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Future Appletree Celebrates One Year PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 25 November 2003 18:00
After a year in operation, the Quad Cities-based Future Appletree label has an impressive résumé: four sparkling releases and a stable of reliable acts with an experimental-indie-pop flavor. It’s clear even at this early stage that there’s a distinct Future Appletree sound, which is evidenced by the new Soundtracks for Kisses, Trips, & Fits: A Future Appletree Compilation.

 
Holiday Pops Delights with Texture and Depth PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 November 2003 18:00
The Holiday Pops concert inspired Christmas spirit in a near-capacity crowd of about 8,500 people at The Mark on November 22 with an array of dazzling sights and sounds of the season. The Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, the Holiday Pops Children’s Chorus, traveling medieval performers Tapestry, and skaters from the Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities joined the Quad City Symphony Orchestra for a Christmas program impressive in texture and depth.

 
Local Trio Shines in Friends of Chamber Music Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 November 2003 18:00
A mosaic of the classical and modern, vocal and instrumental greeted a receptive audience at The Friends of Chamber Music concert November 16 at Edwards Congregational Church in Davenport. Baritone Lionel Marcoux and piano accompanist Kathleen Kelly alternated with the Rosewind Trio for an interesting mix of short performances.

 
Zydeco Band Delights Local Audiences PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 November 2003 18:00
Last week, Quad City Arts brought in Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys, one of Louisiana’s top zydeco bands, for a residency as part of its Visiting Artist series. The band featured Simien on accordion and vocals, a rubboard or frottoir player, a guitarist, a keyboardist, a bassist, and a drummer.

 
Tenki Goes into Orbit PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 November 2003 18:00
The Chicago band Tenki has graduated from pop oddity to maturity, and contrary to what you might imagine, the transformation is anything but dull. After last year’s playful debut Red Baby, Tenki has just released View of an Orbiting Man on the Quad Cities’ Future Appletree label.

 
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