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Slave to the Song PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 19 March 2002 18:00
Ron Block doesn’t like the spotlight, and that makes him a perfect fit for the world’s most popular bluegrass band, Alison Krauss & Union Station. “The whole concept of my playing is to enhance the sound of the band and not draw attention to myself unnecessarily,” said Block, the band’s guitarist, banjo player, and most frequent songwriter.

Soloist Warms Audience in Symphony Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
One name saved a frozen evening. Christian Lindberg. On what was the most treacherous weather night the Quad Cities had seen in a while, Lindberg – Sweden’s famous solo artist and rare solo trombonist – dazzled the sparse Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) audience with flashy clothes, incredible playing, and rarely performed but easily accessible trombone concertos.

Burnt McMelba Toast Reunites for RIBCO Show PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 26 February 2002 18:00
Legendary Quad Cities groove-rock band Burnt McMelba Toast is reuniting for a concert on Friday at RIBCO in The District of Rock Island. Drummer Erik Wilson (who now lives in Philadelphia) and guitarist/singer Pat Willis (presently of Colorado) will return to the Quad Cities for a special show that will also feature original Toast drummer Kevin Moore on some songs.

Misguided Choices Sink Symphony Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 February 2002 18:00
At the February 2 Quad City Symphony Orchestra concert, the crowd was noticeably perplexed by the divergent Barber Violin Concerto and seemingly in pain sitting through Mahler’s lengthy but cheery Fourth Symphony.

Local Favorites Play Unique Program in Chamber Music Quad Cities Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
It’s doubtless Beethoven was a genius of rare proportion and that his music stands as a monument in the canon of classical music, yet his placement on the musical timeline put an unusual burden on his output. On one hand, he was a classicist, falling at the end of the classical period and tutored by one of its masters, Franz Joseph Haydn.

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