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October 18, 2000 |
The brand of stinging roots-country music that singer-songwriter-guitarist Rosie Flores specializes in has long put her at odds with the conventional sounds and sentiments favored by the country establishment in Nashville. So after almost three decades carving her creative niche from headquarters first in Texas and then Southern California, it makes perfect sense that Flores has a new base of operations in . . . Nashville?
May 21, 1993 |
It's Sunday night and we're relaxing with coffee after a good dinner at Tra di Noi restaurant in Malibu. The room, all wood, smells like a mountain cabin. The lighting is subtle, like gaslight. Large, garish California landscape paintings aside, there's a European atmosphere and sensibility at Tra di Noi. The night has grown cool; waiters are pulling the windows shut, folding the umbrellas on the patio. The dinner crowd is dwindling. Somebody puts polka music on the sound system.
November 20, 2013 |
The very best piece of writing I've encountered on Twitter comes from a feed called NeinQuarterly . Here it is: “At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.” That's an almost perfect use of Twitter as a platform: Aphoristic, and yet hinting at a depth of knowledge underneath. It's a joke, but one you have to know something to get. The same is true of much of what appears at NeinQuarterly, which bills itself as a “Compendium of Utopian Negation,” but is really more a labor of love.
January 8, 1997
More or fewer than five nominations in a category is a result of ties. General Categories Record of the Year: "Give Me One Reason," Tracy Chapman (Chapman and Don Gehman, producers); "Change the World," Eric Clapton (Babyface, producer); "Because You Loved Me (Theme From 'Up Close and Personal')," Celine Dion (David Foster, producer); "Ironic," Alanis Morissette (Glen Ballard, producer); "1979," the Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan, Flood and Alan Moulder, producers).
April 29, 1992 |
One year ago this week, the San Diego Folk Heritage intensified its local folk-arts advocacy by convening the likes of Utah Phillips, Spider John Koerner, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot for its first-annual "Folk Festival." Although that very successful event leaned heavily on traditional folk, installment No. 2 promises an even more varied menu, in keeping with this year's theme--"A Celebration of America's Multicultural Traditions." The festival opens at 7 p.m.
September 1, 2001 |
POP/ROCK Caucus Spotlights Latino Shortfall The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has invited several Latin music labels to San Antonio on Sept. 8 to draw attention to the payment gap between Latin musicians and their industry peers. "They've been making big bucks at the tejano and Latin artists' expense," said Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas), who will lead the hearing. "We are going to hold them accountable."
May 22, 2001 |
People don't whistle much anymore. It used to be so American, so evocative of our rugged individualism and independence, of a certain jaunty happy-go-luckiness. A fella whistled while he worked, whistled a happy tune, then wet his whistle with a cold one, and whistled at the girls going by. Jiminy Cricket whistled, and the Seven Dwarfs, and Gene Kelly and Santa Claus and Woodrow Wilson and Charles Lindbergh and Albert Einstein.
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June 18, 1989 |
There will be few Father's Day weekends as memorable for Gary and Tony Aliengena as the one they spent on this small North Atlantic island nation. The father-son team from San Juan Capistrano, piloting around the world in an attempt to establish Tony as the youngest aviator ever to circumnavigate the globe, spent Saturday on the ground, fishing, after 12 days in the air crossing the United States, Canada and Greenland on the way to Europe. After a nine-hour flight Friday across the North Atlantic, the 11-year-old aviator was determined to try his luck fishing, and he announced his intentions to do so at breakfast.
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December 31, 1992
If 1992 is remembered for any one thing in the South Bay, it will be the battering the aerospace industry took as the economy soured. But it was also a time of hope and renewal for many. And, of course, there were the things that made us laugh and forget for a moment about the bad times. To review the year in the South Bay, we present the following quiz in the spirit of the season. The correct answer is noted after each question.
June 18, 1998 |
She wants to rock, but for now, Kim Baker is a folk singer who has a million songs about relationships or the lack of same. She and her backup singer, Krista Enos, will kick off the Rock Star 101 Tour with a gig at Cafe Voltaire in Ventura tonight. The tall singer-songwriter moved from L.A. to the Bay Area to go to school and ended up staying there with all those Giants fans. Baker has an album, "On Her Dream," that came out last year. She has fans, too.