December 10, 2005 |
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.
March 7, 2004 |
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.
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."
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.
August 11, 2001 |
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.
May 8, 1999 |
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.