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Album Is No Child's Play PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
These ones are really doing it for the kids! The new just released Gizmodgery CD from Self takes kids’ play up a notch as the entire disc uses everyday toy instruments – and nothing else – whipping it all up into a clanking, churning delight with Beck-esque playfulness and Prince-esque funk.

 
Big Rock, and Its Less-than-Bright Kid Brother PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
You remember rock, don’t you? That arena sound that required no hair spray, no leather, no preening, no showy solos, no attitude? The only things you needed were guitar, drums, bass, and a singer. That’s exactly what the local band Blue Ash Ink has on its self-titled, self-released album.

 
Lucky Few to Find Bizkit Ticket PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
The new Limp Bizkit album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, is due this coming Tuesday on the Flip/Interscope label and features a funky Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory-esque twist. Purchasers might be lucky enough to find a randomly inserted “golden ticket” and autographed gold CD inside a handful of the first pressing of discs.

 
Bookends Boost Symphony Performance PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
After a summer of anticipation, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) kicked off its 86th season Saturday, October 7, at the Adler Theater. The mammoth performance of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, the intimate emotion of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, and even the rabblerousing overture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco delighted the senses.

 
Season Offers Solid Entertainment, Few Surprises PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
With few surprising pieces, this year’s Quad City Symphony Orchestra season is best described as “solid.” By relying on repertoire mainstays like Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Brahms’ Fourth, and the Verdi Requiem, music director and conductor Donald Schleicher has created a season that will surely please the Adler crowd but offer them sparse originality.

 
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