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JANUARY 18 @ HURRICANE HARRY’S
Roger Creager @ Hurricane Harry’s by Luke Murray
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where: Hurricane Harry’s when: Friday Jan. 18 9 p.m. tickets: harrys.bcsblubs.com 979.846.3343
Hurricane Harry’s is known around the Brazos for bringing in some of the hottest red-dirt talent to sold-out Aggie crowds. And what better way to kick off the new semester than by bringing in one of Aggieland’s most popular musical alumni, Roger Creager? Creager, who hails from Corpus Christi, became an aspiring country music singer at just six years old. He started chiming out tunes on the piano in the second grade before finally picking up a guitar when he was in high school. After high school, he attended college in Huntsville at Sam Houston State where received a degree in business. Shortly after, he found his collegiate home right here in Aggieland as he a chose Texas A&M to study agriculture. It was here, in Bryan-College Station, where the “Everclear” singer found himself neck deep in Texas Music culture. At the time, the Texas music revolution was on the rise, and Aggieland served as a formidable launching pad for the movement. With the large quantity of local venues and hot spots, Roger Creager’s talent was easily displayed for throngs of maroon-clad music fans. Since the release of his first album in 1998, Having Fun All Wrong, Creager has become an icon of the Texas Music Scene and known for his high-energy performances. At 41 years old and six albums into his career, Creager’s popularity continues to grow as he performs at sold-out venues across the state and beyond. His current touring efforts are still fueled by his most recent record, Surrender, released this time last year. Creager co-wrote all but CONTINUED ON PG 5
CONTINUED FROM PG 4 one track, a cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”, on the record. His efforts as a songwriter continue to grow and evolve with each record. “I enjoy writing about varied topics,” says Creager. “Years ago I wrote ‘I Got the Guns’ and thought to myself, ‘No one has ever written a song about this.’ I like to make each song different from the last to entertain me and my band. They have to play them every night. I figure if they can get into them show after show after show, the crowd will LOVE them.” When asked what he misses most about Aggieland, Creager says he just misses being surrounded by Aggies. He will be sure to get his fill as he comes home to play at Hurricane Harry’s on January 18 with guest Rob Baird. Tickets are available at harrys.bcsclubs.com.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 The Eastern Sea & Kopecky Family Band w/ Buxton @ Grand Stafford Theater Austin natives The Eastern Sea play a blend post-rock and American folk; they’ll be playing with alternative pop rockers Kopecky Family Band from Nashville. Buxton from Houston, a folk-rock five piece, opens. 106 S Main St, Bryan January 17, 2013 8:00 PM Tickets: $8/$10 www.grandstaffordtheater.com FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 Russell Reed @ Genghis Grill Genghis Grill is hosting musician Russell Reed to welcome all the students back to school for the new semester. January 18, 2013 7:00 PM FREE
Promises, Promises @ The Theater Company The Tony Award winning musical, based on the movie The Apartment, concerns a junior executive at an insurance company who seeks to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts. One of the funniest shows of the season, Neil Simon’s Promises, Promises is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces. 725 E Villa Maria Rd, Bryan January 18, 2013 8:00 PM Quiet Company & Driver Friendly w/ The Docs @ Grand Stafford Theater A night of Austin bands! Why travel to 6th Street when it can be delivered? Hear poprock band Quiet Company alongside indie rockers Driver Friendly. The Docs will open with some high-energy progressive rock. 106 S Main St, Bryan January 18, 2013 8:00 PM Tickets: $8/$10 www.grandstaffordtheater.com
throughout the night. 111 College Main , College Station January 18, 2013 10:00 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 Shane Walker @ Revolution Cafe Unwind in Downtown Bryan’s living room, Revolution Cafe, with the smooth Americanarock tunes of Shane Walker from Austin, TX. 211B S Main St, Bryan January 19, 2013 9:00 PM Wellborn Road w/ Broken Teeth & Saint Carmen @ Grand Stafford Theater Looking for a hard, gritty rock fix with a dash of metal? Then catch Wellborn Road, Broken Teeth, and Saint Carmen at Grand Stafford. 106 S Main St, Bryan January 19, 2013 8:00 PM Tickets: $8/$10 www.grandstaffordtheater. com Salsa Saturdays @ Village Cafe Voted Best Night of Dancing (2011 & 2012), Salsa Saturdays starts with a fun, “30-Minute Crash Course Salsa Lesson” at 10pm followed by a hot night of dancing. Come prepared to sweat and to meet new people at this Aggie hot spot! Visit www.mambosentertainment.com/ salsasaturdays.html for more details. 210 W 26th st, Bryan January 19, 2013 10:00 PM Cost: $5
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 Aaron Watson w/ Curtis Grime @ Hurricane Harry’s Affectionately known as the “Honky Tonk Kid,” Watson is a Texas artist who has tasted his share of success, with seven #1 singles on the Texas Music Chart and 4 albums that made the Billboard charts. His new album, Real Good Time, features the legendary voices of Willie Nelson and Elizabeth Cook. 313 College Ave, College Station January 20, 2013 9:00 PM Tickets: $10 TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Breakaway @ Reed Arena Non-denominational Breakaway Ministries’ events have already set a record for attendance, and Tuesday’s assembly of worship, inspiration and entertainment will surely set yet another one. For more details check Breakaway Ministries Facebook @ http://www.facebook. com/breakawayministries Texas A&M University Campus, January 22, 2013 9:00 PM FREE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 Salsa Wednesdays @ Village Cafe Salsa Wednesdays at the Village Cafe offer an hour and a half professional dance lesson(8pm) followed by a night of dancing from 9:30-12am. A great night to learn new moves or to just let loose on the dance floor! Visit http://www. mambosentertainment.com/grouplessons. html for more details. 210 W 26th st, Bryan January 23, 2013 9:30 PM $8 lesson and dancing/ $5 dancing
