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By J. Wynn Rousuck | June 6, 1993
The competition for best play and best musical in tonight's Tony Awards boils down to a contest between two nominees in each category. Here's a look at the favorites:BEST PLAY"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"Tony Kushner, playwrightKushner's epic examination of AIDS, religion and politicincludes characters ranging from an angel to McCarthyite lawyer Roy Cohn. It has garnered a record number of nominations (nine) for a non-musical."The Sisters Rosensweig"Wendy Wasserstein, playwrightThis warm, funny, poignant play chronicles the reunion of three Jewish-American middle-aged sisters in London.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Pop Music Critic | October 31, 2006
Years ago, both acts brought a campy theatricality to rock. In 1969, the Who stretched the genre's possibilities with Tommy, the celebrated but flawed "rock opera." Eight years later, Meat Loaf used a similar template for Bat Out of Hell, suffusing his bombastic mini-epics with kitsch and a winking sense of humor. Now, well into the iPod age when rock generally is more streamlined and hype supplants craft, the Who and Meat Loaf want to be grand again on their respective new releases: Endless Wire and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.
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May 8, 2003
Pete Townshend cleared in child-porn case Rock guitarist Pete Townshend, co-founder of The Who, was cleared yesterday of possessing pornographic images of children but still was placed on a British register of sex offenders. That registration was part of a formal police caution Townshend received for accessing a Web site containing images of child abuse. Townshend was arrested in January on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images of children. The arrest was part of Operation Ore, an FBI-led crackdown on Internet child pornography.
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May 8, 2003
Pete Townshend cleared in child-porn case Rock guitarist Pete Townshend, co-founder of The Who, was cleared yesterday of possessing pornographic images of children but still was placed on a British register of sex offenders. That registration was part of a formal police caution Townshend received for accessing a Web site containing images of child abuse. Townshend was arrested in January on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images of children. The arrest was part of Operation Ore, an FBI-led crackdown on Internet child pornography.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 25, 1993
HOOTIE MACKBell Biv DeVoe (MCA 10682)What made "Poison," Bell Biv DeVoe's debut, such a killer was its street savvy -- the fact that it was driven not by the usual R&B rhythms, but by hardcore beats. So it makes sense that when it came time to cut the new album, BBD would be obsessed with finding the phattest, freshest grooves around. And "Hootie ZTC Mack" definitely delivers on that front, with most tracks bulging with slow-thumping, EPMD-style rhythms. But what BBD forgot is that beats alone don't do it; it takes strong songs to make this formula work.
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By J. D. Considine BTC and J. D. Considine BTC,sun staff | November 24, 1996
"Behind Blue Eyes: The Life of Pete Townshend," by Geoffrey Giuliano. Dutton. 352 pages. $24.95. One thing people love about celebrity journalism is the chance to hear an artist "speak" through interviews that stress long, unedited quotes. Unlike conventional profiles, where the writer acts as a sort of filter between the subject and the reader, these quote-driven pieces simply take down what the star has to say and offer it up without comment.That may make for magazine copy, but it's hell on biographies.
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By Lou Carlozo and Lou Carlozo,Chicago Tribune | September 30, 1999
Vedder rocked with Who idol TownshendA recent performance by Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder at Chicago's House of Blues was a total rush! It was exciting to witness rock heroes from two generations working side by side to make music -- and help kids.This invitation-only event benefited Maryville Academy, a charity that helps physically, sexually and emotionally abused children.Pete kicked things off with a ripping version of his Who classic "Won't Get Fooled Again." He jabbed at his guitar with a force that would make any grunge guitarist green with envy.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Pop Music Critic | October 31, 2006
Years ago, both acts brought a campy theatricality to rock. In 1969, the Who stretched the genre's possibilities with Tommy, the celebrated but flawed "rock opera." Eight years later, Meat Loaf used a similar template for Bat Out of Hell, suffusing his bombastic mini-epics with kitsch and a winking sense of humor. Now, well into the iPod age when rock generally is more streamlined and hype supplants craft, the Who and Meat Loaf want to be grand again on their respective new releases: Endless Wire and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.
