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Giovedi' 29 Giugno 2006

ATLANTA: PHOTO GALLERY

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HUNTSVILLE & ATLANTA SHOWS: COMMENTS

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WHOAAA, DRUNK GALS AT THE FOX?

A nice review from: http://oakleaf.typepad.com

Jennie and I went to see Sheryl Crow at the Fox Theater in Atlanta last night. Good concert. Sheryl Crow is a pretty good looking person for someone who is like 52 years old. (She's got nothing on my wife of course). And she is a great musician. She played acoustic, electric, bass and piano during the show. She sounded good live, because she has talent that doesn't require doctored up CD's. She is a talented artist.

One of the best parts of the concert was watching the middle aged women who had too much to drink. I'm not sure what kind of dancing that was, but it should be outlawed. Some of these people are walking examples of why prohibition might be considered again. One girl a few rows up danced to herself the entire show...during slow songs. It was almost like she had on headphones dancing to a different tune, because she was getting down during the slow acoustic stuff. Very strange.

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ATLANTA SETLIST

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
WILDFLOWER
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
HAPPY- with Cheyenne
IT DON’T HURT (S WILL CALL)
REAL GONE
ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
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SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
ROCK AND ROLL
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VERSION 1.0
TUESDAY 27TH JUNE 2006
atlanta, ga

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Mercoledi' 28 Giugno 2006

SHERYL CROW ENTERS LIVING-WAGE DEBAT

By M.K. Guetersloh
mkguetersloh@pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON -- A second performer at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum entered the debate about wages paid to employees there, but one city official said it does not change the Bloomington City Council's goals.

Sheryl Crow issued a statement of support to the living wage debate, the Central Illinois Organizing Project announced Tuesday. Crow performed at the Coliseum on June 14 as part of her Wildflower tour.

The organizing project is pushing for employees, such as ticket-takers and ushers, to be paid €7.58 ($9.52) an hour. It is commonly called a "living wage" because advocates say it allows a person working 40 hours a week to make enough money to pay for a single bedroom apartment in the area.

When the advocacy group started its efforts about three years ago, that wage was €6.83 ($8.58).

"We've been saying all along that performers care about social and economic justice issues, which in our community means living wage," the organizing project's Jean Pretz said in a statement issued with Crow's. "We think performers will take more pride in our community, as we all will when we finally achieve a living wage at the Coliseum."

Mayor Steve Stockton said Crow's announcement doesn't change anything.

"The opinion of performers, while welcome, doesn't change our focus on our three goals," Stockton said.

The City Council's goals, he added, are to make sure the city-owned building makes a profit, provides entertainment to the community and rewards the employee group once the Coliseum makes a profit.

Crow follows John Mellencamp, who issued a statement of support before his April 13 concert.

"I stand with John Mellencamp in supporting the Central Illinois Organizing Project's efforts to achieve a living wage for the workers ant he U.S. Cellular Coliseum," Crow said in her statement. "Earning a wage that will keep a person in poverty is wrong and I look forward to one day returning to a living wage arena in Bloomington."

The organizing project drew criticism from some Bloomington aldermen after publicists for country singer Martina McBride announced she would stop participating in publicity and interviews prior to her May appearance at the Coliseum for fear McBride would get pulled into the local issue.

Ticket-takers and ushers are part-time jobs at the Coliseum and the starting wage for ushers is €5.37 ($6.75) an hour.

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[CARS SOUNDTRACK] REVIEW

With a track listing that's roughly half rock, country, and pop songs and half Randy Newman's score, the Cars soundtrack is probably the least inspired collection of music to support a Pixar film. However, that's only in comparison to the brilliant soundtracks to their other movies -- especially Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Both the pop music and score for Cars fit the film perfectly, and neither is totally predictable.

Indeed, the biggest surprise may be the soundtrack's opening salvo, Sheryl Crow's "Real Gone." With a stomping beat and driving (no pun intended) riff that echoes the Who's "I'm Free," this is the most fun her music has been in years. As good as she is at the thoughtful, mellow ballads that made up Wildflower, she's truly incandescent as a smart but happy-go-lucky rock chick.

There's also a '50s undercurrent to the soundtrack, nodding to the fact that many of the characters in the film are cars designed during that decade, including a 1959 Impala and a 1959 Fiat 500. The Chords' "Sh-Boom" and Chuck Berry's "Route 66" add a sweetly nostalgic feel to the album (later on, John Mayer contributes a blandly slick version of "Route 66" that could appear on virtually any soundtrack).

The soundtrack also ties in the film's NASCAR motif with country songs like Rascal Flatts' version of "Life Is a Highway," which sounds like a slightly twangier take on Tom Cochrane's smash hit, and Brad Paisley's "Behind the Clouds," a sweet, affable, traditional country song that is one of Cars' highlights. Newman's score, meanwhile, follows in the tradition of his Toy Story and A Bug's Life work, translating his witty musical style into orchestral pieces that are rooted in traditional film music but never sound stuffy.

"Opening Race" alternates between brass fanfares and revved-up guitar riffs, while the thrilling strings on "McQueen's Lost" and "Dirt Is Different" suggest curving roads and wide-open landscapes. And as always, the whimsical love theme "McQueen and Sally" and self-explanatory "Goodbye" show that Newman is still capable of being sentimental without being schmaltzy. Even though a soundtrack that consisted entirely of Newman's pieces and songs would be more in keeping with Pixar tradition, Cars does a good job of balancing its pop and score elements. Heather Phares

Source: Allmusicguide.com

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Martedi' 27 Giugno 2006

[BGWT] REVIEW: AUSTIN, TEXAS - JUNE 22

CROW'S MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD SOUND IS STRONG ENOUGH

For Sheryl Crow, if every day is a winding road, then she must find herself in the middle of one pretty much constantly. Few artists have courted the mainstream so effectively, and few have been so precise in their approach to allegedly casual song craft. Thursday night, at a full but hardly sold-out Bass Concert Hall, she found that double yellow line and stayed there the entire time.

Jack Ingram opened the show with a strong set of his rootsy country music, much of which seemed rooted as much in John Mellencamp's tradition as Hank Williams'. He closed the brief set with "Wherever You Are," his No. 1 country single, which, frankly, sounds like it would do just fine in the Americana and album rock formats as well.

You might recall that Crow was forced to cancel her Feb. 28 show after revealing she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She made occasional comments about both her health (Sheryl: "I feel great" Audience: "WOOOOO!") and allusions to her one-time romantic relationship with Lance Armstrong (Sheryl: "Austin's been so cool to me" Audience: "WOOOOO!!"), but she seemed in excellent shape, if very thin. She was joined by a five-piece band and a string section.

Opening with "Run Baby Run," she hit the hits ("My Favorite Mistake," "Strong Enough," "All I Wanna Do") and delivered the goods in a manner that is best as "enthused professionalism." "Good is Good" is a perfect song for our current state of moral reductionism ("good is good/ and bad is bad"). "Letter to God" projected notes to him on a backdrop. She gave a pro-tequila intro to "Leaving Las Vegas" that seemed to miss the song's point rather dramatically. She plowed into "Mississippi," the song Bob Dylan gave her, and Ingram joined her for "If It Makes You Happy." She found the middle of the road and hung out there, which is where everyone likes her to be.

