Lance Fox: Teacher by Day — Elvis, De Niro, Kermit by Night

Lance Fox with Kermit the Frog. Courtesy photo.

BY BARB BERGGOETZ In his small, second floor studio, equipped with a sound system and microphone, Lance Fox retreats to hone his craft. That’s where he practices out loud his impersonations — from Larry the Cable Guy to Jerry Seinfeld and even Miss Piggy. It’s where he fine tunes singing like Elvis, rasping like John Mellencamp, and yelling like Bobby Knight. Being a “virtual one-man crowd” may seem like an unusual gig for this longtime University Elementary School physical education teacher. But, for Fox, it’s a passion that offers a creative outlet. “I like making people laugh, and I like singing, too,” he says. A Bloomington High School South graduate and a former All-American pole vaulter at Indiana University, he […]

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Asian-Style Women’s Shop Opens in Victoria Towers

Grace Guo, owner of JCK TREND. Photo by Naama Levy

Grace Guo traces a line between the outrageously popular “Gangnam Style” music video on YouTube (over two billion views) to her shop, JCK TREND, in Victoria Towers on the northwest corner of East Kirkwood and North Lincoln Street. Owned and operated by Guo, 23, JCK TREND sells popular Asian-brand clothing and skin care, cosmetic, and body care products. The store, which opened last fall, caters not just to Bloomington’s fast-growing Asian population but to non-Asians who are becoming increasingly interested in Far Eastern culture. According to Guo, more people are watching pop stars such as the Chinese-South Korean boy band EXO on YouTube. When they see that EXO is the celebrity endorser of the beauty care company Nature Republic, they’re […]

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