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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | March 12, 2009
One of the most underrated vocalists of her generation, Patti Austin has survived countless pop trends in her 50-plus years in music. The category-defying singer-songwriter, 58, made her professional debut at the famed Apollo Theater in New York when she was only 4. The next year, she was signed to RCA Records and guided by her "godparents," the illustrious Quincy Jones and legendary Dinah Washington. In her teens, Austin became an in-demand New York session musician and jingle singer.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | March 12, 2009
One of the most underrated vocalists of her generation, Patti Austin has survived countless pop trends in her 50-plus years in music. The category-defying singer-songwriter, 58, made her professional debut at the famed Apollo Theater in New York when she was only 4. The next year, she was signed to RCA Records and guided by her "godparents," the illustrious Quincy Jones and legendary Dinah Washington. In her teens, Austin became an in-demand New York session musician and jingle singer.
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June 9, 1995
Peabo Bryson, Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton and Brazilian salsa singer Celia Cruz will headline performances at Artscape '95, scheduled for July 21-23 in the Mount Royal cultural district, the organization announced yesterday.Music, performed on two outdoor stages, will range from jazz through country western.Mr. Bryson and Ms. Austin, rhythm and blues singers, will open the festival at 8:15 p.m. July 21.Guitarists Ritenour and Carlton play at 8:15 p.m. July 22. Ms. Cruz performs with Jose Alberto & His Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. July 23.Artscape events are free and planners project attendance will top 1.3 million this year.
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October 4, 2007
Just announced Annual Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert -- starring LeAnn Rimes at 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Also, Michael W. Smith with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is there Dec. 4. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Ani DiFranco -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Nov. 10. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Suzanne Vega -- Rams Head Live on Dec. 4. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. Nickel Creek -- 9:30 Club in Washington on Nov. 2. 800-955-5566 or tickets.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1995
You would expect a woman with a raucous sense of humor like Patti Austin -- who, during a nationally televised awards show called Olivia Newton-John "Olivia Neutron-Bomb" -- to be able to take anything in stride.So as Ms. Austin copes with the absence of a recording contract for the first time in about 20 years, she's doing it with the typical aplomb that she's used to deal with everything in life."I guess at this point, I should be on the ceiling screaming because not only am I label-less, but I'm 45 [in three weeks]
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | March 8, 2007
The last person Patti Austin wanted to see was Judy Garland. It was the early '60s, and the singer-songwriter, a precocious 13-year-old at the time, was at the Newport Jazz Festival with her parents and godfather, the illustrious Quincy Jones. The bandleader-producer urged the girl to check out Garland's set. Reluctantly, she did, and the aspiring young artist was forever changed. "Her voice sounded like it had been dragged behind a truck for 20 miles on a rope," Austin says of the legendary Garland.
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October 4, 2007
Just announced Annual Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert -- starring LeAnn Rimes at 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Also, Michael W. Smith with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is there Dec. 4. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Ani DiFranco -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Nov. 10. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com. Suzanne Vega -- Rams Head Live on Dec. 4. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. Nickel Creek -- 9:30 Club in Washington on Nov. 2. 800-955-5566 or tickets.
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By Nathan Pitts | May 18, 2000
Just announced Will Downing, Chante Moore, Gerald Albright and Phil Perry will perform at Pier Six Concert Pavilion on July 27. Tickets are on sale now. Call 410-481-SEAT. A jazz worship service featuring Buck Hill, Keter Betts, Alexander Jenkins, Steve Abshire, Nasar Abadey, Michael Thomas, Harold Banks and Tootsie Gripper will be held May 28 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 3900 Liberty Heights Ave. Tickets are on sale now. Call 410-542-0355. Toby Keith will perform at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on June 25. Tickets are on sale now. Call 410-481-SEAT.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | August 6, 1991
If there were more performers like Patti Austin, who realizes that there is more to life than having a string of hits and has governed her life accordingly, there might be more news-talk stations across the radio dial to make up for the absence of music.To date, Austin, who is proud of the fact that she can walk down streets unmobbed, has had a decidedly unworried philosophy about the definition of success in the world of pop music."Here's the thing. You have to decide what success is to you," said Austin, who is in Baltimore for tonight's "Night On The Town" concert with James Ingram at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion.