—Joe Gross

Source: Austin360.com

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Lunedi' 26 Giugno 2006

[POD&PEE] ARMSTRONG: 'I STILL LOVE SHERYL'

Tour De France champion LANCE ARMSTRONG is still in love with singer SHERYL CROW, nearly five months after the couple called off their engagement. The pair dated for two years and called off their wedding in February (06) and Crow was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. He says, "I still love her. I still have a lot of respect for her. "She's doing great. She's back out on the road doing the thing she loves the most, which is performing. "She was diagnosed very early, she got great care, she has a great attitude. She had a great team of doctors and family and friends around her. "I was blessed to have two plus years with a great lady. It's amazing to be around her and how normal she is. "She's a beautiful woman, obviously, but personally, she's the real deal. "So when somebody sits down to listen to her music, they should realise she's the real thing."

Source: Contactmusic.com via Lupardo

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[BGWT] REVIEW: HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA - JUNE 25

Rebound tour an inspiration for Sheryl Crow

Monday, June 26, 2006
Times Entertainment Writer
chris.welch@htimes.com

Grammy-winner battles back from cancer treatment

By CHRIS WELCH

No doubt, many in the sellout crowd of more than 2,000 people at the Von Braun Center's Concert Hall were probably wondering Sunday night just how her recent breast cancer surgery had affected Sheryl Crow.

They got their answer pretty quickly.

"How are you doing?" Crow asked the crowd as she took the stage. "I feel great, real good. I'm glad you're here.

"We're glad we're here tonight."

The 44-year-old singer, who rescheduled the concert from March 8 following minimally invasive surgery and chemotherapy, looked, acted and, perhaps most importantly to the ticketholders, sounded just like everyone expected the nine-time Grammy winner to sound. She felt so good, Crow said she jogged around Big Spring International Park and Twickenham District before Sunday's performance.

"I ran around your town today and it's lovely, beautiful. I passed all these beautiful homes with markers. I made an offer on a house," she said, teasing the crowd.

It was that kind of night. Crow sang the multitude of hits everyone came to hear, as well as songs off her most recent album, "Wildflower." She also chatted often as the livelier than usual concert hall crowd stood, sang and danced along.

After Jack Ingram opened the show with a lively set, Crow, dressed in a white top and tan jeans decorated with flowers, started off with "Run Baby Run," the hit from her 1993 debut album, "Tuesday Night Music Club." She stood center stage without her trademark guitar and performed while a string quartet accompanied her. She followed that up with "Maybe Angels," a story about UFOs, as low-budget UFO films played on the screen behind her.

She played acoustic guitar during the first hit from "Wildflower," "Good is Good" and then offered a poignant "Letter to God," which was even more meaningful when hand-written lyrics like "Dear God, Please Don't Leave Me" appeared on the screen behind her. She followed that with "My Favorite Mistake," her breakout '94 hit, which got the fans out of their seats and dancing, and Cat Stevens' "First Cut Is the Deepest," also made popular by Rod Stewart.

That was followed by "I Know Why" and "Leaving Las Vegas" from the '95 movie and "Strong Enough." On the title track of her new album, Crow explained "Wildflower" was about chaos in the world and took on new meaning "after I was diagnosed with cancer."

The Bob Dylan-penned "Mississippi" followed and then came "Home," which seemed to have special significance since Crow was back on the road again. Ingram joined her on stage for "If It Makes You Happy" and that was followed by "Real Gone," part of the soundtrack for the hit Disney movie, "Cars." "Always on Your Side" followed, along with "All I Wanna Do" and "Change Would Do You Good."

The encore included "Soak Up the Sun," "Every Day is a Winding Road," "Safe and Sound" and the Led Zeppelin cover, "Rock and Roll."

Certainly, Crow proved without a doubt her bout with cancer hasn't affected her voice, or spirits, one bit.

Source: The Huntsville Times

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BROOKS & DUNN HAVE SOMETHING TO 'CROW'ABOUT

By Neil Haislop

NASHVILLE, TN Monday Jun.26.2006 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- You've heard the voices of Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill weaving through Brooks and Dunn's new hit song, "Building Bridges," but you may be wondering how they ended up on Kix and Ronnie's latest hit.

The answer is pretty simple. "I've always been wanting to do something with Sheryl Crow," Ronnie says, while Kix notes, "[We] actually went down to her studio and Vince came down and we just kinda did it all together."

The music video for "Building Bridges" the third hit from Hillbilly Deluxe debuted on CMT last week.

Source: netmusiccountdown.com

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HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA - SETLIST AND PICTURES

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
WILDFLOWER
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
HAPPY- with JACK
REAL GONE
ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
SAFE AND SOUND
ROCK AND ROLL
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VERSION 1.0
SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2006
VON BRAUN CENTER
HUNTSVILLE, AL

Ahhh, finally! A pic of the String Section! :-)

Way to go guys!

Photos: sherylcrow.com

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[PICS] MEMPHIS, TN

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Photos: sherylcrow.com

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Domenica 25 Giugno 2006

MEMPHIS SETLIST

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
WILDFLOWER
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
HAPPY- with JACK INGRAM
REAL GONE
ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
SAFE AND SOUND
ROCK AND ROLL
***************************************
VERSION 2.0
SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2006

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[1994] SWEEET!

 

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Venerdi' 23 Giugno 2006

[BGWT] PICTURES FROM AUSTIN

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''The Deutsche Bank Championship Kickoff Concert Featuring Sheryl Crow and John Mayer'' to Tee Off 2006 Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2006-

Tickets to concert and Championship available as part of a special combo ticket package;

combo ticket package purchased before July 1 receive special discount

Grammy Award-winning superstars Sheryl Crow and John Mayer, as part of their summer tour, will tee off the 2006 Deutsche Bank Championship with a special August 29th concert at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Mass., it was announced today by Championship Director Eric Baldwin.

To promote this unique event, the Deutsche Bank Championship will offer a special ticket combo package for fans to attend both the concert and the Deutsche Bank Championship. The package includes a ticket to the Tweeter Center show as well an individual one-day ticket to the Deutsche Bank Championship, which will be held at the Tournament Players Club of Boston (TPC Boston) Tuesday, August 29 - Monday, September 4, 2006 Labor Day Weekend. The combo ticket packages are available by calling 1-877-TIX-4DBC or visiting www.dbchampionship.com.

"The Deutsche Bank Championship Kickoff Concert featuring Sheryl Crow and John Mayer" will mark the official start of this year's tournament. In just three short years, the Deutsche Bank Championship has become a highlight of the PGA Tour schedule and the place to be in New England on Labor Day weekend.

"The Deutsche Bank Championship is proud to once again bring the world's best golfers back to the New England region," said Baldwin. "It's only fitting that this year we'll also bring two of today's best-known recording artists in Sheryl Crow and John Mayer performing for both golf and music fans alike."

The concert is part of a 27-city summer tour that begins August 24th in Pittsburgh and concludes on October 12th in Tampa. It will mark the triumphant return for Sheryl Crow, who earlier this year underwent surgery for breast cancer. A portion of every ticket sold on this summer's tour will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

This year's Deutsche Bank Championship will once again feature some of golf's top names, including current world number one Tiger Woods. The Tiger Woods Foundation is the primary beneficiary of the Deutsche Bank Championship. In 2005, the Championship successfully reached its fundraising goal and raised a record €1.28 ($1.6) million for the Tiger Woods Foundation and New England charities. Since its inaugural 2003 event, the Deutsche Bank Championship has raised a total of €3.60 ($4.5) million.

