- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Phair lady to play 9:30 Club

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the groundbreaking album “Exile in Guyville” and its reissue by ATO Records, Liz Phair will perform the entire album at the 9:30 Club on Aug. 28.

The club is one of three venues nationwide to host the celebration. Miss Phair also will perform works from the album Aug. 27 at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia and Aug. 29 at the Paradise in Boston.

These three additional shows come on the heels of four sold-out June concerts — two in New York City and one each in San Francisco and Chicago.

“Exile in Guyville,” which was out of print, is again available on vinyl and CD — its first time in digital format. The album was chosen as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Simpson booed at country fest

Jessica Simpson’s Daisy Dukes persona did little to endear her to the crowd at her first country music concert over the weekend.

The singer, who wore shorter-than-short shorts similar to those she donned for 2005’s “Dukes of Hazzard” big-screen outing, was greeted by a mixture of boos and claps as she opened for Sara Evans Saturday at the Country Thunder USA festival in Randall, Wis., the New York Daily News reports.

Miss Simpson, whose country album hits stores in September, dedicated the song “You’re My Sunday” to her boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who was in the audience to cheer her on.

Though there were some Simpson fans in the crowd, not everyone was smitten with the singer’s foray into country music.

“Just because she’s dating Tony Romo, it doesn’t make her country,” one concertgoer told the Kenosha News, a local paper. Another called the 28-year-old “an embarrassment to country music.”

Miss Simpson told Billboard earlier this year that she decided to record a country album because “I am a country girl. I grew up in Texas, and country music was what I listened to.”

Fleetwood’s daughter recovers

The 6-year-old daughter of Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after a pool accident at his Los Angeles area home, TMZ.com says.

According to police sources, Mr. Fleetwood’s daughter was doing cartwheels near the pool, hit her head and fell in. She was taken to a nearby hospital, and paramedics were able to revive her fully in the ambulance.

Winehouse’s hubby sentenced

A judge in London on Monday sentenced Amy Winehouse’s husband to 27 months in jail for assault and obstructing justice, Associated Press reports.

Blake Fielder-Civil has admitted beating up pub manager James King in a barroom fight in 2006 and then offering him $400,000 to keep quiet about it. Miss Winehouse, 24, and Mr. Fielder-Civil, 26, married in Miami in May 2007. He was arrested in November and has been in jail ever since. He was sentenced in Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Miss Winehouse has become an international star since she released the Grammy-winning album “Back to Black” in 2006. However, her music has been overshadowed by reports of drug use, her run-ins with the law and her tempestuous relationship with Mr. Fielder-Civil.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from staff, Web and wire reports

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