FOUNDER SAYS LILITH FAIR NOT JUST FOR 'WHITE CHICKS'
Sarah McLachlan wants to make one thing clear about the Lilith Fair -- it's not a concert for "white chicks."Asked what stereotype about the all-female music festival bothered her, the singer said: "That it's a white chick folkfest.
"We invited artists who play all different kinds of music, but because of who said yes, it became this 'White Chick with an Acoustic Guitar' thing," she told Spin magazine.
One of the artists at last year's fair was rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. McLachlan, the founder of the Lilith Fair, said Elliott was the biggest diva of the festival.
"She was actually very sweet, but her whole production was kinda closed off. Backstage, I approach everyone and try and talk to them a bit, but it just didn't happen," said McLachlan. "It was a real us-and-them attitude, which was a drag because I was really excited about her."
McLachlan says this year's Lilith Fair tour, beginning July 8, will be the last.
HOMETOWN FOLKS SEEKING TO BUILD A DYLAN MUSEUM
A task force of Hibbing, Minn., residents is considering a center that would honor Bob Dylan, the folk music pioneer who grew up here.
"I remember a fellow coming from Ireland, and he came to Hibbing looking for a Dylan museum. This had to be in the late '70s," task force member Don Hilligoss said this week.
Dylan was born in Duluth, 75 miles away, but grew up in Hibbing. Task force member Ed Beckers said Hibbing's center could have performance areas, with proceeds used to fund scholarships for fine arts students.
"We don't have a place. We don't have anything but this idea. We don't have money," Beckers said. "When he left in '59, that's all he had, too."
KUBRICK'S 'SWAN SONG' GIVES STAR CRUISE AN ULCER
Tom Cruise found the filming of Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" such an intense experience that he developed an ulcer.
"I didn't want to tell Stanley," Cruise told Time magazine this week. "He panicked. I wanted this to work, but you're playing with dynamite when you act."
"Eyes Wide Shut," a story of sexual obsession starring Cruise and his real-life wife, Nicole Kidman, turned out to be Kubrick's swan song. The director died in March, and neither Cruise nor Kidman was able to talk about him without misting up, Time said.
"We're so proud of the movie, but we have this strange feeling about its success," Kidman said. "Stanley was always around. And now he's gone."