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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | August 14, 1992
To hear people in the concert business tell it, the Lollapalooza concept has been the greatest innovation in packaging since cheese in a can.At first glance, it hardly seems like blockbuster material. Built around a rag-tag jumble of alternative rock acts, neither Lollapalooza package has had much in the way of mainstream star-power. The lineup for Lollapalooza '92, for instance, features Lush, Pearl Jam, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Soundgarden, Ice Cube and Ministry, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | July 29, 2007
With live polka and salsa music blaring on a small street off Eastern Avenue, the young and the old hopped and bopped to the beat on an outdoor dance floor. The aroma of hot dogs and Greek chicken souvlaki permeated the Highlandtown street as residents and visitors snacked on ethnic foods and admired the artworks like colorful origami and Ukrainian Easter eggs that were as diverse as the Baltimore neighborhood. As Liz Soleas soaked in the scene, she knew she wasn't in Odenton anymore. The new and longtime residents of Baltimore celebrated the diversity of their neighborhood yesterday in an eclectic annual festival called Salsapolkalooza.
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By Boston Globe | January 13, 1994
Contrary to a report in USA Today Tuesday, Nirvana has not been confirmed as the headliner for this summer's Lollapalooza tour, the annual multi-band, cross-country, alternative-rock festival."
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By Glen Gamboa and Glen Gamboa,Newsday | May 6, 2004
Morrissey's experiences in the late '90s would have made anyone miserable, let alone the musical king of the disenfranchised for nearly two decades. He lost a bitter court dispute with his former bandmates in the Smiths over royalties that not only cost him millions but also had him chastised by the judge in the case. He was dropped by his record label after his sixth solo CD, Maladjusted, was a critical and commercial flop. And his style -- a heady distillation of the world's problems into four-minute chunks filled with distinctive, often melodramatic, singing of sharp, literary lyrics -- was fading from the musical landscape, replaced by the thuggish roar of rap-metal and the flash of hip-hop.
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By Jim Farber and Jim Farber,New York Daily News | August 5, 1994
Lollapalooza lumbers into Charles Town, W.Va., Monday with a big fat albatross around its neck. Despite a lineup that boasts some of the biggest names in the music business -- Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, etc. -- this yearly event still finds itself burdened by its original ambitions. People still expect Lollapalooza to represent an edgy, underground be-in for superfreaks.Dream on.Even Lollapalooza's organizers agree, four years in, that it's time to stop looking to rock's original "alternative" festival for anything alternative.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 3, 1993
Stretching the definition of "local," it was announced yesterday that the "only area appearance" of Lollapalooza '93 will be July 20 at the Charles Town Races on Route 340 in Charles Town, W.Va. Previous Lollapalooza tours have played at Lake Fairfax in Fairfax, Va., but officials there refused to allow the tour back this year, citing traffic and noise problems.Alternative rockers Primus will headline, with Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, Arrested Development, Front 242, Tool and RageAgainst the Machine rounding out the bill.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1995
Charles Town, W.Va. -- Donna Weller came to Lollapalooza '95 yesterday for the music, and she left sporting a shiny new nose ring."I didn't plan on getting this, but I saw the booth and it just called out to me," said Ms. Weller, 20, of Arlington, Va., moments after her left nostril had been pierced. "It seemed like the thing to do at Lollapalooza."The traveling nine-hour music show known as Lollapalooza played here yesterday, leaving some of the young crowd of more than 15,000 with new body holes and almost everyone with a serious coat of sweat.
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By Howard Henry Chen and Howard Henry Chen,Special to The Sun | August 9, 1994
Charles Town, W. Va. -- Lollapalooza, a 10-hour traveling rock concert that played to more than 20,000 mostly young spectators here yesterday, was just plain "cool" to 17-year-old James Evans of Washington."
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By Simon Reynolds and Simon Reynolds,New York Times News Service | August 14, 1991
THERE'S NO contest: This summer's biggest tour is the aptly titled Lollapalooza, a mobile rock festival featuring a bill of premier alternative bands -- Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T, B---hole Surfers and the Henry Rollins Band -- headlined by the critically acclaimed Jane's Addiction.The tour is currently crisscrossing North America, doing 26 shows in 21 cities, including one from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at Lake Fairfax Park in Virginia. (There are about 2,000 tickets remaining for Friday's show.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 5, 1994
As far as George Clinton is concerned, playing the Lollapalooza festival is simply a matter of adjusting.On the one hand, he and his P-Funk All Stars have adjusted their approach to fit the 45- to 50-minute time slot the festival allows them. "We just have to re-relate to back in the day when there were like 20 groups on the shows at the Apollo," he says, over the phone from a tour stop in Pittsburgh. "As opposed to the way we've been for the last 15 years, having the whole three-and-a-half to four hours to ourselves."