Roger Creager w/ Rob Baird @ Hurricane Harry’s Creager has been a household name for years among Texas country music fans, with several albums, chart-topping hits, and a new single “Crazy Again.” He recently played in Steamboat, Colorado where the band began shooting a new music video, one that will be finished at his concert here in College Station. 313 College Ave, College Station January 18, 2013 9:00 PM Tickets: $12 harrys.bcsclubs.com Back 2 Skool Bash w/ MTV’s Big Easy @ Gatsby’s Gatsby’s is throwing a back to school party this Friday night hosted by MTV’s Eric “Big Easy” Banks, Inertia Tours, and Bacardi. All guests are eligible to win 2 spring break trips and free Bacardi drinks. DJ Drew will be spinning from 101.9 The Beat and playing top 40 hits
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JANUARY 18 @ GRAND STAFFORD THEATER by Luke
Grand Stafford Comes Out Swinging in ‘13
After gorging ourselves with obscene amounts of holiday food and treats over the past few weeks, flocks of students have made their way back to Aggieland as the spring semester gets into swing. To help rid us of the holiday-hangover blues, Grand Stafford Theater is hosting a Back to School Weekend Bash in Downtown Bryan. Starting on January 17, the venue has lined up 10 bands to perform over the course of four days. JANUARY 17 – THE EASTERN SEA & KOPECKY FAMILY BAND W/ BUXTON
Started in 2010 and based out of Austin, The Eastern Sea has garnered success and praise with their prose-pop touring efforts, including performances at SXSW and Summerfest. Evoking raw honesty and vulnerability, Kopecky Family Band emerges from Nashville with similar success, with performances at SXSW and Bonnaroo. Buxton, the fivepiece from Houston, brings a steady harmonizing contrast of folk and rock that the Houston Press has deemed “ridiculously good.”
energy and a distinct horn-line, the group epitomizes what rock ‘n’ roll should be. The Docs’ sheer energy continues the show bill’s rollicking sweep of high-octane musicality.
JANUARY 19 - WELLBORN ROAD W/ BROKEN TEETH & SAINT CARMEN
Formed in Bryan-College Station, Wellborn Road has made a name for themselves as one of Texas’ premier metal bands. Coming off the success of their debut album, the group is working on a second release while continuing their hard-nosed touring efforts. With influences like AC/DC and The Four Horsemen, Broken Teeth have established themselves as one of the top rock acts from Austin for more than a decade. Saint Carmen, a band of face-melting intensity, have solidified a new lineup and have the prowess of a seasoned rock band.
JANUARY 20 - BIG TEXAS NIGHTS FEATURING CHRIS KING
JANUARY 18 - QUIET COMPANY & DRIVER FRIENDLY Celebrating the release of his first full-length record, Chris King brings his soulful, gritty honesty to Grand Stafford Theater. W/ THE DOCS
Quiet Company, formed in 2005, have accumulated 10 Austin Music Awards along with playing on late night shows such as Carson Daly. It’s safe to say that they have won over the heart of the Lone Star. Driver Friendly is a band like nothing you have ever heard, charged with high-
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Growing up in both East and South Texas, King’s songs spring from an intoxicating relationship with hope and heartbreak. We can never have too many genuine songwriters, and King is a new voice on the Texas music circuit to keep an ear on.
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MW New Listens
Bruno Mars “Unorthodox Jukebox” Released Dec. 7, 2012 Releasing his second major studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars sets out to tackle the charts once again. The Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter has shown us his innate ability to pen crowdpleasing hits like Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You.” However, his newest release shows off his vocal integrity with a range of tracks spanning from funk to a piano ballad, and even some reggae is thrown into the mix.
Phillip Phillips “The World from the Side of the Moon” Released Nov. 19, 2012
Florida Georgia Line “Here’s to the Good Times” Released Dec. 4, 2012
Blink 182 “Dogs Eating Dogs” Released Dec. 18, 2012
Lifehouse “Almeria” Released Dec. 11, 2012
Last year’s Idol-winner garnered some of the highest anticipation for a first album release since the show’s inception more than a decade ago. Phillips possesses a natural soul and grit in his musicality that seems to be missing from a large percent of modern music.
The duo from Florida Georgia Line took the popularity from their first single, “Cruise”, and literally cruised to the top of the charts with their first major studio album.
Blink’s cult following was enthralled when the trio came off their eight year musical hiatus and released Neighborhoods in 2011. Well the group is at it again, delivering an EP, Dogs Eating Dogs, as a follow-up to the album from two years ago.
Lifehouse listeners know that the band thrives off the vocals of lead singer Jason Wade. The band has stuck around for six studio albums due to their ability to adapt while remaining consistent in their style and delivery.
His debut album delivers with his first singles “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone”, climbing charts and satisfying fans with his signature vocals and fiery guitar playing.
The record delivers everything a listener wants from a country album, coming out of the holiday season and flowing into summertime. Here’s To the Good Times takes feel-good music and mixes it with down-home familiarity, and it’s busting at the seams with attitude. Pop it in the stereo and cruise.
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The boys come back as a more mature sounding band with an expansive sound but deliver the same musicality their listeners fell in love with years ago.
Almeria, the band’s newest release, has a bit more attitude than usual but possesses the quality of a listen-through album. With guest appearances by Peter Frampton and Natasha Bedingfield, this album gets a thumbs up.
