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November 1, 1996 | Associated Press
Washington Redskin running back Terry Allen and the Buffalo Bills' defense will find out in Sunday's game at Orchard Park, N.Y., which one is for real. The Bills have one of the best-run defenses in the league. Already, they have shut down Emmitt Smith, Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin. Allen has been perhaps the biggest surprise in a surprising season for the Redskins, who have cruised to a 7-1 record.
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November 29, 2011
MUSIC Sting The erstwhile Police frontman is no stranger to earnest solo recordings, and on this intimate Back to Bass tour he rediscovers his old stalwart instrument for a march through his long catalog of grand, reggae-inflected pop. Wiltern, 8 p.m. Today-Wed. $46.50-$151.50. wiltern.com. Allen Ruppersberg and Terry Allen In 1971, Terry Allen delivered a stunning live performance on opening night at Allen Ruppersberg's Al's Grand Hotel. Though the performance was recorded, the tapes were lost until recently.
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March 16, 1996 | RANDY LEWIS
Besides being a first-rate country singer and songwriter, this Lubbock, Texas, native also is an esteemed visual artist and a successful playwright. Perhaps it's this multifaceted talent that makes his songs so vivid. This stunning album is a carefully conceived yet casually delivered feast, full of compelling characters, earthy wisdom and no-holds-barred commentary, all communicated in a wealth of rich musical settings.
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March 3, 2011
ART Hailing from Lubbock, Texas, country music singer and visual artist Terry Allen has made waves on both art and music fronts for more than four decades. He will discuss his work and a new eponymous monograph with cultural critic Dave Hickey, who contributes essays and offers commentary on Allen's three largest and best known series: "Juarez," "Ring" and "Youth in Asia. " The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim fellowship, with 11 albums to his credit, Allen lives and works in Santa Fe, N.M. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Catalogues Bookstore, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
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July 17, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Throughout the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, "Terry Allen: Youth in Asia," a scattering of quotations from philosophers, poets and others creates a fleeting frame of reference for understanding a substantial body of work on which the Santa Fe-based artist labored from 1983 to 1991. The very last quote, penned by Allen himself, provides an essential key: "The number of suicides by Vietnam veterans is now double the number of names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall," Allen writes.
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July 4, 1993 | DAVE HICKEY, Dave Hickey is an associate professor of art criticism and theory at University of Nevada Las Vegas. His book "The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty," will be published by Art Issues Press this month. Since 1972, he has written frequently about Allen's work, including an essay for the catalogue of "Youth in Asia."
In late May of this year, Terry Allen and I sat with the local lunch crowd in a restaurant called Jimmy's Tiny's. According to the artist, this was the last eatery in town where one might eat a steak, smoke a cigarette, drink a glass of bourbon and admire the plastic flowers without fear of the "style police," and, not surprisingly, we were doing exactly that. We were also discussing "Youth in Asia," Allen's passionate, multimedia re-envisioning of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.
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November 30, 1992 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the kind of performance Minnesota fans were expecting out of the running back in the Vikings' one-back attack. But the running back was supposed to be Herschel Walker. Walker is gone--and nearly forgotten--thanks to Terry Allen, a ninth-round pick who was the 34th running back taken in the 1990 draft.
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December 7, 1996 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Unbeknownst to most Angelenos, a sculpture by artist-musician Terry Allen was commissioned by Sony Studios and installed on the exterior of the Fred Astaire building on Culver Boulevard in February.
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March 11, 1990 | KRISTINE McKENNA
"My dad was born in 1886 and he was 60 years old when I was born," recalls artist Terry Allen. "Both he and my mother came to Texas in covered wagons--my dad from Tennessee and my mother from Oklahoma. They were kids at the time and their parents went West in search of better land and wound up 60 miles outside of Amarillo in a little place called Brice Flats. My grandfather fought in the Civil War, and my dad was too old to go to World War I--that's kind of mind boggling, isn't it!?
