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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
Rocker Melissa Etheridge became the latest celebrity to endorse gay marriage in Maryland. The singer sent out a letter Tuesday on behalf of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, saying everyone deserves to be treated the same under the law. She also said she'd be offering campaign donors a chance to meet her backstage before an upcoming concert in Bethesda. "Two of my dearest friends are Marylanders in a committed relationship without legal protection," she wrote. "They are not treated with the same basic equality as their next door neighbors.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, country legend Kenny Rogers and rock group Train have been added to the talent lineup for Sept. 13's Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Pavilion. Also just announced: singer Jordin Sparks will join John Lithgow to co-host the event. The Star-Spangled Spectacular concert -- a celebration of the bicentennial of our national anthem to be televised live as part of PBS' "Great Performances" series -- also features performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, country group Little Big Town, a cappella group Pentatonix, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery and performers from the off-Broadway show "Stomp.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 24, 2004
Legendary author Ralph Ellison called it the "blues impulse" - an artist's inclination to revisit the details of painful episodes in hopes of transcending the drama. The end of a love affair - broken promises, nights with no sleep - inspires some of the deepest blues. And Melissa Etheridge knows them all too well. If you stripped away the folk and rock elements of her early records, you'd find the most basic American musical expression, a penetrating feeling - real, jagged and aching. But these days, Etheridge, who will play a four-night stint at D.C.'s 9:30 Club starting tomorrow night, is no longer blue.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
Rocker Melissa Etheridge became the latest celebrity to endorse gay marriage in Maryland. The singer sent out a letter Tuesday on behalf of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, saying everyone deserves to be treated the same under the law. She also said she'd be offering campaign donors a chance to meet her backstage before an upcoming concert in Bethesda. "Two of my dearest friends are Marylanders in a committed relationship without legal protection," she wrote. "They are not treated with the same basic equality as their next door neighbors.
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March 4, 2004
"It's in the rock 'n' roll handbook. Hit 40, get divorced and marry the young actress. I'm just following the rules." -- Melissa Etheridge, 42, on her relationship with 28-year-old Tammy Lynn Michaels.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 8, 1994
If nothing else, Melissa Etheridge is proof you don't have to act like a rock star to be a rock star.Unlike some musicians, who surround themselves with handlers and assistants and seem to devote their every waking hour to cultivating some spandex-clad mystique, Etheridge is disarmingly plain-spoken. It's almost as if she's too normal for the job."But that's kind of what I've always been, a representative of the regular person," she says, laughing. "I really haven't been able to be anything else, or haven't been comfortable being anything else."
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 14, 1994
In Tuesday's edition of The Sun, it was incorrectly reported that Bob Dylan performed at the original Woodstock festival.The Sun regrets the error.After weeks of rumor and speculation, the Woodstock '94 lineup is finally in place, and it includes everything from Bob Dylan to Aerosmith. Woodstock '94 is slated for Aug. 13 and 14 in Saugerties, N.Y., and tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow.For the most part, the music at Woodstock '94 tends more to the new than to the nostalgic. Included on the bill are such alternative rock stalwarts as Peter Gabriel, the Cranberries, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rollins Band, Green Day and Porno for Pyros.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | March 13, 1992
KING'S XKING'S X (Atlantic 82372)Heavy metal tends to emphasize aural aggression, while guitar pop puts its emphasis on melodic effervescence. King's X, though, stresses both elements, which is why this Houston-based trio is probably the best unknown band in rock today. It may not stay that way much longer, though, if "King's X" reaches the audience it deserves. Catchy enough to verge on the addictive, the songs here seem almost irresistible, from the tuneful crunch of "Black Flag" to the Beatlesque psychedelia of "Not Just for the Dead."
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By J. D. Considine | November 23, 1995
Your Little SecretMelissa Etheridge (Island 314 524 154)With the release of "Your Little Secret," Melissa Etheridge is in the closet no longer -- she has finally come out as a Springsteen acolyte. Although the album's Bruce-isms are hardly as overt as oh, say, Bon Jovi's "New Jersey," it's clear she's well-versed in the vocabulary. From the tramps-like-us desperation of "Nowhere Go" to the let-me-take-you-away entreaties of "All the Way to Heaven," Etheridge vividly evokes the kind of rock and roll romance that powered Springsteen albums like "Born to Run" and "The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle."
