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April 20, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's hard to tell whether newcomer Vonda Shepard is a soul singer dressed in pop clothing, or vice versa. Whatever the pedigree of her hybrid sound, Shepard's song arrangements Wednesday night at the Coach House were dressed too slickly to make a deep impression. The 70-minute performance served as a showcase for an appealing voice that hasn't yet found the strong songs or the sympathetic musical surroundings that can turn promise into fulfillment.
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October 8, 2009 | Susan King
After the gavel came down on Fox's legal comedy series "Ally McBeal" in 2002, the Emmy Award-winning show didn't go into rerun heaven. And only the first season even saw the light of day on DVD. But now "Ally McBeal" is back. The entire five seasons of the series revolving around a quirky Boston trial attorney (Calista Flockhart), who had a rich fantasy life and a penchant for miniskirts, arrived in a DVD set Tuesday from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The set also features several featurettes, a retrospective and the "Best of Ally McBeal" soundtrack featuring the show's Vonda Shepard.
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February 28, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Vonda Shepard is known for her association with "Ally McBeal." Now the singer-songwriter wants to be thought of alongside Ani DiFranco. Following DiFranco's model of circumventing the major record labels, Shepard has turned down several deals offered by big companies in the wake of the 1.2. million U.S. sales of her album of songs she's sung on "Ally McBeal" in her role as the title character's tuneful muse.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2000 | Greg Hernandez, Greg Hernandez covers the restaurant industry for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5989 and at greg.hernandez@latimes.com
Hardee's is turning to some popular recording artists to try to ring up more sales for the struggling restaurant chain. Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Vonda Shepard of television's "Ally McBeal," Boys II Men, Lace and Lou Bega are the centerpieces of a new $100-million marketing campaign created by Johnson/Ukropina Creative Marketing in Irvine. Hardee's parent, CKE Restaurants Inc. in Anaheim, hired Johnson/Ukropina as the chain's national advertising agency in December.
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May 9, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
** 1/2 Vonda Shepard, "By 7:30," Jacket. Like TV lawyer Ally McBeal, for whom she plays musical muse, Shepard yearns to be daring but is naturally conservative. So while co-producer Mitchell Froom helps her edge toward Tori Amos territory on parts of this follow-up to last year's hit "McBeal" collection, she's much more at home on straightforward singer-songwriter fare, with "Baby, Don't You Break My Heart Slow," a duet with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, the standout.
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June 22, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS
"Ever watch a show called 'Ally McBeal'? " Vonda Shepard asked the audience on Friday at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The fans' affirmative roar made it clear: They wanted her to play the folk- and soul-inflected pop that colors Fox's TV series about the lives and loves of a young professional and her colleagues. And the veteran singer-songwriter, whose role in the program has brought her into the spotlight, didn't disappoint them.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2000 | Greg Hernandez, Greg Hernandez covers the restaurant industry for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5989 and at greg.hernandez@latimes.com
Hardee's is turning to some popular recording artists to try to ring up more sales for the struggling restaurant chain. Motown legend Smokey Robinson, Vonda Shepard of television's "Ally McBeal," Boys II Men, Lace and Lou Bega are the centerpieces of a new $100-million marketing campaign created by Johnson/Ukropina Creative Marketing in Irvine. Hardee's parent, CKE Restaurants Inc. in Anaheim, hired Johnson/Ukropina as the chain's national advertising agency in December.
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July 9, 1999 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After suffering a number of career disappointments, Vonda Shepard has finally found the limelight thanks to the Fox television series "Ally McBeal." The 35-year-old singer-songwriter has played an integral part in the hit show since it debuted in the fall of 1997. Singing material popularized by other artists such as "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Walk Away Renee," as well as a few of her own songs, Shepard is regarded as the series' musical conscience.
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March 27, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is some of the same magic that's made the "Titanic" album the biggest-selling collection of score music ever also contained in Fox-TV's hit series "Ally McBeal"? The folks at Sony Music--which released the "Titanic" album--are banking a good chunk of cash on it.
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November 3, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During two decades of struggling to lift her career off the ground, singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard has rarely headlined a show that drew more than a few hundred fans. And her latest album, "It's Good, Eve," has sold only about 9,000 copies since it was released almost two years ago on tiny VesperAlley Records. So you can imagine her delight at singing these days to nearly 9 million people a week and being courted by major-label executives.
