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July 14, 2011
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan makes her Hollywood Bowl debut. The Canadian songbird joins the Bowl's orchestra to play material off her new album, "Laws of Illusion," along with her beloved older material. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $16-$168. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com.
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September 14, 2013 | By James S. Fell, This Q&A has been corrected. See the note below for details.
A recent study published in the journal PLOS One found that people who exercise in natural settings enhance their creativity. No surprise then to learn that Sarah McLachlan writes songs in her head while trail running. But 45-year-old singer also takes part in sports that require more attention to the task at hand. I understand you're a fan of surfing. Surfing is my passion because I love being active on the water. It's my big thing, even though I'm still not that good. A friend of mine in L.A., a famous surfer named Israel Paskowitz, convinced me to come out surfing about 15 years ago, and I fell in love with it. Living in Vancouver, there aren't many opportunities for me to surf, so I am just paddle boarding there, but I regularly head up to Tofino [on the west coast of Canada's Vancouver Island]
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August 18, 1996 | Steve Hochman
To some, the mainstage lineup of the just-concluded Lollapalooza '96 resembled a rock 'n' roll version of the Little Rascals' old He-Man Womun Haters Club--i.e. "No gurlz allowed." The roster, headed by Metallica, Soundgarden, Ramones and Rancid, was Y chromosome all the way. Sarah McLachlan thinks it's payback time. The Canadian singer-songwriter is finalizing plans for a festival tour next summer devoted entirely to female performers.
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July 14, 2011
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan makes her Hollywood Bowl debut. The Canadian songbird joins the Bowl's orchestra to play material off her new album, "Laws of Illusion," along with her beloved older material. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $16-$168. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com.
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May 1, 1992 | CHRIS TINKHAM
Sarah McLachlan had better get used to the Sinead O'Connor comparisons. We're not talking appearance here--the Canadian singer-songwriter has ample, shoulder-length hair. The links with her shaved-headed Irish counterpart are her vocal command and her songs about relationships and self-doubt. In her Los Angeles debut on Wednesday at the Variety, however, McLachlan exhibited little of O'Connor's dramatic, sometimes manic manner.
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August 9, 1992 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Sarah McLachlan's second album, "Solace," has put the Canadian singer-songwriter on the pop-music map, eliciting critical praise that likens her to Joni Mitchell and Sinead O'Connor. It's also drawn a growing cult of fans attracted to her densely textured art-folk arrangements and abstract but intensely confessional lyrics. Not all the attention sits well with the 23-year-old singer. "I get a lot of young, lost males," McLachlan says.
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July 7, 1997 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"We got next!" Now that the women's pro basketball league is underway, maybe it could lend its slogan to Lilith Fair. With the established summer rock festivals such as Lollapalooza and H.O.R.D.E. monopolized by male acts, this fledgling tour offers something different: an all-female lineup. Tour founder Sarah McLachlan, Tracy Chapman, Jewel, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega will play the initial shows of the 35-date tour, which comes to Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Wednesday.
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July 15, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a recent hit song, Alanis Morissette thanked India for helping her to get her head back on straight after her rise to fame. Next year, don't be surprised if Sarah McLachlan expresses similar sentiments. As she kicks off the third and final year of the Lilith Fair tour she created as a showcase for women in music, she's very much looking ahead to getting away from it all. "Travel, that's what I want to do," says the singer-songwriter. "India. And I want to go to Tibet.
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March 10, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sarah McLachlan's latest album, "Surfacing," has sold 2 million copies in the United States and just netted the Canadian star two Grammy Awards. But because she is best known as the force behind the groundbreaking, phenomenally successful touring festival Lilith Fair, "Surfacing" often gets submerged in conversations with the press. One day last week, McLachlan hunkered down in Spokane, Wash.
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June 21, 1998 | Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
Yes, Sarah McLachlan has heard most of the condescending names that male music biz insiders coined after she announced last summer's all-female Lilith Fair festival tour. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter even smiles now at the mention of them: "Girlapalooza" . . . "Lesbopalooza" . . . and the rest. When it gets to one she hasn't heard, she breaks into a flat-out laugh: "Breast-fest." "Oh, my God," she says, cackling during an interview here. "Really. Well, there you go."
