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Two Jazz Legends Highlight Tour by Historic Newport Festival PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 17 February 2004 18:00
The all-star lineup of the Newport Jazz 50th Anniversary Tour, coming to the Adler Theatre on Monday, includes two authentic jazz legends in 78-year-old saxophonist and flutist James Moody and 70-year-old pianist and composer Cedar Walton; one of today’s outstanding new stars in saxophonist James Carter; a top jazz trumpet player in Randy Brecker; two of the most-called-upon rhythm-section players in bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash; and the fine guitarist Howard Alden.

Symphony Delivers Well-Rounded Program for Everyone PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 February 2004 18:00
Saturday’s Quad City Symphony Orchestra concert promised something for everyone, and just about everyone came to hear it. Young and novice audience members joined experienced classical-music lovers for The Thrill of Music concert presented to a near-capacity crowd by the Quad City Symphony.

City Opera Company Sparkles with "The Magic Flute" PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Jodie Shagrin Kavensky   
Tuesday, 13 January 2004 18:00
The fat lady didn’t sing, so I guess the opera isn’t over. Instead, it’s just beginning, with City Opera Company of the Quad Cities’ first self-produced opera, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. And if you think opera is stuffy, the production the organization staged this past weekend at the Galvin Fine Arts Center would have proved you wrong.

Exploring the Power of The Messiah PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 16 December 2003 18:00
Two hundred sixty years after its composer set the words to music, The Messiah still draws hundreds of spectators to enjoy the tradition in the Quad Cities. What makes The Messiah different from hundreds of other masterpieces created through the years? Perhaps its history can give us a clue to why crowds flock to see performances.

The Art of a Limited Palette PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 16 December 2003 18:00
The Winter Blanket is one of those bands that the more you listen to them, the more you want to know. My first experience with the group, which originally hailed from the Quad Cities but is now based in Minneapolis, came when I stumbled across its sophomore effort, Actors & Actresses (see “Building a Better Sedative,” River Cities’ Reader Issue 358, January 23-29, 2002).

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