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Posted inMusic

Dead Ringers

STRUTTER DOME ROOM, APRIL 7 Since Kiss abandoned the roar of the greasepaint years ago (revealing four ordinary, weathered mugs), the torch of rock ‘n’ roll hypertheatricality has sputtered sadly; rock is well into the Flannel Era, and the climate has turned cool. No one wants to dress up in fancy costumes, set off explosions, […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Hall of 1,000 Bargains

Lorraine Moskal plugs in one of the giant Christmas figurines on the counter of her store. The two-foot-tall caroler, towering over the ceramic animals and music boxes that crowd around his feet, swings into action as “Greensleeves” begins to chime from deep within his bowels. His head moves a little to one side and pauses, […]