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    Talking Self promotion: I got written up in a regional paper!!!

    [FONT=Optima]Piano Man[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]Classic-rock lounge singer skirts the cheese factor.[/FONT]

    On a dimly lit stage, keyboardist Dale Hopkins sometimes wonders whether his audience thinks heís a jukebox. "Up here, itís like playing in my living room," he says. "You can talk to me. Iím not a record." Hopkins has played piano since he was eight. After high school, he jammed in local rock bands, including one that toured France. Today, the 38-year-old administrative assistant is back home, blending his "bari-tenor" vocals to improvised chord arrangements of pop classics by Fleetwood Mac, the Bee Gees, and Carole King. "I donít think of myself as a lounge singer, because of the cheese factor involved," says Hopkins. "This is my thing." Hopkins performs from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Apex (11633 Lorain Avenue; 216-476-1970) and from 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays, at Arabica (29325 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe; 440-516-0872). Admission is free. Tue., Dec. 13, 9-11:30 p.m. Apex, 11633 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 216-476-1970.

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    I'm glad that the picture came out better in the actual printed version. I look half-in-the-bag in that on-line picture. Yeesh!!!
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    And here I thought it was going to be the Cleveland police blotter. Nice write up there JP, my one issue is you don't have a leisure suit on in that pic.

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    ...hence, the quote: "I don't think of myself as a lounge-singer."
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    Cool JP...I do wish that I had gotten off the wanted poster joke first though.

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    Very nice JP. If I am ever in Cleveland, I will stop by, but only if you do some Billy Joel.
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    Cool, nice write up on you! Very nice!
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    Don't ask for "Piano Man", I won't do it. LOL

    This was the first time I was written up as a solo performer and that was pretty cool. I performed on a syndicated show about 5 years ago and that was a blast. Ah... I love the simplicity of not being in a band!
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    I was actually thinking Scenes from an Italian Restaraunt
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    Thats great JP! I even showed my bro.. hes a big big fleetwood fan- and would like to know what you sing.
    hurray for birthdays!

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