Monday, April 1, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 120



Crow, Shaggy to play Earth Day Fest

By Ellen Simonson
Daily Cougar Staff

One of the most respected (and talented) women in rock, Sheryl Crow, is slated to headline the sixth annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday.

The Grammy Award-winning Crow, who first hit it big in the mid-1990s with the album Tuesday Night Music Club and its ubiquitous single

"All I Wanna Do," is just one of several nationally renowned acts who will be playing the festival.

Photo courtesy of A&M Records

Sheryl Crow will play at this year's sixth annual Earth Day Festival. Pop-rock band Sugar Ray, Shaggy, Remy Zero and Natalie Imbruglia are
also scheduled to play at the event.

Another Grammy winner, rap/reggae hybridizer Shaggy, will be performing as well. Shaggy's first major-label single, "Oh Carolina," hit No. 1

Everybody's favorite ex-heavy metal band, Sugar Ray, will be there too. The follow-up to its best-selling 2001 album Sugar Ray is due out in

Expect to hear from Australian soap-star-turned-pop-queen Natalie Imbruglia (everybody sing along: "Na na na I'm torn ...") as well; Imbruglia
recently released a new album, White Lilies Island, to mixed reviews.

Remy Zero, a moody pop band that's been compared to U2, R.E.M. and even Radiohead, will play the festival in support of its newest
release, The Golden Hum. 

Relative newcomer Vanessa Carlton, whose album Be Not Nobody has received glowing reviews, will be performing. 

The youngster (she's only 21 years old), who spent most of her life training to be a ballet dancer, has already shown up on MTV's Total
Request Live.

More than 35,000 people are expected to make their way to downtown's Buffalo Bayou to attend the festival, which begins at 10 a.m. and
lasts until 7 p.m. Besides music, there will be an Earth Zone with exhibits from environmentally friendly groups, a Kids' Zone with Moonwalks,
a 40-foot slide and face painting, and an Extreme Zone with a rock wall, flight simulator and orbitron.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the 104 KRBE studios, 9801 Westheimer St., Suite 700, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 

They can also be purchased at and at the gate.

Tickets cost $15 (free for children 10 and under when accompanied by an adult); $5 discount coupons are available at participating CellMart
Wireless locations.

Free tickets are available for qualified customers who sign 

up with Green Mountain 

Energy electricity service (call 

1-866-GREEN TX or visit Green Mountain provides pollution-free electricity through wind power. 

And it's a good bet nobody will be mentioning Enron.

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