Sarah Hepola

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    A year ago David Cunniff was not the same person he is today. If you met him then, you would have seen a tall, rugged guy, something of a ladies' man, with a handsome face weathered by the sun and an aimlessness that suggested, at 44 years old, he...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    The musicians you see on these pages were not chosen by me. For the first time, we opened up the nomination process to the public, resulting in one of the most eclectic, and representative, ballots ever. Longtime bands this paper has never nominat...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    The kids who take music lessons from Marc Solomon don't have recitals. They have concerts. Recitals require stiff suits and taffeta dresses, church manners and minor anxiety attacks. But these kids wear whatever they want--torn T-shirt, faded jean...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    It's Saturday night at Club Indigo, and I'm staggering toward the finish line of a 20-band marathon. The act taking the stage is one I normally wouldn't see, a local and rather popular metal act whose brand of hammering, unsubtle music makes me wa...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Kimberlee Simko had a well-paying corporate job and a thousand complaints about it. One day, a girlfriend suggested Kimberlee speak to her aunt. This aunt wasn't just successful; she was living The Dream. She owned a big house. She was her own bos...