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Portrait of The Artist (Prince) As A Newly Free Man

Versions of this article for Southam News appeared in several Southam newspapers including The Windsor Star on November 20, 1996 PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A NEWLY FREE MAN   NICK KREWEN CHANHASSEN, Minnesota. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince  knows how to make a lasting impression. As the door to the conference room in his palatial Paisley Park Studios swings open, the man whose legal name is the unpronounceable…


The Woman in Shania

  NICK KREWEN The Hamilton Spectator March 7, 1996   How full is Shania Twain‘s calendar these days? It seems that every time country music’s current chart queen turns around, another awards show beckons with a fistful of nominations and a live appearance offer. Just last week, the Academy Of Country Music announced the 30-year-old Timmins native was a candidate in four categories — including Album Of The Year for…


Metallica: Blood, Sweat and Beers

NEED TO KNOW: METALLICA, with Corrosion Of Conformity at Copps Coliseum on Tuesday, February 25. 7:00 p.m. Remaining tickets are $32.50 and available at the Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place box offices, or by calling TicketMaster at 645-5000.   NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator February 20, 1996 There was a scene at last month’s American Music Awards ceremony almost bizarre enough to resurrect Rod Serling‘s decaying corpse. During this Twilight Zone…


Bryan Adams: 15-Year Love Affair

This expanded version was to have been published by Toronto on-line magazine Magnet, which sadly folded after one issue.     BRYAN ADAMS: 15-YEAR LOVE AFFAIR   NICK KREWEN   Before we get started, there are four things you should know about Canadian rock superstar Bryan Adams. First, he’s a strict vegetarian. “Eight years!” shouts Adams, as his voice voraciously leaps off the long-distance line from his home in London,…


Garth Brooks: The Next Bill Clinton?

Versions of this article appeared in The Hamilton Spectator and Country Weekly. but this particular feature was written for Toronto on-line magazine Magnet in 1995, which lasted only one issue.       by Nick Krewen   Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the future President of the United States Of America….Garth Brooks. Okay, I’m joking. Garth Brooks hasn’t declared his candidacy, nor did he mention any political aspirations whatsoever…