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Coffee Beer Fest Jan 25, 2015 Enjoy some of the best coffee beers from names like Stone Brewing, Alesmith, Noble, Ballast Point, Modern Times and more. 72 other events on Sunday, January 25
 
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
Arts & Culture feature
Work that made a mark locally in the last year
Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu

 

 
 
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Tuesday, June 25,2013
Music feature

My curious method for writing song lyrics

I’m no longer a pen-and-paper kind of guy

By Alfred Howard
I used to be a chronic journal writer. I collected black marbled journals and kept a ballpoint pen at the ready. In fact, I used my afro as a pincushion (pencushion?) and often looked like a Morehouse student-film remake of Hellraiser II.
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Music feature

The record store, where magic dwells

A longtime clerk pays tribute to his profession

By Alfred Howard
was raised by record stores. They took custody when I was 13. I stumbled into a spot called In Your Ear in Harvard Square, Mass. Black Sabbath's "Hand of Doom" was playing at crushing volume, and with youthful marvel, I asked the clerk what it was.
 
 
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