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By Jennifer Choi | June 5, 2008
Patti Austin, who won best jazz vocal album at this year's Grammys for her CD Avant Gershwin, hosts the Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion, which runs tomorrow through Sunday. The roster includes contemporary jazz artist Jonathan Butler, '70s diva Roberta Flack, jazz and R&B artist Diane Reeves and Grammy nominee Ledisi, who co-wrote and co-produced the music for The Color Purple. Singer Brian McKnight and saxophonist Boney James kick off the weekend. The venue is at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | March 8, 2007
The last person Patti Austin wanted to see was Judy Garland. It was the early '60s, and the singer-songwriter, a precocious 13-year-old at the time, was at the Newport Jazz Festival with her parents and godfather, the illustrious Quincy Jones. The bandleader-producer urged the girl to check out Garland's set. Reluctantly, she did, and the aspiring young artist was forever changed. "Her voice sounded like it had been dragged behind a truck for 20 miles on a rope," Austin says of the legendary Garland.
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By Nathan Pitts | May 18, 2000
Just announced Will Downing, Chante Moore, Gerald Albright and Phil Perry will perform at Pier Six Concert Pavilion on July 27. Tickets are on sale now. Call 410-481-SEAT. A jazz worship service featuring Buck Hill, Keter Betts, Alexander Jenkins, Steve Abshire, Nasar Abadey, Michael Thomas, Harold Banks and Tootsie Gripper will be held May 28 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 3900 Liberty Heights Ave. Tickets are on sale now. Call 410-542-0355. Toby Keith will perform at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on June 25. Tickets are on sale now. Call 410-481-SEAT.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1995
You would expect a woman with a raucous sense of humor like Patti Austin -- who, during a nationally televised awards show called Olivia Newton-John "Olivia Neutron-Bomb" -- to be able to take anything in stride.So as Ms. Austin copes with the absence of a recording contract for the first time in about 20 years, she's doing it with the typical aplomb that she's used to deal with everything in life."I guess at this point, I should be on the ceiling screaming because not only am I label-less, but I'm 45 [in three weeks]
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June 9, 1995
Peabo Bryson, Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton and Brazilian salsa singer Celia Cruz will headline performances at Artscape '95, scheduled for July 21-23 in the Mount Royal cultural district, the organization announced yesterday.Music, performed on two outdoor stages, will range from jazz through country western.Mr. Bryson and Ms. Austin, rhythm and blues singers, will open the festival at 8:15 p.m. July 21.Guitarists Ritenour and Carlton play at 8:15 p.m. July 22. Ms. Cruz performs with Jose Alberto & His Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. July 23.Artscape events are free and planners project attendance will top 1.3 million this year.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | August 6, 1991
If there were more performers like Patti Austin, who realizes that there is more to life than having a string of hits and has governed her life accordingly, there might be more news-talk stations across the radio dial to make up for the absence of music.To date, Austin, who is proud of the fact that she can walk down streets unmobbed, has had a decidedly unworried philosophy about the definition of success in the world of pop music."Here's the thing. You have to decide what success is to you," said Austin, who is in Baltimore for tonight's "Night On The Town" concert with James Ingram at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion.
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By J.D. Considine | August 23, 1991
Linda Ronstadt's appearance at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion Aug. 30 has been canceled due to "unavoidable changes in the artist's touring schedule creating an irreconcilable conflict," according to a spokeswoman for Ms. Ronstadt's agent at the William Morris Agency. She declined to elaborate further, saying that the cancellation was of a "personal" nature.The show, which also was to feature Los Camperos de Nati Cano, is the second concert this month to be canceled at Pier Six. A package featuring Patti Austin, James Ingram, George Howard and others was pulled on Aug. 6 because of poor ticket sales.
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