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A special San Francisco concert review of an incredible group right here after the Oscars. Don't miss learning about the future of music right here in about 10 days!




CARLOS SANTANA IS THE BIG GRAMMY WINNER WITH 8 AWARDS



Carlos Santana won 8 Grammy Awards, tieing with Michael Jackson for most awards ever in one night. Carlos, the gifted, well-liked master musician won for Best Album ('Supernatural'), Record of the Year ('Smooth') and 6 other awards.
The San Francisco resident, in accepting the Grammys, said the awards demonstrate 'the healing power of music.'

Congratulations, Carlos!

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CHARLES 'SPARKY' SCHULZ DIES JUST HOURS BEFORE THE LAST PEANUTS CARTOON



Hours before his last Peanuts cartoon was to appear in Sunday newspapers, creator of the Peanuts gang, Charles Schulz died in Sonoma County. He had been battling cancer and lost vision and drawing ability from a series of strokes.

The cartoonist created his beloved characters fifty years ago in 1950: Good old Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, the red-haired girl and others. Since then, the cartoon and TV specials have run around the world, translated into dozens of languages.

Charlie Brown and his friends never quite grew up and perhaps mirrored that innocense in a generation of Baby Boomers Snoopy could fly his dog house or start to write the great novel (always with "One Stormy Night,', Linus always needed his security blanket, Snoopy's little bird friend was named after Woodstock, Charlie Brown never quite got together with argumentative Lucy ("the psychiatrist is in'), instead dreaming of his unrequitted love for his Little Red Haired Girl.

Each one of us could identify with att least one of those characters and their search for identity or the fufillment of their dreams.

In Schulz's agreement with his publishers, Peanuts was to cease upon his death. Reprint and rebroadcast is uncertain.

On March 27, every other newspaper comic strip will include a tribute to Peanuts and Charles Schulz, a man who gave joy to millions of people across many generatiuons

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JAMES DOOHAN BEAMS ONE UP!



James Doohan, the venerable chief engineer, Scotty, on Star Trek (The Original TV series) and his wife have 'beamed one up.' Doohan and his wife, who is 44 have just had a baby!

What's so cool about that is that Doohan is 80 years old.

Can't you just hear Scotty saying 'Jim, I'm trying as hard as I can. Man, I'm giving it all I've got!"

Congratulations, James Doohan.




JIM CARREY, DENZEL, JANET MCTEER, TOM CRUISE, HILARY SWANK, AMERICAN BEAUTY SARAH JESSICA PARKER, MICHAEL J. FOX SOPRANOS AND SEX IN THE CITY WINNERS AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES



Beverly Hills---The surprise TV winners at this year's 57th.Annual Golden Globe Awards were both cable series, The Sopranos and SexI n The City with City star Sarah Jessica Parker winning Best Actress, TV Comedy. Michael J. Fox, who just announced he was leaving 'Spin City' because of his illness, was a popular winner for Best Actor, TV Comedy as was Jack Lemmon for Best Actor, TV Dramatic Movie ('Inherit the Wind').

Barbra Streisand was honored for Lifetime Achievement. Ruben Hurricane Carter got a standing ovation for the film about his life, Hurricane, in which Denzel Washington plays the fighter who was imprisoned, despite his innocence for 20 years.

In movie awards that are often a pre-cursor to the Oscars, Jim Carrey took Best Actor in a Comedy Film honors for 'Man on the Moon,' Tom Cruise won Best Supporting Actor, Dramatic Movie for 'Magnolia' Best Actor, Drama went to Denzel Washington for 'The Hurricane,' Best Actress, Comedy to Janet McTeer for 'Tumbleweeds,.' Drama to Hilary Swank for 'Boys Don't Cry.' Best Director, Film, was awarded to Sam Mendes for 'American Beauty.'

The Golden Globe for Best Film, Comedy went to 'Toy Story 2' and for fthe Best Film, Drama to 'American Beauty.'




