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What's Happenin': Thursday, May 10, through Wednesday, May 23 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 06:00

Mark MellitsMusic

Rhythm Unleashed: The Music of Mark Mellits

The Redstone Room

Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.

 

The latest presentation in the Quad City Symphony’s Signature Series finds four of the orchestra’s members performing Rhythm Unleashed: The Music of Mark Mellits, taking place on May 19 at Davenport’s Redstone Room. And if that seems like an ill-fitting venue for a symphony offering, you should know that according to the New York Press, Mellits’ compositions suggest “what classical music has in common with rock and pop.”

You should also know that according to the All Music Guide, “Mellits apparently draws considerable inspiration from food” ... but then again, who doesn’t?

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, April 26, through Wednesday, May 9 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:00
Andre WilliamsMusic

Andre Williams & the Goldstars

Rock Island Brewing Company

Saturday, May 5

 

Venerated R&B musician Andre Williams plays the Rock Island Brewing Company on May 5, and describing his glorious growl of a voice, punk musician Lux Interior said, “Andre Williams makes Little Richard sound like Pat Boone.” The same is oftentimes said of me ... but I think that’s just because when I sing, everyone I imitate sounds like Pat Boone.

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, April 12, through Wednesday, April 25 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 06:00

Big Bill MorganfieldMusic

Big Bill Morganfield

The Muddy Waters

Friday, April 20, 9 p.m.

 

Legendary blues musician McKinley Morganfield, better known by his nickname Muddy Waters, was born on April 4, 1913. Some 99 years and two weeks after his birth, the late great’s son Big Bill Morganfield will not only headline a local blues concert on April 20, but a concert taking place at the Bettendorf venue called The Muddy Waters. Man, that’s some kind of birthday acknowledgment. For my dad’s last birthday, I got him socks.

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, March 29, through Wednesday, April 11 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:00

Local HMusic

Local H

Rock Island Brewing Company

Friday, April 6, 9p.m.

 

Before embarking on an East Coast tour that takes the duo to New York, Massachusetts, and Delaware, the alternative rockers of Local H will, on April 6, play a concert at the Rock Island Brewing Company.

Rock Island? Hey, that’s where I live! “Rock Island! Woo-hoo! Ye-e-e-e-ea-a-ah-h!!!

Sorry. Just thought it’d be fun to act like one of those concertgoers who does that sort of thing.

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, March 15, through Wednesday, March 28 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 06:00

Jessica Denney and Pat Flaherty rehearse Mr. MarmaladeTheatre

Mr. Marmalade

Village Theatre

Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, April 1

 

Mr. Marmalade, which Davenport’s New Ground Theatre will stage from March 22 through April 1, is a comedy about a four-year-old girl named Lucy and her imaginary playmate of the show’s title. A businessman with bipolar disorder, a porn addiction, and a considerable cocaine problem, Mr. Marmalade tends to ignore Lucy as much as her one-night-stand-seeking single mother does, frequently leaving Lucy alone to contend with her suicidal five-year-old friend and ... .

A-a-a-and I’ve just lost at least half of you, haven’t I?

 
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