@ MLK Jr. Breakfast
by Roberto Molar
Actor Danny Glover may have felt “too old” in the Lethal Weapon movies he’s famous for, but today the seasoned actor and film director has more energy than ever, with a passion for political activism that has counterbalanced his acting career. He will be the special speaker at the 6th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast. The breakfast is organized by The Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee (WBAC), an organization promoting African-American heritage, leadership, and multicultural initiatives at A&M and the BCS community. Part of different community events leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21, the breakfast seeks to honor the life and commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. The event seeks to encourage the BCS community to embrace values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service for which King was known. However, the event is not just another lecture on civil rights; WBAC promises to keep you and your belly fully engaged with a hearty plated meal and a speech by Danny Glover. Glover is world-renown for his numerous roles in television, theater, and movies, such as The Color Purple, Predator, Witness, Saw, Angels in the Outfield, and the Lethal Weapon film franchise. But his popularity does not end there. Glover has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community and political activism. His philanthropic efforts emphasize economic justice, immigration rights, health care, and education improvement. The event will be hosted inside the Bethancourt Ballroom at A&M’s Memorial Student Center on January 17, 2013. Other activities leading up to Martin Luther King Day will take place throughout the A&M campus and the BCS community. Visit wbac.tamu.edu to find out more.
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MW New Reads
Your Killer Emotions by Ken Linder
So the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, and like billions of other people around the world, you made resolutions. You told yourself you’re gonna eat better this year, exercise, and think positively. Well, it’s a couple of weeks into 2013 and you’ve joined a gym, eaten less chicken fingers, and...still think negatively. Ken Linder’s Your Killer Emotions might be the emotional compass you need. The author takes readers on an enlightening tour of their own psyches, teaching us that we are, first and foremost, our own worst enemies. You’re thinking, “Well, I already know that!” What you don’t know is how and why you sabotage yourself; Linder will tell you how and why and give you the keys to freeing yourself.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
My Share of the Task by Gen. Stanley McChrystal
The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges & Bernie Glassman
Tenth of December by George Saunders
Fans of Rowling’s Harry Potter books that are older than the eponymous character in the seven-book series may enjoy Rowling’s firstever adult fiction work. But if open the first page and expect magic and fantasy, you’ll be disappointed.
Four-Star General Stanley McChrystal has seen many theaters of war. In My Share of the Task, he takes us on a first-hand tour of his tours of duty. But before the four stars and before we’re led into the theater, we’re intimately introduced to McChrystal backstage, as a student at West Point and later as a part of JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command). The memoir finally capitulates to the reader’s desire to experience war and leadership vicariously through the eyes of a seasoned general. McChrystal’s accounts of counterterrorism efforts, in both Iraq and Afghanistan, deliver the goods.
Fans of the cult classic The Big Lebowski and Jeff Bridge’s performance as “The Dude” will probably take more away from this co-authored book than fans of the Buddha will.
The author of CiviWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia delivers yet another volume of short stories peppered with piercing satire and moralitylaced themes. He’s been called the 21st century’s Mark Twain; and if that title wasn’t earned in his previous works, this latest edition certainly nominates him for the role.
Instead, The Casual Vacancy treats readers to a very real contemporary England, with characters drawn richly and a series of interlocking plots that are both gripping and magical for the ways Rowling expertly weaves them into one, vast tome.
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In the book, Zen master Bernie Glassman characterizes Bridges’ drop-out, happy-go-lucky characterization of Lebowski as Buddha-natured, while Bridges’ contributions to this disjunctive book of unrelated anecdotes reads more like a memoir of misinterpreting scripture and enlightenment. It just goes to show that Hollywood doesn’t get spirituality, at all.
But one thing is for sure: Saunders has a voice like no other. He’s truly unique, and whether you like his style or not, you’ll at least respect his audacity and autonomy against the homogeneity of today’s popular fiction.
Roosters Country Dinner House 809 University Dr. 979.703.8663 Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Details: Cuisine - Southern Comfort Pricing - $$ Parking - Plentiful Patio - No Atmosphere - Comfortable Noise - Moderate Dress Code - Casual
Cost Ratings: $ ($5 - 10)
ramen noodle budget
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Just got back to town and feel like something’s different but you can’t quite put your finger on it? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you what it is! There’s a new restaurant in College Station called Rooster’s Country Dinner House. You might not have noticed on your first drive by because it’s tucked away, down in the Creekside Shopping Center on University Drive. On your first visit, you're going to notice things are a little different at Rooster’s. When you are seated, the host or hostess doesn’t leave a menu. At first, you might think this is by mistake; but actually, it’s by design. The setup at Rooster’s is plain and simple: you get to pick one of their six entrées and they take care of the rest for you. You have your pick of standard comfort foods: chicken fried steak, fried chicken, chicken tenders, roasted chicken, pork pot roast, or fried catfish. In case you can’t remember all of those options, they're displayed on the waiter's shirt as a friendly reminder. Once you order, they immediately bring out a bowl of iceberg lettuce tossed in their house dressing, a sweet and tangy vinaigrette, with a side of warm biscuits—and we're talking fresh-from-the-oven-warm! Light and flaky biscuits complete with butter and honey on the side. Most seasoned foodies can discern whether their meals will be good from just the bread on the table. In this case, you're already off to a good start. You'll gasp when you see your entrée. Each plate is of monumental proportions. For example, the fried chicken entrée comes with four pieces of chicken; without a doubt, big enough to share. Bowls of green beans with hints of bacon and onions, peppery corn, mashed potatoes and creamy country white gravy are placed on the table as well. At this point, not an inch of your table will be visible due to the abundance of food. Put a little bit of everything on your plate and get your taste buds cozy in some comfort food. The superstar of Rooster’s is the chicken fried steak. Chicken fried steak can be a very difficult beast to tackle. Most people judge chicken fried steak based on the flavor and crispiness of the batter, the tenderness of the meat, and the unity of the two. The meat in Rooster’s is not too thin, but not too thick. Tender enough that it can be cut with a fork and substantial enough that you realize you’re getting a good chunk of meat. The meat itself is well seasoned with a basic blend of salt and pepper, a simple, tried-and-true recipe you don’t often find. The batter is perfectly seasoned, not too salty, and it retains a crispy airiness, a perfect compliment to the meat. The ratio of meat thickness to batter was perfect. It is, hands down, the best chicken fried steak in town. The $11.99 price tag for dinner is just right, and portions are enough for two people, with salad, biscuits, and sides never ending. They offer a side only option for $6.99, so if you go in a pair, one person could order an entrée and the other person could order sides only, making a meal for two people. However, the best way to experience Rooster’s is to go with a large group of friends, order one of everything on the menu (the waiter's T-shirt), share everything, and enjoy a unique dining experience together!