THE BOSS RETURNS WITH HIS 'MINISTRY OF ROCK N' ROLL AND THE E-STREET BAND



He said he came to bring forth his 'ministry of rock and roll' (especially to those who don't get out of the sky boxes), but while it may not have been the salvation he mentionned, at Oakland Arena for 3 hours, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band made it seem like Heaven or at least 'The Promised Land.'

As good as the 'Born in the USA Tour' I played air-guitar through for three hours with my colleagues from San Francisco's KRQR, 97.3 'The Rocker' about 14 years ago?

Better! More polished. Less an event and far more 3-hours of sublime song and smoking rock, with a now 50-year-old Bruce looking twenty years younger than 6-years-his-senior Mick Jagger, in great physical and musical shape (some of the variously-aged women around me remarking 'he's till quite a hunk.")

Springsteen himself, now settled down with a wife, guitarist Patti Scialfa and Academy Awards and Golden Globes under his belt, has never been in better form or more enthusiastic. That's true also of the whole E-Street Band--Max Weinberg (looking far more delighted than on the Conan show), Roy Bittan, Danny Federici, Gary Tallent, Little Steven (still with that schmata on his head!), wife Patti, tiny dynamite guitarist Nils Lofgren and of course, the Big Man on sax, Clarence Clemmons.

Count-em, 24 numbers, several somewhat redone, spanning almost the entire Springsteen discography from Greetings to Tom Joad: My Love Will Not Let You Down, Prove It All Night, Two Hearts, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Promised Land, Mansion on the Hill, The River, Youngstown, Murder Incorpo-rated, Badlands, Out in the Street, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Where the Bands Are, Working on the Highway, The Ghost of Tom Joad, Meeting Across the River, Jungleland, Light of Day, Ramrod, Bobby Jean, Born to Run, Thunder Road, If I Should Fall Behind, Land of Hope and Dreams.

While some critics bemoaned the set list didn't include Glory Days, Dancing in the Dark, Glory Days or Born in the USA, all that was missing for me were two people in the audience, my love Deanna, who first turned me on to Bruce in 1982 at a million-person peace rally in Central Park and my dear friend Ellery who I had wanted to introduce to the joy of seeing The Boss in concert---it's still true, records or CDs are not the same as a Booo-ce experience!

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Star Trek Crew Remembers Dr. Bones McCoy in San Francisco After Actor Deforest Kelley's Death


Actor DeForest Kelley, beloved by millions for his portrayal of the crusty deep-space doctor ''Leonard 'Bones' McCoy'' on the original Star Trek TV series, died Friday at age 79 in Los Angeles.
The day after Kelley's death, his fellow Star Trek crew members, Mr. Sulu, Ohura, Scotty and Chekov fondly remembered 'Bones McCoy' at a Star Trek Convention in San Francisco. 'Ohura,' (actress Nicele) sang a moving acapella farewell to Kelley, as fellow actors James Doohan, George Takei and Walter Koenig remembered all their great stories about Kelly during the original TV series and several Trek motion pictures.
DeForest Kelley is the first Star Trek original cast member to 'beam up' to that great next dimension.
Officials at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital said he died after a long illness. His wife of 55 years, Carolyn, also a patient at the hospital being treated for a broken leg, was at his side.
Kelley played ``Dr McCoy'' from 1966 to 1969 on the original series but never left American TV screens thanks to an endless number of syndicated repeats.
He also appeared in six ``Star Trek'' movies and made countless appearances at ``Star Trek'' conventions where die-hard fans would get his autograph or even sometimes ask him for medical advice.
He was known for two catch phrases addressed to Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the Starship USS Enterprise: ``He's dead, Jim'' and variations on ``Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer.''
Kelley also was the argumentative foil to the Vulcan Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy and often hectored Captain Kirk, played by William Shatner, about the humanitarian aspects of a given crisis.
``He represented humanity and it fitted him well,'' Nimoy said. ``He was a decent, loving, caring partner and will be deeply missed.''
Kelley's character was one of the best liked on ``Star Trek,'' the most popular science fiction series ever made and one which spawned several successful spin-offs and still maintains a fervent worldwide following.
Born DeForest Jackson Kelley in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 20, 1920, his career dream was to become a doctor like the uncle who delivered him.
But his family did not have the funds to send him to medical school and Kelley drifted into singing and theater. A Paramount scout spotted him in a Navy training film and signed him to a contract at the studio as a bit player.
The first picture he did for Paramount was a small picture called 'Fear of the Night,' And then he just did a lot of things and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry saw him and put him with Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner on 'Star Trek.'''
Kelley appeared in about 75 features and 75 television shows in addition to ``Star Trek,'' including a series of westerns in which he often played the bad guy.
He was a great heavy, in total contrast to what he was like in person.
Among his earlier film credits are ``Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,'' with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas and ``Raintree County'' with Elizabeth Taylor.
A current documentary film, 'Trekkies,' takes an-depth and touching lookat the Star Trek phenomenon, now 32 years old and the fans who love theTrekker Universe.

