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The Legendary Blue Band Approaches 25 Years PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 30 November 2004 18:00
Bob Dorr has fronted the Blue Band for 23 years, and he promises that he’ll keep it going through a major milestone: a quarter century. “Our immediate goal is to make it to 25 years, and that’s less than 18 months away,” Dorr said.

 
Contemporary Acts Resurrect Old Tunes for Zombie Soundtrack PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 November 2004 18:00
• Stubbs the Zombie, an upcoming new video game, takes players back to the good ol’ zombie-killing days of the late 1950s, collecting modern acts time-traveling as well, covering early pop-rock classics for the modern age on the accompanying soundtrack.

 
Holiday Pops Delivers a Varied, Energetic Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Lars Rehnberg   
Tuesday, 23 November 2004 18:00
After a mere two rehearsals last weekend, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) treated roughly 7,000 audience members to a smart, polished Holiday Pops concert Saturday at The Mark. Joining the QCSO’s 82 musicians were 109 singers from the Davenport First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir, a 97-voice children’s chorus, 22 members of the Figure Skating Club of the Quad Cities, and jazz quintet The Hot Club of San Francisco – a rather grand total of 315 performers.

 
Future Appletree Celebrates Two Years with Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 November 2004 18:00
Anybody expecting a big expansion for the Future Appletree record label is likely to be disappointed. The bands obviously hope to make a big splash, but the label itself is trying to keep things intimate. “It started as a thing among friends, and with the exception of A Is Jump, it’s pretty much stayed that way,” said Pat Stolley, one of the label’s founders and a member of The Marlboro Chorus.

 
Artists Give a Hand to Sudan PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 16 November 2004 18:00
• A terrific new charity CD is due next week, benefiting refugee assistance in Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. Entitled Genocide in Sudan, the Waxploitation Records release features contributions from an amazing array of socially conscious artists, including Tom Morello’s Nightwatchmen, Tweaker with Will Oldham, Danger Mouse with Murs, and DJ Spooky with Lee “Scratch” Perry.

 
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