, Nelly is everywhere. After sales of 6 million copies, his debut album, "Country Grammar," is still in the Top 25, spinning out singles such as the recent No. 3, "Ride Wit Me." At the same time, he's part of Jagged Edge's rising single "Where the Party At." And the first album by his group St.
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July 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper Nelly brought kidnapping victim Amanda Berry out onstage at a Cleveland concert just one day after her captor Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts of criminal behavior.  The "Hot in Herre" rapper was performing d uring RoverFest in the city's Voinovich Park on Saturday when he introduced Berry and a friend during his set,  according to  the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Berry, 27, who was 16 when she disappeared in April 2003, had been held captive with two other women -- Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight -- for 10 years.
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July 21, 2002 | MARC WEINGARTEN
When Nelly emerges from his dressing room at CBS Television City half an hour before taping his performance on "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," he looks as spry and hale as a morning talk-show host. The rap superstar, dressed in his requisite public attire of football jersey and baseball cap, with a diamond-encrusted ram's head pendant hanging from his neck, is placid and cooperative, exchanging pleasantries with the show's talent booker and other bystanders.
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November 17, 1994 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers theater for the Times Orange County Edition. and
Much of the interest in "Loulou," Maurice Pialat's 1980 movie about hard-nosed romance, comes from watching French stars Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert at earlier, less commercial plateaus in their careers. Pialat, a former painter known for the earnest realism of his films, tells the story of Nelly (Huppert) and Loulou (Depardieu), a pair of lovers who connect despite the disadvantage of having little in common besides a flash point of sexual attraction.
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November 16, 2010
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October 19, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE
Either the British know how to do it better, or Christopher Hampton's "Tales From Hollywood" (at 9 tonight on KCET-TV Channel 28 and KPBS-TV Channel 15) simply works better in the favored medium of the city that spawned it. The answer is no doubt a bit of both, but when "Tales" was performed at the Mark Taper Forum in 1980 (commissioned by the Taper's Gordon Davidson), it didn't fly.
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January 5, 2002 | Soren Baker
OutKast is arguably the best rap group of all time, but it has never won a Grammy--a situation that may change because it has been nominated not only for best rap album, but also album of the year. Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" and Ludacris' "Back for the First Time" are worthy rivals in the rap competition, but OutKast's "Stankonia" contains doses of daring musicianship, political commentary and a creativity that's unmatched by other albums in the category.
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July 21, 2000 | SOREN BAKER
Featuring the spare title track, a No. 1 rap single, this debut collection establishes the St. Louis artist as a force to be reckoned with. Like many other rappers, his distinctive slang is indigenous, and his street-centered tales are based on life in his city. But it's the combination of his easygoing rapping and easily accessible production that pushes his album over the top. Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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July 28, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A day after her captor was sentenced to life in prison, Cleveland kidnapping survivor Amanda Berry made her first public appearance at a Saturday evening concert in Cleveland. Berry, 27, came on stage with her family and the rapper Nelly, but did not address the crowd at the daylong RoverFest. She waved and smiled, drawing audience cheers. Her appearance was notable at least on a symbolic level: Riding a pair of monster hits, Nelly's star was burning brightest just before Berry's sudden disappearance into captivity at age 16 in April 2003.
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October 12, 2012 | By August Brown
Musicians, time for some real talk. We do not advocate for any illicit narcotic use here at Pop & Hiss, but if you know you're riding dirty in your tour bus, route your travels far away from Sierra Blanca, Texas. Following in the company of Fiona Apple, Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson, the pop-rapper Nelly is the latest artist whose crew had a drug-based run-in with cops in the small Texas town, which is quickly becoming known as America's capital for tour inconveniences. The MC himself was not arrested, but his staffer Brian Keith Jones claimed responsibiity for a haul including marijuana, 36 baggies of heroin and a loaded pistol.
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October 11, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Nelly and his entourage are the latest famous folks to fall victim to That Checkpoint -- the one on I-10 in Texas where it seems as if everyone and his brother gets busted for having something shady on the tour bus. The rapper and six other people who were on Nelly's bus were detained during a search Wednesday night in which the Border Patrol found about 10 pounds of weed, some heroin and a loaded gun on board, TMZ reported . Ultimately one...
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September 18, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Nelly Furtadowould be more respected among tastemakers if her father were a Sri Lankan rebel, if she had been born and raised in a Brazilian favela or if she had burst out of Miami with the jumbo sound she presents on “The Spirit Indestructible.” But, alas, she's Portuguese-Canadian and seemed to sneak onto the American charts like a Trojan horse, earning an early hit with “I'm Like a Bird” before gradually morphing into one of the more innovative...
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August 17, 2012
Harry Harrison Science fiction author's work inspired 'Soylent Green' Harry Harrison, 87, an author whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, died Wednesday in southern England, according to his friend and fellow sci-fi writer Michael Carroll. Harrison was a prolific writer whose works included tongue-in-cheek intergalactic action romps and dystopian fantasies, with detours through children's stories and shambolic crime capers. He was best known for his "The Stainless Steel Rat" series, starring the free-spirited antihero Slippery Jim DiGriz, a quick-witted con man who travels the universe swindling humans, aliens and robots alike.
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July 7, 2011
MUSIC Taking on the role that won Susan Hayward an Oscar, Nellie McKay in her latest musical project gives voice to the lying, scheming Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber in California at San Quentin in 1955. "I Want to Live!" is a noir bad-girl tale, replete with prison lesbianism, so prepare to be scandalized. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Sat. $20. (323) 466-2210.
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February 23, 1997 | MARK HEISLER
Two Nellies have I, one to laugh and one to cry. Professional basketball has no more elusive personality than Don Nelson. Personally, I've been trying to get a fix on him for years and failing. When he was running the Golden State Warriors, whom he'd built into a rising power, I wrote a story detailing his accomplishments, noted his contract was about to run out and suggested he had the world by the tail.
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January 10, 1997 | PHILIP BRANDES
A Jewish mother's worst dilemma: She finds out her son is gay, but he's dating a doctor. That's one of the few printable jokes in "Pulp Nellie," an evening of take-no-prisoners sketch comedy from the Nellie Olesons at Highways. The New York-based troupe's assaults on taste, sexual orientation and political correctness push way past the more mainstream boundaries observed by kindred companies like the Groundlings and Acme Comedy Theatre.
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