Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 14, 1993 · Page 61
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 61

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, February 14, 1993
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Sunday, February 14, 1993 The Arizona Republic E7 Vega loses inhibitions on '99.9 F' nr MOTHER r :TuckerS Pop Music Notes and upfront, while the percussion sounds like metal clanking together. "It's about how fear will make you hear things," she said. "How you'll hear the roaring sound of blood in your ear in that moment." Other tunes include In Liverpool, which includes a string sound that will remind older listeners of Abbey Road. "It was Mitchell's idea to get that kind of Beatles reference," she said. "The song was really based on an afternoon in Liverpool, when I was having a romantic fantasy about the Hunchback of Notre Dame." Yet another song, Blood Sings, is about meeting her biological father for the first time as an adult. Vega will be earning her paycheck in Phoenix on Saturday when she performs at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. Kitchens of Distinction open the show at 8 p.m. Tickets ($19 advance, $20 on Saturday) are available at the box office (244-0404) and Ticketmaster outlets. Trying on the big hat John Michael Montgomery, a top did better than we expected." With a second single and video, love the Way You Love Me, due out in March, Montgomery said his show is a blend of about half of the album's material and the music he learned early in his career tunes by such country greats as Merle Haggard and such rockers as Lynyrd Skynyrd. Show time is 8 p.m. Thursday at Toolies, 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road. General-admission tickets are $5 in advance, $7.50 on Thursday. Reserved-seat tickets are $20. They're available at the club (272-3100) and Dillard's. Rockers of all ages Valley Art Theatre honcho Krista Griffin thinks she has the novelty-rock double bill of the year on her hands with geriatric thrashers One Foot in the Grave opening for Valley avant-rock legends Killer Pussy at 8:30 p.m. today. Anybody care to argue with her? Tickets to the all-ages show will go for $10. The theater is at 509 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. Phone: 829-6666. W W J ho's the last person you'd expect to be an Avon Lady? ,'. How about Suzanne Vega? The singer-songwriter, who had a top 5 hit in 1987 with Luka (a tune ijbout child abuse), sold cosmetics in her scuffling days. "I was a very bad Avon salesman," Vega laughed. "I'd put on my military jacket. I had bad skin. I only lasted about a month." ;,.She held a succession of odd jobs after graduating from Barnard College in 1982 and before recording her self-titled debut album in 1985. ;, "When I was a receptionist, I would book these tours, just myself and the guitar on weekends." Things changed after the album Solitude Standing, which featured Luka. Suddenly, Vega was playing to crowds beyond her expectations. 2 Her subsequent album, Days of Jdpen Hand, didn't yield a hit, nor Jioes she expect hit singles from her jcurrent record, 99.9 F". Her current album adds a production sound like Sgt. Pepper's to JXega's basic acoustic sound, using any j i iim -vj:i-nu.i'ji'''" 'wwmwn! j I L j 1 fw. Humperdinck brings MvrrVEGASA romance His 1993 tour continues in the success of his 25th Anniversary Tour, with plans this year to include the countries ne was unable to fit in last year, such as Southeast Asia ana Japan. He will also be touring the United States and Europe extensively. And Engelbert's live performance Center-Strip Location 2,700 Luxurious Rooms & Suites Grand Array of Fine Dining Race and Sports Book World-Famous Antique & Classic Auto Collection Award-Winning Hit Show, "Legends In Concert" Free Gaming School Health & Fitness Center 1 u LAS VEGAS For 26 years now, Engelbert Humperdinck has been enjoying the sweet smell of success. Now he's bottling it and introducing it as his very own scent, very aproposly called "Release Me," after the 1967 hit that propelled him to international stardom. The new perfume for women, ostensibly a natural step for a person with Engelbert's romantic image, will be sold exclusively at Bally's when he performs in the world-renowned Celebrity Room February 18 through 24. And the scent isn t all that is new Humperdinck also hits town with a brand new show, being one of the rare performers who changes his act every year and then some during the course of the year. One of the most consummate and dynamic entertainers on the stage today, Engelbert is very much a contemporary artist and one of the world's top balladeers, who keeps changing with the times and constantly expanding his talents. He has a worldwide recording contract with Polydor Records, and his 1992 LP, "Hello ROOM RESERVATIONS 800-321-5877 ALADDIN GOLD COAST CAESARS LADY LUCK FLAMINGO LV HILTON HACIENDA SAHARA RIO SAN REMO STARDUST ALEXIS PARK SANDS TOURS CARS WEDDINGS RENO LAUGIflJN TOO! Monday thru Thursday 5pm-6:00pm Buy any entree and receive the pnPT 2nd entree ol equal or lesser rHPr value with this coupon. 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"The label knew what radio stations would go for as a first song, and we hoped it would just open some doors a lot of times you plan on the first single just opening some doors for the second single," he said. "But Life's a Dance was a real good radio song and did well on the charts, so it Out There," for which he wrote six of the ten cuts, has gone platinum, and the single from the album, "We Dance The Night Away," to which he wrote the lyrics, is currently No. 9 in Germany. Humperdinck has already started work on his 1993 release, for which he is employing the talents of South America's leading record producer, and is planning to include a few Spanish tracks. mmmi (SMMB mm Call 1-800-233-5594 All Rates Include: Room Buffet $25 In Casino Match Play $20 In Bingo Boards RESERVATION SYSTEMS DANA (Rates are guaranteed through June 3, 1993.) When you get there, they make you a member of the Island Winners Club (free, naturally). They use your membership card to keep track of your casino play on the quarter slots, the dollar slots, or anything higher. But you can play Roulette. Blackjack or Craps, too. It's up to you regardless of the table minimum. If you play four hours, your room is free this trip or next, your choice. If you play MORE than four hours you may get something extra, like comp dinners and shows too. But you get the $35$55 casino room rates regardless. Now here's the clincher: when you play the slots, they give you cash rebates on top of everything else. You build up a bankroll with practically every pull of the handle. So if you're going to Las Vegas to play the games anyway, why not stay where they really take care of you? Call l-8(K)-634-4(KX). ask for operator 43 and say you're calling about the two free nights at the Tropicana. Do it by Feb. 28, 1993, and you'll get the best choice of dates. So don't wait. Phone now. ELM irr Open SALVATORE CAPUTO The Arizona Republic number of studio effects to enhance the songs. She said that she and producer Mitchell Froom were going for a sound more like Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones. "I think we went a little wilder with this album than on any of the others," she said. "Any inhibitions were released on this album." On Blood Makes Noise, for instance, her voice has a distorted, thick quality. The bass is sprightly MAXIM COMEDY CABARET "91 THE MIRAGE SIEGFRIED & ROY RIO BRAZIUA RIVIERA SPLASH AN EVENING AT LA CAGE SAHARA HOTEL BOYLESQUE RICH LITTLE'S COPY CATS SANDS HOTEL VIVA LAS VEGAS! STARDUST HOTEL ENTER THE NIGHT TROPICANA HOTEL FOLIES BERGERE COMEDY STOP UNION PLAZA HIGH PRESSURE VEGAS WORLD MEMORIES OF ELVIS MARTY ALLENSTEVE ROSSI NOTE: Show times frequently change. Call show reservations to confirm times. ng classes Imperial basics of either game, they can hear the exciting sounds of casino action just a few feet away from them." 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