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Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996 - File 011. 1996-12-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/915/show/892.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996
Publisher Window Media
Date December 27, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript ARTS & ENTERTA NMENT The Best and Worst in Music (LeAnn Rimes) By JON ANTHONY The Best 1. LeAnn Rimes —The little girl who could— and did. Rimes stormed into the music scene twirling like a baton with her album Blue . The 14 year old phenomena has become a house- bold name, primarily as a result of her vocal prowess. A mature sounding adolescent. Rimes can interpret a song like a seasoned veteran and she demonstrates just thai on her enchanting duet wiih ihe legendary Eddy Arnold, who came out of retirement to record with music's latest sensation. If only they would let her be youthful in demeanor. Rimes looked like a 30 year old diva at the Country Music Awards, when in essence, she should have been able to look like the teenager she is and perform her music as only she can This one is here for the duration—thai is a given 2 Symbol Man —Emancipation is the artist formerly known as Prince best work in decades. This guy is one of music's most underrated geniuses and the album is demonstrative of such. With music running the gamut from pop to soul to blue's to arrangements that can only be associated with the artist, it is one of this years besi musical encounters 3 Celine Dion —Watch oul Whitney and Mar- iah! This lady has a set of pipes and that is what sets her apart from the other Streisand wanna bes pure and simple. Dion's compositions do not all sound alike. She's an original and in an industry thai has become formulaic, that is wise. At this rate. Dion should have longevity. 4. The Fugees —One of the years best selling albums, this group incorporated soul with rap and reaped major success. Their version of the Roberta Flack classic Killing Me Softy With His Song was fresh, catchy and melodic. A wonderful album. Let's hope their follow-up can maintain thai level of originality. 5 Ani DiKranco — Wow. Her gender- bending aside, this is one talented woman. She's a mixture of punk and folk with a brilliant musical interpretation. Her music will sweep you away with its insurgent lyrical content. She is an invigorating artist thai has promise. 6. Evita Soundtrack —She may not be Patti LuPone but Madonna knows how to incorporate the necessary emotion. A wonderful addition to any music lovers collection. The real surprise here is Antonio Banderas. The man has a set of pipes and provides lhe compilation with a fresh sound. 7. Alanis Morrisette —She was the biggest force in music this year. Three U\ singles, multi-platinum album sales and lhe video queen of the year Again, let's see if her follow-up meets critical muster 8. Shania Twain —Her debut album has become the biggest selling country album of all time: 10 million copies sold. The industry ignored her this year ai ihe usual award ceremonies and have been scolded The Best (Ani DiFranco) accordingly. Her biggest fan and promoter is Reba McEntire. Twain incorporates rock instrumental's into her country repertoire in a manner that is new and invigorating. 9 Tina Turner —The 56 year old songstress released a new album and showed of her legs for Hane's panty hose. Turner does a mesmerizing duet with Sting and her cover of Missing You is vintage Tina. She's a rock legend and class act 10. Cher —Okay, so 1 may be a bit prejudice. Sure, I'm a fan. But how many artists stand the test of time like this diva does. Not many. She's been churning out records for 30 years, most of them hits and the industry ignores her. Obviously, the public likes what they hear. Sultry and 50, Cher's new album It's A Man's World was a smash hit in Europe and the U.S. Never redundant in her music, the iconoclast tried her hand at hi- energy dance music and prevailed. One by One rocketed to the top of the Dance charts and the latest single, a cover of Tina Turner's Paradise is Here seems to be fol low ig in the direction. Just when everyone is about to write this woman off, she turns around a makes another comeback. The woman has staying power and she knows it. So do we. The Worst 1. Michael Bolton —Enough already! Bolton's strained vocals are ingratiating and unnerving. Listening to his Christmas album was pure terror. Hearing Bolton do renditions of such classics as O Holy Nighl is disgraceful. Please Michael, record some new songs and quite reviving genuine classics. Better yet. slick to writing music—you're much heller at l( Thank You 2. Reba McEntire —Hey, before you Reba fan's assault me, let me make it clear, I adore this woman. That said, I must confess I was disappointed with her album Starting Over —a rehash of yesteryears stale hits. The dance version of You Keep Me Hanging On was tolerable. Reba is at her best element with fresh new material that we can associate with her She needs to leave the re-recording of old hits alone. One Michael Bolton is enough. Of course, the difference is Reba can sing 3 Barbra Streisand —Again, I'm a fan Come on Babs, what's with the two song bit on an album we've been wailing on for sometime The two songs are far from the best of her work. In fact, the Bryan Adams duet is sappy and unfortunately boring. How much longer do we have to wait for a Streisand album worth its weight in gold? 4. George Michael —Again, we wait years while Michael settles his contract dispute with Sony to hear a new album worthy of his talents and he delivers this mixture of nothing. Can anyone, except a die hard fan, recall a single song off of the album that was memorable? 5. Meat Loaf —Listening to his newest material, I can't help but think the tired old adage: Been there, heard that. Move on Meat Loaf, its ihe 90's. The Worst (Reba ■Re/ried" McEntire) M5tap , MC - * e * 11:00pm * '<*!. CI 5 * • Miss Emerald Olar merald -Jlar ^l. Mountain blue Leqaci) Productions ■ij/JvfALE 11:00pm with Paivi 12/28 DAY SHOW iin kccxanne 11:00 pm w $1 Budweiser & BurJ LiqM All DaH All MiqM gjn/irMALE STRIP CONTEST 2!li/Jlj a( H-OOpm with Paivi PARTY! PARTV! PARTV! riapp-L) flew Year 2517 kalph street at Westheimer (713) 527-9071 • Mappij liouf 7am""9pm weekdays • $1.50 Well 4-7 Saturaaia • $1.50 Vola 7am-6pm • Muq Club 7am-|Opm • $3.75 PitcUs & $1.75 Muq*. ttow**"11.00™ ^^ Postess dlJ-M,: SlVI -ROM, Javd-e IH-mu, ■DoXflNN-E L« LoY-E, MO £ DVNAM (mniiv1, Tocos ashelle alevens 10 HOUSTON VOICE / DECEMBER 27, 1996 ft
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