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Famous for Five Minutes

The Club Scene

Before there was YouTube there were open mics, hootenannies, story circles and poetry slams. Happily many of these venues for amateur performers are still alive and well in the Tri-State region. For anywhere from three to fifteen minutes, artists, dancers, comedians, writers and musicians get a chance to strut their stuff in front of a live audience. While Likes on Facebook are nice, nothing can beat applause and smiles from real people.

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