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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With a string of No. 1 hits at country radio in recent years, Jake Owen has earned the right to steer his career. So when it came to designing the set of his Days of Gold Tour this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter filled the stage with tiki bars, nautical ropes and palm trees. Owen wanted it to look like Riverside Cafe - a bar located on the Indian River in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. - for sentimental reasons, and not just because they cook “a good fish sandwich.” “It's the place that really embraced me when I started playing guitar,” Owen said on the phone recently from Missouri while on the road.
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February 3, 2008
BETO CARRERO, 70 Latin American country singer Beto Carrero, a former country singer who built what is billed as Latin America's biggest theme park, died Friday. Mr. Carrero, whose given name was Joao Batista Sergio Murad, died of heart problems while undergoing related surgery, Sirio Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, announced. Beto Carrero World, which includes an amusement park and a zoo with 700 animals, opened in 1991. It covers more than five square miles in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Last week, Thomas Rhett walked with his wife through a Nashville Walmart in search of an electric dog fence. While strolling the aisles, the 24-year-old country singer-songwriter passed the music section and spotted his debut album, October's “It Goes Like This,” on the shelves. “There's a Walmart literally every five miles from here to Seattle, Washington,” Rhett said on the phone afterward. “Knowing that your face is on all those racks in Target, Best Buy and all those places, it makes you feel very, very small.” As his star has grown among the country ranks, Rhett - who plays a free Power Plant Live concert on Friday to celebrate the opening of new country bar Tin Roof - has embraced humility.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | August 13, 1998
Even though Shania Twain's "The Woman In Me" was one of the biggest albums in country music history (to date, it has sold more than 7 million copies), the singer never went on tour to support the album.That wasn't an oversight, either. "There are a couple of reasons why I didn't tour on the first album," she said last fall. "One of them was that I wouldn't have had enough songs, really, collectively, to make a true headlining show. And to me, that's a big reason."That's not a problem now. Thanks to her current album, "Come On Over," Twain has more than enough material to fill a show.
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August 16, 2007
Matt Damon, who plays former assassin Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum, has a much fuzzier role in a future episode of PBS' Arthur. Damon, bedecked with bear ears, plays himself as part of "Postcards From You," an initiative to encourage young viewers to make their own videos. His guest appearance on the animated children's show about a friendly aardvark is set to air Sept. 3. A Bel Air finalist Country singer Julienne Irwin of Bel Air has made it to the finals of NBC's hit reality show America's Got Talent.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 21, 1991
Reviewing charity concerts can be awkward. No one wants to be a curmudgeon and pan such a show, but neither is it nice to give praise more for good intentions than good music.Last night's Hard Travelers and Friends benefit for Cystic Fibrosis at the Merriweather Post Pavilion made worries unnecessary. With a bill topped by Barbara Mandrell and featuring a reunion appearance by the Starland Vocal Band, it would have been a laudable concert even if there hadn't been a worthy cause.Take Mandrell's set as an example.
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May 30, 2005
Arnold "Arnie" Morton, 83, who founded the chain of steakhouses that bear his name and helped launch the first Playboy Club and the annual Taste of Chicago food festival, died Saturday at a nursing home in suburban Deerfield, Ill. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease and cancer, his family said. Mr. Morton's first restaurant, the Walton Walk, opened in the 1950s and paved the way for his partnership with Hugh Hefner, Victor Lownes and the Playboy Club they opened in 1960. He left Playboy in the early 1970s and ran several nightspots, then opened his first Morton's steakhouse in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood in 1978.
