Updated: The farewell performance is Saturday, October 24, not Friday.
DJ Miss Audry, one of the best-known female DJs in the city, is retiring after more than a decade behind the decks. "It's been a long and amazing DJ ride for me, but after thirteen years, I have decided to hang up my headphones. About a year ago, my mom and I took over a Greek cafe, Melita's, which is taking up most of my time," she explains. "I finally decided it's time to focus my energy on helping my family make the business a success." She'll also be spending some time putting her degree in journalism to use as a writer.
It's not a decision that comes easily, but Miss Audry (aka Adriana Aguilar) says she knows it's the right thing for her to do. "I go back and forth. Retire. Not retire. Retire ... I had some months to really think long and hard about my decision and when you know it's time, it's time," she says. "I'm sure I will daydream about a future 'I'm Back' party, or doing some random guest appearance somewhere. For now though, there's no plans on the radar." But before she puts away her records for good, there's one the matter of her farewell performance.
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You can catch her final set at her Unplugged party, this
Friday Saturday, October 24 at the Funky Buddha (see flier at the end of this post for details). Don't let the name confuse you, though -- this is no acoustic DJ set. "I've actually had several funny questions about that," she says. "I just wanted to get the point across that this would be my last DJ set because everything was getting 'unplugged.' Maybe that's what I should've called it. 'Getting Unplugged!'"