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Trout’s Skills Impress, with Feeling PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
Walter Trout’s voice and guitar playing have a desperation to them, a sense of need that fuels the songs. It’s easy to read a bit much into them, perhaps, because while Trout is revered in Europe, he’s still searching for his deserved reputation in his native States.

 
Schleicher’s Third QCSO Season Looks to Be Strongest Yet PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
In the past two years, the Quad City Symphony (QCSO) under the direction of musical director and conductor Donald Schleicher has demonstrated its ability to program diverse, compelling concerts. Old reliable pieces have been buttressed by less-traditional works, resulting in concerts that are both enjoyable and enlightening.

 
QC Symphony Conductor Builds Reputation with Distinctive Choices PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 18:00
When the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) takes the stage for its season-opening performances next weekend, the audience will have several new experiences – one piece in tribute to the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and another that few people anywhere have heard.

 
Keeping the Blues Low-Key PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 18:00
High-energy blues often come off as a touch disingenuous; if one’s truly stuck in the blues, one’s more likely to be in a torpor than firing off lightning-quick licks. The Quad Cities’ own Whatever Blues Band seems to understand this.

 
Threat of Rain Doesn’t Dampen Pops, but Soloist’s Comments Nearly Do PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 11 September 2001 18:00
When the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Donald Schleicher took to the bandshell in LeClaire Park on September 8, ominous rain clouds hovered overhead with the promise of rain. That didn’t keep an estimated crowd of nearly 8,000 from trickling in, spreading their picnic munchies, and readying themselves for a Quad Cities late-summer staple: the annual Riverfront Pops concert.

 
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