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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
It seems that the state of South Dakota has a beef with Joan Jett. Or a lack of beef, more accurately. Jett, who spent her formative years in Rockville , is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She's so committed to animal rights that she's about to appear on some PETA-themed United States Postal Service  stamps.  And that means the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association has a problem with Jett appearing on the state's float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City , according to CNN .  "Many livestock producers expressed concern about whether Joan Jett was an appropriate representative for an agriculturally oriented state like South Dakota," association executive director Jodie Anderson told CNN. So Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were moved off of South Dakota, to another, unspecified state.  "I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event," Jett said in a statement, according to CNN .  "I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition," she said.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
It seems that the state of South Dakota has a beef with Joan Jett. Or a lack of beef, more accurately. Jett, who spent her formative years in Rockville , is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She's so committed to animal rights that she's about to appear on some PETA-themed United States Postal Service  stamps.  And that means the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association has a problem with Jett appearing on the state's float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City , according to CNN .  "Many livestock producers expressed concern about whether Joan Jett was an appropriate representative for an agriculturally oriented state like South Dakota," association executive director Jodie Anderson told CNN. So Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were moved off of South Dakota, to another, unspecified state.  "I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event," Jett said in a statement, according to CNN .  "I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition," she said.
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October 25, 2006
Sandy West, 47 Female rock star Sandy West, whose ferocious drumming fueled the influential all-female '70s rock band the Runaways, which she co-founded with Joan Jett, has died of lung cancer at a Southern California hospice. She was 47. Ms. West was only 16 when she co-founded the Runaways in 1975 with Ms. Jett. Along with band members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie, they had such hits as "Cherry Bomb" and "Born to be Bad." Following the band's breakup in 1979, Ms. West continued to perform as a singer, guitarist and drummer with the Sandy West Band.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
Dropkick Murphys, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Gaslight Anthem and more will perform at Carroll Park in Pigtown on Sept. 14 for the debut of The Shindig, an all-rock music festival, organizer Paul Manna announced today. Tickets go on sale Friday. Other artists scheduled to perform include Clutch, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reverend Horton Heat, The Hold Steady, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Larry and His Flask, The Glenmont Popes and Bad Seed Rising. There will be two stages but no sets will overlap.
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By MARC SHAPIRO | June 15, 2006
The Vans Warped Tour, which features more than 50 punk and ska bands, including Baltimore natives VooDoo Blue and Dog Fashion Disco, stops by Merriweather Post Pavilion, Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Skaters and bikers will perform on half pipes and ramps while the music plays. Among the headliners are NOFX, Rise Against, Anti-Flag, Saves the Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Helmet. Tickets to the general admission show are $29.75. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show starts at noon today.
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | April 3, 2006
Hip-hop megastar Kanye West is the biggest of the names who will play this year's HFStival. The event, held May 27-28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, will also feature such acts as the Counting Crows, festival regulars Cypress Hill, Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu, the Strokes and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Tickets go on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. More than 60 acts will perform on several stages at Merriweather, which will expand its capacity to 27,500 for the event. Day one's lineup, headed by West, Cypress Hill and Matisyahu, also includes '70s punk outfit The Misfits, local favorites Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Rise Against and Matchbook Romance.
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August 16, 2007
Just announced Kings of Leon -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Sept. 23-24. Also, Rilo Kiley is there Sept. 26-27. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com. Phil Lesh & Friends -- Lyric Opera House on Oct. 16. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Oct. 30. 410-547-SEAT or tick etmaster.com. Regina Spektor -- Rams Head Live on Sept. 19. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.. Still available Indigo Girls -- Wolf Trap Barns in Vienna, Va., on Aug. 26. 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 30, 1991
THE FIRE INSIDEBob Seger (Capitol 91134)Bob Seger has always been good at nostalgia, both in the way his husky, care-worn voice conjures a world of lost opportunities and past glories, and in the ease with which his music recaptures the simple power of old time rock and roll. Which, perhaps, explains why "The Fire Inside," Seger's first album in five years, feels so funny at first -- instead courting the past, this one finds him looking ahead. To his credit, Seger sounds far stronger addressing the promise of potential romance in the breathless "Take a Chance" than he does lamenting lost love in the dreary "Real at the Time."
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | December 26, 1991
While some rock bands are singing the holiday blues this Christmas season, Kix singer Steve Whiteman says he's perfectly content to be resting comfortably at home awaiting a pair of upcoming shows, especially Tuesday's New Year's Eve show at Hammerjacks.For many bands in Kix's genre, the passing of 1991 won't come a minute too soon.It was, according to most promoters and bands, the worst concert year in history."Everybody is just waiting for the situation to get better," said Whiteman, whose band has been doing national club touring in support of its latest album, "Hot Wire."