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November 29, 2011
MUSIC Sting The erstwhile Police frontman is no stranger to earnest solo recordings, and on this intimate Back to Bass tour he rediscovers his old stalwart instrument for a march through his long catalog of grand, reggae-inflected pop. Wiltern, 8 p.m. Today-Wed. $46.50-$151.50. wiltern.com. Allen Ruppersberg and Terry Allen In 1971, Terry Allen delivered a stunning live performance on opening night at Allen Ruppersberg's Al's Grand Hotel. Though the performance was recorded, the tapes were lost until recently.
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December 10, 2005 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Late at night, a teenage boy shoots hoops in his West Texas backyard. The perils of his advanced era -- the 1950s -- are swirling through his mind, communists, atomic bombs and flying saucers colliding with such everyday fears as losing his parents. He makes a basket. The backboard erupts in a mushroom cloud. Yet the air is filled with music -- a gentle country lullaby.
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March 7, 2004 | David Pagel, Special to The Times
Ever since Impressionism, family values and contemporary art have mixed like oil and water. Artists gladly leave such buzzwords and issues to politicians. And politicians won't touch contemporary art with a 10-foot pole. Together, the opposing groups fuel the fires of divisiveness that make the present so sectarian. Not Terry Allen, a multitalented master of multitasking who has no respect for unreasonable divisions, lazy habits or conventional thinking.
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March 4, 2004
EVENTS Get up and go Hot Import Nights makes its Los Angeles pit stop Saturday at the Convention Center. The touring show features more than 300 modified, luxury and exotic cars but also has break-dance and freestyle dance contests, celebrity appearances and music by local DJs. Wee Man from MTV's "Jackass" show will be on hand as will MC Supernatural and Eddie Paul, the designer of the cars featured in the movie "The Fast and the Furious" and TV's "Monster Garage."
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January 14, 2002
Apparently, just about everyone on the Baltimore Ravens is being disrespected. Add running back Terry Allen to the list. Allen, who sat out five games this season because of injuries, has been a huge boost to the Raven running game since he returned. He had 109 yards in 25 carries, including a four-yard touchdown run, Sunday in Baltimore's 20-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
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August 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Baltimore Ravens reportedly signed running back Terry Allen to a one-year contract Friday in Westminster, Md., as they began their search for someone to replace Jamal Lewis. Lewis, who rushed for 1,364 yards as a rookie last season, is out for the year because of a knee injury. A seemingly innocent tackle by Kelly Gregg during Wednesday's practice left Lewis with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
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May 8, 1999 | RANDY LEWIS
Nobody else does country music like Terry Allen. But then, what other country singer-songwriter is also an established visual artist and playwright? Those talents are eminently apparent in the Texan's exquisitely crafted, image-rich songs, in which he applies words and instrumental textures with the skill of a master painter--dabbing, brushing or smearing for the most powerful effect. There's not a wasted word or extraneous musical lick.
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March 7, 2004 | David Pagel, Special to The Times
Ever since Impressionism, family values and contemporary art have mixed like oil and water. Artists gladly leave such buzzwords and issues to politicians. And politicians won't touch contemporary art with a 10-foot pole. Together, the opposing groups fuel the fires of divisiveness that make the present so sectarian. Not Terry Allen, a multitalented master of multitasking who has no respect for unreasonable divisions, lazy habits or conventional thinking.
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August 31, 1989
Clemson tailback Terry Allen was charged with driving under the influence in Walhalla, S.C., and jailed for five hours before being released on bond, authorities said.
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November 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
Of all the injuries that wrecked their impressive start, none affected the Washington Redskins more than losing tailback Terry Allen. Without him, their offense sputtered for two weeks. With him back Sunday, they put together what Coach Norv Turner called their best game of the season. Allen returned from a knee sprain to gain 125 yards in 20 carries, and the Redskins, scoring on their first three possessions, jumped to a 24-0 halftime lead and routed the woeful Chicago Bears, 31-8.
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September 2, 1997 | Times Wire Services
X-rays revealed that Washington running back Terry Allen has a broken left thumb. He will sit out Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, but his status beyond that is uncertain. * Arizona Cardinal middle linebacker Eric Hill, who led the team with a career-high 196 tackles last season, is sidelined indefinitely after breaking his left ankle on Sunday.
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