STAR WARS DENVER FAN EXPO
TO USHER IN EPISODE 1


Weeks before the official premiere of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, in New York, Star Wars The Expo will welcome more than 10,000 fans into the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, with all kinds of 'exclusives' and guests that are a Star Wars fans dream. Star Wars The young actor who plays the new Anakin Skywalker, Lucas Films people responsible for the art, graphics, models and costumes of the old and new movies will join first-time ever exhibits of official Star Wars movie models and a life-size X-Wing Fighter. And, likely, there will be even more snippets of the new movie, though hardly more hype is necessary. Fans around the country started lineing up to buy movie ticketss 41 days before the film opens. May the Force be with them! Stay tuned for coverage of the Denver fan expo and the premiere here and be sure to sign-up for your FREE Star Mail, from ENN and Beyond the Galaxy!



BILLY JOEL HOTTER THAN EVER ON HIS LATEST TOUR


Billy Joel, 49, with a graying beard and some extra weight he jokes about, was full of humor, energy, wit and incredible songs as he dazzled 20,000 fans in San Jose Arena on his latest tour. The singer-songwriter promised and delivered 'no new music.' His attentions the last 5 years have centered around classical music, which unfortunately have left us without a new album for several years. But the almost 2 1/2 concert, with no breaks or opening act, reminded us just how many terrific songs the Piano Man from Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island has written and how much he adores his fans. Billy Joel Joel performed highly energized, electric renditions of his 'Innocent Man,' 'We Didn't Start the Fire,' 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me,' 'Piano Man'' (his encore), "Allentown." "My Life," "Don't Ask Me Why, 'My Life," "Lullaby (Good Night My Angel)," "She's Got a Way," his first hit and about 2 dozen more, playing about equally to each side of the Arena, on a stage ringed with multiple keyboards. He took a few turns on guitar and harmonica, too plus an impressive imitation of Tony Bennett singing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" for the appreciative Silicon Valley crowd. And he introduced us to many of his band members who have been with him since the very beginning, going back to his teen group on Long Island, the Hassels or at least 20 years. Billy Joel was one of the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. From his latest concert tour, it's easy to see why. He is a true musical icon. Age may have mellowed him in his private life, but watching Billy Joel perform, even if he didn't "start the fire", he's keeping the flames burning hotter than ever.



SPRINGSTEEN AND E-STREET BAND
1999 REUNION TOUR PLANS ANNOUNCED

Bruce Springsteen's world tour with The E Street Band will begin April 9 in Barcelona, Spain, and venture to Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, England and Ireland.
Dates are confirmed through June 7 though more will be announced later. The U.S. leg will begin in mid-July and continue through the end of September. Springsteen will perform May 18 and 19 at the Earl's Court in London, the paper added.
The E Street Band will feature both of the band's most prominent guitarists, Steve Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren, as well as Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons,Danny Federici, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent and Max Weinberg.
To coincide with the tour, Columbia Records on April 13 will release ``18 Tracks,'' a single CD compilation of highlights from the ``Tracks'' box set plus three other cuts: a 1973 version of ``The Fever,'' a solo acoustic version of ``The Promise'' recorded in February and ``Trouble River,'' a number recorded during sessions for the ``Human Touch'' album.