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Shiraz Shish Kabob 110 Dominik Dr. 979.694.8385
Layne’s Chicken Fingers
Chicken fingers are a staple of the Aggie diet, and Layne’s is not only a favorite fry house but an Aggie institution. With two locations (one directly across campus), Layne’s is cheap, fast, and friendly. Dine in or take out • 106 Walton Drive, College Station – 979-976-7633 • 1301 Wellborn Road, College Station – 979-696-6933 • $
Shiraz Shish Kabob is a family owned restaurant opened in 2008 by a Persian and Turkish family who decided to fill a void in Bryan-College Station for good Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern European food.
The sit-down or take-out restaurant quickly became a staple of classic Persian and Mediterranean specialties. Everything you order is made from scratch; from their delectable hummus and baba gannouj to their artisan flatbread (which is cooked to order and always served hot).
Grub Burger Bar
The newly-remodeled sushi restaurant specializes in, well, naked fish. Their portions are generous, from signature rolls such as the Aggie Roll to a wide selection of cooked entrees. Fans of sashimi, order the salmon. Dine in or take out • 1808 Texas Ave, College Station – 979-485-8888 • $-$$
Their marinated meats, such as their beef and game hen kabobs, are always high-quality cuts and consistently grilled tender and juicy.
Cenari Italian Restaurant
Family-owned and operated, this Italian restaurant is College Station’s version of Downtown Bryan’s Caffe Capri (and that’s because they’re owned by the same family). Classic dishes such as pollo Parmigiana and veal picatta are favorites, while their pasta dishes are just the right size and very reasonably priced. Good luck getting a table during parents’ weekend or graduation weekend. Dine in • 404 University Drive East, College Station – 979- 696-7311 • $-$$
As you drive within 20 yards of Rudy’s, you can smell the smoke emanating from their fire pits. Talk about effective advertising. Although it’s a chain, and some would sneer at the thought of corporate BBQ, Rudy’s prides itself on its consistency, oak burning pits (compared to the standard mesquite), and special recipe “Sause” (they spelled it that way even before the Internet ruined the English language). Meats are served by weight and family-style. Dine in or take out • 504 Harvey Road, College Station – 979-696-7383 • $-$$
BRYAN The Village Cafe
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Seven days a week Details: Cuisine - Eastern Mediterranean Pricing - $$ Parking - Plentiful Patio - No Atmosphere - Indoor Grotto w/Fountain Noise - Moderate Dress Code - Casual
Who said burgers had to be mundane? Grub revolutionized the wheel—or burger—with innovative toppings and patties. The VooDoo burger features mushrooms sauteed in absinthe; the Texas Luau is topped with roasted pulled pork and pineapple. They also offer turkey, chicken, and tuna burgers for the calorie and cholesterol conscious. Try their spiked milkshakes if your 21+. Dine in or take out • 980 University Drive East, Suite 400, College Station – 979268-1041• $-$$
A great place to grab a slice of pizza before, during, or after the Northgate bar crawl. Antonio’s dough is the closest thing to a NY-style pie in the region, with a thin, crispy crust, tangy sauce, and a balanced blend of cheeses. They also offer some intriguing topping combinations, with many pizza-by-theslice concoctions on display tempting your taste buds. Dine in, take out, and delivery• 104 College Main, College Station – 979-260-3535 • $
Sandwiches, fresh-baked breads, soups, salads, and brick oven pizzas—Blue Baker’s two locations specialize in artisan breads and fresh ingredients. Try the Sourdough Bread Bowl (filled with homemade soup). Bacon lovers, order the B.L.T. Sweet tooths, order any of their cookies. Dress yourself and paint yourself blue for significant discounts on your order (we’re not kidding). Dine in, take out, and delivery • 800 University Drive, College Station – 979268-3096 • 201 Dominik Drive, College Station – 979696-5055 • $
The Village Cafe is adamant about making sure your food is locally sourced from farms, vendors, and even breweries. Most menu items—from sandwiches, wraps, eggs, milk to chicken and wines—are sourced within the Texas border. Equally parts Texas pride and food conscious, the Village serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and local-roasted coffee drinks. Dine in or take out • 210 West 26th Street, Bryan – 979-703-8514 • $-$$
Madden’s Casual Gourmet
Madden’s is what every fine dining experience should be: unpretentious, delicious, and fairly priced. Located in a historic building (built in 1906) in Downtown Bryan, the restaurant shares a space with a home decor boutique. The ambiance is cozy and eclectic, two words that equally describe the food. The tomato bisque with chunks of buffalo mozzarella is so delicious it can purchased in jars to take home (by popular demand); the chocolate, chile, and coffee rubbed beef tenderloin is a Madden’s signature. Dine in • 202 South Bryan Avenue, Bryan – 979-779-2558 • $$$$$$$
A molcajete is a mortar and pestle tool that’s been used since ancient times to grind spices and to prepare salsas and guacamoles. Los Molcajetes is a Mexican restaurant that uses molcajetes beyond their original utility, by preparing and serving their entrees in them, resulting in richer-tasting foods from residues of previous cooking. Sound technical? Let’s put it this way: it’s some pretty darn good Mexican food. Dine in or take out • 725 East Villa Maria Road, Ste. 100, Bryan – 979-775-3104 • $-$$
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BEST BETS - Jan 17-24
@ Hurricane Harry’s where: Hurricane Harry’s when: Friday Jan. 18 9 p.m. info: harrys.bcsclubs.com
Creager, who hails from Corpus Christi, became an aspiring country music singer at just six years old. He started chiming out tunes on the piano in the second grade before finally picking up a guitar when he was in high school. After high school, he attended college in Huntsville at Sam Houston State where received a degree in business. Shortly after, he found his collegiate home right here in Aggieland as he a chose Texas A&M to study agriculture. It was here, in Bryan-College Station, where the “Everclear” singer found himself neck deep in Texas Music culture. At 41 years old and six albums into his career, Creager’s popularity continues to grow as he performs at sold-out venues across the state and beyond.
