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July 12, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI
* The singer-songwriter performs Friday at the Conga Room. Quiet Evening at Home: Friday night, I would have Shabbat at my house with some friends, and I'd like it to be done really traditionally. After that everyone would just talk, and my musician friends bring their instruments, and I'd have my cello, and we'd sit around by the fire and pass the night that way.
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December 20, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
When Sophie B. Hawkins first shook up adult-contemporary pop in the '90s with libidinally fixated songs like "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," critics instantly compared her to Janis Joplin. The idea stuck, so much so that last fall Hawkins was cast as the lead in "Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin," a new play with music at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood. In it the Grammy-nominated Hawkins channels her inner Janis -- wearing Haight-Ashbury hippie-chic, battling various personal demons, and belting her way through roughly a dozen Joplin classics, including "Down on Me," "Piece of My Heart" and "Me and Bobby McGee.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Out on her first tour, Sophie B. Hawkins is running into a curious phenomenon, at least for a heralded singer of some sophistication whose appeal would seem as much cerebral as sexual: the age-old garment-tossing ritual. "In a way, the fact that boys in the audience now are throwing their T-shirts and their old jeans on stage (is) the most sexy thing to me," she says, "because they're realizing that I love to dress in my boyfriend's T-shirts or my brother's jeans.
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October 7, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Twirling her microphone stand like a demon lover while her Medusa curls lash her face, Sophie B. Hawkins is a woman possessed. On the tiny Macha Theatre stage in West Hollywood, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is getting in touch with her inner Janis Joplin. That might not seem like a stretch for Hawkins, who cut an audacious swath through '90s adult-contemporary music with erotically obsessive confessionals such as "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" and "Right Beside You. " During a rehearsal break from "Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin," a new musical play written and directed by Gigi Gaston that runs through Dec. 30, Hawkins gratefully acknowledged Joplin's raging influence on her own music.
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May 25, 1996 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins' speaking voice grabs your attention immediately. In stark contrast to her airy, tender and girlish singing, she talks in deep, almost gruff tones, punctuated by a thick, New York accent and words that seem to fall out in cascades of thought, as if her tongue has a hard time keeping up with her brain. When the contrast was pointed out to her in a recent phone interview, Hawkins sighed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
When Sophie B. Hawkins first shook up adult-contemporary pop in the '90s with libidinally fixated songs like "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," critics instantly compared her to Janis Joplin. The idea stuck, so much so that last fall Hawkins was cast as the lead in "Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin," a new play with music at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood. In it the Grammy-nominated Hawkins channels her inner Janis -- wearing Haight-Ashbury hippie-chic, battling various personal demons, and belting her way through roughly a dozen Joplin classics, including "Down on Me," "Piece of My Heart" and "Me and Bobby McGee.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Twirling her microphone stand like a demon lover while her Medusa curls lash her face, Sophie B. Hawkins is a woman possessed. On the tiny Macha Theatre stage in West Hollywood, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is getting in touch with her inner Janis Joplin. That might not seem like a stretch for Hawkins, who cut an audacious swath through '90s adult-contemporary music with erotically obsessive confessionals such as "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" and "Right Beside You. " During a rehearsal break from "Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin," a new musical play written and directed by Gigi Gaston that runs through Dec. 30, Hawkins gratefully acknowledged Joplin's raging influence on her own music.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Updating her 1999 album after retrieving the rights from Sony, the husky-voiced auteur of the durable adult-contemporary hit "As I Lay Me Down" includes in this package a bonus disc of previously unreleased songs, alternate versions, demos, and videos.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mick Jagger once declared, "It's the singer, not the song," suggesting that performance is what matters in pop, leaving the actual material a distant second. That philosophy has worked wonders for Madonna, but why not more so for Sophie B. Hawkins? As a personality, Hawkins is easily more interesting than her music.
NEWS
April 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins won $324 in Small Claims Court for the early release of three advance copies of her latest CD. One promotional copy of "Wilderness" appeared on EBay for $300 in December, five months before it was to be released. Hawkins, best known for her 1992 hit "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," told the Internet auction site to stop featuring the item, and it did. But the seller contacted buyers independently and sold two more copies, for $12 each.
NEWS
April 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins won $324 in Small Claims Court for the early release of three advance copies of her latest CD. One promotional copy of "Wilderness" appeared on EBay for $300 in December, five months before it was to be released. Hawkins, best known for her 1992 hit "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover," told the Internet auction site to stop featuring the item, and it did. But the seller contacted buyers independently and sold two more copies, for $12 each.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2004 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Along with renters fighting landlords over security deposits and motorists seeking restitution for botched brake jobs, small claims court in Santa Monica on Tuesday will become an unlikely playing field in the battle over unauthorized distribution of music. Singer-songwriter Sophie B.
NEWS
February 13, 2002 | GINA PICCALO AND LOUISE ROUG
Sophie B. Hawkins is feeling lucky. After spending the last few months feverishly writing and recording in her home studio in Venice, the resilient singer-songwriter says she is considering "really good offers" from two major labels that resulted from just two weeks of shopping her new material.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI
* The singer-songwriter performs Friday at the Conga Room. Quiet Evening at Home: Friday night, I would have Shabbat at my house with some friends, and I'd like it to be done really traditionally. After that everyone would just talk, and my musician friends bring their instruments, and I'd have my cello, and we'd sit around by the fire and pass the night that way.
NEWS
May 20, 2001 | RONALD D. WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The young man who recently carried singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins' bags up to her Seattle hotel room got more than money for his tip. "He was going on and on about how [being a bellhop] wasn't really who he was and that he really was an artist," Hawkins, 34, said in a recent interview. "I told him that you can't hate your job. You can't hate what you do for a living.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Updating her 1999 album after retrieving the rights from Sony, the husky-voiced auteur of the durable adult-contemporary hit "As I Lay Me Down" includes in this package a bonus disc of previously unreleased songs, alternate versions, demos, and videos.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2004 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Along with renters fighting landlords over security deposits and motorists seeking restitution for botched brake jobs, small claims court in Santa Monica on Tuesday will become an unlikely playing field in the battle over unauthorized distribution of music. Singer-songwriter Sophie B.
NEWS
February 13, 2002 | GINA PICCALO AND LOUISE ROUG
Sophie B. Hawkins is feeling lucky. After spending the last few months feverishly writing and recording in her home studio in Venice, the resilient singer-songwriter says she is considering "really good offers" from two major labels that resulted from just two weeks of shopping her new material.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1998 | Kennette Crockett, Kennette Crockett is a writer based in Los Angeles
Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins is talking about women's roles in movies over late-night coffee in Santa Monica. "What's going on in 'A Thousand Acres' and 'Paradise Road' is women are taking charge in ways that are not usually allowed on film. There is one scene [in "Acres"] where Michelle [Pfeiffer] goes, 'Daddy, you lost!' " Hawkins delivers the line in her best Pfeiffer imitation before continuing on in her normally husky voice.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mick Jagger once declared, "It's the singer, not the song," suggesting that performance is what matters in pop, leaving the actual material a distant second. That philosophy has worked wonders for Madonna, but why not more so for Sophie B. Hawkins? As a personality, Hawkins is easily more interesting than her music.
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