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DUSTY SPRINGFIELD DIES IN LONDON

British pop star Dusty Springfield, 59, died in London from cancer. The British singing sensation of the 60's and '70s, had a number of hit songs like 'Wishin' and Hopin' and 'What the World Needs Love' and wrote or co- wrote many other hit songs for other artists. She was scheduled to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


MOVIE CRITIC GENE SISKEL OF SISKEL-EBERT HAS DIED

Gene Siskel, the Chicago movie critic, who partnered for many years on TV with fellow movie critic Roger Ebert, has died after hospitalization for a recurring brain tumor. Gene had just taken an indefinite leave of absence from the popular Siskel and Ebert movie review program that awards 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' to the films they review as well as new video releases.


ENN MOVIEFIND TO INCLUDE CURRENT FILM REVIEWS AND LOCAL 'WHERE ITS PLAYING'

In association with Film Frenzy, ENN's popular Movie Find will include current movie reviews, as well as a search engine to find what's playing (and when) in movie theaters near you, beginning March 10, 1999. The site also allows you to search from a huge database of video releases and preview what's coming next on video.


MILLENIUM-AID 2000 CONCERT

A 24-hour worldwide Live-Aid style mega-concert is being planned to usher in the Year 2000. The first artists announced to perform will be Sting, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel. There will be many more artists and more details announced later. It is not yet known from which cities the mega-concert will originate. Stay tuned!


NEW ENTERTAINMENT SITES AND CONTESTS

(http://www.enn2.com/) Entertainment Network News (ENN) has premiered several exciting new entertainment sites for 1999 and started some neat trivia and other contests.
On our (http://www.enn2.com/trivia.htm) new ENN Trivia, you can win some great prizes by testing your general entertainment knowledge.
On our new (http://www.enn2.com/gossip.htm) ENN Gossip site, you can vote for the 'most tasteless and tackiest of 1998.
(http://www.enn2.com/nowplay.htm) ENN's Now Playing links you to all the great new Winter movie releases.
(http://www.youthandchildren.net/software.htm) Kids/Teens Software and Videos reviews the latest and best family entertainment.
(http://www.enn2.com/liveonthenet.htm) ENN Live on the Net connects you with live special chat events, and online concerts and music stations.
(http://www.enn2.com/rheaven.htm) Rock Heaven remembers Stars, from Elvis to John Denver, John Belushi to Jerry Garcia.
(http://www.enn2.com/askthestars.htm) ENN Ask the Stars lets you email your favorite celebrities.
(http://www.enn2.com/games.htm) gives you a great variety of online games, from Jeopardy to live trivia.
(http://www.enn2.com/eauction.htm) Our new ENN Celebrity Auction lets you bid on hot celebrity items every month, with all proceeds going to help at-risk kids programs.
(http://www.entertainment-store.com) Entertainment-Store offers one-stop entertainment shopping---CDs, oldies, videos, posters, entertainment books and magazines, software & more!


MONICA, WHO?

Our take on the Impeachment proceedings can be found on (http://www.enn2.com/cityflash.htm) CityFlash, along with news and Congressional links to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings in and beyond the U.S. Senate.


WHO'S TOURING/WHAT'S NEW IN 1999

(http://www.tourdates.com) Tour Dates and (http://www.pollstar.com) Pollstar let you search for your favorite performers, to see who's going to be touring and when.
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(http://www.enn2.com/millenium.htm) Our Millenium-2000 site looks into the future and keeps abreast of events planned to usher in the next century.

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