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | December 12, 1991
Being unique seems to come naturally for guitarist Brian Rice and his rock band Monkeyspank.They own and drive to gigs in a big gray bus they call "Reginald." They enlist an expanded rhythm section consisting of three drummers and two bass players. And, perhaps, the biggest difference (at least for a Baltimore band), it appears that Monkeyspank might get a shot at the big time in 1992."Some people start a band and the main thing they want to become is local heroes," said Rice, whose band will perform at Hammerjacks tomorrow night during a record release party.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
We all know singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Joan Jett loves Rock and Roll; she's proclaimed that plenty of times since her breakout hit in 1982. She also has proclaimed her love for the Orioles for years. It's hard to forget when she donned an Orioles “Jett” jersey in the front row at Yankee Stadium in the 1980s. Well, now the 54-year-old rocker who grew up in Rockville - yes, very appropriate - wanted this generation of Orioles to know how much she's enjoying their resurgence.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
At Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the dust doesn't even have time to settle before it's time to move on. Just as Texan band Neon Indian finished their set in the dance tent, Joan Jett was getting on stage at the main pavilion. At night, rapper M.I.A. went head-to-head with dance gods LCD Soundsystem. With 21 artists playing at this one-day event, there was more shuttling here than in Middle East diplomacy if you wanted to catch them all. At least 30,000 music fans came to Columbia Saturday to watch them play at three different stages built around the 40-acre grounds of Merriweather Post Pavilion . Some came for Ludacris, others for indie behemoths Pavement.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun pop music critic | June 5, 2008
Artscape expands and becomes a little "greener" this year. But the 27-year-old arts festival, the largest, free public event of its kind in the country, maintains a flavorful and eclectic musical lineup. In a news conference at Penn Station yesterday, Mayor Sheila Dixon announced the new additions and musical lineup for this year's Artscape, set for July 18-20. The marquee names on the Main Stage, at Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street, include Grammy-winning R&B sensation Ne-Yo, reggae legends the Wailers, rock veterans Joan Jett & the Black Hearts and the alt-rock band Rusted Root.
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August 16, 2007
Just announced Kings of Leon -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Sept. 23-24. Also, Rilo Kiley is there Sept. 26-27. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com. Phil Lesh & Friends -- Lyric Opera House on Oct. 16. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Oct. 30. 410-547-SEAT or tick etmaster.com. Regina Spektor -- Rams Head Live on Sept. 19. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.. Still available Indigo Girls -- Wolf Trap Barns in Vienna, Va., on Aug. 26. 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.
NEWS
October 25, 2006
Sandy West, 47 Female rock star Sandy West, whose ferocious drumming fueled the influential all-female '70s rock band the Runaways, which she co-founded with Joan Jett, has died of lung cancer at a Southern California hospice. She was 47. Ms. West was only 16 when she co-founded the Runaways in 1975 with Ms. Jett. Along with band members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie, they had such hits as "Cherry Bomb" and "Born to be Bad." Following the band's breakup in 1979, Ms. West continued to perform as a singer, guitarist and drummer with the Sandy West Band.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MARC SHAPIRO | June 15, 2006
The Vans Warped Tour, which features more than 50 punk and ska bands, including Baltimore natives VooDoo Blue and Dog Fashion Disco, stops by Merriweather Post Pavilion, Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Skaters and bikers will perform on half pipes and ramps while the music plays. Among the headliners are NOFX, Rise Against, Anti-Flag, Saves the Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Helmet. Tickets to the general admission show are $29.75. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show starts at noon today.
FEATURES
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun pop music critic | June 5, 2008
Artscape expands and becomes a little "greener" this year. But the 27-year-old arts festival, the largest, free public event of its kind in the country, maintains a flavorful and eclectic musical lineup. In a news conference at Penn Station yesterday, Mayor Sheila Dixon announced the new additions and musical lineup for this year's Artscape, set for July 18-20. The marquee names on the Main Stage, at Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street, include Grammy-winning R&B sensation Ne-Yo, reggae legends the Wailers, rock veterans Joan Jett & the Black Hearts and the alt-rock band Rusted Root.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
We all know singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Joan Jett loves Rock and Roll; she's proclaimed that plenty of times since her breakout hit in 1982. She also has proclaimed her love for the Orioles for years. It's hard to forget when she donned an Orioles “Jett” jersey in the front row at Yankee Stadium in the 1980s. Well, now the 54-year-old rocker who grew up in Rockville - yes, very appropriate - wanted this generation of Orioles to know how much she's enjoying their resurgence.
NEWS
By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | April 3, 2006
Hip-hop megastar Kanye West is the biggest of the names who will play this year's HFStival. The event, held May 27-28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, will also feature such acts as the Counting Crows, festival regulars Cypress Hill, Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu, the Strokes and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Tickets go on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. More than 60 acts will perform on several stages at Merriweather, which will expand its capacity to 27,500 for the event. Day one's lineup, headed by West, Cypress Hill and Matisyahu, also includes '70s punk outfit The Misfits, local favorites Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Rise Against and Matchbook Romance.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music | June 12, 1994
Joan Jett has had a hectic week. Just back from Britain, where she spent several days shooting the video for her new single, "Go Home," she's in her New York offices, dividing her time between tour preparation and talking to the press about her 10th album, "Pure and Simple."Add in the day-to-day responsibilities of running her own record company, the independently distributed Blackheart Records, and it's a wonder Jett has time to think. Yet, far from sounding bedraggled, Jett seems to thrive on the activity.
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