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By Gene Stout and Gene Stout,SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER | December 14, 1996
When the baby that Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher have been expecting comes in January, Etheridge plans to take some time off. Actually, a lot of time off."I've put out five albums in seven years and I'm ready to take a break," Etheridge says. "I don't think you'll see another studio album from me until the end of '98."But fans needn't worry. Etheridge isn't planning to fall off the face of the Earth."You'll probably hear from me before then, but not in a studio album," she said.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 24, 2004
Legendary author Ralph Ellison called it the "blues impulse" - an artist's inclination to revisit the details of painful episodes in hopes of transcending the drama. The end of a love affair - broken promises, nights with no sleep - inspires some of the deepest blues. And Melissa Etheridge knows them all too well. If you stripped away the folk and rock elements of her early records, you'd find the most basic American musical expression, a penetrating feeling - real, jagged and aching. But these days, Etheridge, who will play a four-night stint at D.C.'s 9:30 Club starting tomorrow night, is no longer blue.
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March 4, 2004
"It's in the rock 'n' roll handbook. Hit 40, get divorced and marry the young actress. I'm just following the rules." -- Melissa Etheridge, 42, on her relationship with 28-year-old Tammy Lynn Michaels.
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By Gene Stout and Gene Stout,SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER | December 14, 1996
When the baby that Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher have been expecting comes in January, Etheridge plans to take some time off. Actually, a lot of time off."I've put out five albums in seven years and I'm ready to take a break," Etheridge says. "I don't think you'll see another studio album from me until the end of '98."But fans needn't worry. Etheridge isn't planning to fall off the face of the Earth."You'll probably hear from me before then, but not in a studio album," she said.
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By J. D. Considine | November 23, 1995
Your Little SecretMelissa Etheridge (Island 314 524 154)With the release of "Your Little Secret," Melissa Etheridge is in the closet no longer -- she has finally come out as a Springsteen acolyte. Although the album's Bruce-isms are hardly as overt as oh, say, Bon Jovi's "New Jersey," it's clear she's well-versed in the vocabulary. From the tramps-like-us desperation of "Nowhere Go" to the let-me-take-you-away entreaties of "All the Way to Heaven," Etheridge vividly evokes the kind of rock and roll romance that powered Springsteen albums like "Born to Run" and "The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle."
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 8, 1994
If nothing else, Melissa Etheridge is proof you don't have to act like a rock star to be a rock star.Unlike some musicians, who surround themselves with handlers and assistants and seem to devote their every waking hour to cultivating some spandex-clad mystique, Etheridge is disarmingly plain-spoken. It's almost as if she's too normal for the job."But that's kind of what I've always been, a representative of the regular person," she says, laughing. "I really haven't been able to be anything else, or haven't been comfortable being anything else."
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 14, 1994
In Tuesday's edition of The Sun, it was incorrectly reported that Bob Dylan performed at the original Woodstock festival.The Sun regrets the error.After weeks of rumor and speculation, the Woodstock '94 lineup is finally in place, and it includes everything from Bob Dylan to Aerosmith. Woodstock '94 is slated for Aug. 13 and 14 in Saugerties, N.Y., and tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow.For the most part, the music at Woodstock '94 tends more to the new than to the nostalgic. Included on the bill are such alternative rock stalwarts as Peter Gabriel, the Cranberries, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rollins Band, Green Day and Porno for Pyros.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, country legend Kenny Rogers and rock group Train have been added to the talent lineup for Sept. 13's Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Pavilion. Also just announced: singer Jordin Sparks will join John Lithgow to co-host the event. The Star-Spangled Spectacular concert -- a celebration of the bicentennial of our national anthem to be televised live as part of PBS' "Great Performances" series -- also features performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, country group Little Big Town, a cappella group Pentatonix, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery and performers from the off-Broadway show "Stomp.
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January 8, 1993
Here is a list of nominees for some categories for the 35th annual Grammy Awards announced yesterday.1. Record of the Year: "Tears In Heaven," Eric Clapton; "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Constant Craving," k.d. lang; "Save the Best for Last," Vanessa Williams; "Beauty and the Beast," Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.2. Album of the Year: "Unplugged," Eric Clapton; "Ingenue," k.d. lang; "Diva," Annie Lennox; "Achtung Baby," U2; "Beauty and the Beast," various artists.3. Song of the Year: "Tears in Heaven," Eric Clapton; "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Beauty and the Beast," Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson; "Constant Craving," k.d. lang; "Save the Best for Last," Vanessa Williams.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | March 13, 1992
KING'S XKING'S X (Atlantic 82372)Heavy metal tends to emphasize aural aggression, while guitar pop puts its emphasis on melodic effervescence. King's X, though, stresses both elements, which is why this Houston-based trio is probably the best unknown band in rock today. It may not stay that way much longer, though, if "King's X" reaches the audience it deserves. Catchy enough to verge on the addictive, the songs here seem almost irresistible, from the tuneful crunch of "Black Flag" to the Beatlesque psychedelia of "Not Just for the Dead."
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