Championship week for the tournament begins with practice rounds Tuesday, Aug. 29, and Wednesday, Aug. 30, along with a pro-am competition on Thursday, Aug. 31. The four-day Championship begins Friday, Sept. 1, and continues through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, the only official Monday finish on the PGA Tour. The first two rounds of the Championship will be covered on USA Network and the final two rounds will be televised on ABC-TV.

Combo Ticket Information

Concert Ticket plus one daily grounds ticket for any of the practice or pro-am rounds (Tuesday, August 29- Thursday, August 31, 2006) range from €20.77 ($26) - €60.72 ($76);

Concert Ticket plus one daily grounds ticket for any of the competition rounds (Friday, September 1- Monday, September 4, 2006) range from €28.76 ($36) - €68.71 ($86).

After July 1, 2006 the price ranges are as follows:

Concert Ticket plus one daily grounds ticket for any of the practice or pro-am rounds (Tuesday, August 29- Thursday, August 31, 2006) range from €24.77 ($31) - €64.72 ($81);

Concert Ticket plus one daily grounds ticket for any of the competition rounds (Friday, September 1- Monday, September 4, 2006) range from €32.76 ($41) - €72.71 ($91).

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With Euro 1,035 billion in assets and 64,103 employees, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services in 73 countries throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.

www.db.com

About the Tiger Woods Foundation

Established in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation empowers young people to reach their highest potential by initiating and supporting community-based programs that promote the health, education and welfare of all of America's children. Information on the Foundation can be found at www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org

About IMG

IMG, who is managing and staging the event, is the world's largest, most diverse and only truly global company dedicated to the marketing and management of sport, leisure and lifestyle. IMG employs a staff of nearly 3,000 people and has offices, sports academies and IMG-managed real estate facilities in 34 countries.

About The Tournament Players Club of Boston

The Tournament Players Club of Boston is an addition to the PGA Tour's prestigious Tournament Players Club Network. Featuring a signature Arnold Palmer-designed course, the TPC of Boston offers a quality golf experience for all levels of play. The course offers five sets of tees, measuring 7,178 yards from the championship tees, and features a 10-acre practice facility and elegant 34,000 square-foot clubhouse. Located in the Great Woods of Norton, MA, the TPC of Boston opened in June 2002 as the 22nd Tournament Players Club, which is owned by PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties. The Network includes more than 30 facilities, including licensed courses and international facilities.

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AUSTIN SETLIST

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
CHANCES ARE
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
HAPPY- with JACK INGRAM
REAL GONE

ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
SAFE AND SOUND
ROCK AND ROLL
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VERSION 2.0
THURSDAY 22ND JUNE 2006
BASS HALL, AUSTIN, TX

CHOOSE YOUR PLEASURE

Pop princesses Simpson, Crow have back-to-back Downtown performances...

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/live_music/article/0,1426,MCA_508_4793995,00.html

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Giovedi' 22 Giugno 2006

[BGWT] REVIEW: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas

Sheryl Crow, you’re beautiful, too

Singer warms up crowd by talking about area’s beauty

By CASSANDRA HINOJOSA CALLER-TIMES
June 22, 2006

Photo: Michelle Christenson/Caller-Times

By telling the audience she jogged in Corpus Christi, thought it was beautiful and is considering moving to the Sparkling City by the Sea, Sheryl Crow connected with her Concrete Street Amphitheater audience Wednesday.

The nine-time Grammy winner was backed by her seasoned band and four-piece string quartet, which added much finesse, for her Corpus Christi debut before an estimated crowd of 4,500. The show, originally scheduled for March, was postponed because of Crow’s breast cancer surgery and radiation treatment.

Crow was preceded on stage by Houston native Jack Ingram with his Beat-up Ford Band, who opened with a 40-minute amped-up country rock show, which included his No. 1 Billboard country single, "Wherever You Are," from his debut album, "Live — Wherever You Are."

At 9 p.m., a jean-clad Crow opened with the heartfelt "Run Baby Run," showcasing her strong pipes and bringing the audience to its feet.

Then, Crow, 44, strapped on a guitar and followed with "Hard to Make a Stand." Images of UFOs arriving at the White House were shown on a backdrop screen during the track "Maybe Angels," from her 1996 self-titled sophomore album. The songstress led into another slow track, "Perfect Lie," followed by "Good is Good," both off her latest album, "Wildflower," released in September and inspired by former fiancé Lance Armstrong. At Crow’s request, the crowd sang along to the Cat Stevens’ single "The First Cut is the Deepest" and "Leaving Las Vegas." Before starting the song, she joked, "Do we have any gamblers in here tonight? How about drinkers? Any strippers?"


Adding a special touch to an old favorite, the singer/songwriter surprised audiences when she invited Ingram to join her for the familiar groove single "If It Makes You Happy."

During the show, Crow played harmonica and the smash singles "My Favorite Mistake" and "All I Wanna Do" off her 1993 breakout album. "Tuesday Night Music Club."

She returned for an encore with "Everyday is a Winding Road," Led Zeppelin’s "Rock and Roll" and "Soak Up the Sun," an appropriate summertime anthem for Coastal Bend residents.

Contact Cassandra Hinojosa at
886-3617 or hinojosac@caller.com

Source: caller.com

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[WILDFLOWER] US BILLBOARD 200 - July 1st, 2006

Rank: #199 (#198)
Sales this week : 5,067 (4,677) +8%
Total Sales : 847,065

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[PICS] CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Rex! Rex! Rex! Rex! :-)

Photos: sherylcrow.com

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CORPUS CHRISTI SET LIST

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
PERFECT LIE
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
STEVE MCQUEEN
HAPPY- with JACK INGRAM
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
WHERE HAS ALL THE LOVE
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
ROCK AND ROLL
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VERSION 1.0
WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE 2006
CONCRETE STREET AMPHITHEATER
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS

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[TOUR DIARY] NOTE FROM DALLAS, BY CHRIS HUDSON

http://sherylcrow.com/main/tour/journal.asp

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CLIPS FROM MINNEAPOLIS SHOW

http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d138/adaminski/Crow%20vids/

By adamarn

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Mercoledi' 21 Giugno 2006

[BGWT] REVIEW: GRAND PRAIRE, TX

Strong rebound Crow's better than ever since surgery
By DAVE FERMAN
Star-Telegram staff writer

GRAND PRAIRIE -- In case you were worried about how she is doing just a few months after breast-cancer surgery, Sheryl Crow has good news.

"I've never felt better," the 44-year-old singer said just before starting Good Is Good, the fourth song of her concert last night at Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie.

She's also never sounded better or looked better.

Playing her hits, as well as a number of songs from her latest CD, last year's Wildflower, Crow sang with power and clarity while feeding the crowd occasional updates on the score of the Mavericks game. Crow has been touring for years, but this was her most satisfying performance yet in terms of pacing, the easy rapport she had with the crowd and the punch of her band (although her four string players were often inaudible).

