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2006 Stories by Margaret Griffis

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  • Glen Matlock and the Philistines

    published December 28, 2006

    Most music fans think they know the story of the Sex Pistols fairly well, but when you mention Glen Matlock to them, the name often draws blank... More >>

  • Rockin’ Hanukkah

    published December 14, 2006

    Joke all you want about holiday shoppers going cyber merely to avoid another round of carols blasting from the store PA systems, but you really... More >>

  • Quintron and Miss Pussycat

    published December 7, 2006

    These past few years, the term garage rock has been bandied about in the mainstream press and on music channels in a way that could make... More >>

  • Tastes Like Chicken

    published December 7, 2006

    If you can put aside the crude jokes about certain meaty ingredients, you’ll find that Vietnamese cuisine is among the most sophisticated of... More >>

  • You Get What You Settle For

    published December 7, 2006

    I’m not a psychoanalyst, but I play one on TV. Okay, I’m not a TV actor either, but like many people, I love to psychoanalyze the... More >>

  • Azalia Snail

    published November 30, 2006

    The early 1990s belong to the silver age of the American do-it-yourself music scene. By the time the new decade dawned, the ability to record,... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published November 30, 2006

    Up Wake: The stage is set: three blank walls, one actor, and no script. For this performance be prepared to go on a sensory journey.... More >>

  • Make an !-ful Noise

    published November 30, 2006

    Next time you’re at a religious service and the choir begins to belt out a song, remember they are there for more than entertainment; where... More >>

  • Gray Matter

    published November 23, 2006

    Shortly after winning a 1992 Tony Award -- or so the story goes -- composer William Finn found out he had a brain tumor. Despite his having just... More >>

  • Head in the Stars

    published November 9, 2006

    The space cadets from the Southern Cross Astronomical Society will be orbiting around a couple of Earth-bound events today. This morning... More >>

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    published November 2, 2006

    In late August, the New York Times identified a South Korean man as the star of a video. In... More >>

  • Out of This World

    published November 2, 2006

    The year 1966 was big in space exploration. Among other fun stuff, an unmanned Earthship made the first soft landing on the moon, and the... More >>

  • That Is Just Super!

    published October 26, 2006

    If you happen to drive by the Miami Children’s Museum tonight and notice Batman cavorting with the Green Arrow in the parking lot, don’t... More >>

  • Dancing with Windmills

    published October 12, 2006

    For the past 401 years, people have fawned over Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote, but for the past hundred or so they’ve... More >>

  • The Vibrators

    published October 5, 2006

    What constitutes punk rock? Is it a squad of Beach Boys fans donning leather jackets and crooning about drugs and fascists? A bunch of shabbily... More >>

  • Party at the Planetarium

    published October 5, 2006

    Go ahead and admit it. The last time you were comfortably numb at the Planetarium’s Pink Floyd laser light show, you thought it would be... More >>

  • Freaky Film Fest

    published October 5, 2006

    So are you going to spend October just shoveling candy corn down your attractive ... long ... exposed ... neck, or would you prefer to let out... More >>

  • Stringers with Pluck

    published September 21, 2006

    Worried those childhood violin lessons might have put a cramp in your cool? That fear didn’t stop David Harrington from forming the Kronos... More >>

  • Writing While Intoxicated

    published September 14, 2006

    What do you do with a drunken sailor? Although Natalie MacLean might not know exactly what to do with an inebriated seaman, she likely has... More >>

  • This Jazz Freakin’ Rocks!

    published September 14, 2006

    You knew that many of those noodly thrash-metal virtuosos from the Eighties would stick around in other genres, didn’t you? They’re... More >>

  • Make Nice with the Noles

    published August 31, 2006

    Lest anyone forget: Florida means football, dammit. Those basketball championships won by the Miami Heat and the Florida Gators this... More >>

  • Cowboys and Carbonara

    published August 3, 2006

    If you want to give your noodle a treat, let it boil at the Sergio Leone Retrospective this month at the Miami Beach Cinematheque. Named so... More >>

  • You Can Hear Him Play

    published July 27, 2006

    You can call him Ray, or you can call him Ray Ray, or you can call him Raymond Ray, but the one thing you don’t have to do is pay to hear... More >>

  • Rock Out with Your Art Out

    published July 13, 2006

    Submitted for your consideration: several rock stars, one restaurant/casino chain, a good cause, and enough dramatic irony to make Rod Serling... More >>

  • Jazz for Nothing

    published June 29, 2006

    The old joke goes, “It’s called free jazz because nobody in their right mind would pay to hear it.” But does that mean when regular... More >>

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