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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).

Bringing Life to Quad City Live PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 02 December 2003 18:00
The fledgling club Quad City Live got a big push in October, when the annual Pigstock metalfest was held in its parking lot (in the Freight House complex off River Drive in Davenport). But that boost wouldn’t do much if the club didn’t continue to bring in interesting acts.

Future Appletree Celebrates One Year PDF Print E-mail
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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.

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