Rather than start with an uptempo song as most rock bands do, Crow began with a change-up, the slow soul of Run, Baby, Run. It was a bit of a risk, and it worked: Singing without an instrument (which she now does more often than before), Crow offered a bit of catharsis before kicking into the chunky rock of Hard to Make a Stand. Another early highlight was Maybe Angels, which Crow said was "about UFOs."Wildflower is not Crow's strongest work, but give her credit, she does an excellent job of picking songs from it: Good Is Good went down well, and the next song, Letter to God, was given added emphasis by a special effect: On the screens behind Crow and the band, short messages of spiritual need, such as "Dear God, Please don't

leave me" were displayed as the song progressed. It was a simple special effect, but powerful, and it helped to bring home the difficulties Crow has had recently.

These songs, and a few other new ones, did not slow the pace or the crowd's excitement, and when it was time for Crow to deliver a big hit, such as My Favorite Mistake or her cover of Cat Stevens' The First Cut Is the Deepest, she followed through, outrunning the recorded originals every time.

Texan Jack Ingram started the evening with a 35-minute set. A former Southern Methodist University psychology student, Ingram has been kicking around local and state honky-tonks for years, and he's recently gone national with a huge hit, Wherever You Are.

Ingram did a hearty version of that song and five others, and although local fans may have enjoyed his music more when it was less rock and more country (remember when he used to play the Aardvark?), he sang well and looked at ease in the big venue.

GRADE: A-

Source: Star-Telegram.com

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GRAND PRAIRE - PICTURES



Photos: sherylcrow.com

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NEW SETLIST: GRAND PRAIRE, TEXAS

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
PERFECT LIE
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
HAPPY- with JACK INGRAM
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
WHERE HAS ALL THE LOVE
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
SAFE AND SOUND
ROCK AND ROLL
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VERSION 1.0
TUESDAY 20TH JUNE 2006
NOKIA THEATER, GRAND PRAIRE, TX

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Lunedi' 19 Giugno 2006

NEW PICS - COUNCIL BLUFFS

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PICTURES FROM CEDAR RAPIDS AND CONCIL BLUFFS

Cedar Rapids, June 17




Council Bluffs, June 18





Photos: Sherylcrow.com

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NEW SETLISTS: BLOOMINGTON, MINNEAPOLIS, CEDAR RAPIDS, COUNCIL BLUFFS

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
HAPPY
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
SAFE AND SOUND
***************************************
RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
MISSISSIPPI
WILDFLOWER
HAPPY
REAL GONE
IT DON'T HURT
ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
SAFE AND SOUND
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Council Bluffs, Iowa (USA) June 18, 2006 Cedar Rapids, Iowa (USA) June 17, 2006

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
STRONG ENOUGH
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
CHANCES ARE (sc will call)
HAPPY
IT DON'T HURT
ALWAYS
REAL GONE
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
ROCK AND ROLL
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RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
MISSISSIPPI
RIVERWIDE
STRONG ENOUGH
CHANCES ARE
HAPPY
IT DON'T HURT
ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
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SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
ROCK AND ROLL
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Minnepolis, Minnesota (USA) June 16, 2006 Bloomington, Illinois (USA) June 14, 2006

[LYRICS] REAL GONE

I'm American made, Bud Light, Chevrolet
My momma taught me wrong from right
I was born in the south
Sometimes I have a big mouth
When I see something that I don't like
I gotta say it

We been driving this road
For a mightly long time
Payin' no mind to the signs
Well this neighborhood's changed
It's all been rearranged
We left that change somewhere behind

Slow down, you're gonna crash
Baby you were screamin'
It's a blast, blast, blast
Look out babe you got your blinders on
Everybody's lookin' for a way
To get real gone, real gone
Real Gone

There's a new cat in town
He's got high paid friends
Thinks he's gonna change history
You think you know him so well
Yeah you think he's so swell
But he's just perpetuatin' prophesy

Come on now

Slow down, you're gonna crash
Baby you were screamin'
It's a blast, blast, blast
Look out, you got your blinders on
Everybody's lookin' for a way
To get real gone
Real gone
Real gone
Real gone

Well, you can say what you want
But you can't say it 'round here
'Cause they'll catch you and give you a whippin'
Well I belive I was right
When I said you were wrong
You didn't like the sound of that
Now did ya?

Slow down, you're gonna crash
Baby you were screamin'
It's a blast, blast, blast
Look out, you got your blinders on
Everybody's lookin' for a way
To get real gone

Well here I come, And I'm so not scared
Got my peddle to the metal
Got my hands in the air
Well look out, you take your blinders off
Everybody's lookin' for a way
To get real gone, real gone
Real Gone
Real Gone

Real Gone.

(Crow/Shanks)

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Domenica 18 Giugno 2006

A NEW LETTER FROM SHERYL!

From the front page of Sherylcrow.com:


Letter from the Road: The C, The Food, A Star.

Hi Everybody,

Well, we are back on the road as of a week ago....and it feels real good! It is so great to be back with my amazingly loving (and fun) band and crew. Everyone in Scout tours is feeling pretty blessed that we get to do what we do for a living and that cancer didn't stop that from continuing.

I can't tell you how much your love, support, prayers, cards, letters, well wishes, and e-mails have meant to me during these last few months. I can safely say my life has changed in every way. I feel keenly aware of how precious and fleeting life is and I hope I will never forget what the experience has taught me....who I am, who I want to be, who I can never be again. It was a hard time but I'd rather have the really hard stuff than to never know what I know now.

I want to tell everyone a little bit about my cancer. I was diagnosed February 20th after a routine mammogram showed some calcifications in both breasts, which is not unusual for women my age. However, when the mammogram showed signs that the calcifications might be forming a pattern, it was suggested by the radiologist that I come back in 6 months instead of a year. It was my OBGYN, Nancy Goldman, who called and said, "Why wait 6 months. If this is anything, let's get a jump."

All this to say, yes, if I'd waited 6 months, who knows. Perhaps chemo, perhaps worse. We'll never know but why not take the situation into your own hands and begin diligently getting mammograms or ultrasound.

The other aspect to this story is that if you have dense breasts such as mine, it can be virtually impossible to detect anything by a simple self examination. That is why I feel so strongly about encouraging all women 35 and over to get yearly mammograms or if there is a history of cancer on either side of your family, not just breast but any cancer, that starting your yearly mammogram even earlier than 35 is recommended simply to create a baseline. Early detection is the best prevention.

We are very lucky on this tour to have a wonderful chef named Pia cooking for us. She met with my nutritionist, Rachel Bellar, to find out what are some great ways to fortify the body, at the same time incorporating cancer preventative measures.

My encologist set me up with Rachel shortly after I was diagnosed. Rachel is at the forefront of nutritional studies in the area of disease prevention and overall wellness. Here are some good tips you guys can incorporate into your daily living:

Don't drink water from a bottle that has been sitting in your car. Heated plastic will bleed toxic substances that can be carcinogenic.

Don't heat or freeze in plastic for the same reason. Heat in glass.

Do NOT cook in olive oil at high heat. This too is carcinogenic. It is fine to saute in olive oil but if you are browning or frying, use canola oil.

Spices that are cancer preventative, particularly prostate and colon cancer, are cinnamon and tumeric.

A high omega 6 diet consisting of fish, colorful vegetables, high fiber foods have proven to be cancer preventative. In Asian and Eskimo cultures, the rate of breast cancer is shockingly lower.

Whenever you have a choice, go with color...brown rice instead of white, sweet potato instead of regular, sea vegetables like kale, kelp, seaweed are great, beets, spinach, broccoli...all these vegetables that are bright in color are high in fiber, anti-oxidants, and nutritional value.