@ Grand Stafford where: The Tap when: Every Wednesday 8 p.m. info: tapbcs.com
Quiet Company, formed in 2005, have accumulated 10 Austin Music Awards along with playing on late night shows such as Carson Daly. It’s safe to say that they have won over the heart of the Lone Star. Driver Friendly is a band like nothing you have ever heard, charged with high-energy and a distinct horn-line, the group epitomizes what rock ‘n’ roll should be. The Docs’ sheer energy continues the show bill’s rollicking sweep of highoctane musicality.
@ Hurricane Harry’s where: Hurricane Harry’s when: Friday Jan. 20 9 p.m. info: harrys.bcsclubs.com
After a brief collegiate baseball career, Watson returned to his hometown of Abilene and attended Abilene Christian University. It was at ACU that he discovered his passion for music. Since his musical awakening, he's taken influence from Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and many other traditional country artists. Over the past decade, Watson has taken his music all over the state of Texas as well as to Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, Nevada, California, Illinois, Oklahoma and New Mexico. His latest album (released in October), Real Good Time, is highly recommended and climbing the music charts. Gilmer, Texas native Curtis Grimes opens the show.
BEST BETS - Jan 17-24
@ Village Café
where: Village Café when: Weds 8p.m. Sats 10 p.m. info: mambosentertainment.com
Voted Best Night of Dancing two years in a row, the Village Cafe’s popular salsa nights are like taking a trip to Latin America in your own backyard. On Wednesday and Saturday nights, the Village dance floor takes a pounding from hundreds of Aggies and locals each week. If you’ve never danced salsa, not to worry: one of the most popular things about salsa at the Village is the lessons offered before each night of dancing. Wednesday nights offer an hour and a half lesson for those who want to learn how to dance. Saturday night begins with a fun (and often hilarious) 30-minute “Crash Course Salsa Lesson” at 10pm. After the lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the dance floor opens up to social dancing.
@ The Tap
where: The Tap when: Every Wednesday 8 p.m. info: tapbcs.com The biggest misconception of piano bar's Russell– and his usual drummer Mike–is that they are a cover band. Unlike a cover band, there is no band practice or even a set list. They leave that up to the audience–for a price. Audience members get their songs played by bringing money and scribbled requests on napkins up to the Piano Man. The actual “show” tends to start around 11pm every Wednesday night at the Tap. Unlike dueling pianos, Piano Bar is more of a living jukebox with comedy. Afraid he won’t know your song? When asked just how many songs they knew, Russell didn’t know.
@ Presidential Library where: George Bush Presedential Library when: Ends July 5 info: bushlibrary.tamu.edu The traveling exhibit, designed for all ages and levels of awareness about genome research, opened in August in the Ansary Gallery of American History at the George Bush Presidential Library. Via visually-rich displays and interactives, the exhibit highlights the history of genome research and its impact on medical care, food production, and even global politics and economics. Visiting this exhibit can benefit everyone: a child could discover an interest in science; a student could be inspired to learn more about the emerging field and ways to get involved; curious adults could be amazed by the impacts scientific research has on the world they live in; while scholars can become more familiar with research performed at TAMU and establish new collaborations.
Coming back from winter break, you may still be in a state of catatonic slumber, sitting in bed with a bowl of popcorn and Netflix. Well, break is over now (sorry to break it to you) and it’s time, yet again, to interact with the outside world and take part in activities within the university.
Open House @
Memorial Student Center by Amy Bauerschlag
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Texas A&M students who didn’t quite find their most ideal hobby or extracurricular activity last semester have an opportunity this Sunday to find a new and healthy diversion at MSC Open House. The biannual event that occurs every fall and spring will display over 300 student organizations who are recruiting for the spring semester. Whether you’re interested in leadership, sports, service, art and music, or major-affiliated organizations, students and leaders of those organizations will be present to chat up what they do and fill you in about all the details you need to join. Not only will there be information on the organizations available but performance-based and sport groups will be there for on-site performances to wow attendees with their skills. The event is expected to go smoother than ever in the newly renovated “living room of campus.” Students now have a capacious building to explore each organization’s booth or watch performances on two of the MSC’s stages. The congestion and confusing layout of years past, when the event was held at the Rec Center or Reed Arena, is over now that the MSC has become the center of on-campus life once again. Open House never fails at being one of the most important events for enabling students’ social lives--especially freshmen.
01.17 - THURSDAY
BYOB and Paint @ Painting with a Twist
The “twist” is that you can bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage to enjoy during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided. At the end of the evening, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you might want to pursue. 7:00pm— Painting with a Twist—1643 Texas Avenue South, College Station-$35.
Karaoke @ Schotzi’s
Mixing alcohol with an open microphone always promises a good time, so swing by Schotzi’s for the classic “karaoke night”.—8:00pm—Schotzi’s—205 University Dr., College Station—Free.
