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Trout’s Skills Impress, with Feeling PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
Walter Trout’s voice and guitar playing have a desperation to them, a sense of need that fuels the songs. It’s easy to read a bit much into them, perhaps, because while Trout is revered in Europe, he’s still searching for his deserved reputation in his native States.

 
Schleicher’s Third QCSO Season Looks to Be Strongest Yet PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
In the past two years, the Quad City Symphony (QCSO) under the direction of musical director and conductor Donald Schleicher has demonstrated its ability to program diverse, compelling concerts. Old reliable pieces have been buttressed by less-traditional works, resulting in concerts that are both enjoyable and enlightening.

 
QC Symphony Conductor Builds Reputation with Distinctive Choices PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
When the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) takes the stage for its season-opening performances next weekend, the audience will have several new experiences – one piece in tribute to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and another that few people anywhere have heard.

 
James Gets Super-Freakier PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 18:00
• The seminal funk record of the 1980s gets an upgraded reissue this Tuesday. Motown’s recent “Deluxe Edition” program is hitting all the bells again, with their introduction of Rick James’ Street Songs to a new bounce generation.

 
Keeping the Blues Low-Key PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 18:00
High-energy blues often come off as a touch disingenuous; if one’s truly stuck in the blues, one’s more likely to be in a torpor than firing off lightning-quick licks. The Quad Cities’ own Whatever Blues Band seems to understand this.

 
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