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Posted by Eric Ginsburg on 06/17/2015 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Chris Tucker is alive and doing very well

I had the opportunity of meeting Chris Tucker very early in his career, in fact I think I booked him on his first TV appearance on a show called Uptown Comedy Club, in Harlen back in the mid 8-'s. What I recall is he's a very funny guy, extremely talented and full of potential. But I got a taste of the 'diva' attitude Jackie Chan spoke of during one of his interviews. Chris tried very hard to embarrass me, saying he didn't get a change in a schedule when my job was solely to kept track of the schedule. He didn't return any calls, shows up when he wanted to then proceeded to curse me out and grand stand in front of a lot of people. He towered over my 5'4' frame, 110lbs but I held my own. He showed me then who he was, never apologized or acknowledge that I forwarded his information onto McDonald's when they called later wanting him to be in a commercial. Mind you, I'm old enough to be his mother, a black woman who didn't get any respect from him. He was rude, hostile and somewhat threatening. I'm not surprised that he's not working as much as he should. He needs a slap upside the head.

11 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by urban on 06/09/2015 at 9:04 PM

Re: “For $25, Cipher Escape owners Mike and Lynn Horan will lock you in a room and watch you try to get out

My group had a blast at Cipher Escape! We're looking forward to trying the escape game opening in Durham soon - Bull City Escape, www.bullcityescape.com.

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Posted by durmlove on 05/23/2015 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Dishonesty is an artform in Deep Dish Theater Company's The Liar; Hairspray comes to Temple Theatre

The actor credits for that photo were given to us by Deep Dish. After I verify with them that it is incorrect, I will fix it.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 05/13/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Dishonesty is an artform in Deep Dish Theater Company's The Liar; Hairspray comes to Temple Theatre

Actor credit on The Liar photo is incorrect. That is Matthew Hager not Daniel Doyle.

Posted by gregormc on 05/13/2015 at 12:48 PM

Re: “2015 INDY Poetry Contest: Meet the winners and read their poems

I'd like to take part in the contest next time. How do I go about it?

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Posted by Wray Muiruri on 05/04/2015 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Kevin Hart, coming to PNC Arena May 1, is one of comedy's biggest stars—so where's the critical love?

I think it's just a matter of differing sensibilities. Hart is a broader comic who appeals to a wider range of people. For better or worse, Louis could never play PNC. Hart is more in the same class with Dane Cook or the a Blue a Collar guys or even Tosh. Meanwhile, Hannibal Buress is very popular with tastemakers because his style is more off-kilter and unpredictable.

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Posted by Van Buren Boy on 05/01/2015 at 12:14 AM

Re: “2015 INDY Poetry Contest: Meet the winners and read their poems

Congrats Poets!

Posted by Erica Chamlee on 04/30/2015 at 12:39 AM

Re: “North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre works hard for the money in production of Rent

To note: The current liscensing from Music Theatre International provides and requires the use of their prerecorded track for the songs Today 4 U and Contact.

Posted by theatrefan78 on 04/29/2015 at 1:08 PM

Re: “2015 INDY Poetry Contest: Meet the winners and read their poems

Vanessa, Thanks for pointing that out. It has been corrected.

Posted by Lisa Sorg, INDY Editor on 04/29/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “2015 INDY Poetry Contest: Meet the winners and read their poems

love poem #1! but correction in interview with poet #2: it's Virginia Woolf not Wolfe!!!

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Posted by Vanessa Claire Soleil on 04/29/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “With foam and felt, a local puppeteer tries to make a mainstream career and a case for cannabis

A minor correction: I'm the retired Town Manager of Knightdale, not Wake Forest.

We did a background check on Chris before we agreed to do the Kidz Newz with him. The puppets he uses for the Kidz Newz is different than he uses for the Green Report and he's never been arrested.

As for my opinion about legalizing marijuana, I have no use for it, but it's obvious that continuing to spend billions of dollars to fight it, the smart thing would be to legalize and regulate it. We should have learned our lesson with prohibition of alcohol. Same thing.

Gary McConkey

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Posted by Gary McConkey on 04/25/2015 at 3:50 PM

Re: “With foam and felt, a local puppeteer tries to make a mainstream career and a case for cannabis

Saw the Indy cover and immediately knew I had to read the article. I really love that he uses his puppetry for both the community access kids show, and pro-cannabis YouTube puppet show. The article took a hard turn when it delved into the conspiracy theories. Occam's razor is a fantastic concept! It's a pity that the most plausible idea to some involves such amazing complexity.

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Posted by MikeF on 04/24/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “With foam and felt, a local puppeteer tries to make a mainstream career and a case for cannabis

Anybody who has an infowars bumper sticker can't be all bad.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/23/2015 at 10:19 PM

Re: “We send a 5th-grader to hit the bricks at a Lego convention in Raleigh

Cool perspective, but misleading. You guy's missed mentioning the awesome creations on display. Did you bother to check out master builders Jason Burik, Jonathan Lopes huge LEGO displays or the large selection of LEGO Bionicle creations? Personally, my kids who are 8 and 10 were mesmerized by all the creations and loved the Challenge Zone, building zone and architecture area - those areas should have been mentioned. I saw a lot of people of all ages building, learning, and just having a great time!

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Posted by Kmorris on 04/01/2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Chris Tucker is alive and doing very well

I m sitting here watching rush hour 3 and I can't stop laughing. Man I miss you so much Mr.Tucker. You are truly one of a kind. Hurry back to the screen. Missing your face.... Ms. Reality

28 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Reality 43 on 03/08/2015 at 11:45 PM

Re: “In Arthur Miller's update of Ibsen, a whistleblower's righteous zeal also accounts for his flaws

I found it an excellent production and enjoyed what Mr Quaintance brought to the table, including the quirky strobe and slo-mo gestures that evoked the McCarthy hearings, and the unexpected hurling of polluted water in the faces of the Stockmans. But like you I suddenly realized that the play has the shape of tragedy after all--that the hero for all his greatness is terminally arrogant and goes far to bring on his own fall. I suppose the problem is endemic to all whistleblowers. What shall history do with Snowden?

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Posted by Paul Baerman on 03/04/2015 at 10:50 AM

Re: “In the provocative exhibit Wonderland, Sarah Anne Johnson turns sex and nature inside-out

I remember when SAJ had her Tree Planting exhibit at the John Hope Franklin Center years ago. The most amazing work and the first time I ever out a piece on layaway until I could own one for myself! Still my favorite piece of art ever!

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Posted by Pamela Gutlon on 03/02/2015 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Much Ado About Nothing takes an Italian holiday in Raleigh

With all due respect, theatrefan, every ticket buyer to this production spends time and gets to know Mr. Torres (or Patrick, as you call him), over several hours -- through experiencing the quality of the work he and his company are able to bring to stage.
For the overwhelming majority of theater-goers, that's the only reasonable expectation. Ultimately, an artist meets the public through their work.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Byron Woods on 02/25/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Much Ado About Nothing takes an Italian holiday in Raleigh

Those of us that have spent time with Patrick and gotten to know him have no questions about what he is bringing to RLT

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Posted by theatrefan on 02/19/2015 at 8:12 AM

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