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December 11, 1998 | J.D. CONSIDINE, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Like all of us, Shirley Caesar isn't getting any younger. Her audiences, on the other hand, are. Even though her career stretches back to the early '50s, when as "Baby Shirley" a teenage Caesar sang at revivals throughout the Carolinas, the 60-year-old gospel star continues to attract new listeners. Some first saw her perform in the Whitney Houston film "The Preacher's Wife"; others have come to know her through her role on the UPN TV series "Good News." Nor is she content to stop there.
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December 11, 1998 | J.D. CONSIDINE, THE BALTIMORE SUN
Like all of us, Shirley Caesar isn't getting any younger. Her audiences, on the other hand, are. Even though her career stretches back to the early '50s, when as "Baby Shirley" a teenage Caesar sang at revivals throughout the Carolinas, the 60-year-old gospel star continues to attract new listeners. Some first saw her perform in the Whitney Houston film "The Preacher's Wife"; others have come to know her through her role on the UPN TV series "Good News." Nor is she content to stop there.
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June 27, 1990 | T.H. McCULLOH
The production of Delilah Rashell Williams' gospel theatrical musical "God's Trying to Tell You Something" is touted as beginning a new era of theater presentations at the Palladium Hollywood. Before that can happen, some changes have to be made. Though the existing sound system may be perfectly acceptable for big dance bands and audiences who are primarily interested in moving to the beat, it is totally un acceptable for much of a theatrical presentation.
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March 9, 1998 | CONNIE JOHNSON
At her concert Friday at the First African Methodist Episcopalian Church, Shirley Caesar seemed a bit disheartened at the number of empty seats. She even admitted that she'd been tempted to cancel when informed that the church would be only about a third full. But Caesar, long regarded as the first lady of gospel, was a spirited trouper as she preached and sang to a warm, enthusiastic crowd of about 300.
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March 9, 1998 | CONNIE JOHNSON
At her concert Friday at the First African Methodist Episcopalian Church, Shirley Caesar seemed a bit disheartened at the number of empty seats. She even admitted that she'd been tempted to cancel when informed that the church would be only about a third full. But Caesar, long regarded as the first lady of gospel, was a spirited trouper as she preached and sang to a warm, enthusiastic crowd of about 300.
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October 13, 1997 | CONNIE JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shirley Caesar was the chief saving grace on Saturday night's ambitious but ill-designed gospel concert at the Forum. Of the more than a dozen acts who sang a cappella or to prerecorded tracks during the three-hour affair, she was one of the few able to rise above the show's limitations and inject some spontaneity into the program. During the concert, which was taped for TV syndication, Caesar's brand of gospel wasn't slick or smacking of show business.
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February 14, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Ralph Waite, best known for starring in the CBS series "The Waltons" from 1972 to 1981, died Thursday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 85.  The actor played John Walton Sr., the kind-hearted patriarch of a large, poor family living in rural Virginia in the Great Depression. The wholesome series, which also starred Michael Learned as his wife, Olivia, and Richard Thomas as his eldest son John-Boy, famously ended with a vignette in which the family said goodnight as they turned off the lights.
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February 21, 2002
* Kirk Franklin, "The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin," Gospo Centric. Has some sugary soul-pop, but other passages retain a rousing, tradition-based sound, recruiting stirring gospel voices such as Shirley Caesar and the late Willie Neal Johnson. Also: Code Name: Rocky, "Infinity," Oglio Dan the Automator, "Wanna Buy a Monkey?"
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October 5, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Limp Bizkit, with Fred Durst, right, Eminem, Papa Roach and Xzibit join forces Nov. 21 at the Arrowhead Pond. Tickets go on sale Friday. . . . Tickets will be available Sunday for radio station KLVE's 25th anniversary concert Nov. 3 at Staples Center. The bill includes Enrique Iglesias, Marco Antonio Solis, Ricardo Arjona and Chayanne. . . . Tickets go on sale Friday for a show by Richard Ashcroft on Nov.
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October 31, 1988 | CONNIE JOHNSON
A four-hour-plus gospel music program at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday night was headlined by Andrae Crouch, the bearded, roly-poly singer who deserves as much credit as anyone for bringing gospel a contemporary sound. But the more traditional performances made a far greater impression. Singing to a half-full house, Crouch seemed bland compared with others on the bill, especially BeBe and CeCe Winans.
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October 13, 1997 | CONNIE JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shirley Caesar was the chief saving grace on Saturday night's ambitious but ill-designed gospel concert at the Forum. Of the more than a dozen acts who sang a cappella or to prerecorded tracks during the three-hour affair, she was one of the few able to rise above the show's limitations and inject some spontaneity into the program. During the concert, which was taped for TV syndication, Caesar's brand of gospel wasn't slick or smacking of show business.
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June 27, 1990 | T.H. McCULLOH
The production of Delilah Rashell Williams' gospel theatrical musical "God's Trying to Tell You Something" is touted as beginning a new era of theater presentations at the Palladium Hollywood. Before that can happen, some changes have to be made. Though the existing sound system may be perfectly acceptable for big dance bands and audiences who are primarily interested in moving to the beat, it is totally un acceptable for much of a theatrical presentation.
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December 26, 1998 | FRANK TORREZ
Today "Today": Julia Roberts; retail season results; holiday blues; 25th anniversary of "The Exorcist," 5:30 a.m. KNBC. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Year in review with columnist Art Buchwald, 2:30 p.m. CNN. "Tony Brown's Journal": The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, 3:30 p.m. KCET. "Capital Gang": The year in review with satirist Mark Russell, 4 p.m. CNN. "Larry King Weekend": Actor Michael Zaslow, 6 and 10 p.m. CNN. "McLaughlin Group": The 17th Annual McLaughlin Awards, 6:30 p.m. KNBC.
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