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ig-news-digest         thursday, july 23 1998         volume 01 : number 141


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] happy birthday emily!           [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] cleveland suff.sess./ubl  [rob hite <hiterj@miamiu.acs.muohio.ed]
  [ig-news] atlanta show          [joan morrison <morrison_joan@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] nice em and amy pic              [justin <shuey@mailbox.arn.net>]
  [ig-news] more suffragette info               [java solis <java@myneo.com>]


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date: wed, 22 jul 1998 18:24:33 +1000 (est)
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] happy birthday emily!


hey folks,


sonicnet (http://www.sonicnet.com) has a birthday feature
up for emily, whose birthday it is... today!


whoohoo!


:)
sherlyn


ps - article follows...
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sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au            [sydney, australia]
"looking back, seeing far - landing right where we are..."
                                        - dar williams


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indigo girls' emily saliers


frank tortorici:


today is the 35th birthday of singer/songwriter/guitarist emily
saliers, who, along with her friend amy ray, compose the indigo
girls, one of the most popular folk-rock acts of the '90s.


saliers is the softer, folkier member of the duo, while ray
leans toward chrissie hynde-like aggression. the two have
performed together since the early '80s, when they began as the
b-band. they chose the name indigo girls in atlanta in 1985. in
1986, the pair recorded an independent, eponymous ep and
followed it the next year with their debut lp, strange fire.


as suzanne vega and tracy chapman exploded into the mainstream
near the end of the '80s, female folk-rock became hot again and
the indigos were ready. epic records released the indigo girls'
self-titled lp in 1989, featuring guest vocals by r.e.m.'s
michael stipe on "kid fears." the indigos became a college-crowd
hit with the single "closer to fine," and they won a grammy
award that year for best folk recording.


the duo's next album, nomads indians saints (1990), wasn't as
popular as its major-label debut . but 1992's rites of passage,
which added marimbas and fiddles to the group's sound, went
platinum. the indigos' next album, swamp ophelia (1994), was
even more popular and demonstrated the duo's loyal and growing
fanbase by debuting in the top 10.


after the live 1200 curfews, shaming of the sun followed in 1997.
by this time, the indigo girls were a major part of rock music's
folk revival, as demonstrated by the major success of performers
such as sarah mclachlan, the organizer of the extremely
successful, female-fronted lilith fair tour, which debuted in
1997. the indigo girls played numerous dates during the first
lilith and returned for this year's edition of the tour.


the indigo girls had always been activists, standing up for gay
rights, native american rights and other causes close to their
hearts. in 1995 and 1997, the indigos spearheaded the "honor the
earth" tour, a series of benefit shows that raised hundreds of
thousands of dollars for native american grass-roots
organizations. but ray and saliers' politics came to the
forefront this year when a number of shows they scheduled at high
schools and colleges were canceled by academic officials who
objected to the indigo girls' "foul" language on their "shame on
you" (realaudio excerpt) track and to their lesbianism. after
students protested the cancellations, 13 teens from schools in
south carolina and tennessee were suspended.


"it is a blatant case of homophobia," saliers said of one of the
cancellations. "the show was canceled because we are gay."


in response to the protests, the indigo girls rescheduled a free
concert for students in columbia, s.c., where the first
cancellation occurred.


regarding their next album, the two plan on songs that are more
political than their earlier efforts but are undecided about the
musical direction. saliers said: "i want to play electric guitar
more than ever. i want to rock out."


ray countered: "i'm looking at something really stripped-down,
but if emily wants to rock out, she can. and if i want to do
folk, she'll be there for me. we're very lucky to have that with
each other. and it works, too."


the indigos just announced that they are planning an
all-female, two-week tour of 12 cities, dubbed the "suffragette
session tour." the club tour will include lisa germano, jane
siberry, gail ann dorsey, luscious jackson's kate schellenbach
and others.


other birthdays: george clinton, 58; estelle bennett (ronettes),
54; richard davies (supertramp), 54; don henley, 51; keith sweat,
37; and pat badger (extreme), 31.


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date: wed, 22 jul 1998 17:28:46 +0000
from: rob hite <hiterj@miamiu.acs.muohio.edu>
subject: [ig-news] cleveland suff.sess./ubl


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  the ubl article doesn't
really have any particularly new information so i won't send it
on...]

hey y'all.  tickets for the august 22nd suffragette sessions show at agora
theatre in cleveland go on sale this friday 7/24 at 10:00am.  tickets are
$20 + tm bs.  the show starts at 8, doors open at 7.


also there is an article on the front page of the ultimate band list about
suffragette sessions.  nice pic of a&e!


http://ubl.com


take care
rob
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* "the flesh is strong, the spirit stronger  *
*  so shed your skin, baby, let it through!" *
*                           --amy ray        *
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date: wed, 22 jul 1998 12:59:17 pdt
from: joan morrison <morrison_joan@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] atlanta show


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indig
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]o

hey folks,


i called ticketmonster and they said that tix for the 8/5 roxy show are
$16.00 (plus "handling" charges) and go on sale at 10:00 a.m. friday.  i
forgot to ask whether seats are reserved or general admission... :p


had i known the girls were going to schedule an atlanta show, i probably
wouldn't have ordered tickets for the suffragette sessions show in
cincinnati two days ago.  for anyone who hasn't yet ordered tickets for
the cincy show, no tickets will be mailed...all tickets must be picked
up at will call (which means you're s.o.l. if you decide not to go and
want to sell your ticket beforehand).


peace,


joan :-d


"do what you can, with what you have, where you are"
                               -- theodore roosevelt

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date: wed, 22 jul 1998 12:58:26 -0500
from: justin <shuey@mailbox.arn.net>
subject: [ig-news] nice em and amy pic


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

hey, y'all...


yesterday's amarillo daily news featured a story on lilith fair done by one
of our reporters...it talked about how fun lilith is, but how little time
each act gets.


the little "teaser" on the front page said thus:


'thanks, y'all'
acts who play lilith
fair, which will be
in dallas next month,
come and go away
too quickly


i thought it was cool that they represented the story with our favorite quote.


anyway, i put the picture included in the story up for all to see.  find it at:


http://amarillonet.com/ads/girls.jpg


have fun!


j u s t i n


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date: wed, 22 jul 1998 23:35:57 -0700
from: java solis <java@myneo.com>
subject: [ig-news] more suffragette info


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

hey all,
i heard lisa germano on a local station here in la (she rocks btw) and she mentioned the sessions tour.  she said that each performer was going to pick about 2 songs and that the other girls would join in and jam on them.  she also said that each concert
would last about 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours....
java

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