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November 18, 1999 | RACHEL FISCHER
* The local singer-songwriter's soulful rock can be heard Mondays on Fox's "Ally McBeal." Her sixth album, "Heart and Soul: New Songs From Ally McBeal, Featuring Vonda Shepard," has just been released. Time Trouble: I rarely have any time off anymore on weekends, between recording songs for "Ally" during the week and touring on the weekends! But if I have the time, I love to drive up the coast and go to Santa Barbara. Up there is this hole in the wall with incredible Mexican food, La Super-Rica.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 1999 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After suffering a number of career disappointments, Vonda Shepard has finally found the limelight thanks to the Fox television series "Ally McBeal." The 35-year-old singer-songwriter has played an integral part in the hit show since it debuted in the fall of 1997. Singing material popularized by other artists such as "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Walk Away Renee," as well as a few of her own songs, Shepard is regarded as the series' musical conscience.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
** 1/2 Vonda Shepard, "By 7:30," Jacket. Like TV lawyer Ally McBeal, for whom she plays musical muse, Shepard yearns to be daring but is naturally conservative. So while co-producer Mitchell Froom helps her edge toward Tori Amos territory on parts of this follow-up to last year's hit "McBeal" collection, she's much more at home on straightforward singer-songwriter fare, with "Baby, Don't You Break My Heart Slow," a duet with Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, the standout.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Vonda Shepard is known for her association with "Ally McBeal." Now the singer-songwriter wants to be thought of alongside Ani DiFranco. Following DiFranco's model of circumventing the major record labels, Shepard has turned down several deals offered by big companies in the wake of the 1.2. million U.S. sales of her album of songs she's sung on "Ally McBeal" in her role as the title character's tuneful muse.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1998 | NATALIE NICHOLS
"Ever watch a show called 'Ally McBeal'? " Vonda Shepard asked the audience on Friday at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The fans' affirmative roar made it clear: They wanted her to play the folk- and soul-inflected pop that colors Fox's TV series about the lives and loves of a young professional and her colleagues. And the veteran singer-songwriter, whose role in the program has brought her into the spotlight, didn't disappoint them.
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May 3, 1998 | Elysa Gardner
While packaged as a tribute to television's doe-eyed, long-legged lawyer of the moment, this album is in truth a showcase for Shepard, the singer-songwriter-pianist whose politely buoyant "Searchin' My Soul" is the show's theme song and the album's opening track.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2009 | Susan King
After the gavel came down on Fox's legal comedy series "Ally McBeal" in 2002, the Emmy Award-winning show didn't go into rerun heaven. And only the first season even saw the light of day on DVD. But now "Ally McBeal" is back. The entire five seasons of the series revolving around a quirky Boston trial attorney (Calista Flockhart), who had a rich fantasy life and a penchant for miniskirts, arrived in a DVD set Tuesday from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The set also features several featurettes, a retrospective and the "Best of Ally McBeal" soundtrack featuring the show's Vonda Shepard.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1999 | RACHEL FISCHER
* The local singer-songwriter's soulful rock can be heard Mondays on Fox's "Ally McBeal." Her sixth album, "Heart and Soul: New Songs From Ally McBeal, Featuring Vonda Shepard," has just been released. Time Trouble: I rarely have any time off anymore on weekends, between recording songs for "Ally" during the week and touring on the weekends! But if I have the time, I love to drive up the coast and go to Santa Barbara. Up there is this hole in the wall with incredible Mexican food, La Super-Rica.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is some of the same magic that's made the "Titanic" album the biggest-selling collection of score music ever also contained in Fox-TV's hit series "Ally McBeal"? The folks at Sony Music--which released the "Titanic" album--are banking a good chunk of cash on it.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During two decades of struggling to lift her career off the ground, singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard has rarely headlined a show that drew more than a few hundred fans. And her latest album, "It's Good, Eve," has sold only about 9,000 copies since it was released almost two years ago on tiny VesperAlley Records. So you can imagine her delight at singing these days to nearly 9 million people a week and being courted by major-label executives.
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