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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
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.

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