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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 26, 1998
Onstage, hip-hop is often a sort of Memorex experience, BTC where it's hard to tell what's being played live and what's only on tape.There are no such doubts when Wyclef Jean and the Refugee Allstars hit the road, however. "It's all live, baby. It's real. It's nothing fake," says Wyclef, whose onstage role includes guitar playing in addition to singing and rapping. "When we come to your town, it's like Sly & the Family Stone," he says, laughing merrily.In other words, it's loose, funky and soulful, with the kind of groove that derives from a deep sense of musical community.
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September 15, 2008
Oprah show highlights bill targeting child predators CHICAGO: A few weeks after cheering presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, Oprah Winfrey will take up a different kind of political activism. Today's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show will be dedicated to a Senate bill targeting child predators, according to a release issued Friday by Chicago-based Harpo Productions. During the show, which will detail the "extent and pervasiveness of child pornography trafficking in America," Winfrey will ask viewers to contact their senators about U.S. Senate Bill 1738, the Protect Our Children Act, Harpo said.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | January 16, 2008
Wyclef Jean has never been an easy one to peg musically. But his restless spirit in the studio is better focused on his latest CD, Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant. Disparate styles -- metal rock, reggae, Southern rap, even Indian music -- are streamlined into a vibrant, unpredictable mix. His sixth solo album, Carnival pulses with glints of the different sounds he heard while circling the globe over the past few years. "It's like when the great jazz musicians traveled and brought different rhythms back to the States -- like Quincy Jones or Dizzy Gillespie did back in the day," Jean said last week from a tour stop in Las Vegas.
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By Jennifer Choi | January 17, 2008
Wyclef Jean, Grammy winner and co-founder of the Fugees, will perform at Rams Head Live tonight at 8. The Haitian-born musician/rapper/producer, who launched his successful solo career a decade ago, released his latest album, Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant, in December. Hip-hop/R&B artist Lyfe Jennings will also perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27.50-$30. Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
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June 8, 2006
Downloaded singles 1.Hips Don't Lie, Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 2.Promiscuous (radio edit), Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland 3.It's Goin' Down, Young Joc featuring Nitti 4.Bad Day, Daniel Powter 5.Unfaithful, Rihanna [Courtesy iTunes] Downloaded albums 1.Taking the Long Way, Dixie Chicks 2.Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers 3.St. Elsewhere, Gnarls Barkley 4.We Don't Need to Whisper, Angels & Airwaves 5.How to Save a Life, The Fray [Courtesy iTunes] Downloaded videos 1.Hips Don't Lie, Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 2.Live Together, Die Alone, Part 2, Lost 3. Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1, Lost 4. Buttons (Snoop version)
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By Nathan M. Pitts | May 10, 2001
Just announced Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform at Nissan Pavilion June 30. Tickets are on sale now. Also, Rod Stewart performs there Aug. 13. Tickets go on sale at noon tomorrow. Call 410-481-SEAT. Al Green will perform at Dover Downs Slots June 22-23. Tickets are on sale now. Call 800-711-5882. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: B.T. Productions' annual pre-Mother's Day cabaret, featuring the Chi-Lites, B.A.D.D. and Panama, at the Pikesville Armory Saturday.
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September 15, 2008
Oprah show highlights bill targeting child predators CHICAGO: A few weeks after cheering presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, Oprah Winfrey will take up a different kind of political activism. Today's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show will be dedicated to a Senate bill targeting child predators, according to a release issued Friday by Chicago-based Harpo Productions. During the show, which will detail the "extent and pervasiveness of child pornography trafficking in America," Winfrey will ask viewers to contact their senators about U.S. Senate Bill 1738, the Protect Our Children Act, Harpo said.
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January 13, 2008
POP MUSIC WYCLEF JEAN / / 9 p.m. Thursday. Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. $27.50-$30. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. ....................... One of the standout pop / hip-hop performers to emerge in the 1990s, Wyclef Jean made a name for himself as a rapper, songwriter and producer. Along with his old high school classmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, Jean formed the Fugees and released The Score, the multiplatinum 1996 classic that spawned such hits as "Killing Me Softly" and "Fu-Gee-La."