01.19 - SATURDAY
Salsa Saturdays @ Village Café
01.21 - MONDAY
Open Mic @ Schotzi’s
01.22 - TUESDAY
Absolute Karaoke @ O’Bannon’s
Voted Best Night of Dancing (2011 & 2012), Salsa Saturdays starts with a fun, “30-Minute Crash Course Salsa Lesson” followed by a hot night of dancing. Come prepared to sweat and to meet new people at this Aggie hot spot! Visit mambosentertainment.com for more details. —10:00pm— Village Café—210 W 26th St, Bryan—$5. Visit Schotzi’s for an opportunity to bare it all on stage. Whether you consider yourself a songbird or the next Galifianakis of comedy; showcase your talents and enjoy a few minutes of fame or infamy.—8:00pm—Schotzi’s—205 University Dr., College Station—Free. Put your vocal acrobatics to the test! Every Tuesday, O’Bannon’s Tap House pairs with Absolute Karaoke and offers up the most talented (and, more likely, least talented) crooners in College Station.—10:00pm—O’Bannon’s Tap House—103 Boyett St., College Station—Free
01.23 - WEDNESDAY Salsa Wednesdays @ Village Café
Salsa Wednesdays at the Village Cafe offer an hour and a half professional dance lesson(8pm) followed by a night of dancing from 9:30-12am. A great night to learn new moves or to just let loose on the dance floor! Visit mambosentertainment.com for more details. —9:30pm— Village Café—210 W 26th St, Bryan—$8 lesson and dancing/$5 just dancing.
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Zero Dark Thirty by Brandon Nowalk
Zero Dark Thirty is a gamble. Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) bets on an adult audience for her cerebral thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. She shoots the whole shebang as a matter of pure data. The film opens with a black screen and a patchwork of worried phone calls from the World Trade Center. Then it spends a while in CIA black sites, where suspected terrorists have been taken out of the sunlight of the law. In other words, where they can be tortured. Bigelow’s MO is to process data and follow leads. To Bigelow, the bruised, sweaty, and upside-down face of a guy being shoved into a box is just something that happened. Like her CIA analyst Maya (a sly Jessica Chastain, slowly but unmistakably aligning with shady US tactics), she refuses to be sidetracked in her mission to follow the trail from September 11 to May 2, the day Osama bin
Laden was shot and killed by Navy SEALs. Torture is just a data creator. Besides, even if torture can be indirectly effective—in this case, the bad-cop trauma results only in delusion while the good-cop entreaties score leads—that doesn’t mean it’s okay. Instead of wringing its hands over America’s spiraling inhumanity on a wild goose chase that’s taken for granted as just and good, Zero Dark Thirty asks Maya, and by extension the audience, to consider the costs of black sites, extraordinary rendition, torture, military invasion, etc. etc. ad nauseam. By painstakingly depicting the War on Terror, the film becomes an accounting. And the final scene, after all the bombs and all the bullets and all the bodies, contemplates what now. Is America safer? Were ten years and exorbitant green worth it to kill one man? More to the point, were the sacrifices of American ideals really worth it?
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Bigelow couldn’t have raised those murky questions by getting on a soap-box. She’s an analyst, so much so that the first viewing of Zero Dark Thirty is an overwhelming influx of information. The final act raid on the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad represents a masterpiece of spatial integrity in action directing. Bigelow keeps doubling back and rounding corners in order to maintain the specific geography of the scene. Given her predilection for impressionistic boots-on-theground camerawork, the precision of the raid is especially welcome. But this isn’t a movie where murder settles an international score. It’s a movie where nobody stops to consider the healing power of violence until it’s over, and maybe not even then.
Drama | R |
12 This is 40
Judd Apatow’s follow-up to Knocked Up is typically five hours too long and suffers that dreadful second-act sad period, but at least he’s nice enough to include funny jokes in his comedy. R (134 min.)
13 Life of Pi
A multi-religious boy crosses the Pacific on a lifeboat with a tiger in this New Age light-show that spans from moving triumph to survival guide to thoughtless headache. Is pretty enough? PG (127 min.)
14 The Impossible
The devastating 2004 tsunami becomes an inspirational backdrop when a separated western family struggles against all odds to reunite. I hope the sequel follows the Indonesian families that couldn’t reunite. PG-13 (114 min.)
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Motion Picture Association of America rating definitions: G - General Audiences. All ages admitted. PG - Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. PG-13 - Special parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13. Some material may be inappropriate for young children. R - Restricted. Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. NC-17 - No one under 17 admitted.
Star Ratings: stay home if you’re desperate has moments worth price of admission good stuff don’t miss it
1 Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow’s cerebral procedural dramatizes the War on Terror by following the US on its decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. It’s smart, focused, risky, in a word, adult filmmaking. R (157 min.)
2 A Haunted House
Marlon Wayans moves into a—you guessed it— haunted house in this long, raunchy (which is not the same thing as funny) spoof. Come on, Wayans. Save some fart jokes for the rest of the year. R (86 min.)
3 Ganster Squad
The garish, ill-fated shoot-em-up kept getting postponed and restructured since its original debut shortly after the Aurora theater massacre. Wish they had kept it on the shelf longer. R (113 min.)
4 Django Unchained
Tarantino’s slavery epic is an ungainly beast, but of course it is. Thing is, Django is also Tarantino’s least complicated revenge drama yet, fighting fire with fire and winning. Christoph Waltz needs a new Oscar. R (165 min.)
5 Les Miserables
The dizziest shrug of a movie since I accidentally filmed the inside of my pocket on my phone. The superficial drama in the script is one thing. The headache montage of the film is quite another. PG-13 (157 min.)
6 The Hobbit
The high frame rate technology isn’t the jerkiest part of this Fellowship rehash. The story is jack of
all plots and master of none. Good thing Jackson’s already done the Gollum legwork. Those bits are gold. PG-13 (169 min.)
Daniel Day-Lewis leads an all-star cast in the passage of the 13th amendment using expediency, corruption, and lies. It isn’t pretty to watch the democratic sausage get made, but with Spielberg, it sure is tasty. PG-13 (150 min.)
8 Parental Guidance
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler babysit their grandkids for a while in this would-be comedy about the generation gap. Maybe you need to be old to get it? At least Marisa Tomei co-stars. PG (104 min.)
