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Even DJ Capt’n Krunch laughs at her stage name, which she cribbed from the breakfast cereal. But the native Brit is all business when she spins tunes from her 40,000-song catalog at Muggs. As the host of Friday Night Karaoke and a Saturday-night dance party, Krunch caters to requests -- from Top 40 and Motown to disco and swing. “I read the crowd and go from there,” she says. “Whatever works, I go with it.”

Krunch moved to the U.S. in the '80s, but she didn’t start DJing till 2003, when her roommate gave her a mixing board and a pair of headsets for Christmas. “I’m still a baby in this business, and I’m always learning from other DJs and how different their tastes are,” she says. “The best part about it is when I see people having a great time -- and I’m the one who’s creating it. It’s a great feeling.” Still, Krunch says she constantly surprises audiences -- which assume she’s a man, based on her stage name. “They see I’m a girl, and they’ll say, ‘You’re Capt’n Krunch?” she laughs. “Can you imagine what they’d say if I called myself Cocoa Puffs?”
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