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Big Things Happening at Bix Festival PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 16 July 2002 18:00
It would be easy to forgive the Bix Memorial Jazz Society if its leaders were looking past this weekend’s Bix Memorial Jazz Festival. After all, next year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke, and the society has some big things planned, including a Caribbean Bix cruise in November 2003 and what’s sure to be a blowout centennial festival next summer.

 
A Rare Insight PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 09 July 2002 18:00
The photograph on the cover of Retrospective 1982-2002, the new overview CD by Cedar Rapids’ Gayla Drake Paul, might at first seem to be a concession to modern marketing. The photo, dating from 1988, shows Paul in a tank top and unzipped jeans, her hand reaching under her shirt, exposing part of a breast.

 
District Gets Kudos for Gumbo Ya Ya PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
It’s a shame when musicians who perform America’s original art forms – jazz, blues, and other African-American musics such as gospel and zydeco – tell us that their music is much more respected and appreciated in Europe and Japan than in this country.

 
Chamber Music Festival Soars with Several Pieces PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
Chamber music is highlighted by individuality, expressiveness, and an intimate musical experience. It’s a treat for the ears, and a break from the heaviness of orchestral concerts. Fortunately, the Quad Cities has a robust chamber tradition, and much of this can be attributed to the work of Chamber Music Quad Cities (CMQC).

 
Blues in the Hood Brings Arts Back to the Community PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 11 June 2002 18:00
Live music isn’t an endangered species, but there are certainly fewer and fewer venues offering it these days. That’s a stark contrast to a time when music was everywhere in the community. “These are significantly different times,” said Nate Lawrence.

 
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