The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 23, 1996 · Page 25
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 25

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 23, 1996
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Wednesday 23, October, 1996 This is just the beginning 1 World domination just a part of what Shania Twain wants to do By JIM PATTERSON ' The Associated Press I NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Shania iTwain likes to sprinkle her conversations with words and phrases like ;"conquer," "blow you away" and "knock people off their feet." Twain, one of the hottest artists in country music, is convinced she has .nowhere to go but up. ' i "There is a world out there for me ;to conquer," she said in a telephone r interview from her office in upstate •New York. ' "This is just the beginning." That beginning included the mas- lively successful "The Woman in IMe." Twain and husbarid-producer-song- Writing partner Mutt. Lange have •been taking their time with the'fpl- Jlow-up. < She says a new CD will likely be out -during the first half of 1997. '. "I've surprised myself a little on 'this album," she said, adding that she :doesn't want to spoil the fun by giving ;too much away. :'• "Much deeper, more heartfelt for ;sure — deeper definitely than "The ^Women in Me,' and yet you're still go- «irig to have the fun, exciting kind of "side of things." " Twain says she has observed the '.success of such artists as Mindy Mc•Cready, who've come along after her •grid tread similar ground. '-C "Since we've put out 'The Woman "fc Me, 1 sassier lyrics are coming out, Sietter quality productions are com:tog out," Twain said. :.- «Th e y' re copping into what they Ifeel is working, and I think they're do- <$ig that by writing funkier.Iyrics and, in-your-face stuff and giving just -iftore attitude in general,to every- ng —.to the sound, to the lyrics, to the lobk — you know, everything. "So now I'm going to keep oil evolving and go another step and it doesn't mean drastic change, It just means different — different enough to still lead as opposed to follow." Born Aug. 28, 1965, the second of fivei children,TWain was raised in rural Timmohs,Oiitarib. With the help 6t her parents, she sang on local radiO,^ television and community ceriters frorii the age of 8. Her parents Were killed in a car crash when she was 21, and Twain supported her .siblings singing in nightclubs. Mercury Records signed her up and released "Shania Twain" in 1993 to little notice. She met rock music producer Lange later that year. He became her co-writer and producer, and eventually her husband. Together, they created "The Women in,Me," with its No. 1 singles "Any Man of Mine," "If You're Not in it for LOye," ,"You Win My Love" arid "No One Needs to Know," "I think now we're Worldwide 9.5 , million... and itfblows me away every time there's a new number," Twain said. She has released a holiday single, "God Blessjtie Child." The single is a full production, while the version on "The Wonian in Me" CD is a cappella. Twain found that flak is part of the package of overwhelming success. Critics said her bare midriff in videos sold more CDs than the legitimately different sound she concocted with Lange — a combination of the big drum and guitar sounds Lange perfected producing the .likes of Def Leppard and Bryan Adams with country .fiddles arid Train's sassy attitude. ; "It just surprises me when people think ; I pulled this tr.ick out of -the t," Twain said; 'Statist boils down '",•'•" File photo When Shania Twain was 21, her parents were killed In a car wreck. Twain, who'd been performing since she was 8, supported her siblings by singing In clubs. to haying several elements, and whatever your strongest elements happen, those are the ones that you use. I happen to be a very visual artist. I'm certainly not going to downplay that." Fans riiay soon finally be able to see Twain the visual artist in person. She is planning her first concert tour to promote the next record. The show will be a full-on production spectacular, Twain promises. "Yeah, it's going to be pretty geared to basically kind of blow you away," she said.; Love that music Love's heart not in films NEW YORK — Despite the praise for her role as a stripper-junkie in "The People vs. Larry Flynt," Courtney Love says her heart still belongs to music. "Every actor I've ever met wants to be a musician, but every musician I know is really glad that they're a musician," Love said. "I like my job." Love plays Althea Flynt, the wife of the Hustler magazine publisher, played by Woody Harrelson. The film opens nationwide in December. The lead singer for Hole will consider acting again, for the right part. Picture this 'Baywatch' star to leave NEW YORK — After three years on "Bay- watch," Yasmine Bleeth says she's ready to fly. Bleeth says she won't be back next season as a regular on the surf and swimwear show. Bleeth's character, Caroline Holden, will occasionally make guest appearances. "I've had three years of stable," Bleeth said. "Now let's go unstable and go with the wind a little bit. "Bleeth plans instead to concentrate on a film career. "Talk to Me," in which Bleeth plays a naive talk-show producer with a conscience, aired Sunday on ABC. A Kansas The dawn of complaints WICHITA — She's lived there just over a year, but Miss America Tara Dawn Holland insists that when it comes to Kansas, there's no place like home. Some Kansans have complained that Holland, who represented Kansas at this year's Miss America pageant, isn't exactly a native. Holland made three unsuccessful tries at becoming Miss Florida before moving to suburban Overland Park to attend the University of Missouri in Kansas City. 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