Fiber is a big topic in overall good health. It is believed that we should have 30-35 grams of fiber a day. If you look at the fiber content of raisin bran, specialk, granola, etc, you'll find they each have 3-4 grams of fiber and they are high in sugar content. You'd have to eat 10 bowls of raisin bran a day to fulfill the daily requirement of fiber! So, check it out... There are 2 cereals that have high fiber content (15 grams) and no sugar. Ok, they both taste a little like rabbit food but a couple of bowls and you are set for the day. They are Fiber One and Simply Fiber. Throw in some blueberries, which are high in anti-oxident, a little crunchy granola, a teaspoon of cinnamon and you are set!

Eat organic only! Herbicides and pesticides in meat and veggies mask as estrogen. Not good, particularly if you have estrogen positive cancer like I did. But simply not good period. Organic is easy to find if you live in a city but recently, Walmart has become the biggest carrier of organic foods so no excuses!

These are a few easy practices we've incorporated into our touring life. I will have a link on the website soon to Rachel's site. There is a lot more to know!

Now to switch horses...

Sally, my sweetheart Tennessee walking horse, who was my daily companion after each of my radiation treatments, just gave birth Thursday morning at 4 am to a little black and white pinto filly. She is called Star because she already is an attention getter with her markings but also she has a little white star on her forehead. Her registered name is Sally's Delightful Surprise. Her father is Delightful Town Painter and he lives outside of Austin, which is where Sally is originally from. We were very surprised to find out she was pregnant so Star was definitely a Delightful Surprise.

We are really looking forward to the late summer tour with John Mayer. He is super nice, uber-talented dude, BUT....can he play ping-pong! We shall see.

I'm looking forward to seeing you guys this summer. Thanks for being the best fans in the world!

S


A new Star is born! :-)

Nice letter, nice pictures, nice horse, but the most important thing is to see the our girl joyous, positive and healthy.

We you Sheryl!


Oh, nice arms too :-)

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[MAGAZINES] NEW SCAN - FLAIR MAGAZINE

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Sabato 17 Giugno 2006

ILAA GALLERIES

Indianapolis, Evansville, Bloomington, Minneapolis: http://www.iloveallaccess.com/sherylmng

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[SUMMER TOUR] MINNEAPOLIS, JUNE 16 - REVIEW

Review: Survivor Sheryl Crow's gamble pays off at Orpheum

Jon Bream, Star Tribune
Last update: June 17, 2006 – 12:10 AM

Sheryl Crow held two trump cards. But the queen of (broken) hearts didn't need to play either one to win over a standing-room-only crowd Friday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

It was an emotionally empowering but largely musically lifeless evening. She didn't need to talk about her bout with breast cancer, which had postponed this concert from March, or her breakup with Lance Armstrong, which postdated all the lovey-dovey songs on her latest CD, "Wildflower."

"We sure appreciate you hanging with us since we canceled the tour," she said after her second song at her fourth concert since she finished cancer treatment six weeks ago. "I feel so gooood."

The emotions were there whether it was tough-gal anthems or brooding reflections on relationships. But the two-hour performance suffered from a stifling musical sameness. Crow loves medium-tempo tunes. Occasionally, she downshifted into a ballad, but when she went up-tempo, it was rock for people who don't like to sweat.

"Real Gone," a tune from the new animated flick "Cars" that she and her band were performing live for the first time, was a full-tilt rocker. But only 12 or 13 people got up to dance. During "All I Wanna Do," her breakthrough 1994 hit that brought fans to their feet, Crow started talking in mid-song: "There's a party goin' on." You could have fooled me. "Where's the after-party?" she asked.

That would be her encore, I guess. Because she finally got into the party spirit on the bouncy "Soak Up the Sun." She even started dancing -- for the first time all night -- during the intro to "Everyday Is a Winding Road" and then she totally cut loose on Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll."

The best of the rest of the night were the new tunes from the introspective, acoustic-oriented "Wildflower," which brought a different texture and vibe to the program. "I Know Why" was a moody ballad about new beginnings (with Lance or without him?). "Dear God" was a dramatic departure, with hand-written lyrics blown up on the screen behind her and her hair blowin' in the wind (from an electric fan) as she danced Stevie Nicks style. And her current single, "Always on Your Side," was an effective piano ballad that evoked Elton John.

But the crowd came to hear the hits, and the 44-year-old Missouri native pleased her people with "Strong Enough" (underscored by country fiddle), the sing-along "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and the encouraging "A Change Would Do You Good," which she turned into a pro-peace plea.

"Leaving Las Vegas" was one hit that missed. "Any gamblers here tonight?" she asked before singing. "Any drinkers? Any strippers?" Well, this was one card shark who simply held onto her trump cards because her hand was, well, strong enough without them.

Jon Bream 612 673 1719

Source: Startribune.com

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Venerdi' 16 Giugno 2006

THE SUMMER WIND, COME BLOWIN IN, FROM ACROSS THE SEA...

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POST FROM SHERYLCROW.COM


Meghan Wesley for Indianapolismusic.net

JOHN MAYER AND SHERYL CROW ANNOUNCE U.S. CO-HEADLINING TOUR

LOS ANGELES, CA June 15, 2006

Between the two of them they have a 12-pack of Grammys, have sold more than 33 million albums around the world, and are among the most admired songwriters in contemporary music. This summer, superstars John Mayer and Sheryl Crow are joining forces in 27 cities across North America for what will be one of the most exciting and unique musical evenings in recent memory.

Kicking off in Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette Pavillion on August 24 and culminating on October 12 in Tampa, Florida’s Ford Amphitheatre, 8 dates for the Mayer/Crow tour go on sale on June 24, with the remainder going on sale on July 15. The tour is being produced by Live Nation.

With nearly 25 million albums sold and 9 Grammy Awards under her belt, Sheryl Crow is one of rock and roll’s most accomplished and respected singer/songwriters. Crow is no stranger to interesting collaborations. Sheryl has worked with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Kid Rock to Willie Nelson. On her current single “Always on Your Side,” from her acclaimed Wildflower album, she is joined by longtime label-mate Sting.

This summer’s tour is a triumphant return for Sheryl, who earlier this year underwent treatment for breast cancer. A portion of every ticket sold on this summer’s tour will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Since 1999 when John Mayer released his first acclaimed album, the accomplished guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has sold more than eight million albums, garnering three Grammy Awards and earning the respect of his peers and predecessors alike. He has performed with icons such as Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy and Herbie Hancock, and collaborated with contemporaries like Kanye West, Ahmir ?uestlove from The Roots, and Alicia Keys. Joining Mayer on this summer’s trek are guitarist Robbie McIntosh, guitarist David Ryan Harris, longtime Mayer bassist David LaBruyere and drummer JJ Johnson.

John Mayer's third studio album, aptly titled CONTINUUM, makes good on its name, fulfilling the promise expected from such a musical resume. CONTINUUM will be released in September.

Source: sherylcrow.com

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Heeeeeee hawwwww! Pholks, I like John Mayer! I'm glad when Sheryl shares the stage with artists like him, Dave Matthews and Doyle Bramhall II. Hell, they rock and jam! Mayer is a pro. He is only 28 and is actually a pretty competent guitar player as well as songwriter (although I not really crazy about his voice). Anyway, better him, than Sting (sorry to any Sting fans ;-)

Check out this WEBSITE for some cool videos.

