Junior Mints

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Dave Simon's Rock School Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

    For ten years, Dave Simon's Rock School has given aspiring young musicians the opportunity to jump right in, learning rock instruments in group settings before taking directly to the stage. Since opening, Rock School has taught more than 1000 students, with about 300 enrolled today. This Sunday, Aug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Dave Simon's Rock School Alum Blake Stumpf Wins Guitar-Solo Contest

    A couple of years ago, I wrote about Dave Simon's Rock School, and specifically one of its bands, the Junior Mints. Well, the mom of one of them, Blake Stumpf, wrote in to note that the now 15-year-old recently won a guitar-solo contest that took place at the Watson Road Guitar Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    The Sneak: The Sneaky Code of Ethics

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Any pocket-jockey can smuggle half a pack of Twizzlers into a movie, but that has no consideratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    The Close Talker: An Imagined Seinfeld Interview

    Written By JULIE SEABAUGHJerry Seinfeld is coming to the Fox Theatre on Saturday. The comic will go down in sitcom history for introducing the world to puffy shirts, Festivus, the Soup Nazi, Manziers, the joy of eating cereal for dinner and a whole lot of nothing. But not content to let his legacy r ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 11, 2007

    Dennis Brown takes a walk on the other side of the proscenium.

    What happens when a critic takes the stage?

  • News

    November 8, 2006

    Long Live Rock School

    Hey kids! Dave Simon's music academy can transform you from a painfully shy teen to a guitar-slinging badass! Even your parents will approve!

  • Dining

    May 11, 2005

    Fill Her Up

    Jasoom's banana milkshake martini is awesome. If only the rest of the menu had such panache.

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2003
  • Calendar

    December 11, 2002

    Film: Cheap and Out of Control

    Two local film series are anything but highbrow