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By DAN RODRICKS | August 14, 1998
ALL DUE respect to the restaurant guys in Little Italy, Fells Point and Canton: Bellyaching about a drop in business on a Saturday night in August was a little -- how should I put this, fellas? -- indelicate. And blaming the media for scaring customers away -- you make a point, but miss one at the same time.The media in this town did make it sound like a snowstorm was approaching. Public officials, including our cautious mayor, might have gone overboard with their warnings about Big Night -- Reba McEntire at the Arena, Dixieland jazz at Pier 6 and the Ravens at the new stadium -- and the traffic nightmare it could all create.
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February 27, 2007
"I have never amassed money. I live well and so do all my dependents and a number of lovable freeloaders." Musician Pete Townshend, explaining that money is a factor in his decision to tour with the Who again.
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By Lou Carlozo and Lou Carlozo,Chicago Tribune | September 30, 1999
Vedder rocked with Who idol TownshendA recent performance by Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder at Chicago's House of Blues was a total rush! It was exciting to witness rock heroes from two generations working side by side to make music -- and help kids.This invitation-only event benefited Maryville Academy, a charity that helps physically, sexually and emotionally abused children.Pete kicked things off with a ripping version of his Who classic "Won't Get Fooled Again." He jabbed at his guitar with a force that would make any grunge guitarist green with envy.
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By DAN RODRICKS | August 14, 1998
ALL DUE respect to the restaurant guys in Little Italy, Fells Point and Canton: Bellyaching about a drop in business on a Saturday night in August was a little -- how should I put this, fellas? -- indelicate. And blaming the media for scaring customers away -- you make a point, but miss one at the same time.The media in this town did make it sound like a snowstorm was approaching. Public officials, including our cautious mayor, might have gone overboard with their warnings about Big Night -- Reba McEntire at the Arena, Dixieland jazz at Pier 6 and the Ravens at the new stadium -- and the traffic nightmare it could all create.
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By J. D. Considine BTC and J. D. Considine BTC,sun staff | November 24, 1996
"Behind Blue Eyes: The Life of Pete Townshend," by Geoffrey Giuliano. Dutton. 352 pages. $24.95. One thing people love about celebrity journalism is the chance to hear an artist "speak" through interviews that stress long, unedited quotes. Unlike conventional profiles, where the writer acts as a sort of filter between the subject and the reader, these quote-driven pieces simply take down what the star has to say and offer it up without comment.That may make for magazine copy, but it's hell on biographies.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 25, 1993
HOOTIE MACKBell Biv DeVoe (MCA 10682)What made "Poison," Bell Biv DeVoe's debut, such a killer was its street savvy -- the fact that it was driven not by the usual R&B rhythms, but by hardcore beats. So it makes sense that when it came time to cut the new album, BBD would be obsessed with finding the phattest, freshest grooves around. And "Hootie ZTC Mack" definitely delivers on that front, with most tracks bulging with slow-thumping, EPMD-style rhythms. But what BBD forgot is that beats alone don't do it; it takes strong songs to make this formula work.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | June 6, 1993
The competition for best play and best musical in tonight's Tony Awards boils down to a contest between two nominees in each category. Here's a look at the favorites:BEST PLAY"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"Tony Kushner, playwrightKushner's epic examination of AIDS, religion and politicincludes characters ranging from an angel to McCarthyite lawyer Roy Cohn. It has garnered a record number of nominations (nine) for a non-musical."The Sisters Rosensweig"Wendy Wasserstein, playwrightThis warm, funny, poignant play chronicles the reunion of three Jewish-American middle-aged sisters in London.
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By Shanise Winters | March 8, 2007
Rock out with Roger Daltrey (above) and Pete Townshend tonight at the Verizon Center. The surviving members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted British band The Who were part of the original 1964 lineup. After some years apart, the duo is back to pumping out bombastic tunes. They perform at 7:30 tonight at the Verizon Center, 601 F St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are $55-$205. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to tick etmaster.com.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | January 17, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Pete Townshend is working with the La Jolla Playhouse on a stage adaptation of the Who's legendary 1969 album "Tommy."Mr. Townshend and Des McAnuff, the La Jolla artistic director, have been working on it for several months. Mr. McAnuff will direct the piece during its July 12 to Aug. 16 run." 'Tommy' is like an icon -- almost a symbol of pop culture," Mr. McAnuff said.For years, the story came alive only in people's minds as they listened to the album or the Who in concert.
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