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"...The King & I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti's Rise to Fame by His Manager, Friend, and Sometime Adversaryby Herbert Breslin and Anne Midgette..."
"...Okay, Luciano Pavarotti put on a great show, too, by all accounts, but in Itzhak Perlman the world of classical music has a violinist so pure of touch that his instrument seems a deft extension of his impish body. His quiet and unassuming presence on stage belies his extraordinary expressiveness on that most plaintive and passionate instrument, the violin..."
"...Luciano Pavarotti used to demand that there be no noise backstage or distinct smells anywhere near him. He also demanded a golf cart be supplied...."
"...The Three Tenors? Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? Classicists José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti soared opera to the top of the pops globally, while the latter all-star grouping took crossover folk mainstream, but the Highwaymen proved country music more majestic than rock & roll and thrice as authentic. Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Austin's Willie Nelson brought three superstar careers and one Rhodes scholar who penned "Me and Bobby McGee" to bear on 1985's The Highwaymen, and over the next decade, the trio of Texans and lone Arkansan released a succeeding pair of diminished return LPs..."
"...Notre-Dame Basilica/Old Town (Vieux-Montreal) Cobblestone commercial warren gets its bells wrung by gilded Parisian namesake, home to Celine Dion's wedding and Luciano Pavarotti's 1978 Christmas concert. Never Travel for Music, Parts 1-6..."
"...Evident by the framed concert photos lining the stadium's interior corridor, the Erwin Center's hosted every kind of performer, from AC/DC to Frank Zappa: rock legends (Aerosmith, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Simon & Garfunkel, U2), rappers (Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Jay-Z), folk heroes (Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Ralph Stanley), pop sensations both momentary (Spice Girls, 'N Sync) and timeless (Madonna, Prince, Tina Turner), Texas icons (Willie Nelson, George Strait, Barry White), treasured vocalists (Luciano Pavarotti, Whitney Houston), and even a couple of world leaders (Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama)...."
"...proved utterly awe-inspiring. The Three Tenors' lead vox, Luciano Pavarotti, at the Frank Erwin Center in 1999, wasn’t the fine physical specimen Domingo remains...."
"...Before the mighty Man in Black towered atop Emo's main stage at SXSW 1994, our Central Texas wellspring hosted page after page of 20th century music history, from Duke Ellington reminiscing in tempo at a Downtown hotel (remember "Stompy Jones," April 30, 1999) to Muddy Waters' black Buddha blues at Antone's (pray for "The Last of the Delta Bluesmen," April 22) – with Hank Williams and Elvis Presley in between at the Skyline Club on North Lamar in the 1950s. Johnny Cash, however, breached a new frontier somehow, no talent too huge for unlikely local stages, everything from Luciano Pavarotti at the Erwin Center to Prince at the Belmont...."
"...AC: Your late friend and colleague Luciano Pavarotti performed at Austin's Frank Erwin Center in 1999. Have you ever been in or performed in Austin?..."
"...Sir Elton John broke Luciano Pavarotti's record for the highest grossing concert ever at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, raking in $1,308,000 in ticket sales. See "Live Shots."..."
"...Count these among the latest generation of concerts striving to capitalize on the phenomenon that arose from teaming Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and José Carreras in 1990. When the Three Tenors turned out to be a global sensation, it was inevitable that imitators would try to duplicate their blend of classically trained singers with material from the operatic, pop, and folk repertoires..."
"...Hernandez Rollo Banks, Joe Hunter, Lydia Mendoza, Luciano Pavarotti..."
"...Texas Southern on Wednesday. “It’s quite a legacy,” says Associate Athletics Director John Graham of the photo exhibit, which features Luciano Pavarotti, U2, and Prince, among others..."
"...Or how 'bout Brian Eno phoning 710 kings Pong to set up a London studio date? These are the like counterparts to world musician Hossam Ramzy summoning Austinite Zein Al-Jundi to record in Cairo. An Egyptian master drummer living in England, Ramzy's worked with Peter Gabriel, Gipsy Kings, Jay-Z, Page & Plant, Luciano Pavarotti, Killing Joke, Loreena McKennitt, etc, etc..."
"...Christmas All Over the World(Sony/Legacy) There are 17 reasons not to buy this collection: It's the Three Tenors warbling season's greetings! Christmas All Over the World teams Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras, with guests like Sarah Brightman, Tony Bennett, and Vanessa Williams, but neither the tiresome rehashes nor classical pieces redeem it. Instead, donate the cost of this stinko disc to a homeless shelter or a children's charity...."
"...So far, I've seen Mercedes Sosa, B.B. King, Tito Puente (who passed away earlier this month), and Luciano Pavarotti here in Austin..."
"...Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Erwin Center..."
"... Please don't talk to me about NBC's sweeps entry The Sixties. My snazzy new VCR isn't set up properly, I discovered unhappily last Sunday night upon returning home from seeing Luciano Pavarotti..."
"..."The music school took this really anal approach to music and I hated it," says Hendrix, who admits she was always more interested in Dolly Parton and Pat Benatar than Luciano Pavarotti. "After two years, my grades weren't good, I was losing scholarships, and school just got too expensive."..."