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RJ Smith

The Verdict: After Rodney King

Music editor 1990-1993Features editor 1993-1996 When the Simi Valley jury delivered the verdict on the four police officers who had beaten Rodney King, we crow...
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Hear Him Roar

Walking proud to the bandstand, grinning like a man going home, Gerald Wilson started a recent set at Moonlight in Sherman Oaks with a little offhand patter. "We got a lot of great guys here tonight," he said, scanning the assembled 17 members of the orchestra. Setting his eyes on......
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