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By J.D. Considine Country Hal Ketchum | July 23, 1998
Barenaked LadiesStunt (Reprise 46963)As big-city suburbs go, Scarborough, Ontario, seems fairly unexceptional. Located in the northeastern corner of Toronto, it's an area known mostly for light industry, tract housing and doughnut shops.Yet that seemingly mundane environment has been a remarkable font of wit. Scarborough was the mid-'80s home of Wayne Campbell, the snarky stoner character created by Mike Myers (when Myers went to "Saturday Night Live," "Wayne's World" was moved to Aurora, Ill.)
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By From Sun news services | August 26, 2008
Songwriter becomes fourth judge on 'Idol' Scoot over, Simon Cowell. American Idol is adding a fourth critic to its panel of judges. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will sit alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson when the eighth season of American Idol premieres in January, the Fox network said yesterday. DioGuardi's songs have been recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill , Pink and Carrie Underwood. "We are turning the heat up on Idol this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges' table," said creator and executive producer Simon Fuller in a statement.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | September 12, 2000
Remember how it was back in the early '90s, when it seemed like every new rock band on MTV wanted only to brood angrily about the unfairness of life? Did you ever find yourself wanting to yell, "Oh, lighten up?" when some glowering grunge star whined to Kurt Loder about the pressures of rock stardom? If so, then you're probably a member of the BNL generation -- even if you didn't know it at the time. BNL, of course, is Barenaked Ladies, a Canadian quintet whose 1992 debut, "Gordon," was ignored by MTV and pretty much everybody else in this country.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | November 2, 2006
Barenaked Ladies Everyone used to introduce stories about the Barenaked Ladies describing them as "neither barenaked nor ladies." But then the Canadian band appeared practically nude on the cover of the 2005 album Au Naturale -- Live and ruined that particular chestnut. The pun-loving guys, whose latest CD is Barenaked Ladies are Me, perform Saturday night at 8 at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 and are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster .com.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2001
The name came to Steven Page and Ed Robertson when they were smart-mouthed teens in Toronto suburbia way back in 1988. It was a joke, the type of funny phrase that would make boys giggle - Barenaked Ladies. But as it turned out, the wacky name not only stuck, it also went on to sprout an irreverent band to match its off-beat spirit with catchy tunes with titles such as "Be My Yoko Ono" and goofy lyrics like "I'll lick my wounds, could you pass the salt?" Over the years, the Ladies' lyrics have become more layered with the texture of life's altering experiences - getting married, having children and weathering pianist Kevin Hearn's recent two-year battle with leukemia.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | November 2, 2006
Barenaked Ladies Everyone used to introduce stories about the Barenaked Ladies describing them as "neither barenaked nor ladies." But then the Canadian band appeared practically nude on the cover of the 2005 album Au Naturale -- Live and ruined that particular chestnut. The pun-loving guys, whose latest CD is Barenaked Ladies are Me, perform Saturday night at 8 at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 and are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster .com.
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By Rashod D. Ollison | November 6, 2003
Guided by Voices, Oranges Band / Recher Theatre Independent groups Guided by Voices and the Oranges Band play Towson's Recher Theatre Monday night at 7. Tickets are $14 and are available through Ticketmaster. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / 9:30 Club One of the best garage bands to emerge from the Big Apple, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs brings its visceral rock to the 9:30 Club Saturday night. Show starts at 8 and tickets are $14, available through www.930.com. Barenaked Ladies / Constitution Hall The Barenaked Ladies will fire up Washington's Constitution Hall with their irreverent brand of alternative pop -- and probably some songs from their new CD, Everything to Everyone -- Monday night at 8. Tickets are $35 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-481-SEAT or visiting www.ticketmaster.
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By J.D. Considine | December 24, 1998
Everybody has holiday traditions - even rock bands. Canada's Barenaked Ladies, for example, like to spread a bit of Christmas cheer by spending the last week of every year making return trips to selected cities. Fans think of the shows as a sort of Christmas bonus, a chance to see the Ladies again without having to wait for the next album and tour.This year, those cities include Washington. So if you haven't had your minimum annual requirement of hits like "One Week" or "It's All Been Done," head for the D.C. suburbs on Wednesday, when the Barenaked Ladies play the Patriot Center.
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By J.D. Considine | August 1, 1999
There's something downright old-fashioned about the Barenaked Ladies. There's nothing particularly trendy about this Canadian combo; they aren't teen heartthrobs, don't flirt with techno, never mix hip-hop with metal. But what they do have going for them are wit and a resilient sense of melody. Those qualities -- and their first-rate live show -- have been enough to carry the quintet to stardom.That alone should be enough to make their concert on Friday a must-see, but wait -- there's more.
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By From Sun news services | August 26, 2008
Songwriter becomes fourth judge on 'Idol' Scoot over, Simon Cowell. American Idol is adding a fourth critic to its panel of judges. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will sit alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson when the eighth season of American Idol premieres in January, the Fox network said yesterday. DioGuardi's songs have been recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Celine Dion, Faith Hill , Pink and Carrie Underwood. "We are turning the heat up on Idol this year and are thrilled to welcome Kara to the judges' table," said creator and executive producer Simon Fuller in a statement.
