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Appreciating Ed PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
For this journey to Ohio in mid-November, we have the enviable role of designated witnesses to the canonization of our friend and master life teacher Edmond (Ed) Thigpen by his peers and fellow professionals. I say “peers” to be PC, but in our opinion and in many ways Ed is in a class all by himself.

 
Young Jazz Singer Earns His Place Among the Greats PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
After hearing Kurt Elling in person and listening to his CDs, I have to agree with the Downbeat magazine critics polls – something I normally do not do – that named him the number-one jazz male vocalist in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

 
Soloist Romero Elevates Symphony Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) performance on Saturday, December 7, demonstrated the sharp contrasts within classical music. From rugged romanticism to stark minimalism, the concert led by Conductor and Musical Director Donald Schleicher was balanced, and the performance was well formed, as the orchestra played pieces by Kearnis, Mozart, Respighi, and the Paganini of the piano, Franz Liszt.

 
Holiday Pops Concert Fills Audience with Good Will PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 03 December 2002 18:00
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Festival of Trees Holiday Pops Concert on November 23 was not a concert for orchestral-music purists, but it is an integral part of the symphony season and essential for increasing the local symphonic- and classical-music base.

 
Hear and See New Sounds from Familiar Faces PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 03 December 2002 18:00
A handful of local bands have new releases, and they carry the distinct flavor of the past. One might say that time has stood still here in this part of the Midwest, but the current sad state of popular music – from the pop princesses and boy bands to nü-metal – makes each of these releases sound fresher than they might have in a different time.

 
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