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[ITA] LA GALLERIA FOTOGRAFICA DE LA REPUBBLICA

Il quotidiano La Repubblica ha messo on-line una piccola galleria fotografica su Sheryl, niente di nuovo, ma fa sempre piacere vederla nella stampa italiana:

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/06/gallerie/sheryl-crow/sheryl-crow/1.html

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[ITA] IL RITORNO DI SHERYL CROW

Riprende la tournée dopo la malattia

15-06-2006 - Come prima suona per oltre due ore, ma a differenza di prima schiaccia un pisolino durante la giornata e ha assunto uno chef personale per una corretta alimentazione. Inoltre, Sheryl Crow ha preso l'abitudine di fare un sonnellino nel corso della giornata. Un'altra cosa che la malattia le ha insegnato è ad apprezzare le sue doti e qualità. Nel corso di una conferenza stampa, la cantante americana ha raccontato i cambiamenti intervenuti nella sua personalità dopo aver vinto la battaglia contro un tumore al seno.
La Crow ad agosto andrà in tour con John Mayer. Una parte degli incassi derivanti dalla vendita dei biglietti andranno all'Associazione per la Ricerca contro i tumori al seno.

Fonte: Musiclink.it

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VOTE FOR SHERYL!

AOL Poll - Do you plan on seeing Crow on tour? LINK
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... uhm, rock the vote! Or vote the rock? - LINK

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Mt. Carmel resident Shannon Dunn visits backstage with cousin - Grammy winner Sheryl Crow



By Jami Maday - Register Staff Writer

Shannon Dunn was able to finally meet a member of her family whom she heard about from other relatives, as well as from media outlets around the world - Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow.

The first-ever family reunion was before performance time at the internationally-known rock artist's concert on Tuesday, June 13, at The Centre in Evansville, Ind. Dunn told the Register that she and Crow are third cousins.

“She's really nice...really down-to-Earth,” Dunn said.

A couple of months ago, Dunn decided to write the singer's father, Wendell, of Kennett, Mo., and ask if she could possibly meet her. Communicating via letter, Wendell informed her to wait until closer to concert time to remind him of the possible opportunity. However, the concert date around that time was rescheduled for June, so Dunn decided to take the original letter to Tuesday's concert and give it to an employee in the ticket office and see what could happen.

According to Dunn, the security guard took the letter backstage. Not long after, she and her husband, Clint, were given backstage passes and were able to mingle with Crow around 10 minutes before and after the concert performance.

Dunn said she and Crow mostly discussed family and basic small talk. But, Crow didn't leave her empty-handed. Shannon received an autographed Sheryl Crow CD and was able to keep her backstage passes.

Crow also insisted they get together the next time she comes to the Tri-State area.

“I'll see her again if she comes back (to the area),” said Dunn. “That's for sure.”

Source: Daily Republican Register

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BLOOMINGTON PICTURES // JUNE 14TH

By symbiosis: LINK

By NeighborhoodKen:

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Giovedi' 15 Giugno 2006

CROW SHOW SELLS OUT

Thursday, June 15, 2006
From staff reports
Special Sections

The rescheduled Sheryl Crow concert, set for June 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Von Braun Center Arena, has been moved to the VBC Concert Hall and is now sold out, according to VBC officials. The show was rescheduled from March 8 because of Crow's announcement that she had breast cancer. All ticket-holders will be directed to seats in the concert hall that are comparable to what they were in the arena.

For more information, call the VBC box office at 533-1953.

Source: The Huntsville Times

GO ALABAMA! GO DIXIE! :-D

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SHERYL CROW GETS BACK TO MUSIC

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
Thursday, June 15, 2006

NEW YORK - Sheryl Crow has made a few adjustments since returning to the stage after battling breast cancer.

She still performs more than two hours each night, but the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is more apt to take a nap during the day. And she's added a private chef to her road crew to ensure she's eating healthy.

But the biggest adjustment may be in her attitude. After enduring surgery, Crow is more appreciative of her blessings, and that includes her life as a performer.

"There's been a huge shift in my consciousness about what life holds," Crow told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I wanted to get back to the things that represent my reality to me, and one of those things is definitely playing music and going out and connecting with the fans, who have been so amazingly supportive."

Crow, who went back on the road this month, will get the chance to connect with even more fans later this summer. She and John Mayer are embarking on a joint tour that kicks off in Pittsburgh on Aug. 24.

Crow, 44, described herself as a huge Mayer fan, and Mayer, in a separate phone interview, rattled off some of her hits as he talked about how he admired her work.

While no final plans have been made, both Crow and Mayer plan to perform together on tour each night.

"That's when being an artist is really interesting, when you get to stand next to another artist that allow you to kind of shine in a different way," said Mayer, 28, whose new album, "Continuim," is due in September.

For Crow, the stage has become more than a place to play. Though she says she only finished her treatment six weeks ago, she was eager to return to the routine of performing.

"I'm always on the go, and for all of the sudden my life to be halted by a life-threatening illness really caught my attention," she said.

Even her hits mean more to her now when she performs them.

"A song as simple as 'Home' for me, it really grabs my heart when I sing that song because the way people really showed up for me in my illness, not just family and friends but people all over the world sending me cards and sending prayers and love," she said. "It was a powerful experience for me."

Tickets for the tour go on sale June 24. A portion of the tour's proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

On the Net:

http://www.johnmayer.com

http://www.sherylcrow.com

A service of the Associated Press(AP)

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[WILDFLOWER] US BILLBOARD 200 - June 24, 2006

Rank: #198 (#156)
Sales this week : 4,677 (5,601) -16%
Total Sales : 841,998

Mercoledi' 14 Giugno 2006

[2003 TOUR] ATLANTIC CITY PHOTO GALLERY - APR. 25

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[SUMMER TOUR] INDY PICS // JUNE 12 // SET 2 (24 PICS)

 

Download Set 2 (zip) - no watermarks

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[SUMMER TOUR] EVANSVILLE, INDIANA SET LIST - JUNE 13

RUN BABY RUN
HARD TO STAND
MAYBE ANGELS
GOOD IS GOOD
LETTER TO GOD
FAVORITE MISTAKE-no strings
FIRST CUT
I KNOW WHY
VEGAS
MISSISSIPPI
HOME
STRONG ENOUGH
CHANCES ARE
HAPPY
IT DON'T HURT
ALWAYS
ALL I WANNA-no strings
CHANGE
***************************************
SOAK-no strings
WINDING-no strings
ROCK AND ROLL
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VERSION 1.0
TUESDAY JUNE 13TH 2006

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Martedi' 13 Giugno 2006

U-HI RES PIC - LEGS'N'FEET

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[SUMMER TOUR] INDY PICS // JUNE 12



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[SUMMER TOUR] REVIEW: CROW AT THE HER BEST WITH HER BASS GUITAR


By David Lindquist / Indystar
Photo: Mpozi Mshale Tolbert

Sheryl Crow found both relief and release Monday at the Murat Theatre, where she played her first solo concert since undergoing treatment for breast cancer earlier this year.

During the opening segment of the show, the pop-rock star didn't mention being sidelined beyond a remark of "It's really nice to be playing music again."