9 Texas Chainsaw 3D
Leatherface finds some new teens to kill in the newest episode of the newest incarnation of the fiery Vietnam-era classic. The climactic sequence is interesting, but I’d look it up online instead. R (92 min.)
10 Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Cooper tries to control his bipolar disorder by preparing for a dance competition with a new friend, the depressed Jennifer Lawrence. Come for the feel-good funny, stay for the electric performances. R (122 min.)
11 Jack Reacher
15 The Guilt Trip
Barbara Streisand tags along on her son Seth Rogen’s cross-country road trip for the ground-breaking comedy adaptation of every Jewish mom joke. At least it’s not another Fockers movie. PG-13 (95 min.)
16 Monsters, Inc.
3D re-release or not, there’s a lot to love in the early Pixar film: the universe where monsters haunt children’s dreams, John Goodman’s vocal work, adorable child Boo. Sequel’s just around the corner. G (92 min.)
James Bond takes on a doppelganger with a vendetta in this exciting, gorgeous, and clunky re-do of The Dark Knight Rises. Good globetrotting fun, but such hype. What would M say? PG-13 (143 min.)
18 Promised Land
Preachy, earnest, and flamboyant, this Erin Brockovich knockoff about dangerous natural gas exploration could only have been written by Hollywood actors. What a fracking bore. R (106 min.)
Ben Affleck the actor glowers to show how serious this is while Ben Affleck the director lets loose on his best movie yet. The Iran hostage crisis has never been so fun. R (120 min.)
20 Rise of the Gaurdians
Tom Cruise investigates the bizarre sniper shootings of five seemingly unrelated people in this fun, winter pop entertainment. Say what you will about Cruise, but the man can act. PG-13 (130 min.)
Jack Frost gets swept up by the Easter bunny and other folk-superheroes in an exhausting rip-roaring adventure to defeat the boogeyman. I just hope the Owls of Ga’Hoole are looking into copyright law. PG (97 min.)
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The Theater Company
by Luke Murray
How far would you go to climb high on the corporate ladder? Far enough to let your superiors use your home as a hideout to conduct illicit acts of adultery? Such is the case for Chuck Baxter, the main character in the Tony Award winning Broadway smash titled “Promises, Promises.” Coming out of the holiday season, The Theatre Company kicks off the new year by bringing the hit musical to their stage for three nights. The show is based off the Oscar winning 1960 film, The Apartment. The live stage version was written and carefully crafted by America’s most beloved playwright, Neil Simon, who also penned “Sweet Charity” and “The Odd Couple” along with a list of other hits. With music by Burt Bacharach, the rendition held a three year spot on Broadway with more than 1,200 performances. The show saw a modern revival as it was brought back to Broadway in 2010 for a year’s worth of performances. Both stints in the limelight led to a combined eight Tony Award nominations, taking home a total of three of the live theater awards along with numerous others and a list of nominations. The revived modern version was even nominated for a Grammy for “Best Musical Show Album.” Over the course of the two-act musical, the show’s leading character (Baxter) is a struggling bachelor and junior executive at a large insurance firm. In order to get in good with upper management, he offers his apartment as an affair-having hotspot for the corporate bigwigs. The plot thickens when Baxter himself begins to fall for an employee in the building's cafeteria. As the young protagonist grows more and more attached, his endeavors are halted when he finds that the company's director, a married man, is involved with his newfound love interest. Portrayed as a lovesick comedy, the shows twists and turns through the antics of one man’s schemes are sure to have the audience filled with nervous anticipation and hunched over from classic comic relief. Boasting one of the most original scores in the history of American musical theater, “Promises, Promises” certainly promises to keep the audience entertained as the plot continues to unfold and plans are thwarted. The Theatre Company will be hosting the show for three days, spanning from January 18-20. The stint will consist of two matinees and two evening curtains. Tickets are available at theatrecompany.com.
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TEXAS GRAND SLAM
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Development @ George Bush Presidential Library
by Roberto Molar
Do you love to see the world through a camera’s lens? Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? Are you of the philanthropic type? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Conflict & Development, a multi-gallery exhibit exploring the connections between wildlife, agriculture, the environment, and humans by Howard G. Buffet might be just what you’re looking for. Buffet is an active agriculturist, businessman, conservationist, philanthropist, and photographer. Selections from his work will be displayed in three different locations across campus (see below) and will exhibit 100 images representing conflict in its diverse forms. The special exhibit is part of Texas A&M’s newly inaugurated Center on Conflict & Development. The Center is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s endeavors to create solutions for global development challenges. Buffet’s images are glimpses of his travels and what he learned from conflict and development in each place he traveled. The displays are part of an effort to end human desperation, conflict, hunger, unproductive soils, and lack of water resources. His photographs capture indigenous people, immigration, poverty, agriculture, and wildlife in desperate regions. The exhibit belongs to the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University and the Howard G. Buffet Endowed Chair on Conflict and Development. It will be displayed conjointly in the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the MSC’s James R. Reynolds Student Gallery, and the Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center’s Howard Hesby Student Atrium through the Spring 2013.
