"Open mic nights are always a dicey proposition... They are also a coin toss when it comes to the level of performance. For me, the real pleasure is discovering a new, talented performer who hasn't been heard by locals before. This occurred at The Deuce's open mic recently when my friend Mary Lawrence wowed the crowd there with a few tunes. I have been to the open mic there about a half dozen times now, and I must say that most of the time, at least one new voice has gotten my attention."