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DJ Scratches Turntable Art PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 28 November 2000 18:00
All this scratchin’ is making me itch! I swear turntablist extraordinaire Mr. Dibbs must be an octopus, with multiple arms flying, dropping needles, cuing beats, and wagging platters like a mad audio scientist. Sure, he’s been awarded top-10 DJ status from Spin, Trace, and Thrasher magazines, but it’s the sheer creativity of the layers be builds up, drops out, and smashes together that’s amazing: fuzzy psychedelica over jazz, Led Zeppelin into Lenny Kravitz, ragamuffin pimp-strolling beats, and snippets of spoken-word children’s records.

 
Stetson-Wearin’ Reggae Cowboys Rewrite History PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 28 November 2000 18:00
Reggae Cowboys have all the trappings of a novelty act: Canadians in cowboy hats doing the reggae thing in songs about the Wild Wild West. It sounds a bit like Dread Zeppelin crossed with the Village People, if a little more original.

 
The King Only Improves with Age PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 November 2000 18:00
B.B. King proved that while he might be older, he’s also better. The legendary “King of the Blues” played to a packed house at the Adler Theatre on Monday night as part of his 75th birthday tour, and the crowd was appreciative to have him.

 
Return of the Scary People PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 November 2000 18:00
In my college years – and that feels so very long ago right now – the CD player was loaded with the likes of Ministry, Skinny Puppy, and Skrew. It was the 15-minute heyday of industrial, and all those bands had my ears.

 
Performances and Dixon's Return Lost in Fractured Program PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 November 2000 18:00
Returning to the podium after a six-year absence, James Dixon on November 4 conducted the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) in a concert that merged the best of European impressionistic and romantic traditions.

 
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