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Sonic Youth Releases Record Interrupted by Attacks PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
• This Tuesday brings the new Sonic Youth album, Murray Street, influenced by the recording’s interruption last fall by the September 11 terrorist attacks. Named for the band’s lower Manhattan studio address, which was hastily abandoned after only one month of recording, the album features dual saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich of Borbetomagus.

 
District Gets Kudos for Gumbo Ya Ya PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
It’s a shame when musicians who perform America’s original art forms – jazz, blues, and other African-American musics such as gospel and zydeco – tell us that their music is much more respected and appreciated in Europe and Japan than in this country.

 
Chamber Music Festival Soars with Several Pieces PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
Chamber music is highlighted by individuality, expressiveness, and an intimate musical experience. It’s a treat for the ears, and a break from the heaviness of orchestral concerts. Fortunately, the Quad Cities has a robust chamber tradition, and much of this can be attributed to the work of Chamber Music Quad Cities (CMQC).

 
Blues in the Hood Brings Arts Back to the Community PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 11 June 2002 18:00
Live music isn’t an endangered species, but there are certainly fewer and fewer venues offering it these days. That’s a stark contrast to a time when music was everywhere in the community. “These are significantly different times,” said Nate Lawrence.

 
Rock Opera Gets a New Life PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 11 June 2002 18:00
• The good ol’ boys of the Drive-By Truckers have resurrected the rock opera in their own grand Southern gentry style, as their new two-CD set is a concept album based on the life, death, and haunting legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

 
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