May 20, 2008 |
Several years ago on a flight to Los Angeles, Eddy Arnold was asked by the first-class flight attendant what he "did" for a living. With no hint of ego or delusion he answered, "Why, I'm Eddy Arnold." And such was his fame. While others worked really hard to achieve theirs, Arnold just sang. He wrote and recorded some of the most beautiful music ever. There were no rhinestone suits, no affairs with movie stars, no drug problems, no nothing . . . just great music. And the numbers don't lie.
February 3, 2001 |
On 1998's "When We Were the New Boys," Stewart bungee-jumped back to his youth, rocking and folk-rocking in effective tribute to his late Faces bandmate Ronnie Lane and, with an Oasis song, giving a nod to a new generation of kindred souls. On "Human" (due in stores Tuesday), he springs back to the present with the spirit of a young singer--a 2001 teen-pop singer.
November 7, 1996 |
Triple-threat country singer-songwriter-guitarists don't come along often. The '80s saw the emergence of Vince Gill; so far in the '90s, the Mavericks' Raul Malo and Junior Brown constitute the alpha and omega of that class. Oklahoma newcomer Wade Hayes isn't in the same league as those three, but his performance on Tuesday at the Crazy Horse in Santa Ana hinted that he might get there in a few years. He's 27 and has just two albums--both uneven--under his belt.
February 18, 1994 |
You don't often see a country nightclub filled with dancers two-stepping their way across the floor while the band plays an ode to a generation of Cuban refugees. But the Mavericks, who did just that Tuesday at In Cahoots in Fullerton, aren't your standard-issue country band. In fact, the Florida-based quintet is one of the brightest additions to the country scene of the '90s.
March 16, 2001 |
When Los Super Seven opened its show Wednesday at the House of Blues with the raucous "Compay Gato," the performance was a little too hesitant to capture the sheer magic of the the formidable Latin music collective's new recording. Entitled "Canto," Los Super Seven's second album is an instant classic, the kind of record that probably will be regarded with the awe reserved for the timeless sides of a Tito Puente or a Jose Alfredo Jimenez.
January 1, 1995 |
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
May 4, 1997 |
German director Wim Wenders still hasn't started work on putting Bono's "Million Dollar Motel" movie script onto the big screen, but he's gotten the U2 singer to provide a duet with Sinead O'Connor as the key song for his current project, "The End of Violence."
February 26, 2013 |
From beginning to end of the Mavericks' reunion album "In Time," the genre-busting band embodies the very best of the melting-pot experience that's a fundamental component of the American character. Singer-songwriter Raul Malo and his Nashville-based compatriots draw freely, and joyously, from regional cultures spanning North and South America on a collection that will be hard to top as the year's most scintillating pop music outing. The party begins in the opening track, "Back in Your Arms Again.