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By Susan Canfora | June 9, 1991
Karate fans won't want to miss the 1991 World Karate !B Championships at the Convention Center Aug. 16-17. Teams and competitors from more than 15 countries will participate.There'll be a World Team Elimination match, World Tournament Karate Championships and Grand Championship match.Also planned are a trade exhibition Friday and Saturday, offering supplies and services for the martial arts and other athletic activities. Admission is $4 and $7 for each competition and $12, $20 and $30 for the main events.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | May 23, 1996
When you get right down to it, Tim McGraw didn't have any choice about becoming a country singer. That's just what he is."When I open my mouth and sing a song, whether I'm trying to sing a rock song or anything else, it's gonna come out country," he says, over the phone from his Music Row office in Nashville. That's hardly a limitation, though, because, as McGraw points out, the fact that he sounds country no matter what kind of material he does means that he can work a much greater variety into his music.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Rising country star Kip Moore could have recorded the follow-up to his 2012 debut album in Nashville's plushest studios, but the 33-year-old “Somethin' 'Bout a Truck” singer chose a bare-bones setting that literally had more roaches than luxuries. “No TV, no couches, no nothing in there,” Moore said on the phone last week from the road. “It helped play a mind trick on me, too. I like that feeling of being on edge and not being happy where I was.” The setup is contrived, but for Moore - who performs Friday at Patriot Center as apart of Lady Antebellum's Take Me Downtown Tour - it produced the results he desired.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
For the country singer Jason Aldean, success can be measured many ways: more than 8.5 million albums sold, 12 No. 1 hits on country radio and being named the 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music are a few examples that could work. Then there's the fact Aldean sold out Boston's Fenway Park last year faster than Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake. But the easy-going 36-year-old from Macon, Ga., has a simpler view. Aldean says his Night Train Tour, which stops at Baltimore Arena on Saturday, is different from previous tours because he now has the resources to execute the concert experience he first envisioned.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
For Tim McGraw, the process of selecting songs for an album and picking movie scripts is no different. He must respond to the material on a basic emotional level. "I have to take an intellectual cap off and wait to be hit viscerally," McGraw, the 46-year-old country star and actor, said from the road recently. "You have to be moved. Whether it's funny, sad, tragic or even mean - something's got to prickle the hairs on the back of your neck. " Although McGraw - who headlines Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., on Saturday - has sold more than 40 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, he says he's only now figuring out how to craft the music he wants to create.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2010
Somehow, it's not hard to imagine Richie Fields at 16, driving a van down Coastal Highway at 3 a.m. to deliver fresh doughnuts from his parents' Ocean City bakery to a chain of convenience stores. With his contagious grin and friendly personality, he's always been something of a natural salesman. But picture the future country music singer negotiating a side deal to navigate his doughnut-shop-on-wheels around the streets of a trailer park at 8 a.m. each weekday, honking his horn and calling out, "Doughnuts, pastries!"
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February 3, 2008
BETO CARRERO, 70 Latin American country singer Beto Carrero, a former country singer who built what is billed as Latin America's biggest theme park, died Friday. Mr. Carrero, whose given name was Joao Batista Sergio Murad, died of heart problems while undergoing related surgery, Sirio Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, announced. Beto Carrero World, which includes an amusement park and a zoo with 700 animals, opened in 1991. It covers more than five square miles in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
FEATURES
January 4, 2008
78 Don Shula Football coach 51 Patty Loveless Country singer 48 Michael Stipe Rock singer 45 Dave Foley Actor 42 Deana Carter Country singer
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 13, 1994
"I love horse racing," says country singer Neal McCoy. "I'm from Longview, Texas, which is only 60 miles from Shreveport/Bossier City, and that was the closest racetrack to me, over at Louisiana Downs. So I used to spend almost every weekend over at the horse track."Consequently, McCoy is really looking forward to playing at this year's Preakness Celebration. "This is going to be terrific," he enthuses, over the phone from his record company's Nashville offices. "Just to get a chance to maybe get down to the paddocks and look around is going to be a big thrill.
FEATURES
August 16, 2007
Matt Damon, who plays former assassin Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum, has a much fuzzier role in a future episode of PBS' Arthur. Damon, bedecked with bear ears, plays himself as part of "Postcards From You," an initiative to encourage young viewers to make their own videos. His guest appearance on the animated children's show about a friendly aardvark is set to air Sept. 3. A Bel Air finalist Country singer Julienne Irwin of Bel Air has made it to the finals of NBC's hit reality show America's Got Talent.
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