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November 21, 2010
SUNDAY Overload! Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Kid Rock and just about any other pop act you can think of are among the performers slated for the "2010 American Music Awards. " (ABC, 8 p.m.) In the gospel according to "Futurama," Christmas is simply "Xmas," Hanukkah has become "Robanakah," and Kwanzaa is, well, still Kwanzaa. The animated sci-fi comedy celebrates all three with a special holiday episode. (Comedy Central, 10 and 11 p.m.)
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September 14, 2010
The Early Show Anna Wintour; Nancy Grace. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Carey Mulligan; Robert Plant; Elaine Griffin; Justin Long. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Jimmy Smits; Meridith Vieira. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer; Bill O'Reilly. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Regis and Kelly Blake Lively; Will Arnett. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Author Tony Blair ("A Journey"); author Amy Yasbeck. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors The doctors' book, "5-Minute Health Fixes.
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September 8, 2010
SERIES America's Next Top Model: The reality competition hosted by Tyra Banks returns for another cycle (8 p.m. KTLA). America's Got Talent: Sarah McLachlan and the cast of "American Idiot" perform on the results show (9 p.m. NBC). Hellcats: A law student goes out for the cheerleading squad in this new drama (9 p.m. KTLA). Man vs. Wild: Host Bear Grylls takes two viewers on a wilderness adventure in this new episode (9 p.m. Discovery). Criss Angel Mindfreak: The illusionist attempts to levitate and then vanish into thin air in the season finale (10 p.m. A&E)
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July 10, 2010
MOVIES Outfest Highlights from Saturday's schedule include a Q&A with Jane Lynch, the actress, comedian and activist whose credits include "The L Word," "Best in Show," "Glee" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," at the DGA Theatre Complex, and Yony Leyser's new documentary, "William S. Burroughs: A Man Within," at REDCAT. $13. Through July 18 at various venues. See website for complete schedule. http://www.outfest.org. POP MUSIC Lilith Fair Sarah McLachlan's revived summer festival Lilith Fair celebrates women in music and is currently touring the country.
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July 8, 2010
Sarah McLachlan's revived summer festival Lilith Fair celebrates women in music and is currently touring the country. Its L.A. lineup includes Marina and the Diamonds, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert and Brandi Carlile — a marked departure from its gentler, acoustic-centric past. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. 8808 Irvine Center Drive. 3 p.m. Sat. $47.50-$280.00. (949) 855-8096. http://www.livenation.com.
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July 3, 2010
New York-based Avedon Foundation, the largest repository of works by the late Richard Avedon, is for the first time selling photographs from its archive to establish an endowment to promote the work and legacy of the master fashion photographer and portraitist of such famous people as Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles and Malcolm X. More than 60 of his photographs will be auctioned by Christie's in Paris on Nov. 20. The collection is expected to...
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June 28, 1998
Sarah McLachlan is a force to be reckoned with--talented, focused, strong ("They Said She Couldn't Do It," by Robert Hilburn, June 21). Lilith Fair is first a success because she nurtured the dream seed within her. Although I applaud her magnanimity, I think it would be a mistake to include men as headliners in future fairs. Some ideas are so sound and so wise, they are meant to stay their original course. It would not box Lilith in but keep her open for more women artists. We have proven we can command front and center.
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June 29, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Warm sunlight streamed through the windows onto the gently stained wood floors of Sarah McLachlan's West Vancouver home on a recent Thursday morning. The lady of the house was in her kitchen, making truffles. "Organic raw chocolate!" she enthused, pouring the confection into a mold. Later, after saying goodbye to her yoga partner and sharing a few choice hugs with her 3-year-old daughter, Taja, the singer-songwriter would pack those sweets in Tupperware and bring them downtown to a band rehearsal for her summer tour headlining the revived Lilith.
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