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July 4, 2005 // UPDATED 1:56 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Holly Day
Holly Day

Spreading rumors

My dad has it in for Stevie Nicks, and not because she was in Fleetwood Mac, but because he's a crazy, incensed, tree-hugging hippie type.

A friend of his who used to live near Stevie Nicks in Scottsdale, Ariz. claimed she used to run her air conditioner all the time so she could have real fireplaces burning in her house at all times. Now I don't know if this is true or not, but I do know that to a man like my father, copious use of nonrenewable energy sources is the ultimate insult to trees and flowers everywhere. I also know that my father is a man who likes his grudges to stick, no matter what, so he probably won't be attending the Stevie Nicks concert.

Personally, I'm a big Fleetwood Mac fan. Some of the very first songs I learned on the guitar were off the "Rumours" album. I still hear "Rhiannon" and "Landslide" in my head at the strangest times - both of which were among Nick's signatures songs and will no doubt be included in her repertoire.

• M July 6, 7:30 p.m. Target Center, 600 1st Ave. N. $39.50 to $65.00. (651) 989-5151, www.targetcenter.com.

Feel the Orpheum move

"I'd really like to go, but I'm afraid I might start crying when she starts singing," said my sister-in-law when I told her Carole King was coming to town. "I get really emotional when I hear her songs."

I'm sure she won't be the only one crying. I'll bet everyone (or every woman) out there has some important, tangible memory that can be linked to a Carole King song, an event that, once summoned, can send one spiraling into a nostalgic nosedive, whether it be the ultimate break-up song, "It's Too Late," the sweet and jazzy "I Feel the Earth Move" or "You Make Me Feel (like a Natural Woman)"-a song which you'd have had to not have ever seen a tennis shoe, underwear or feminine hygiene commercial to not know-and the list goes on and on.

• F July 8, 8 p.m. Historic Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave. S. $53.50 to $103.50. 339-7007, www.hennepintheatredistrict.org.

Holly Day can be reached at lalena@bitstream.net.