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If you took a notion to listen to Weird Al Yankovic's music chronologically, you'd have a pretty good history of pop culture.
Get ready to move to the music with this sampling of summer concerts.
The musical comedian and satirist ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic performs in Phoenix.
Weird Al Yankovic
Beverly Hills, Calif. - When Steve Buscemi read the first script for "Boardwalk Empire" more than a year ago, he knew he was looking at something totally different in his career.
It’s not a question of what Donny Osmond can do; it’s a question of when he does it.
“Weird Al” Yankovic," the pop parody master known for lampooning some of the catchiest songs in music performs 8 p.m. Friday at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. $37.50-$75. (800) 946-4452 or www.wingilariver.com.
Since his parody of The Knack’s popular song “My Sharona” — called “My Bologna” — in 1979, “Weird Al” Yankovic has sold more than 12 million albums, recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, earned three Grammy awards and cracked the Billboard Top Ten (with 2006’s “White & Nerdy”). Weird Al classics include “Like A Surgeon,” “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise” and “Another One Rides The Bus.” His 13th album comes out later this year.
'Weird Al' Yankovic
CLEVELAND - Sony Music must pay the founder of a small record company $5 million for failing to put his company's logo on reissues of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" album, a federal appeals court ruled.
“Sometimes life imitates art.” You’ll understand what I mean in a moment. But seriously, did you hear the story about the woman who sued the cops because she didn’t get arrested?
PHOENIX - For many going to the Arizona State Fair, Veterans Memorial Coliseum will simply be that old arena with a saddleback roof where featured acts perform. Or it’s a place to view exhibits when rides and deep-fried Twinkies become too much.
The Arizona State Fair kicks off this week, and Valley residents will be able to get their fill of dizzying rides; food staples such as fry bread, Polish sausage with all the fixings and a variety of deep-fried delicacies (artichokes, corn on the cob and even brownies); and concert acts ranging from country music to hard rock to soul.
Some people say I don’t get out much. And, yes, I’m busy, constantly juggling work and family — just like lots of people in the East Valley.
PHOENIX - For all the envelope-pushing Alice Cooper did as a shock rocker, he also knows the good of boundaries, especially for kids.
On the Mossy Rocks MySpace page, the headline reads, “It'll Grow On You Too.” The Tempe trio, which includes guitarist/singer Brian Moss, bassist/singer Marsh Clothier and drummer Daniel Cullen, are content to let their groove-laden music grow on listeners.
Ben Tyler has a theory on why Arizona is, at heart, such a screwy place — built on a foundation of oddball leadership (our first governor, John Gurley, died before he could take office), home to assorted crises (remember the 2003 gas-pipeline rupture?) and bordered by wackos (Colorado City polygamists to the north, Minutemen to the south).
May 19, 2005
List of winners at Sunday’s 46th Annual Grammy Awards:
Complete list of nominees in 105 categories announced Thursday for the 46th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles:
NEW YORK - Eminem may poke fun at himself in videos, but he doesn't want "Weird Al" Yankovic doing it. Eminem won't give Yankovic permission to shoot a video for his new song, "Couch Potato," a parody of Eminem's Oscar-winning tune "Lose Yourself," Yankovic said.