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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 15, 1993
By now, Shawn Colvin ought to be used to being compared to Joni Mitchell. Reviewers have done it repeatedly, pointing out how songs like "Round of Blues," from her current album, "Fat City," echo Mitchell's sharp-etched imagery and idiosyncratic melodic lines. Colvin's liner notes for the album even underscored the point, thanking Mitchell with the words "me wimp, you master."Still, she seems genuinely pleased when another similarity is pointed out -- that both are considered folk singers when neither really play much in the way of folk music.
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June 5, 2008
Just announced Disney Music Block Party -- featuring They Might Be Giants, Dan Zanes, Ralph's World, Choo Choo Soul, and host, Raven Symone, Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia July 29-30. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Eagles -- Verizon Center in Washington on July 26. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. Also, New Kids on the Block are there on Oct. 2. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Monday. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Cinderella -- Pier Six Pavilion on July 22. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 22, 1998
Shawn Colvin admits that her current album, "A Few Small Repairs," is all about the Big D. It's just that the "D" she has in mind doesn't stand for what some listeners think.Because she wrote the songs in the wake of a divorce, critics and fans assumed that "A Few Small Repairs" was a break-up album -- a reasonable assumption, given such song titles as "Get Out of This House," "I Want It Back" and "84,000 Different Delusions." But, says Colvin, things aren't quite so simple."I never felt like the record was [about divorce]
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October 5, 2006
Jamie Cullum -- 9:30 Club / Grammy-award winning, singer, pianist and songwriter Jamie Cullum plays the 9:30 Club tonight and tomorrow. The British star's new album, Catching Tales, follows the multiplatinum success of his debut project, Twentysomething. The show features singer/songwriter Josh Ritter, whose latest album is Animal House. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Doors open at 8 p.m. for both shows. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.
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October 5, 2006
Jamie Cullum -- 9:30 Club / Grammy-award winning, singer, pianist and songwriter Jamie Cullum plays the 9:30 Club tonight and tomorrow. The British star's new album, Catching Tales, follows the multiplatinum success of his debut project, Twentysomething. The show features singer/songwriter Josh Ritter, whose latest album is Animal House. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Doors open at 8 p.m. for both shows. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2008
Just announced Disney Music Block Party -- featuring They Might Be Giants, Dan Zanes, Ralph's World, Choo Choo Soul, and host, Raven Symone, Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia July 29-30. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Eagles -- Verizon Center in Washington on July 26. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. Also, New Kids on the Block are there on Oct. 2. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Monday. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Cinderella -- Pier Six Pavilion on July 22. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1998
Maybe you weren't around the last time John H. Glenn went into space. Maybe you're a Gen-Xer, an MTV kid, a disco baby. If so, you can be forgiven for not understanding the country's latest nostalgia jag. But let's all pause for a moment and consider those pre-Beatles days when manned space flight was a new and out-of-this-world phenomenon, filling the future with promise.Glenns four-hour ride was sci-fi made real. Even life with the Jetsons seemed a possibility. All we needed was a little more time with those gargantuan Burroughs 6800 computers and Tomorrowland would be ours.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 10, 1991
Here's a riddle for you: Two singers share the same concert bill. One performs solo, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and piano, the other performs with a band, playing electric guitar for most of the set. Which one was the folk singer and which the rock and roller?If you guessed that Mr. Acoustic was the rocker and Mr. Electric the folkie, it's probably because you were at Pier 6 last night to see John Hiatt (acoustic) and Richard Thompson (electric). And if, indeed, you were on hand, it surely won't be necessary to add that the music was wonderful regardless of style.
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By J.D. Considine | August 5, 1999
Steve Earle has worn many hats over the years -- country singer, redneck rocker, socially conscious folkie, rootsy revivalist. But no matter what his stylistic bent, Earle's greatest strength has been as a singer and a songwriter. That's the side that should come through most strongly on his current tour, in which Earle will be presenting his work with just an acoustic guitar for accompaniment.Folks down in the Washington area will get a truncated version of his show when he opens for Shawn Colvin in a week (Aug.
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By Sam Sessa | April 16, 2009
Hometown: Bethesda Members: Laura Baron, guitar and vocals; Pat Quinn, bass, guitar, piano and vocals Founded: 1987 Style: rock 'n' roll Influenced by: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alex Cuba, Shawn Colvin, Rosa Passos Notable: Baron recorded and released five children's albums before switching gears and making two albums of adult-oriented music. Her most recent effort, the jazz- and bossa nova-tinged Scenes from The Avenue, came out last year. For her next album, Baron said she wants to scale back the production and pare her sound down to a more straightforward, singer/songwriter setting.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1998
Maybe you weren't around the last time John H. Glenn went into space. Maybe you're a Gen-Xer, an MTV kid, a disco baby. If so, you can be forgiven for not understanding the country's latest nostalgia jag. But let's all pause for a moment and consider those pre-Beatles days when manned space flight was a new and out-of-this-world phenomenon, filling the future with promise.Glenns four-hour ride was sci-fi made real. Even life with the Jetsons seemed a possibility. All we needed was a little more time with those gargantuan Burroughs 6800 computers and Tomorrowland would be ours.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | March 22, 1998
Shawn Colvin admits that her current album, "A Few Small Repairs," is all about the Big D. It's just that the "D" she has in mind doesn't stand for what some listeners think.Because she wrote the songs in the wake of a divorce, critics and fans assumed that "A Few Small Repairs" was a break-up album -- a reasonable assumption, given such song titles as "Get Out of This House," "I Want It Back" and "84,000 Different Delusions." But, says Colvin, things aren't quite so simple."I never felt like the record was [about divorce]
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | June 15, 1993
By now, Shawn Colvin ought to be used to being compared to Joni Mitchell. Reviewers have done it repeatedly, pointing out how songs like "Round of Blues," from her current album, "Fat City," echo Mitchell's sharp-etched imagery and idiosyncratic melodic lines. Colvin's liner notes for the album even underscored the point, thanking Mitchell with the words "me wimp, you master."Still, she seems genuinely pleased when another similarity is pointed out -- that both are considered folk singers when neither really play much in the way of folk music.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 10, 1991
Here's a riddle for you: Two singers share the same concert bill. One performs solo, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and piano, the other performs with a band, playing electric guitar for most of the set. Which one was the folk singer and which the rock and roller?If you guessed that Mr. Acoustic was the rocker and Mr. Electric the folkie, it's probably because you were at Pier 6 last night to see John Hiatt (acoustic) and Richard Thompson (electric). And if, indeed, you were on hand, it surely won't be necessary to add that the music was wonderful regardless of style.
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