Crow, however, has made a career of revealing inner thoughts on her own terms. Tough-girl anthems "Strong Enough" and "My Favorite Mistake" -- a pair of hits from the '90s -- amplified that attitude on Monday.

If she felt the night's emotional weight, it happened during the first moments of the song "Home." Crow paused, admitted to spacing the lyrics and said she was thinking about the "weird vacation" that delayed the tour that originally was to bring her to Indianapolis in March.

Although the lyrics of "Home" describe a dead-end relationship, she seemed to be embracing a return to the road while singing, "This is home."

The concert began with a torch-song rendition of "Run, Baby, Run," the first track on her 1993 debut album, "Tuesday Night Music Club." A string quartet added swirling dread to the tune, and Crow stood center stage wearing a light-colored camisole

and jeans accented by flowers down each leg. She appeared more comfortable when playing acoustic guitar during "Good is Good," a selection from current album "Wildflower."

She's most at ease, though, when wearing and playing bass guitar. The large, groove-centric instrument is a natural extension of her strong yet close-to-the-vest personality. Crow may have let go of months of tension during back-to-back renditions of "Favorite Mistake" and "The First Cut is the Deepest," and her trusty bass deserves some of the credit.

If the show is to be tweaked as the tour progresses, Crow and her crew may want to rethink "Run" as a first statement. The relaxed qualities of her "Wildflower" material made better connections than the overwrought opener.

"I Know Why," which happens to begin "Wildflower's" track listing, allowed Crow to showcase a childlike voice that also packs enough punch to sail above eight backing musicians.

And the song's theme of new beginnings, while written long before Crow's diagnosis or her breakup with Lance Armstrong, also speaks volumes.

Source: Indystar.com

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[SUMMER TOUR] INDY SHOW SET LIST // JUNE 12, MURAT CENTER

Sheryl
Tim Smith
Peter Stroud
Mike Rowe
Jeremy Stacey
Lorenza Ponce
Rex the Dog (yesssssss!)

Soundcheck set list

Riverwide
It Don't Hurt
Perfect Lie
Where Has All the Love Gone
Real Gone
Every Day Is A Winding Road
Run Baby Run

Show set list

Run Baby Run
Hard to Make a Stand
Maybe Angels
Good Is Good
Letter To God
My Favorite Mistake
First Cut is the Deepest
I Know Why
Mississippi
Home
Strong Enough
Wildflower
If It Makes You Happy
It Don't Hurt
Always On Your Side
Where Has All The Love Gone
All I wanna Do
A Change

Encore

Soak Up The Sun
Every Day Is A Winding Road
Safe & Sound

(Tnx Rick)

Recap and Details at the following LINK

Uhm, cute pair of sandals? OMG... I can't wait to see the pics!!!!!! I'm sick, i know, Eheheheh

It will be a very hot summer, oh yes...

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EXTRA SEATS FOR CROW CONCERT RELEASED BLOOMINGTON -- Previously unavailable tickets close to the stage have been released for rock 'n' roll singer Sheryl Crow's Wednesday concert appearance at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.Country music singer Jack Ingram is scheduled to open the 8 p.m. show, which was originally scheduled for March 31.Tickets are available online by visiting www.uscellularcoliseum.com, or by phone at (866) 891-9992. Individuals also may purchase tickets by visiting the U.S. Cellular Coliseum box office, located at the downtown Bloomington venue's Madison Street entrance, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.Tickets already purchased for the show cannot be exchanged.

Source: mywebtimes.com

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DC & SC

LINK 1 - JUNE 13

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[MEMORIES] BIRTHDAY PARTIES, FRIENDS, FUNERALS, STEELERS AND OTHER STORIES

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Lunedi' 12 Giugno 2006


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Drummer Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters, oh yeah) and Sheryl "barefoot" Crow

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OUTRAGEOUS, HUH?

Ann...

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Sabato 10 Giugno 2006

VIDEO - PRIDE AND JOY

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SHERYL CROW THANKS ST. LOUIS FOR SUPPORTING BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

By Deanne Lane(KSDK) -- Missouri native and pop star Sheryl Crow is launching a new tour this week after recovering from breast cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last February. She underwent painful radiation and a lumpectomy. "It redefined my life. I put myself first not instead of other people," Crow said during a telelphone interview on Thursday. Crow also wants to thank everyone for supporting this weekend's Komen St. Louis Race For The Cure, "as a survivor and for those who lost the fight, it means so much to us and we can make a difference.

While Crow can't attend the race, she says launching her new tour is her own celebration of life. The singing sensation says she's been given a clean bill of health, but must have a mammogram every six months. Crow's form of cancer can not be detected by self exam.

Source: ksdk.com

4:3 - 320x240 - Stereo - 1:47 mins - WMV

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[DVD] THAT DIRTY DOZEN...

What a disappointment! The New Wildflower DVD features ONLY 12 SONGS! Who are we kidding!?! This sucks. 20 bucks (plus shipping cost) for half concert? C'mon, that's just gross!

Here's the definitive tracklisting

01. Run Baby Run
02. Maybe Angels
03. Good is Good
04. Letter to God
05. If It Makes You Happy
06. I know Why
07. It Don't Hurt
08. Wildflower
09. All I wanna do
10. Everyday is a Winding Road

Bonus:

11. Hard to Make a Stand
12. My favorite MistakeYes, there are two bonus songs, but why they call'em *BONUS*? And where is "Always on Your Side", seen on TV some weeks ago? Can someone enlight me? (hey, i need a huge maglite ;-)

The title is also pretty misleading: in fact, just four of twelve are Wildflower songs.

I'm pissed off. I'm pissed off because the last Sheryl's DVD, "Live from London", was a gem! I mean, after that DVD, I expected similar efforts (full setlist, multiple audio tracks, cool extras, fancy authoring and so on) for the future releases. Au contraire, Wildflower looks like a... uhm, 'lite' edition under several facets. This is quite sad, cuz I enjoyed the gig aired on TV, especially the second part (terrific!), and I think that show deserved a better care.

In few words, Wildflower Tour: Live from New York doesn't offer much more than what we saw on TV. Fans - and buyers in general, of course - deserve more, as well as our beloved Sheryl.

All IMO, obviously!

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LEAVING LAS VEGAS BY KEVIN GILBERT

Live version of "Leaving Las Vegas", sung by Kevin Gilbert.

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Giovedi' 8 Giugno 2006

[ITA] SHERYL SU ALLMUSIC.TV

http://www.allmusic.tv/video.asp?video=music/cars

Breve filmato che annuncia l'uscita in commercio della colonna sonora di Cars.

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[WILDFLOWER] US BILLBOARD 200 - June 17, 2006

Rank: #156 (#145)
Sales this week : 5,601 (6,155) -9%
Total Sales : 837,321

HI-RES PICS - OUTTAKES FROM LADIES' HOME JOURNAL PHOTO SHOOT (2003)

 

Oh yeah, she's good, but don't forget those little feet!

