A recent study in a respected medical journal claims one in three people will be arrested before they are 23 years old. Nikos Syropoulos is 23, and though his name sounds like a James Bond villain, his depravity is limited to being a wicked sharp composer and a total badass pianist. He honors his Greek grandmother, Rozalia, by naming his debut album after her, a beautifully arranged work for piano, voice, trumpet and strings. He funded his recording through Kickstarter, not by stealing. His only crime is making you feel lame for not realizing your potential as he has. Some of you now probably want to hurt him, but then you'd be fulfilling your destiny to be that one-in-three statistic. Don't beat Nikos, become Nikos.
Fri., May 25, 9 p.m., 2012
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