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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.
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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.
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April 14, 2005 | Kevin Bronson
A comfy connection The spawn of Fugazi still proliferate on the indie rock landscape, but if you subtract the whiners, there are precious few bands as arty and literate as their forebears. Maybe that's how the Valley Arena caught the ear of Thursday frontman Geoff Rickley, who signed the Long Beach quartet to his Astro Magnetics imprint.
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October 31, 2006 | Robert Hilburn, Special to The Times
As one of the most respected figures in the history of the blues, John Lee Hooker should have been an early giant of rock 'n' roll, right? His "Boogie Chillen' " was a smash R&B single in 1949 -- just about the time Elvis Presley and the other rock pioneers were starting to turn to R&B to help shape their musical styles. The Mississippi native followed "Boogie Chillen' " two years later with another massive R&B hit, "I'm in the Mood," that too should have caught the ears of young rock rebels.
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April 28, 2002
Ten years have passed since Los Angeles erupted in reaction to the verdicts in the Rodney King police brutality trial. Almost anyone old enough to remember those five chaotic days in the spring of 1992 has a tale to tell--of anger, of fear, of awakening, of transformation. Here, 32 people interviewed by Times staffers talk about what they'll never forget.
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