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Noteworthy Events for the Week of June 14 – 20 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz and Eric Junco   
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 23:16

Honeyboy EdwardsLouisiana Red and Honeyboy Edwards

The Redstone Room

Saturday, June 17, 9 p.m.

In this corner, weighing in with a W.C. Handy Award for Best Traditional Blues Artist, a discography that spans more than three decades, and a list of influences that includes Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Arthur Crudup - ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the stage that bluesman extraordinaire, the Alabama slamma ... Louisiana Red! And in this corner, weighing in with his own W.C. Handy Award, a 1996 induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, and both an autobiography (The World Don't Owe Me Nothing) and a documentary (Honeyboy) to his name - ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it for the Baron of Blues, the Goliath of the guitar ... David Honeyboy Edwards! One's a touring dynamo whose 2006 gigs have taken him to Ghana, Greece, and Belgium; one's a 90-year-old inspiration called "always enjoyable and occasionally brilliant" by Living Blues magazine. Who will emerge victorious when the two meet at their shared performance in Davenport's Redstone Room on Saturday, June 17? Based on their stats, I'm makin' an early prediction, folks: It'll be a draw. For more information, visit (http://www.redstoneroom.com). - Mike Schulz

 
Noteworthy Events for the Week of June 7-13 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 06 June 2006 23:44

King StragglerThe Hackensaw Boys, The Highway Girls, & King Straggler

The Redstone Room

Saturday, June 10, and Monday, June 12

 

Since its opening in April, Davenport's Redstone Room has booked an incredibly diverse series of musicians.

 
Some of Summer's Noteworthy Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 24 May 2006 01:05
THE LIVING SEA AND A-MAZING SEA
Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre
Opening Friday, May 26


There’s no better time than summer for enjoying a trek to the beach, venturing into deep waters, submerging yourself in the briny blue, and communing with some of nature’s most spectacular underwater creatures. Unless, like me, you’re hydrophobic.

 
Noteworthy Events for the Week of May 17-23, 2006 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz and Jesse Virgil   
Wednesday, 17 May 2006 02:22
LIN ROUNTREE
The Redstone Room
Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m.


Reviewing Lin Rountree’s Groovetree CD in the Michigan Chronicle, David G. Watkins wrote, “The smooth, progressive beats and rhythms are tantalizing and can send the listener into a virtual groove-based trance,” and as anyone who’s heard his music can attest ... wait, what was I saying? Rountree, the featured performer at the May 20 fundraising event for the Smooth Jazz Concert Series (being held in the River Music Experience’s Redstone Room), is an accomplished R&B, soul, and jazz trumpeter/composer who has risen to the forefront of the Detroit music scene, but his presence has been felt far beyond the Great Lakes State; in Jazz Monthly magazine, D.J. Fazio wrote, “If first impressions are lasting ones, then Lin Rountree’s CD Groovetree should make him a lasting player.” 

 
Noteworthy Events for the Week of May 10-16, 2006 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz and Jesse Virgil   
Wednesday, 10 May 2006 03:04
JASON RICCI & THE NEW BLOOD
Blueport Junction
Thursday, May 11, 8 p.m.


From the research I’ve done, it sounds like Jason Ricci really blows. Of course, he’s a harmonica player, so that’s actually a good thing. Playing Davenport’s Blueport Junction on Thursday, May 11, Ricci’s performance biography begins in 1995, when the musician performed the main stage of the King Biscuit Blues Festival, competed in the International Blues Competition in Memphis, and recorded his debut CD ... all before the age of 22.

 
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