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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
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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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