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2001 Stories by Dan Sweeney

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  • Circus Maximus

    published December 27, 2001

    Circus ties are ties that bind. The current producer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey... More >>

  • Return of the King

    published December 27, 2001

    The Beale Street Blues Boy comes to Pompano Beach this Saturday by way of Melbourne, and a... More >>

  • In the Mix

    published December 20, 2001

    The supermarket-turned-concert venue called Orbit has a problem, and it's not just the acoustics. It's the dilemma most venues in South Florida... More >>

  • Armed and Dangerous

    published December 20, 2001

    "I looked in my turn, and could not repress a gesture of disgust. Before my eyes was a horrible monster, worthy to figure in the legends of the... More >>

  • Hubert Sumlin

    published December 20, 2001

    A common tendency among bluesmen today is to gain credibility by claiming that one's father was good friends with Muddy Waters, that one played... More >>

  • The Music of Healing

    published December 13, 2001

    Aventura-based businessman Andy Rothman, who boasts a large and impressively diverse CD collection, had an idea. In an effort to alleviate the... More >>

  • A Schorr Thing

    published December 13, 2001

    Although it was once known as underground art, the cartoonish world of lowbrow art has stepped into the limelight in recent years, mainly thanks... More >>

  • Buzzed and Baked

    published November 29, 2001

    Florida's New Rock Alternative, as it calls itself, cooks up a festival of piping-hot alterna-rock goodness with the Buzz Bake Sale this... More >>

  • Whistling Dixie

    published November 22, 2001

    Two schools of thought thrive in the wild and woolly world of Southern rock. First, you can pull the Lynyrd Skynyrd approach and get a little more... More >>

  • Shooting Gallery

    published November 15, 2001

    Oftentimes, the people who attempt to turn photos into art fail miserably; witness most attempts at photographic surrealism or abstraction.... More >>

  • Seriously Schimmel

    published November 15, 2001

    Robert Schimmel tries to take everything lightly. It is, after all, his job. Luckily, almost everything can be humorous, even cancer.... More >>

  • Opera Opens

    published November 8, 2001

    The weather has been turning a bit cooler, the clocks have been turned back a bit earlier, and were there anything but evergreen trees in South... More >>

  • Life in Boca?

    published November 8, 2001

    For years now, unsubstantiated reports indicate that cultural life exists in Boca Raton. Despite strong evidence to the contrary, in the form of a... More >>

  • True Blue

    published November 1, 2001

    Back in the 1980s, only a fool would have pinned Ike Turner as the half of the Ike and Tina duo who would enjoy lasting fame. Even these days it's... More >>

  • Hanky Panky

    published October 25, 2001

    If anyone had his fate set in stone before he was born, it was Hank Williams III. No one else has been born so obviously into country royalty. His... More >>

  • Lewis's Lion

    published October 18, 2001

    Despite a massive oeuvre that includes scholarly, theological, poetic, and fictional works, Jack Lewis will always be remembered for writing kids'... More >>

  • Sex, Slides, and Spy-Film Takes

    published October 18, 2001

    "Someone called it urban gut bucket. I like that. Others call it dirty jazz or avant-sleaze. It gets sleazy sometimes. We get low-down and... More >>

  • Sabor Latino

    published October 11, 2001

    Seems like every month is dedicated to something or even several somethings. October, for example, is not only Breast Cancer Awareness Month; it's... More >>

  • Toolin' Around

    published October 4, 2001

    Maynard James Keenan has returned with the band that made him big. Following the success of his side project, A Perfect Circle, Keenan and... More >>

  • Making Waves

    published September 27, 2001

    If you've ever felt like a real salty sea dog yourself for accelerating your boat (or that of your gullible friend who was fool enough to give you... More >>

  • Pork Fest 2001

    published September 20, 2001

    You'd think this sort of event would be illegal. Aren't there laws against bestiality? And if so, don't they cover smoochin' a swine? One would... More >>

  • Nice Feat, Buddy

    published September 20, 2001

    Little Feat has spent the last 13 years trying to escape from the shadow of Lowell George. George,... More >>

  • Postmodern English

    published September 13, 2001

    Though Modern English just released a greatest-hits collection, the group seems pretty subdued. When a band comes out with one album in 11... More >>

  • Conspiracy of Silence

    published September 13, 2001

    OK, we all know UFOs have been visiting Earth pretty much since people have existed. What? You mean you didn't know that? Get with the program,... More >>

  • Celebrity Stuff

    published September 6, 2001

    America's only pop-culture image of autism is that of Dustin Hoffman counting cards in Rain Man; real autism is both far more common and... More >>

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