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June 12, 2008
For those who think that alcohol makes karaoke easier, Caffe Brass Monkey would suggest that you think again. Ask the guy who, on a recent Thursday night, tried to make it through Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls." "I got this young chick," the aspirant Hova slurred. "She so immature. She like, 'Why you don't buy me Reeboks' . . . Dang, I'm drunk." That last part was not in the original. The interior of the Monkey resembles a Swiss chalet remodeled with fast winnings from the Nikkei Index.
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April 27, 2010 | By Scott Collins and Denise Martin, Los Angeles Times
Steve Perry was skeptical when the producers of a television pilot about a high school glee club sought permission to use his band's signature song in their show; the former frontman for the classic rock group Journey is protective of his legacy. "I want to be able to put these songs somewhere with good conscience that they're not going to be abused," Perry said in a recent interview. "I don't want to see that happen." He needn't have worried. Perry overcame his doubts, agreed to license the song to the producers of " Glee," and a year later "Don't Stop Believin' " has reached a new generation of music fans.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT
Somewhere inside Steve Perry, there's a Broadway-style ballad singer struggling to get out. He should be on a theatrical stage belting out flowery tunes from "Carousel" and "Oklahoma!," not squandering that grand, soaring tenor on plain old pop-rock songs, as he did Thursday in the opener of a three-night, sold-out stand at the Pantages Theater. Technically speaking, he has one of the best voices in rock--the classiest set of pipes this side of Meat Loaf.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2008
For those who think that alcohol makes karaoke easier, Caffe Brass Monkey would suggest that you think again. Ask the guy who, on a recent Thursday night, tried to make it through Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls." "I got this young chick," the aspirant Hova slurred. "She so immature. She like, 'Why you don't buy me Reeboks' . . . Dang, I'm drunk." That last part was not in the original. The interior of the Monkey resembles a Swiss chalet remodeled with fast winnings from the Nikkei Index.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2010 | By Scott Collins and Denise Martin, Los Angeles Times
Steve Perry was skeptical when the producers of a television pilot about a high school glee club sought permission to use his band's signature song in their show; the former frontman for the classic rock group Journey is protective of his legacy. "I want to be able to put these songs somewhere with good conscience that they're not going to be abused," Perry said in a recent interview. "I don't want to see that happen." He needn't have worried. Perry overcame his doubts, agreed to license the song to the producers of " Glee," and a year later "Don't Stop Believin' " has reached a new generation of music fans.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 1994 | JEAN ROSENBLUTH
* Steve Perry, "For the Love of Strange Medicine," Columbia. Is it the familiar soaring voice (which so often falls splat! )? The overwrought, self-congratulatory solos? The hit single ("You Better Wait") about a runaway teen-age "beauty queen," sung/panted by a middle-aged occasional rock star? Something sells the former Journey frontman's records, but discerning pop music fans shouldn't waste a minute trying to figure out what.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 1996 | JEAN ROSENBLUTH
Apparently after being locked in a closet for 10 years, the members of America's most soulless band have emerged with an album chock-full of its trademark reverb and wretched singing. After Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain's promising work with John Waite in the group Bad English, it's particularly dispiriting to hear their playing crushed by Steve Perry's familiar vocal histrionics. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
NEWS
April 26, 1992
Concerned about ethnic tension in west San Gabriel Valley schools, a group of parents and local residents are asking the Alhambra School Board to modify its disciplinary procedures and adopt more multicultural education programs. Asian-American and Latino community members formed the group last year out of concern that the school board was not doing enough to address race relations, especially after fights occurred between students from different ethnic groups.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1996 | JOHN ROOS
About the best that can be said of hard-rock group Wishbone is that it possesses an optimistic outlook on its quest for fulfillment and gratification. This life-affirming attitude surfaces during several power ballads, namely "Follow the Dreamer," "Song Everlasting" and "Timeless Moments." But the power of positive thinking doesn't necessarily translate to powerful music; this disappointing, 11-song collection of faceless arena rock is proof. This band lacks a distinctive voice or style.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1997 | CHRIS CHI
The city has been sued by a man who claims he was struck by a bowling ball in a bizarre accident caused by horseplay among workers at the city's recycling center. In a complaint filed with the city this month, Jim Hawk alleges he was on a business trip at the Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station in May when a bowling ball hit and broke his leg. Hawk claims recycling center workers were rolling the ball on the ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT
Somewhere inside Steve Perry, there's a Broadway-style ballad singer struggling to get out. He should be on a theatrical stage belting out flowery tunes from "Carousel" and "Oklahoma!," not squandering that grand, soaring tenor on plain old pop-rock songs, as he did Thursday in the opener of a three-night, sold-out stand at the Pantages Theater. Technically speaking, he has one of the best voices in rock--the classiest set of pipes this side of Meat Loaf.
SPORTS
March 6, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
With three weeks left before Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley must tell the NBA where he wants his team to play next season, a top official in Louisiana said Monday he understood Heisley would choose between Anaheim and New Orleans. "We are in the final two," said Steve Perry, chief of staff to Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster, during remarks to the Press Club of Baton Rouge, La.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1998
SMALL FACES: Hootie & the Blowfish recently entered an L.A. studio to begin work on their third album, which is due in September. The band may introduce some of the new songs when it plays a June 8 benefit for the Tiger Woods Foundation at the Universal Amphitheatre and at KLLS-FM's Wango Tango June 13 at Edison Field in Anaheim. . . . Singer Steve Perry has left Journey after 20 years to pursue a solo career.
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