July 19, 2001 |
Who ever thought we would be glad to see Stevie Nicks again? Well, for starters, the half-million record-buyers who helped Nicks' Trouble in Shangri-la go gold. They were probably pretty happy - until they got it home and listened to it. Then, the righteous-babe rockers such as Sheryl Crow and Courtney Love, who see the former Fleetwood Mac frontwoman as some kind of fairy godmother of chick-rock. And the mothers and daughters who frolicked on the Tweeter Center lawn Tuesday night, twirling barefoot in long summer dresses to Nicks' witchy-woman music.
June 22, 1998 |
Stevie Nicks is a woman who seems to have stopped taking musical risks when she went solo almost 20 years ago, and her concerts have become as much about slick production and building on the Stevie hagiography as they are about music. Nevertheless, the crowd at Camden's Waterfront Entertainment Center, where she performed Friday night, adored her. Acts of slavish devotion from the mostly female fans included clawing past overwhelmed security guards to offer her flowers, tambourines bedecked with ribbons, and other trinkets.
May 7, 1986 |
Stevie Nicks, who performed last night at the Spectrum, possesses a first- rate rock-music voice - throaty and intimate, pitched low and just a little bit ragged around the edges. It is an alluring, confiding voice, yet Nicks often uses it to belt out loud, fast songs. Therein lies the central aspect of her appeal: She sounds like a delicate waif who has decided to get tough - sheer heaven for listeners who like to think of themselves as sensitive, but not suckers. The listeners who crammed the Spectrum last night adore their Stevie for the way she's not ashamed to tremble on the brink of romantic involvement - this is, after all, the subtext of Nicks hits such as "Edge of Seventeen," "Leather and Lace," "I Can't Wait" and any number of songs recorded with her on-again, off-again super-group Fleetwood Mac. At the Spectrum, the fans cheered Nicks for the way she managed to project her trademark vulnerability throughout the vast arena - pouting majestically for the back rows, shaking her head to the beat in that quick, intense way that seems to say, "Hey, I think a moth just flew in my ear. " Nicks inspires devoted fans who adore her loopiest apostrophes to gypsies and wood nymphs.
May 13, 2011
TOP SONGS 1. "Rolling in the Deep," Adele. 2. "E.T.," Katy Perry with Kanye West. 3. "On the Floor," Jennifer Lopez with Pitbull. 4. "Just Can't Get Enough," Black Eyed Peas. 5. "The Lazy Song," Bruno Mars. 6. "Till the World Ends," Britney Spears. 7. "Just a Kiss," Lady Antebellum. 8. "Give Me Everything," Pitbull with Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer. 9. "S&M," Rihanna. 10. "Look at Me Now," Chris Brown with Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes. TOP ALBUMS 1. "21," Adele.
July 28, 1994 |
Stevie Nicks believes in angels. In fact, she believes they helped arrange her current concert tour. "The angels cleared everything in my life so I could concentrate on this," she says matter-of-factly. "I believe angels protect us all. " And that's not all Nicks believes. When talking to the singer, she's never far from expressing some kind of New Age faith. No matter what you ask, she ends her answer with something like: "If you keep a positive attitude, things will work out. " All of which only further endears the ethereal singer to her loyal fans.
May 16, 1989 |
ROCK 'N' ROLL IS HERE TO REPEAT Oldies remakes have been one of pop's biggest success stories. The trend usually involves new acts using material as recent as the '70s, but producer Richard Perry leaps back to the late '50s for material with a new album called "Rock, Rhythm and Blues. " Those doing the trilling have also been around for a while. There's Elton John singing a frenzied version of Fats Domino's "I'm Ready," Rick James crooning "This Magic Moment," Michael McDonald doing "For Your Precious Love" and Chaka Khan's version of "Fever.
July 28, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Marisa Miller; The Band Perry. Project Runway (9 p.m., LIFE) - Season nine opens with only 16 of the 20 contestants moving forward. Burn Notice (9 p.m., USA) - Michael helps the CIA retrieve a weapon, a mission that calls for Sam to go undercover with a drug dealer. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (11 p.m., COM) - Ambassador Peter Tomsen. Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actor Jon Favreau; actress Jayma Mays.
September 6, 2011 |
"THE MOST covered artist of all time" earns his second tribute set of the season with "Listen to Me: Buddy Holly" (Verve/Forecast, B+), marking what would have been the rockabilly cat's 75th birthday tomorrow. This one's the smoother, less eccentric affair, 'cepting for Eric Idle's nutty treatment of "Raining in My Heart. " Producer Peter Asher lured in pals Stevie Nicks ("Not Fade Away"), Jackson Browne ("True Love Ways"), Linda Ronstadt ("That'll Be the Day") and Brian Wilson (the lesser-known title track)
June 2, 1997 |
There were 1,465 horses registered to compete in the 1997 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, the traditional spectacle of the Main Line, and all but a few had names. There were long names (Beautiful Blonde Star Flash Rabbit) and boastful names (Remarkable, Triumphant). Some indicated the good life (Rich and Famous), and some were a play on words (Take It for Granite, Stan by Me). When it comes to naming horses, anything goes. The more idiosyncratic the better. But no matter how bizarre, all names are significant, owners said, because, as any rider knows, it is bad luck to change a horse's name.
October 29, 1987 |
The latest permutation of Fleetwood Mac entertained at the Spectrum last night. It was an unexceptional reprisal of the band's many hits, from its roots as a blues band in the late '60s through this year's Tango in the Night album. Although the new additions, guitarist Billy Burnette and Rick Vito, were adequate, Mac clearly missed the departed Lindsey Buckingham. His coiled voice and frenetic guitar playing had given the band much of its character during its popular period. In drummer Mick Fleetwood and bass player John McVie, the group still has one of the sturdiest bases in pop music.