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By J.D. Considine | July 10, 1997
Wyclef JeanThe Carnival (Ruffhouse/Columbia 67974)There was a time when rap producers prided themselves on working with rhythm beds so intricate and original that only the canniest of insiders could name the sources. These days, though, rap hits are so obvious in their use of source material that they may as well be cover versions. But that isn't always a bad thing, as Wyclef Jean of the Fugees shows in his solo debut, "The Carnival." Wyclef has no compunctions about incorporating other people's songs into his own work, sometimes overtly (as with his ingenious appropriation of "Guantanamera")
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2004
NEW YORK - Like many women in her native Haiti, Marie Claudinette Pierre sewed. When her family moved to the United States, she still sewed but pushed aside dreams of designing clothes for a living and, instead, studied to become a doctor. But the sewing was always there. She couldn't get away from it. So she did the unthinkable for a daughter in a proud Haitian family. Going against her parents, she quietly changed her college major to fashion studies. Several days ago, as Marie Claudinette Jean - now the wife of Grammy Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean - proudly walked the catwalk after unveiling her spring collection of exotic women's clothes during New York's Fashion Week, she was glad to be able to say she is not, and will never be, a doctor.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | January 16, 2008
Wyclef Jean has never been an easy one to peg musically. But his restless spirit in the studio is better focused on his latest CD, Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant. Disparate styles -- metal rock, reggae, Southern rap, even Indian music -- are streamlined into a vibrant, unpredictable mix. His sixth solo album, Carnival pulses with glints of the different sounds he heard while circling the globe over the past few years. "It's like when the great jazz musicians traveled and brought different rhythms back to the States -- like Quincy Jones or Dizzy Gillespie did back in the day," Jean said last week from a tour stop in Las Vegas.
NEWS
January 13, 2008
POP MUSIC WYCLEF JEAN / / 9 p.m. Thursday. Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. $27.50-$30. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. ....................... One of the standout pop / hip-hop performers to emerge in the 1990s, Wyclef Jean made a name for himself as a rapper, songwriter and producer. Along with his old high school classmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, Jean formed the Fugees and released The Score, the multiplatinum 1996 classic that spawned such hits as "Killing Me Softly" and "Fu-Gee-La."
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July 6, 2006
Downloaded singles 1.Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland 2.Crazy, Gnarls Barkley 3.Ain't No Other Man, Christina Aguilera 4.Hips Don't Lie, Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 5.Life is a Highway, Rascal Flatts [Courtesy iTunes] Downloaded albums 1.Dusk and Summer, Dashboard Confessional 2.Under the Iron Sea, Keane 3.St. Elsewhere, Gnarls Barkley 4.How to Save a Life, The Fray 5.Corinne Bailey Rae, Corinne Bailey Rae [Courtesy iTunes] Downloaded videos 1.Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth, Dave Chappelle 2.Hips Don't Lie, Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean 3.Buttons (Snoop version)
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2004
NEW YORK - Like many women in her native Haiti, Marie Claudinette Pierre sewed. When her family moved to the United States, she still sewed but pushed aside dreams of designing clothes for a living and, instead, studied to become a doctor. But the sewing was always there. She couldn't get away from it. So she did the unthinkable for a daughter in a proud Haitian family. Going against her parents, she quietly changed her college major to fashion studies. Several days ago, as Marie Claudinette Jean - now the wife of Grammy Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean - proudly walked the catwalk after unveiling her spring collection of exotic women's clothes during New York's Fashion Week, she was glad to be able to say she is not, and will never be, a doctor.
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By Nathan M. Pitts | May 10, 2001
Just announced Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform at Nissan Pavilion June 30. Tickets are on sale now. Also, Rod Stewart performs there Aug. 13. Tickets go on sale at noon tomorrow. Call 410-481-SEAT. Al Green will perform at Dover Downs Slots June 22-23. Tickets are on sale now. Call 800-711-5882. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: B.T. Productions' annual pre-Mother's Day cabaret, featuring the Chi-Lites, B.A.D.D. and Panama, at the Pikesville Armory Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 26, 1998
Onstage, hip-hop is often a sort of Memorex experience, BTC where it's hard to tell what's being played live and what's only on tape.There are no such doubts when Wyclef Jean and the Refugee Allstars hit the road, however. "It's all live, baby. It's real. It's nothing fake," says Wyclef, whose onstage role includes guitar playing in addition to singing and rapping. "When we come to your town, it's like Sly & the Family Stone," he says, laughing merrily.In other words, it's loose, funky and soulful, with the kind of groove that derives from a deep sense of musical community.
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