Jewel going on vocal rest
... ticket-holders she admitted getting the time she needs to heal would be a challenge with a demanding toddler to look after. 'Will do my best to cobble some good singing together-thank heavens for 5 days of vocal rest bfore my next leg. Vocal rest w a 2yr old? Ha!' she mused (sic). Jewel
shares 23-month-old Kase with her professional cowboy husband Ty Murray. The star has little time to relax between family time and touring. According to the schedule on her website, Jewel
is next scheduled to play in New Philadelphia, Ohio on June 14, followed by back-to-back shows in Michigan and Illinois the following ... [ read more ]
Akon Finds a 'Jewel' in the Caribbean
... mega-club in the Dominican Republic Al-Lateef FarmerShare this:Google +1FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintMoreEmailDiggLinkedInRedditTumblrStumbleUpon *Akon is doing big things. No, he's really doing big things! The multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer has expanded his empire to include the new "jewel of the Caribbean", the spacious nightclub Jewel
in the Dominican Republic. To celebrate the club's opening, Akon appointed official KonLive Dance DJ SmashKash to provide the soundtrack for the evening and he kept partygoers on the dance floor all night long. Akon pulled out all the stops for the grand occasion, a fire dancer planted near the DJ booth, Jewel
's "Angel Dancers" donned various stages around the club and numerous champagne bottles complete with sparklers lit the path to the stage where Akon performed many of his hits. With its three levels and over 10,000 sq. feet, Jewel
is beset with cutting edge sound, visual and lighting equipment designed to redefine the nightclub experience, not only in Punta Cana, but around the world. The club consists of four areas: the main room, the 2nd level VIP balcony, the glass-encased Retro Techno room that overlooks the main dance ... [ read more ]
Jewel: My child will be equipped for life
wants to set her son up to 'live a happy and rewarding life'. The 39-year-old folk singer shares 22-month-old Kase with her professional cowboy husband Ty Murray. Jewel
is aware her son is privileged, but she doesn't want him to be out of touch with the working world. 'I don't know of a lot of spoiled, wealthy kids who turned out well-equipped for life. I look at our son as a little gift we get to take care of until he's 18-years-old and starts life on his own,' she told Sweden With Love. 'I want him to be able to take care of himself and live a happy and rewarding life, so I think spoiling him would be doing him a disservice.' The family lives together on a ranch in Texas. She hopes getting Kase involved with farm work will get him to see the value in labour. 'We try to do our best and teach him that he can earn things by helping out. We're very conscious about it,' Jewel
explained. 'He gets to learn how to take care of and love the animals. He's still very little, but he loves sitting on the tractor and help feeds the cows. He's a wonderful little boy, and I'm so grateful he can grow up in such a beautiful place.' Jewel
is considering having another child. She believes a sibling would benefit ... [ read more ]
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Her full name is Jewel Kilcher. She was born in Payson, Utah and raised in Homer, Alaska.
Jewel started her career playing in a coffee house in San Diego, California called "Inner Change."
Her fan club is called the EDA's (Every Day Angels). The name was taken from a line in her song, "I'm Sensitive."
She stared in Ang Lee's 1999 film "Ride With The Devil". (thanks, VAB - Miami, FL, for above 4)
As a child, she was part of a family yodeling act. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL)
Jewel attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan during high school before living in her VW van (according to interviews) for possibly less than a year before landing a record deal in California. At workshops for singers and songwriters, Jewel is often cited as an example of someone with a great story that the media is likely to pick up on. Her image as an Alaskan farm girl who slept in her car earned her a great deal of publicity and set her apart from other singer/songwriters. (thanks, Emily - Jackson, MI)
She stared as Dorothy in TNT's live stage version of The Wizard of Oz in 1995. Up to that point she was mainly known for her appearances on college radio. (thanks, Heather - Tilton , NH)
She married the rodeo star Ty Murray in 2008. The couple planned to compete together on Dancing With The Stars in 2009, but Jewel suffered stress fractures in her legs while practicing and had to drop out. Murray finished fourth.
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