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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 1, 1991
Ever since "Purple Rain," the album and movie that made Prince a star, his fans have been waiting for the work that would take him (and them) to the next stage.But instead of a move forward -- an album that would improve upon "Purple Rain" the way it refined the breakthroughs of "Dirty Mind" and "1999" -- all we got were missteps. It was almost as if Prince were walking away from the promise of his early work, for each new album brought a new wrinkle of weirdness, from the psychedelic silliness of "Around the World In a Day" to the inscrutable spirituality of "Lovesexy."
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November 22, 2004
Terry Melcher, 62, a singer, songwriter and recording executive who produced the Byrds' No. 1 hits "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" and co-wrote the Beach Boys' "Kokomo," died Friday of cancer in his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. Mr. Melcher, who also worked on projects with his mother, actress and singer Doris Day, helped to shape the California surf, rock and folk music scene in the 1960s. He sang background, played piano, wrote lyrics, composed music, and produced records and shows, including the Monterey Pop Festival.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 9, 2004
Sprinkled with energetic performances here and there, last night's Grammy Awards show wasn't the snooze fest it has been for the last two years. Unlike what we saw on last year's painfully subdued program, last night's performances - mostly hip-hop and R&B - were consistently interesting if at times bloated. Overall, it was a safe, scandal-free night of elaborate staging and powerhouse vocals - the usual stuff we love about the Grammys. Of course, with a five-minute delay, what could go wrong?
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 9, 2004
Sprinkled with energetic performances here and there, last night's Grammy Awards show wasn't the snooze fest it has been for the last two years. Unlike what we saw on last year's painfully subdued program, last night's performances - mostly hip-hop and R&B - were consistently interesting if at times bloated. Overall, it was a safe, scandal-free night of elaborate staging and powerhouse vocals - the usual stuff we love about the Grammys. Of course, with a five-minute delay, what could go wrong?
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November 22, 2004
Terry Melcher, 62, a singer, songwriter and recording executive who produced the Byrds' No. 1 hits "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" and co-wrote the Beach Boys' "Kokomo," died Friday of cancer in his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. Mr. Melcher, who also worked on projects with his mother, actress and singer Doris Day, helped to shape the California surf, rock and folk music scene in the 1960s. He sang background, played piano, wrote lyrics, composed music, and produced records and shows, including the Monterey Pop Festival.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | January 24, 2004
A river winds through Van Freeman's North Parkwood Avenue home - a river made of flashing shards of mirrors and glass. Each piece, salvaged from bottles and other found material, has been painstakingly embedded in the floor by the home's owner, Van Freeman, a self-taught artist. The river courses along walls painted apple-tree green. The walls, the furniture, even the ceiling, are crammed with mosaics of glass, stone and tile. Everywhere, there are words: "Any way you look at it. Christ reigns.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | February 25, 2004
Prince will return to arena stages for the first time in six years with a national tour featuring classic hits such as "When Doves Cry" and "Little Red Corvette." "It's older music, but it's going to be played in a newer way," the typically reclusive performer said Tuesday in announcing the tour that begins March 29 in Los Angeles and will hit at least 38 cities. No local dates have been announced yet. Prince followed his announcement with a half-hour concert backed by his eight-piece group, the New Power Generation Band.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 7, 2004
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February 5, 2007
HOW THE GAME WAS WON The mismatch at quarterback materialized. While Bears quarterback Rex Grossman self-destructed with two interceptions and a fumble, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning completed 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and never again will hear that he can't win the big one. THE ARTIST FORMERLY DRY Given that he was performing during the showers that fell throughout the evening, it was fitting that Prince's...
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By Knight-Ridder | December 27, 1991
JODIE FOSTER, cited for her role as a psycho-stalking cop in the movie "Silence of the Lambs," plus her film directorial debut in "Little Man Tate," was picked as Entertainer of the Year in this week's Entertainment Weekly."
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | January 24, 2004
A river winds through Van Freeman's North Parkwood Avenue home - a river made of flashing shards of mirrors and glass. Each piece, salvaged from bottles and other found material, has been painstakingly embedded in the floor by the home's owner, Van Freeman, a self-taught artist. The river courses along walls painted apple-tree green. The walls, the furniture, even the ceiling, are crammed with mosaics of glass, stone and tile. Everywhere, there are words: "Any way you look at it. Christ reigns.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | October 1, 1991
Ever since "Purple Rain," the album and movie that made Prince a star, his fans have been waiting for the work that would take him (and them) to the next stage.But instead of a move forward -- an album that would improve upon "Purple Rain" the way it refined the breakthroughs of "Dirty Mind" and "1999" -- all we got were missteps. It was almost as if Prince were walking away from the promise of his early work, for each new album brought a new wrinkle of weirdness, from the psychedelic silliness of "Around the World In a Day" to the inscrutable spirituality of "Lovesexy."
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 8, 2004
It is all about the funk, his stellar musicianship that inspires so many and, at times, leaves us spellbound. Prince's talent knows no limits. When he appeared on the pop scene in the late '70s, he was (and still is) like no other. And because he is such a genius, because he tirelessly challenges our notion of black or pop music, we have allowed him to be as eccentric and as nasty as he wants to be. Back in the day, before Purple Rain, the dude performed in black bikini underwear, heels and leg warmers.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 27, 2004
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