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December 18, 2007 | Mikael Wood, Special to The Times
It's unlikely that any major artist has done more to complicate confessional singer-songwriter music than Tori Amos. When she emerged in 1992 with "Little Earthquakes" -- her solo debut following a stillborn effort by a glam-pop group unfortunately named Y Kant Tori Read -- Amos set her tales of sexual alienation against stark piano-based arrangements that emphasized the raw honesty of her writing.
May 28, 2007 | From Reuters
Advanced Medical Optics Inc. is recalling its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solutions and is calling on consumers to stop using them after data showed a higher risk of eye infections. The announcement late Friday followed AMO's recall of the same product last year because of bacterial contamination, and a recall by rival Bausch & Lomb Inc. after its contact lens solution was linked to infections. The U.S.
April 30, 2005 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Shawn Amos has long known that his father was famous -- literally. His dad is Wally "Famous" Amos, the cookie mogul. "I used to work at the store in Hollywood when I was a kid," says Amos. So for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter to address the topic of fame and dreams of fame is natural. But his moving new album, "Thank You Shirl-ee May (A Love Story)," is about his mother.
April 27, 2005 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
You didn't have to be one of singer-songwriter Tori Amos' adoring fans to be moved by the way she sang her sweetly poignant "The Beekeeper" toward the end of her sold-out show Monday at UCLA's Royce Hall. The title track of her latest album created a palpable sense of worry, perhaps, that one's sleeping child won't awake or one's sick parent won't recover, then vanquished it with a powerful feeling of reassurance.
December 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Mills Corp., a developer and manager of shopping centers, said Monday that it had agreed to sell a 50% stake in the Del Amo Fashion Center to JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management. Mills, a real estate investment trust based in Arlington, Va., sold the holding in the Torrance mall for $244.5 million including debt. Mills will receive net proceeds of $85 million after transaction costs and will use the money to repay debt.
November 21, 2004 | Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author of the novel "Martyrs' Crossing" and former Jerusalem correspondent for the New Yorker.
Of all the places in Israel where life is lived intensely and bad things happen, Jerusalem is the worst -- or the best. That's where Amos Oz grew up, and his detailed and beautiful autobiography, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," explains to us how -- in spite of and because of the cruelties and complications of Jerusalem and, by extension, of Israel -- he became the man he is.
June 11, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
"Alila," the title of the new film by Israeli director Amos Gitai, translates from the Hebrew simply as "plot." But the story and even the characters turn out to be less interesting than the overview it gives us of the way Israelis live now, its portrait of a dislocated society where despair rumbles beneath the surface of everyday life. Gitai, whose recent films include "Kadosh" and "Kippur," is a veteran Israeli director who's been examining his country's psyche for nearly 20 years.
November 30, 2003 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Just days after losing almost all his possessions in the Grand Prix fire, Dan Knight had perhaps the most bizarre experience of his life. He was riding in a Lincoln Town Car limousine to the taping of a television show. "It was unbelievably strange," said Knight, 50, a carpenter left homeless when the wind-driven blaze destroyed his Etiwanda home in the early morning hours of Oct. 24. "We had lost everything, and here we were in a limo heading to a television show."
July 2, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Two of California's largest shopping centers are changing hands as big investors continue to flock to one of the best-performing sectors of the commercial real estate market. Virginia-based Mills Corp. said Tuesday that it completed the previously reported acquisition of the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance for $442 million. Del Amo, at 2.
May 15, 2003 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, one of the largest shopping malls in the country, is being acquired for as much as $460 million by Virginia-based Mills Corp., real estate sources said Wednesday. Mills, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, said earlier this month that it had agreed to buy a California retail property for more than $400 million, but declined to identify it until a financial and physical review of the property was complete.
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