Runyon Cameo Examples and Paperweights Permanent Exhibit Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Art Menagerie January 17-February 13 Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm MSC OPAS February 15-April 14 Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Absolute Truth, Nothing But Lies January 17-March 3 Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hansegger & Delulio: Fate and Friendship January 24-March 3 Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Conflict & Development: The Nexus of Animals, Environment, and the Human Condition
Ends March 31 Mon-Sat 9:30am-5 pm Cost: Adults- $7.00 Seniors-$6.00 TAMU & Blinn Students- Free Other college students with ID- $3.00 Children (6-17)- $3.00 Genome: The Secret of How Life Works Ends July 5 Mon-Sat 9:30am-5 pm Cost: Adults- $7.00 Seniors-$6.00 TAMU & Blinn Students- Free Other college students with ID- $3.00 Children (6-17)- $3.00
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Anguspaul- Colorpalooza Ends February 22 10:00am-6:00pm FREE
Exhibit by Kent Kessinger
Ends January 31
New Exhibits on Display @ MSC Galleries by Amy Bauerschlag
The opportunity to see life through different lenses and artistic mediums is one of the Memorial Student Center’s adamant mission statements. Periodically, the art galleries at the MSC are rotated, introducing entirely new exhibits. And this year, the MSC opened two exhibits you won’t want to miss. Art Menagerie, located within the MSC Forsyth Galleries, compiles artists’ glass works and paintings inspired by wildlife, insects, birds, reptiles and other living creatures from whimsical perspectives. Each artist took as their muse a creature from nature and transformed it artistically into a piece of art. You might be amazed by some of the interpretations and liberties the artists assumed in the fabrication of their pieces. The Absolute Truth/Nothing But Lies is a special exhibit of photos shot by A&M graduates David Einsel and Robert Sebree. The exhibit will juxtapose two very unique photographic visions. With the ever-changing world of photography, the artists explore the underlying ethical implications that have resulted from the changing technology that has taken over the field. What happens when an art form that previously only showed the truth is now able to be so easily manipulated? Both Art Menagerie and Absolute Truth/Nothing But Lies are free to the public.
Art Menagerie where: MSC Forsyth Galleries when: Jan. 17 - Feb 13 what: Glass works and paintings info: msc.tamu.edu The Absolute Truth/Nothing But Lies where: MSC Stark Galleries when: Jan. 17 - Mar. 3 what: Photography exhibit info: msc.tamu.edu
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Paintings by Kathy Sosa @ MSC James Reynolds Student Art Gallery
W by Chris Zebo
Whoever said “You can't teach an old dog new tricks” never met San Antonio artist Kathy Sosa.
After years of working in the advertising industry, Sosa left her career and picked up a paint brush at 45 years old. Since then, her paintings have been featured on CNN, in Destinations Travel Magazine, FiberArts Magazine, and selections of her work have been displayed at numerous galleries and exhibitions. A selection from her mixed media portraiture will be on display at the James Reynolds Student Art Gallery now through March 15. It has been said that Sosa takes a modern approach to traditional Mesoamerican folk art, and the “modern” elements she manifests in her work are direct ancestors of early twentieth-century modernists. Sosa has a distinct Fauvist tendency to use color emotively, even when such colors are jarring against one another, evoking another layer of interpretation from her work. She also employs a creative blend of mixed media—fabrics, wallpapers, photographs, and paint—which are blended together seamlessly. In fact, from a distance, the viewer might not distinguish the intricate sum of parts which were assembled to produce one, 2-dimensional portrait. The backgrounds of her painted portraits are sometimes colorfully patterned wallpapers and fabrics, and the flatness of those backgrounds behind Sosa's painted figures produces an effect of pushing her figures forward, as if they're floating in their own dimension.
Even though she picked up the brush later in life, Sosa's delicate balance of color and media exhibit the skill and technique of a natural born artist. You can preview some of Sosa's paintings on the artist's website, kathysosa.com.
where: MSC James Reynolds Student Art Gallery when: Ends March 15 info: msc.tamu.edu
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1 Crafted 5 Trendsettin 8 Wife of the late Steve Irwin, a.k.a. "The Crocodile Hunter" 13 "Wonder ___ powers, activate!" 14 ___ the crack of dawn 16 Bolt who bolts 17 Three-piece suit piece 18 Rogen of "The Guilt Trip" 19 Artless 20 Lottery ticket that's also a coupon? 23 Person who vilifies ad writers? 24 "106 & Park" network 25 Dr.'s org. 26 Abbr. at the bottom of a letter 27 Airline whose last flight was in 2001 28 The Magic, on scoreboards 29 Enticed 31 Enemy 32 Go back and forth 33 The purpose of milk, in the mind of a cat? 37 Bushy-bearded natural health expert Andrew 40 Landscaping stuff 41 "Animal House" college 45 "Ermagerd," in shorthand 46 "___ for Alibi" (Sue Grafton mystery) 47 Singer Bachman 49 Mighty Joe Young, for one 50 Memorial designer Maya ___ 51 Grabbed the end of Indiana Jones's weapon? 54 What your card says when Toronto's NBA team sends you a present? 56 Woodsy home 57 Where flour is made 58 Stephen Strasburg's team 60 "In ___" (Nirvana album) 61 "On the Waterfront" director Kazan 62 Drug bust unit 63 Underneath 64 Make eggs 65 Once more
1 “Jersey Shore” network 2 Totally rad 3 Rotating power tool part 4 Diary writing 5 Anjelica of “The Royal Tenenbaums” 6 Old treatment for poisonings 7 Hedge maze possibilities 8 Arctic expanse 9 Those things, in Tijuana 10 Sherbet variety 11 Monaco’s region 12 How bunglers operate 15 “Oh yeah, I forgot there was another one” 21 Fail to be 22 Staircase post 23 Most populous state, in college nicknames 30 Grapeseed or sesame 31 Dahlia delivery option 32 Weekend retreat 34 1990 NBA Finals MVP ___ Thomas 35 “What’re ya gonna do about it?” 36 Key for Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 37 New member of the pack 38 Qatar, for one 39 Award bestowed by the Annals of Improbable Research 42 38-down neighbor 43 Letter 44 Salesperson 46 Urgent infomercial line 47 Muse of comedy 48 During leisure time 52 Give the third degree 53 Everlasting Gobstopper inventor 55 Surrealist Joan 59 Sty dweller ©2013 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@ jonesincrosswords.com)
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MAN ON THE STREET If you were invisible, what is the first thing you would do?
“Pull a prank on someone.”
Submit your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each week, we will feature a picture in the paper.
“Be a fly on the wall in Congress.”
“Observe people and see what they do when no one is looking.”