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October 16, 2002 | RANDY LEWIS
Shania Twain fans may get two CDs for the price of one when her "Up!" album is released on Nov. 19. Twain's husband and producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, reportedly is considering putting out two versions of the 19-song album, one disc with the songs mixed to emphasize the country elements, another with pop-oriented mixes. A spokeswoman for Mercury Records said that nothing is official yet, but if it is released as a two-CD set, it would sell for the same price as a single CD.
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January 3, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Country superstar Shania Twain has just completed her first successful series of concerts in Las Vegas , but you can still catch part of her act - if you don't mind hearing her hits lip-synced by a drag queen. The Canadian singer's doppelgänger is the latest addition to the cast of characters in “Divas Las Vegas,” a nightly drag show at the Quad hotel, the former Imperial Palace, which was rebranded Dec. 21. A troupe of female impersonators - accompanied by a group of male dancers in cowboy costumes - belt out tunes made famous by 17 women.
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November 13, 2012 | By Jay Jones
Country music superstar Shania Twain begins a two-year engagement Dec. 1 inside the Colosseum   at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, the venue that was purpose-built for Celine Dion . Twain can boast having an album that has sold far more copies than her fellow Canadian's bestseller. At 19 million copies, Twain's “Come on Over” ranks eighth among the bestselling albums in the U.S., according to the Record Industry Assn. of America.   She's a five-time Grammy Award winner who has had 18 top 10 songs, including eight that reached No. 1. One of her biggest hits explains the title of the new production: “Still the One.” Twain, who is billed as the show creator and executive producer, says her most-familiar songs are the foundation for the Colosseum concert.
NEWS
December 10, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Designing costumes for Shania Twain's gig at Caesars Palace in Vegas took designer Marc Bouwer six months in development plus three weeks of on-site finishing touches. Most of the clothes were inspired by ensembles the star has worn in music videos. One of the challenges: designing a formal gown that horses (part of the show) wouldn't step on. [WWD] Southern California band No Doubt has teamed with Fred Perry on a limited edition collection of clothes for men and women influenced by the band's ska roots that's expected to hit retail in January.
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April 26, 1996 | From Associated Press
Brooks & Dunn were named top entertainers of the year and Canadian Shania Twain continued her freshman hot streak Wednesday at the 31st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Universal City. "I think back to bars and hog killings I played 25 years ago. I kind of know now how it feels to climb Mt. Everest and plant a flag," said Kix Brooks, who with partner Ronnie Dunn also won the best duet award.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Meet Eileen, a 33-year-old country music fan who is sick and tired of all these slick Shania Twain clones. Shaking her head, she asks how the next Willie Nelson or Loretta Lynn can possibly be discovered in this era of pure pop disguised in western wear. "Cookie cutter," is how Eileen describes the new Nashville mind-set. "They discourage any kind of originality. If there was a young George Jones out there, he might never get a chance."
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May 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Shania Twain was named entertainer of the year and the Dixie Chicks won group and album prizes for "Fly" at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. Lonestar's "Amazed" was picked as best song and single. Twain did not attend the show. It was a big night for country sweethearts, although leading nominees Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill lost in the entertainer of the year category.
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May 27, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Last week's announcement that Shania Twain and hubby-producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange are splitting up is sad, if not utterly a shock. After all, if anything is part and parcel of country music tradition, it's D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Nevertheless, it's always hard to hear about a marriage that's failed, doubly so when there are kids involved.
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July 30, 1995 | Dennis Hunt, Dennis Hunt is a Times staff writer
What does Shania Twain, the hottest newcomer in country music, have in common with headbanging rock bands AC/DC and Def Leppard? Amazingly, the same record producer: Robert (Mutt) Lange. Though he's never been identified with country music, Lange apparently fell in love with Twain's voice when he heard her first album in 1993. When the two finally met a few months later at Nashville's annual Fan Fair, Twain not only ended up with a record producer and co-writer but also a husband.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1999
Canadian singer Shania Twain might be a titan in the country music industry, but she remains somewhat of an outsider and enigma.
NEWS
November 13, 2012 | By Jay Jones
Country music superstar Shania Twain begins a two-year engagement Dec. 1 inside the Colosseum   at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, the venue that was purpose-built for Celine Dion . Twain can boast having an album that has sold far more copies than her fellow Canadian's bestseller. At 19 million copies, Twain's “Come on Over” ranks eighth among the bestselling albums in the U.S., according to the Record Industry Assn. of America.   She's a five-time Grammy Award winner who has had 18 top 10 songs, including eight that reached No. 1. One of her biggest hits explains the title of the new production: “Still the One.” Twain, who is billed as the show creator and executive producer, says her most-familiar songs are the foundation for the Colosseum concert.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2010 | By Greg Braxton
New Years' Eve this year will be particularly celebratory for Oprah Winfrey fans. They can get ready for the Jan. 1 launch of OWN, Winfrey's new cable TV channel that will feature the wildly popular daytime host in prime time. Winfrey unveiled five new original series Thursday during the channel's presentation to advertisers in New York City. The new shows are in addition to 10 series that were previously announced. "My vision for OWN is to create a network that inspires our viewers and makes them want to be who they are on their best day," Winfrey said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Last week's announcement that Shania Twain and hubby-producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange are splitting up is sad, if not utterly a shock. After all, if anything is part and parcel of country music tradition, it's D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Nevertheless, it's always hard to hear about a marriage that's failed, doubly so when there are kids involved.
NEWS
December 18, 2003 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
You've gotta love Shania Twain. No, really -- you have to. If her audience didn't, heaven knows what she'd do. One big reason she's the top-selling female singer ever, maybe even more crucial than her arsenal of hook-filled songs, is the way she absolutely, positively refuses to let one fan walk away from a concert or an album without feeling as though she'd done it all just for him or her.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2002 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
With traces of everything from the Dixie Chicks to ABBA on Shania Twain's first album in five years, it's easy to see why people have trouble figuring out whether this auburn-haired mega-seller is a country singer or a pop-rock performer. Whichever your vote, Twain lets you have it both ways on "UP!," which goes on sale today. In an unusual move, the Mercury Records collection contains two discs for the price of one.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2002 | RANDY LEWIS
Shania Twain fans may get two CDs for the price of one when her "Up!" album is released on Nov. 19. Twain's husband and producer, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, reportedly is considering putting out two versions of the 19-song album, one disc with the songs mixed to emphasize the country elements, another with pop-oriented mixes. A spokeswoman for Mercury Records said that nothing is official yet, but if it is released as a two-CD set, it would sell for the same price as a single CD.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1998
Brandy's "Never Say Never," powered by the Brandy-Monica duet "The Boy Is Mine," is the No. 1 album in Southern California for the second week in a row, according to SoundScan.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2002 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Country music radio is no longer discernible from pop, and station programmers are playing it safe while ignoring the genre's rich roots. That's not just the rant of some snobbish music purist, however, but the view expressed by some programmers and executives themselves. "What Nashville is sending us is this pop. They're looking to reach outside the core country audience," said R.J. Curtis, program director at Los Angeles' KZLA-FM (93.9), the country-music station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Shania Twain was named entertainer of the year and the Dixie Chicks won group and album prizes for "Fly" at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. Lonestar's "Amazed" was picked as best song and single. Twain did not attend the show. It was a big night for country sweethearts, although leading nominees Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill lost in the entertainer of the year category.
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