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Past Bedevils Promoter Acker Boosts Christian Music, Principles But Has History Of Less-Than-Model Behavior

Dick Acker, right, and Bill Fisher are co-founders of People for Christ. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

New Sounds Young And Harvey Top The First Half Of ‘95

Neil Young teamed up with Pearl Jam for “Mirror Ball.”

Xscape Seeks Escape From Entertainer Image To Become Singers

For its sophomore album, “Off the Hook,” Xscape slowed down the tempo - and the recording process - to create a collection notable for its more vocally challenging songs. “Our …

Abdul Doesn’t Stray Far From Pop Formula

Paula Abdul “Head Over Heels” - Virgin With a single in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and her face on high-profile magazines and TV shows, Paula Abdul …

Catch Second Stage For True Alternative Sound

1. Coolio brings his funky sound to the Second Stage. 2. Yo La Tengo will play the Second Stage as well. The Main Stage line-up includes Sonic Youth, Hole, Cypress …

Foo Fighters Carrying On With Music After Nirvana

Dave Grohl is the former Nirvana drummer.

Gibson Has Slowed Down Frantic Pace

As she contemplates the Tuesday release of her SBK/EMI Records debut, “Think With Your Heart,” Debbie Gibson cannot help but momentarily marvel at her survival of adolescence spent as a …

Sales Of New Jackson Album Strong

Michael Jackson’s “HIStory Past, Present and Future, Book 1” album may not have set sales history, but the two-disc package appears to have done robust business during its first week …

Montell Jordan Seems To Know How To Do It

Quick: Where were you the first time you heard Montell Jordan’s voice on the radio? The answer should come easily, even though you’ve heard “This is How We Do It” …

Zombie Grabs Audience With Heavy Metal

White Zombie has everything it takes to breathe life back into a fading genre, heavy metal.

Pearl Jam Ends Tour; Vedder Worn Out

Eddie Vedder

Bad Brains Begins Lifelong Mission Again

Now that punk rock is the soup du jour, several of the ‘80s hardcore/ punk bands - Bad Brains, Circle Jerks and Fear - are reuniting. Some have even signed …

Christian Singer Holm To Perform Tonight

Christian recording artist Dallas Holm will perform tonight at Fourth Memorial Church, 2000 N. Standard. Holm’s style of music is labeled contemporary, but his sound is light and inspirational.

Hancock’s New Album In Jazz Top 10

Mercury Records hopes “Dis Is Da Drum” will re-establish Herbie Hancock as an innovative musical force, building on the percussive style the jazz keyboardist introduced with 1974’s platinum-certified “Headhunters” and …

Novelty Hit The ‘Friends’ Theme Song Was On The Airplay Charts Before It Was Even Recorded

The Rembrandts, Danny Wilde and Phil Solem, included “I’ll Be There For You” in their new album.

Frenetic Pace Comfortable For Primus

From left, Tim Alexander, Les Claypool and Larry Lalonde, of Primus.

Fiddle Around At Weiser Festival

Tony Ludiker, with fiddle, and accompanist Rod Anderson jam at the festival in 1993. File/The Spokesman-Review

Michael’s Mad World Jackson Bares His Soul In ‘History’, Revealing An Artist Who Is At Once Inspired And Pathetic

Michael Jackson performs in his new “Scream” video, which makes the first time he and Janet Jackson have appeared together in a video. Photo by Associated Press

When Tracy Byrd Sings, He Wants Crowd To Get Out Of Line

Tracy Byrd, whose “Keeper of the Stars” has been one of the most popular country songs of the past several weeks, recently won a couple of dance awards for his …

Pink Floyd Collection Has Familiar Sound

Pink Floyd “Pulse” - Columbia Featuring a complete performance of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and verbatim readings of such other Floyd staples as “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were …

Positive Music Can Be Profitable

Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me,” one of the top songs on the R&B; charts last week, is so vulgar and hateful toward women that I am tempted to wonder whether …

Comeback Disc Paula Abdul Makes A Bid For Long-Term Stardom With Her First New Album In Four Years

Paula Abdul’s new album, “Head Over Heels,” is expected to be a major career test. Photo by BPI

Movie Soundtracks Selling Well ‘Friday,’ ‘Gump’ Make Billboard’s Top-10 Albums List

Readers browsing through the current Billboard charts of top albums may be forgiven if they wonder whether they have inadvertently picked up Variety instead. In the “Billboard 200” albums chart …

Subtle Soul Guided By Dave Pirner’s Eclectic Brilliance, Soul Asylum Has Moved Beyond Punk To Something Far More Intriguing

Soul Asylum’s new disc is “Let Your Dim Light Shine.”

Christian Singer Has Many Endeavors

John Michael Talbot, once a celibate friar, will perform at St. Aloysius Church Thursday night.

‘Closer’ Is Modern Life Set To Music

Musical preview “Closer Than Ever” Location and time: The Met, Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 They just don’t make adult comedies like they used to. And an adult comedy with …

Concert Highlights African Music, Dance

Here is your chance to learn firsthand about African music and dance without having to leave the country. A free concert meant to expand cultural horizons will take place at …

Nutt Stalk Arrives With Untamed Sound

Concert preview Nutt Stalk Location and time: Playfair Race Course, today, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $12

Robbery Suspect Blames Song Lyrics

A 19-year-old charged with robbery told police the lyrics of a rap song made him do it. But the rapper, known as Master P, said that if his fan had …

Dylan Spans Generations

Poet in the park Amanda Larson, 18, and Kira Marciniak, listen from outside the fence that kept non-ticket holders from seeing Bob Dylan. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review