The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on February 28, 1995 · Page 25
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THE TENNEMEAW Tu dy, FbniT 28 W5 3D y"rS"5 rTc 1 this dxv era music fbiiruary as 1984 Michael Jackson wins eight Grammys, all connected td his album Thriller. Michael Jackson Cyndl Lauper's new Epic video, "I'm Gonna Be Strong," is the latest production from Beth LaMure's L.A.-based Daisy Force Pictures. LaMure linked with Lauper following Billboard's 1 5th Annual Music Video Conference in 1993, during which the artist-cum-direc-tor spoke about her desire to lens her own clips. Lauper directed her new video in New York. Cyndl Lauper ... lnj - Elvis Presley's Nashville recording of Heartbreak Hotel Is now In the Grammy Hall of Fame. BY TOM ROLAND Staff Writer OS ANGELES -Elvis Presley wasn't on hand, and neither was George Harrison, but the weight of their contributions to American music certainly were present. Moving ever closer to tomorrow night's presentation of the 37th annual Grammy awards, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences dipped into history on Sunday, with the induction of six records into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ranging from a 1911 recording by pop music pioneer Sophie Tucker to a seminal Elvis Presley single, the awards honored a range of styles in a ceremony separated from the Grammy telecast for the first time. Since their initiation in 1973, the Hall of Fame entries have often been lost amid the hoopla of the Grammys. NARAS created the sep- GRAAAAAY WEEK PAYS HOMAGE TO arate ceremony to provide just honor to recordings that are at least 25 years old, and have made a lasting impression. . This year's six inductions, celebrated with a two-hour presentation at the Universal Studios' Alfred Hitchcock Screening Room, were: Presley's Heartbreak Hotel, recorded in Nashville during January 1956, with Elvis singing in a hallway in an attempt to mimic the echo of Memphis' Sun Studios; The Beatles' Abbey Road, an album that featured such songs as Come Together, Something and She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, and contributed to the "Paul Is Dead" rumors. Big-voiced Tucker's recording of Some Of These Days, for which she received the sum of $100; Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael's 1927 version of the persuasive Stardust, a song that the late Carmichael himself once characterized as "all the good things gone all wrapped up in a melody"; Spike Jones' bizarre slapstick take on Cocktails For Two; Jazz At Massey Hall, a 1954 live album recorded in Toronto by an all-star band featuring jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell and Max Roach, including such standards as All The Things You Are and Salt Peanuts; NARAS president Michael Greene noted that efforts to maintain America's art history are important in documenting the culture. He suggested that Americans face a "problem of access." "Radio doesn't provide much of a diversified program for any of us," Greene said, noting that if youth is not exposed to American roots music, such styles as jazz, folk and the blues could disappear in their pure forms. Attended by jazz notables Chick Corea, Louis Bellson, Artie Shaw and Charlie Hadeh, this year's inductions bring the Grammy Hall of Fame to 143 recordings, including Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song, Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehaiin' and Hank Williams' YourCheatin' Heart. NARAS also highlighted some of its restoration efforts in a 15-minute film featuring a 1950 musical performance with Count Basie and Billie Holiday, regenerated with the use of computer enhancement The Hall of Fame was just one of numerous Grammy-related moments that occurred in Los Angeles on the official first day of Grammy week. The city's host committee sponsored a series of free concerts in parks all over Los Angeles under the banner Play LA. The Grammy Ail-American jazz combo and jazz choir featuring high school students from across the country performed at B.B. King's. Many of the students will receive full college scholarships from NARAS' $2 million scholarship program. r& 4 s ... v J s i 1 Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens are not a part of LA's Boot Walk Hall of Fame. In addition, Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam received stars in the Boot Walk of Fame at the Country Star Restaurant during a party for NARAS' Los Angeles chapter. Attendees included Herb Pedersen, formerly of The Desert Rose Band; Grammy-nominated songwriter Burton Collins; Stix Hooper, formerly of The Crusaders; and Country Music Hall of Famer Cliffie Stone. j ACM NOMINEES Following are the nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards: Entertainer: Alabama, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson and Fteba McEntjre. Male singer Garth Brooks, Joe Drffie, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and George Strait. Female singer: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntjre and Pam Tillis. Group: Alabama, Diamond Rio, Little Texas, The Mavericks and Sawyer Brown. Duet: John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence, Brooks & Dunn, George Jones and Alan Jackson, Conway Twitty and Sam Moore, Trisha Yearwood and Aaron Neville. New male singer David Ball, John Berry and Tim McGraw. New female vocalist: Lisa Brokop, Victoria Shaw and Chely Wright. New group or duet: The Mavericks, The Tractors and John & Audrey Wiggins. Single record (trophies to artist and producer): Don't Take the Girt, Tim McGraw; Swear, John Michael Montgomery; Livin' on Love, Alan Jackson; Third Rock From the Sun, Joe Diffie (artist and co-producer); Tryin' to Get Over You, Vince Gill. Clint Black, left, and Joe Diffie Song (trophies to artist and composer): Donl Take the Girl, Tim McGraw; How Can I Help You Say Goodbye, Patty Loveless; Swear, John Michael Montgomery; LMn'on Love, Alan Jackson (artist and composer); When Love Finds You, Vince Gill (artist and co-composer). Album (trophies to artist and producer): In Pieces, Garth Brooks; Not a Moment Too Soon, Tim McGraw; Stones in the Road, Mary Chapin Carpenter (artist and co-producer); When Love Finds Vow, Vince Gill; Who Am I, Alan Jackson. and put him in the final five for male vocalist. Diffie said he "had a good feeling" about the potential of his Third Rock From The Sun album when he recorded it last year, but didn't necessarily expect it to launch him into the highly competitive awards field. "Today is a good day," he quipped. The day also was a bit of a Bedrock rather than Third Rock day as Universal amusement park characters Fred Flintstone and Lucille Ball were part of the nominations ceremony. A local journalist called it another example of "Hollyweird" mentality, and admitted the cartoonish element probably demeaned the awards somewhat "It's Universal Studios," commented Kengsley, an ACM board member. "It's kind of cute country music and cuteness." Clint Black and Tanya Tucker, who donned a cheery cream-colored suit with shorts and matching hat aided in the nominations ceremony, in something of a tune-up for the May 10 ceremony, slated to air on NBC. The two will co-host the awards show with comedian Jeff Foxworthy, vacationing yesterday with his family in Utah. Produced by Dick Clark Productions, the 30th annual ACM event will be the first in history dedicated to a particular individual. . The show will honor the memory of former ACM head Bill Boyd, who died this month of a massive heart attack after 27 years with the organization. Just Ask Saint Thomas The Eole Of he Nurse-Midwife Frei Sem Nurse-midwifery is an alternative in women's health care. Today's nurse-midwife provides both obstetrical and gynecological care. mar m SAINT THOMAS HOSPITAL Dr. Royce T. Adkins, an obstetriciangynecologist at Saint Thomas Hospital, and Anne H. Miller, a certified nurse-midwife, will present information on midwifery services available in collaboration with physicians. The seminar will be held in the Laurence A. Grossman Medical Learning Center at Saint Thomas. To register, or for more information, please call 222-2056. Mm mm Member ol the Daughters ot Charity National Health System O 1995, Snt Thomas Hospital

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