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December 4, 2003 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Listening to the ethereally innocent vocals of Rosie Thomas, you'd never know the Seattle-based singer-songwriter is a prankster at heart. The 26-year-old radiates purity and optimism in her sedate and spiritually reflective music, but she also has a mischievous side that's equally strong in her guise as the neck-brace-wearing nerd Sheila Saputo.
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December 4, 2003 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Listening to the ethereally innocent vocals of Rosie Thomas, you'd never know the Seattle-based singer-songwriter is a prankster at heart. The 26-year-old radiates purity and optimism in her sedate and spiritually reflective music, but she also has a mischievous side that's equally strong in her guise as the neck-brace-wearing nerd Sheila Saputo.
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June 20, 2002 | Natalie Nichols
Singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas began her set at Spaceland on Tuesday by explaining that she used to do stand-up comedy. You probably wouldn't have guessed that from listening to her delicately emotional tunes. But her exaggeratedly self-conscious between-song patter did foreshadow her encore appearance as Sheila, a hapless, monosyllabic pizza-delivery girl with a neck brace, thick glasses and a major thing for Leonardo DiCaprio. Thomas' sense of humor wasn't so obvious in her songs.
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February 10, 2003 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Used to be that acts from Seattle's Sub Pop Records label tried to wake the whole world. But the three Sub Pop artists who played the Knitting Factory Hollywood on Friday sometimes seemed afraid that they might disturb the neighbors. While the label expanded beyond its grunge roots years ago, it was still odd to see its name on a night so hushed. But the connection was there in the solipsistic sadness that centered these artists' quietude as much as it did Kurt Cobain's rage.
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September 25, 1988
STRANGERS by Rosie Thomas (Pocket: $4.50). Two strangers (a housewife and a debonair bachelor) are hurled together--with some unexpected results--in a bomb blast while Christmas shopping at a department store. THE FIVE BELLS AND BLADEBONE by Martha Grimes (Dell: $4.50). All clues lead to an English pub when Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and his partner, Melrose Plant, are summoned after a corpse is found in an antique rosewood secretary. KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler (Beacon Press: $8.95).
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December 16, 2004 | Frank Farrar, Kevin Bronson
Born to be 'Blue' Meet Cary Brothers, professional musician. "It's pretty amazing to be able to say that for the first time in my life," says Brothers, who got a nice boost by having a song on the recent "Garden State" movie soundtrack. Rest assured, he's still several royalty checks away from the high life. "Every dime I make -- once I'm sure I can pay the bills and have food -- is going back into the music."
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