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They Did It Better in Clinton PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 28 October 2003 18:00
All of downtown Davenport was transformed into a woofer on Friday, October 10, when Pigstock came to town. The metal music extravaganza, with Slayer as the headliner, drew an impressive crowd to the river side of Banana Joe’s, located in the old Freight House.

Touring Company of "Rigoletto" Shines at Adler Theatre PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Patricia Baugh-Riechers   
Tuesday, 21 October 2003 18:00
When the censors of Venice read the first libretto of the opera Rigoletto, they felt that the story was dangerous, shocking, and unflattering to the King of France. The original libretto and the Victor Hugo play on which it was based featured historical figures, King Francis I of France and his jester, Tribuolet. Giuseppi Verdi, who wrote the score, and Francesco Maria Piave, who wrote the libretto, made changes. The King was changed to a Duke, the setting from France to Italy, and the name of the jester to Rigoletto. The censors were satisfied, and the opera was first performed in Venice on March 11, 1851.

The One-Man Jam Band PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 30 September 2003 18:00
Keller Williams is a unique artist, a multi-instrumentalist whose body can produce sounds reminiscent of Bobby McFerrin, a guitar virtuoso, a performer who can create a wall of sound on stage even though he’s all by himself.

Pocket Dwellers Shine, Live and on Record PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 September 2003 18:00
I first caught Pocket Dwellers live at Hornucopia 2002. I was immediately taken by the band’s musicianship, cohesiveness, originality, and of tons of energy – each of which was unrivaled by any band there, and touring favorites Liquid Soul headlined, if that helps make my point.

Brew Ha Ha Bands Bow New Discs PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 16 September 2003 18:00
The two Quad Cities-based bands providing musical accompaniment to WQPT’s Brew Ha Ha in LeClaire Park on Saturday have both released new discs recently, and they’re worthy efforts that suggest there will be plenty of great American music to help the beer go down.

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