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By Rashod D. Ollison | November 6, 2003
Guided by Voices, Oranges Band / Recher Theatre Independent groups Guided by Voices and the Oranges Band play Towson's Recher Theatre Monday night at 7. Tickets are $14 and are available through Ticketmaster. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / 9:30 Club One of the best garage bands to emerge from the Big Apple, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs brings its visceral rock to the 9:30 Club Saturday night. Show starts at 8 and tickets are $14, available through www.930.com. Barenaked Ladies / Constitution Hall The Barenaked Ladies will fire up Washington's Constitution Hall with their irreverent brand of alternative pop -- and probably some songs from their new CD, Everything to Everyone -- Monday night at 8. Tickets are $35 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-481-SEAT or visiting www.ticketmaster.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 17, 2001
The name came to Steven Page and Ed Robertson when they were smart-mouthed teens in Toronto suburbia way back in 1988. It was a joke, the type of funny phrase that would make boys giggle - Barenaked Ladies. But as it turned out, the wacky name not only stuck, it also went on to sprout an irreverent band to match its off-beat spirit with catchy tunes with titles such as "Be My Yoko Ono" and goofy lyrics like "I'll lick my wounds, could you pass the salt?" Over the years, the Ladies' lyrics have become more layered with the texture of life's altering experiences - getting married, having children and weathering pianist Kevin Hearn's recent two-year battle with leukemia.
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By Karin Remesch | March 15, 2001
Preservation Hall Jazz Band You don't have to travel to New Orleans to listen to the jazz sounds that evolved in that city around the turn of the last century. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is bringing its traditional Big Easy music to Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, the jazz ambassadors will present such legendary tunes as "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "Because of You" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." The concert benefits Sheppard Pratt Health System's Care for Kids Fund.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | September 12, 2000
Remember how it was back in the early '90s, when it seemed like every new rock band on MTV wanted only to brood angrily about the unfairness of life? Did you ever find yourself wanting to yell, "Oh, lighten up?" when some glowering grunge star whined to Kurt Loder about the pressures of rock stardom? If so, then you're probably a member of the BNL generation -- even if you didn't know it at the time. BNL, of course, is Barenaked Ladies, a Canadian quintet whose 1992 debut, "Gordon," was ignored by MTV and pretty much everybody else in this country.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | August 1, 1999
There's something downright old-fashioned about the Barenaked Ladies. There's nothing particularly trendy about this Canadian combo; they aren't teen heartthrobs, don't flirt with techno, never mix hip-hop with metal. But what they do have going for them are wit and a resilient sense of melody. Those qualities -- and their first-rate live show -- have been enough to carry the quintet to stardom.That alone should be enough to make their concert on Friday a must-see, but wait -- there's more.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | December 24, 1998
Everybody has holiday traditions - even rock bands. Canada's Barenaked Ladies, for example, like to spread a bit of Christmas cheer by spending the last week of every year making return trips to selected cities. Fans think of the shows as a sort of Christmas bonus, a chance to see the Ladies again without having to wait for the next album and tour.This year, those cities include Washington. So if you haven't had your minimum annual requirement of hits like "One Week" or "It's All Been Done," head for the D.C. suburbs on Wednesday, when the Barenaked Ladies play the Patriot Center.
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October 25, 1997
Franco is gone, but his love life lingers on in lettersThe late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco is still dead, but his love life was revived briefly yesterday in Madrid, where letters to his first love, written in 1913, were sold at auction for $10,000.Antonio Bacieros, a professional pianist, was the sole bidder for a series of 33 postcards.A lovestruck Franco, then a 20-year-old second lieutenant, poured out his heart in sometimes clumsy prose to 15-year-old Sofia Subiran, the teen-age daughter of a fellow Spanish military officer.
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By Karin Remesch | March 15, 2001
Preservation Hall Jazz Band You don't have to travel to New Orleans to listen to the jazz sounds that evolved in that city around the turn of the last century. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is bringing its traditional Big Easy music to Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, the jazz ambassadors will present such legendary tunes as "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "Because of You" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." The concert benefits Sheppard Pratt Health System's Care for Kids Fund.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine Country Hal Ketchum | July 23, 1998
Barenaked LadiesStunt (Reprise 46963)As big-city suburbs go, Scarborough, Ontario, seems fairly unexceptional. Located in the northeastern corner of Toronto, it's an area known mostly for light industry, tract housing and doughnut shops.Yet that seemingly mundane environment has been a remarkable font of wit. Scarborough was the mid-'80s home of Wayne Campbell, the snarky stoner character created by Mike Myers (when Myers went to "Saturday Night Live," "Wayne's World" was moved to Aurora, Ill.)
FEATURES
October 25, 1997
Franco is gone, but his love life lingers on in lettersThe late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco is still dead, but his love life was revived briefly yesterday in Madrid, where letters to his first love, written in 1913, were sold at auction for $10,000.Antonio Bacieros, a professional pianist, was the sole bidder for a series of 33 postcards.A lovestruck Franco, then a 20-year-old second lieutenant, poured out his heart in sometimes clumsy prose to 15-year-old Sofia Subiran, the teen-age daughter of a fellow Spanish military officer.
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