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Mercoledi' 7 Giugno 2006

BLACKBERRY CONNECTION

http://www.bbhub.com/2006/06/03/lance-sheryl-pinged-me-on-my-bb-about-breast-cancer-diagnosis/

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[ITA] SHERYL E DIXIE CHICKS

Nella recensione dell'ultimo cd delle Dixie Chicks, Gianni Sibilla (firma che vedo spesso collegata a Sheryl in un modo o nell'altro) di rockol.it scrive:

"Ma canzoni come “Baby hold on” non hanno nulla da invidiare a Sheryl Crow, per intenderci, che però nel frattempo si è decisamente orientatata al pop. Forse anche lei avrebbe bisogno di un Rick Rubin. Qualunque rocker/rockeuse potrebbe avere bisogno di Rubin, se i risultati sono così piacevoli come quelli di questo disco."

Forse non ha tutti i torti, fra l'altro gia' qualcun'altro aveva avanzato questo suggerimento quando' usci' Wildflower. Cmq, gli American Recordings sono capolavuori, eh, al di là della mia insana passione per Johnny Cash.

Anyway, il resto della rece lo trovate qua: http://www.rockol.it/recensione.php?idrecensione=3255

Un appunto: sono nuovamente costretto a ripetermi, ma G.W. Bush non condivide affatto le origini con le DC. Queste ultime provengono forse dal Connecticut? No way!

'Sta cosa sta diventando fastidiosa...

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NEW PICS

 

June 5, 2006 - Photos: Jeff Vespa/Wireimage

Thanks Veronica :-)

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Martedi' 6 Giugno 2006


THE CARS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK IS OUT NOW!

Tracklisting:

1. Real Gone - Sheryl Crow
2. Route 66 - Chuck Berry
3. Life Is A Highway - Rascal Flatts
4. Behind The Clouds - Brad Paisley
5. Our Town - James Taylor
6. Sh-Boom - The Chords
7. Route 66 - John Mayer (extendend film)
8. Find Yourself - Brad Paisley
9. Opening Race
10. McQueen's Lost
11. My Heart Would Know - Hank Williams
12. Bessie
13. Dirt Is Different
14. New Road
15. Tractor Tipping
16. McQueen And Sally
17. Goodbye
18. Pre-Race Pageantry
19. The Piston Cup
20. The Big Race

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# Audio CD
# 20 tracks
# Format: Soundtrack
# Label: Disney
# ASIN: B000EUMPBS

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NEW MYSTERY DATE...

A new mystery date is appears on the tour dates page on sherylcrow.com. In according to the official website, Sheryl is scheduled to perform on June 9th at 8:45PM. Unfortunately the site doesn't report any venue or location. Weird. Mumble, mumble... it could be an event linked to the premiere of Cars... who knows...

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Lunedi' 5 Giugno 2006

NEW VIDEO - REAL GONE FINAL CUT! FULL LENGTH



Holy Porsha!

This is the full-length rework of my previous release. The video features exciting extra scenes from Pixar's "Cars" and Wayne Isham's "Steve McQueen", edited following a semi-logical order (for example, during pursuit scenes between Lightning McQueen/Sally and Sheryl Crow/Dale Earnhardt). The editing was done by me... and Sony Vegas 5 ;-)

Here are the digital sources used by me:

# 3 Cars Official trailers (mov)
# 2 Cars Podcast videos (m4v)
# "The very best of SC" DVD (mpeg2)Enjoy pholks!

PS
I Want a GT40 (not a replica ;-)

2.35:1 Letterbox - 640x480- Stereo - 4:00 mins - WMV

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Domenica 4 Giugno 2006


MY FIRST CRASH: SHERYL CROW

When I was 17 an old lady pulled out in front of me and I hit her, just catching the end of her car with my station wagon. It was less than a year after I passed my test and I had a sprained ankle and concussion as a result.

The old lady was okay — she was driving a massive Cadillac.

I just braked as hard as I could to minimise the impact. Both cars were pretty messed up. My station wagon belonged to my father. I’m from a very small town where everyone knows everyone and within about two seconds the police were there.The woman was very apologetic and my car was repaired on her insurance because she admitted fault. But ever since then I can remember the sound of the wheels squealing and of metal crunching.

Source: Timeonline.co.uk

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[OT] IT'S A JOKE, RIGHT?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5037792.stm

"The HORROR... THE HORROR..."

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Venerdi' 2 Giugno 2006

[WILDFLOWER] US BILLBOARD 200 - June 10, 2006

Rank: #145 (#128)
Sales this week : 6,155 (7,063) -13%
Total Sales : 831,720

UK OFFICIAL DOWNLOAD CHART - TOP 40 // June 3, 2006

35. (48) ALWAYS ON YOUR SIDE (Sheryl Crow ft. Sting)
Debut: june 3rd, 2006 - 1/0/0,*35*
Record Info : june 3rd, 2006 - *35* (1 wk)

[CARS] SOUNDTRACK REVIEW

http://kidsmusic.about.com/od/cdreview1/gr/Carssoundtrack.htm

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[BOOK] FAMOUS FACE OF MISSOURI: From Maya Angelou and Sheryl Crow to Mark Twain and Harry S. Truman

From KC to STL, and from Kennett to King City, Famous Faces of Missouri profiles politicians, authors, athletes, performers, and historical figures who were born and raised in the Show-Me State. Each profile includes a brief account of the celebrity’s childhood and rise to fame as well as an entertaining nugget of trivia. Included are Brad Pitt, Payne Stewart, Josephine Baker, Walter Cronkite, George Washington Carver, and many others. Entertaining and educational, the book is a valuable resource for teachers, librarians, and families throughout the state.# Paperback: 304 pages
# Publisher: Emmis Books (April 21, 2006)
# Language: English
# ISBN: 1578602513

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TRAVEBLOG MANIA

From: http://kbzapf.blogspot.com/2006/05/there-are-no-road-signs-in-anguilla-or.html

Kerouac probably wouldn't have effed up the Sheryl Crow thing, either. She was waiting around at the gate, in the hot and cranky mob of humanity that populates a Caribbean airport, and I missed it because I was in the back reading airplane porn (specifically, "Angels and Demons"). She was in the first class compartment five rows ahead of our seats on the USAir flight home but I didn't want to, like, bother her because who does that? On a plane? To a famous person? But then at baggage claim, there she was, blond and tiny and lugging all of her bags and a complicated 35 mm camera. She walked right past me and I thought, that's it, that was my famous person sighting. I did not count on the customs agent detaining her for an autograph, putting me directly in line behind her. I did not count on the luggage re-check people holding her up to chat, and us being next in line and actually having to say "excuse me" to her and push past her to get our luggage re-checked. I didn't count on her following us through security, waiting in line, making a call on her cell phone and leaving a message of which I heard every word.

Here's the thing--I, like most people in the airport (except, notably, the employees), studiously ignored her, avoided eye contact, pretended she didn't exist. There were, oh, I don't know, eleventy million times when I could have said hello, hi, can I have an autograph, what island did you visit, good job with fighting that whole cancer thing, I like you better than Lance, I think John Stamos is cute, too ...just about anything. Every single person wearing USAir wings did, after all. But I didn't. I'm not sure if it's because I thought it would be rude or because I'm shy or because I really was focused on busting through that airport and getting my tail on that connecting flight. For whatever reason, I pretended she wasn't there. And she seemed so normal--carrying her own luggage, traveling alone, flying commercial, chatting on her cell phone. Of all the times to have that "I met a famous person and we had this amazing conversation," story, this was probably one. And, like I did when I slunk out of that ER and headed for the mojitos, I chose anonymity, and (not accidentally) to head to a bar (a lousy airport bar, but still).

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