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April 18, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT
Just how far can you go as a George Jones clone? Country singer Sammy Kershaw wasn't willing to find out--though it must have been tempting. After all, the shower of acclaim for his first album, 1991's "Don't Go Near the Water," was based on his crooning in that classic, twangy Jones style about heartache and sorrow. With sales of that career-launching album topping 800,000, Kershaw has carved a comfortable niche as a Jones-style sufferer.
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April 18, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT
Just how far can you go as a George Jones clone? Country singer Sammy Kershaw wasn't willing to find out--though it must have been tempting. After all, the shower of acclaim for his first album, 1991's "Don't Go Near the Water," was based on his crooning in that classic, twangy Jones style about heartache and sorrow. With sales of that career-launching album topping 800,000, Kershaw has carved a comfortable niche as a Jones-style sufferer.
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November 11, 1992 | NOEL DAVIS
Sammy Kershaw started his show at the Crazy Horse predictably enough, playing half a dozen songs from his debut album, "Don't Go Near the Water." Thirty minutes into the set he'd performed all four of his country hit singles, at which point the evening began to slip into the Twilight Zone.
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January 1, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN
Ahhh, a new year and so many unknowns: Will Jay, Dave and Johnny be genetically spliced to produce the Ultimate Talk Show Host? Will the Yuppie-in-Chief name Stevie Nicks to run the NEA? Who will Sinead pick as her tag team partner against Madonna and the Pope? Will the activist group AWOE (Actresses With One Eyebrow) demand that one of them be chosen to play Frida Kahlo? Oh well, frivolity aside, one thing is certain: You'll be hearing these names and seeing these faces in the next 365.
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January 1, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN
Ahhh, a new year and so many unknowns: Will Jay, Dave and Johnny be genetically spliced to produce the Ultimate Talk Show Host? Will the Yuppie-in-Chief name Stevie Nicks to run the NEA? Who will Sinead pick as her tag team partner against Madonna and the Pope? Will the activist group AWOE (Actresses With One Eyebrow) demand that one of them be chosen to play Frida Kahlo? Oh well, frivolity aside, one thing is certain: You'll be hearing these names and seeing these faces in the next 365.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2000
Tickets go on sale today for concerts by the Kingston Trio (June 11), Sammy Kershaw (June 28) and the Oak Ridge Boys (July 5) at the Crazy Horse Steak House, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine. Ticket sales begin at 5 p.m. at the club's box office or through Tickets.com at (888) 464-2468 or http://www.tickets.com. Sales through the club's phone-in ticketing service begin at 8 p.m. (949) 585-9000.
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March 11, 1994 | DON HECKMAN
Maybe Kenny Rogers needs a new writer--or at least some new shtick. The opening-night performance of Rogers' second annual five-night run at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday was a near carbon copy of the show he brought to the same venue last February--a show he probably could do in his sleep. Did it matter to his audience? Not at all. They loved every minute, every song, every predictable gag.
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April 3, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN
Randy Travis has been the overlooked man in country music in the '90s. After a dramatic start a decade ago that refocused attention on country's traditional values, Travis fell behind Garth Brooks and the competition because his vocal phrasing tended to be predictable and he had a hard time finding strong material. So, Travis' concert Friday night at the Universal Amphitheatre was a revelation.
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December 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Dennis Linde, 63, a prolific songwriter who wrote Elvis Presley's last major hit, "Burning Love," died of a rare lung disease Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, said his daughter, Lisa Marsden. "Burning Love," with its driving beat and "Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love" lyrics, reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts in 1972. Linde also wrote "Goodbye Earl," a hit by the Dixie Chicks in 1999, and "Callin' Baton Rouge," a Garth Brooks hit in 1993.
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March 11, 1994 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Maybe Kenny Rogers needs a new writer. Or at least some new shtick. And he definitely needs a replacement for the electric-blue jacket he's been wearing for far too long. The opening night performance of Rogers' second annual five-night run at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday was a near carbon copy of the show he brought to the same venue last February.
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November 11, 1992 | NOEL DAVIS
Sammy Kershaw started his show at the Crazy Horse predictably enough, playing half a dozen songs from his debut album, "Don't Go Near the Water." Thirty minutes into the set he'd performed all four of his country hit singles, at which point the evening began to slip into the Twilight Zone.
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August 22, 2002 | Karla S. Blume
Elvis Costello will perform at the Mayan on Sept. 29. Tickets on sale Saturday.... Cher is returning for another leg of her Farewell Tour. Cyndi Lauper will be joining her at Staples Center on Dec. 2 and at the Arrowhead Pond on Dec. 5. Tickets for both shows on sale Monday.... Creed and Sevendust will head to Staples Center on Oct. 8. Tickets on sale Saturday.... Toby Keith, Rascall Flatts and Paul Thorn will play Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion on Nov. 2. Tickets on sale Saturday....
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Billy Ray Cyrus, Julio Iglesias, Kenny Loggins and Dennis Miller are among the 44 attractions for the 1993 season of Universal Amphitheatre, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The lineup includes the previously announced return of "Jesus Christ Superstar," which was the initial attraction when the amphitheater opened in 1973. The opening week, May 25-30, is already sold out, but tickets for a second week, June 1-6, go on sale Sunday, along with tickets for the other announced concerts.
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