July 18, 1989 |
Remember Rick Springfield? How about Jack Wagner? Most pop fans know that they're in the celebrity graveyard reserved for daytime soap-opera stars who double as pop singers. And cynics are already setting aside a plot for Michael Damian. The handsome, 27-year-old star of "The Young and the Restless" is the latest daytime soap star to have a hit single. His remake of David Essex's 1974 hit "Rock On" went to No. 1 recently and his new single, "Cover of Love," is moving briskly up the charts.
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April 9, 1998 |
George Michael, the English pop star whose hits include "I Want Your Sex" and "Faith," was arrested in Beverly Hills for allegedly engaging in a lewd act alone in a public restroom, police said Wednesday. Michael, 34, was arrested by a plainclothes officer who "observed Mr. Michael engaged in a lewd act" shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Edward T. Kreins of the Beverly Hills Police Department.
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March 14, 1993 |
Dalena's ancestors are Scotch-Irish. Her hair is blond, her eyes blue. She was born in Indiana and grew up in Florida--a long way from Southeast Asia. She didn't utter a word of Vietnamese until three years ago, just before she decided to debut at a nightclub in Anaheim, singing Vietnamese songs with incredible clarity for a Westerner.
October 15, 1991 |
Soprano Jennifer Smith, 27, of Tustin, came in first; Mel Whitehead, a 33-year-old bass from Anaheim, came in second, and Laura Fries, a 31-year-old soprano from Fountain Valley, came in third on Sunday among the 12 participants in the Orange County district Metropolitan Opera auditions held at Chapman University. Each winner will compete in regional finals Nov. 1 and 2 at USC.
February 5, 1995 |
Aren't computers wonderful? Thanks to the wonders of modern sound technology, audiences will be able to hear a sound that no longer exists in nature--the voice of a castrato. "Farinelli," which opens March 17, is the Belgian entry in this year's Oscar race and the surprise winner of best foreign film at the Golden Globe Awards (against such heavy favorites as "Red" and "To Live").
August 30, 1998 |
Country singer Johnny Rodriguez was charged with murder in the shooting death at his home early Saturday of an acquaintance he mistook for a burglar, his lawyer said. He was being held Saturday night in the county jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. Rodriguez, 47, is charged in the shooting death of Israel Borrego, 26, an unemployed laborer he met a few months ago. Borrego died at a hospital after being shot once in the abdomen.
March 7, 1991 |
Range, nimbleness afoot and a powerful throwing arm are the prerequisites for playing shortstop in the big leagues. Sara Hickman's trade has nothing to do with stopping grounders up the middle or turning the double play, but the Texas-based pop singer was not being presumptuous in calling her new album "Shortstop."
January 18, 1989 |
It's late afternoon at the Palomino, the North Hollywood cowboy bar that has played host to everyone from Waylon Jennings and Marty Robbins to an early-model Linda Ronstadt, and Jann Browne is waiting for Rosie Flores to finish her sound-check. Waiting is something the country singer from Mission Viejo is good at because it's something she's been doing for the last 15 years. But now Browne is about to get her shot at the big time.
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August 3, 1991 |
Singer Rick James, the Grammy-winning "King of Funk" of the 1980s, was arrested with his 21-year-old girlfriend Friday for allegedly imprisoning and torturing a 24-year-old woman with a hot cocaine pipe over three days at James' Hollywood Hills home, police said. James, 43, who with Prince spearheaded the '80s merger of funk and rock, was held in lieu of $1 million bail at the North Hollywood Division jail after he was arrested Friday morning at home with his girlfriend, Tanya Anne Hijazi.
December 19, 1993 |
Probation Officer Rudy Gutierrez took a wildly varied group of Roosevelt High School students--including a former gang member and a future nun--and formed a band to help remind them of their common Latino heritage. The Latin Singers, as they came to be called, was established as an outlet for Roosevelt students "to sing in Spanish, to sing something they are proud of," said Gutierrez.