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By Rashod D. Ollison | July 31, 2003
Mariah Carey / Merriweather Behind Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey is one of the most commercially successful female singers in pop. Her overblown ballads and hip-hop-lite up-tempo numbers have pushed sales of such albums as Music Box, Rainbow and the latest Charmbracelet to multiplatinum heights. She plays Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Tuesday night. Show starts at 8, and tickets are $35-$65, available via Ticketmaster by calling 410-481-SEAT or visiting www.ticketmaster.
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By SUN STAFF | June 26, 2003
An update on the concert scene: newly announced shows and ticket availability. For ticket information and purchase, call Ticketmaster at 410-481-SEAT unless otherwise noted. Just announced Nelly and the St. Lunatics perform at Constitution Hall in Washington July 26. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Also, a second show at 11:30 p.m. has been added for Rachelle Ferrell and Ledisi's performance there July 25. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Huey Lewis and the News will perform at Pier Six Concert Pavilion Aug. 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
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May 29, 2003
Which of the following concerts do you plan to attend this summer? 8.2 percent Chris Isaak (4 votes) 8.2 percent Lollapalooza 2003 (4 votes) 8.2 percent Metallica Summer Sanitarium Tour (4 votes) 10.2 percent Ozzfest 2003 (5 votes) 6.1 percent Pearl Jam (3 votes) 0 percent Vans Warped Tour '03 (0 votes) 8.2 percent Some of the above (4 votes) 51.0 percent None of the above (25 votes) 49 total votes Question of the week: How often do you go to the beach during the summer? Weekly Twice a month Monthly A few times Never Vote at www.sunspot.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | January 11, 2001
John Adams Century Rolls; Lollapalooza; Slonimsky's Earbox. Emanuel Ax, pianist; Cleveland Orchestra; Halle Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnanyi and Kent Nagano, conductors. (Nonesuch 79607-2) Back in the 1970s and early '80s, when minimalism really started making waves, many a sage predicted that the persistent repetition of small melodic motives, simple chords and propulsive rhythm patterns that characterized this musical style would soon fade away. It couldn't possibly last, or be taken seriously.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | January 23, 1999
This review appeared in some editions of Friday's Sun.Sometime in the next millennium, if someone were to ask me what made David Zinman such a great musician, I might talk about the Baltimore Symphony program he conducted last night in Meyerhoff Hall. It demonstrated his versatility, his ability to collaborate with a soloist and his strength as an orchestra builder.The last of these qualities was displayed in the program's second half. "Dance Mix" bound together six short pieces, all of them written in the past six years, all based on popular dance forms and all difficult to play.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | April 18, 1998
When the production team responsible for Lollapalooza announced that the annual alterna-rock festival tour would not hit the road this summer, many people in the music industry took the news as a business story, plain and simple."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | July 18, 1993
Has success spoiled Lollapalooza?At first glance, the question seems almost ludicrous. How could Lollapalooza (which arrives Tuesday at the Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W. Va.) be a loser when it has already focused mainstream media attention on bands as outre as Babes In Toyland? Who could possibly carp over an enterprise that will bring a variety of alternative rock acts to an audience whose numbers are likely to exceed 1 million nationwide?Start with some of the musicians on the tour, like Fishbone bassist Norwood Fisher, who complained to Rolling Stone that "there should be a little more hip-hop involved in the mix."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | August 14, 1992
To hear people in the concert business tell it, the Lollapalooza concept has been the greatest innovation in packaging since cheese in a can.At first glance, it hardly seems like blockbuster material. Built around a rag-tag jumble of alternative rock acts, neither Lollapalooza package has had much in the way of mainstream star-power. The lineup for Lollapalooza '92, for instance, features Lush, Pearl Jam, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Soundgarden, Ice Cube and Ministry, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1997
I recently felt an urge to get a tattoo or pierce some cool part of my body.The occasion wasn't a newfound desire to express myself through body art or a discount coupon from the seedy tattoo parlor down the street from my Odenton apartment.It was what you might call a quarter-life crisis. It hit me hard, right in the midst of the HFStival, the day-long rock concert held in Washington about a month ago. It's sort of a local version of the mammoth Lollapalooza tour, the alt-rock extravaganza that plays the Nissan Pavilion Wednesday.
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