To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. She danced barefoot, sang about political issues in her folkie croon, espoused causes and was largely responsible for the Maniacs' reputation as the world's most politically correct band.
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EW Online talks to the piano-playing singer about her upcoming live record and why rock critics hate her. Prior to the concert, EW Online talked with the singer:. Why Broadway?
Natalie Merchant first made a name for herself back in the early s as front woman and songwriter for the band 10, Maniacs. In the s, she moved on to a successful solo career, continuing to captivate fans with her unique, hypnotic voice. Now, she has released her first album of original songs in 13 years.
Natalie Merchant launches a solo career -- The singer discusses making the decision and her new album ''Tigerlily''. The sun dips below the bald ridge of the Catskill Mountains as Natalie Merchant lopes confidently through the public gardens of Montgomery Place — one of those sprawling Hudson Valley estates whose grandeur reflects a gentrified approximation of wilderness. Her pastoral urges, however, are leading her far from that fantasy of isolation.
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Michael Stipe, 33, is the lead singer with the multi-million-selling rock band REM, which formed in Athens, Georgia, in He is also executive producer of Todd Haynes' glam-rock film, Velvet Goldmine. REM's new album, Up, was released last month and is at number two in the album charts. Natalie Merchant, 35, is the former vocalist of the New York-based band 10, Maniacs.
N atalie Merchant slumps deep into the back seat of a taxi on her way to an inaugural-week cocktail benefit for Rock the Vote. That the event is one of the hottest invitations in town is lost on the notoriously moody and publicity-shy lead singer of 10, Maniacswho holds such empty concepts as fabulous parties in rather low regard. Traffic has clogged the streets of D.