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February 23, 2004 // UPDATED 2:59 pm - April 24, 2007
By: Holly Day
Holly Day

Oh, Feliciano!

One of the first of many Latin-born pop artists to record popular music in Spanish, Jose Feliciano's done everything from turning the Door's "Light My Fire" into a flamenco-guitar-filled monologue, singing the national anthem at the 1968 World Series and making a brief appearance in the movie "Fargo."

This is a rare chance to hear the man who, blind since birth, has carved a significant reputation for himself as a musician -- he even wrote the "Chico and the Man" theme song.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall

$22-$45. 371-5656.

SoCal's bouncing boys

Guttermouth's Mark Adkins is the only person I've ever interviewed while he bounced on a trampoline with his dog. It makes for interesting phone conversation, the huff and puff of landing and springing with the occasional puppy yelp resonating in the background.

It figures, though, that the lead singer of the hilariously obnoxious Southern California (SoCal) party-punk band would spend most of his spare time bouncing on a trampoline, considering that that's what makes up most of his stage repertoire (along with taking his pants off on occasion).