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Jazz Festival Mounts Strong Field PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 15 May 2001 18:00
Probably the smartest thing the organizers of the Eighth Annual Quad Cities Jazz Fest can do is leave Jim Widner to his own devices. Widner, the musical director of the festival and leader of the St.

Hornucopia 2001 Boasts Wide Variety Friday and Saturday in The District PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 15 May 2001 18:00
The Hornucopia festival this weekend in The District of Rock Island could fall into a pattern of sameness – with the requirement that all bands feature horns and with several outfits making repeat performances.

Symphony Captures Pain, Horror, and Redemption PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 April 2001 18:00
Giuseppe Verdi originally wrote only a portion of his Messa da Requiem (conceived to honor Rossini) with the hope that other composers would join in him in completing it, but the project never materialized.

Praise Meant for Smoky Bars PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 03 April 2001 18:00
New York City legends The Holmes Brothers bring a preacher’s fervor and faith to boogie blues, something apparent in the music and vocals as well as the lyrics. These guys believe, and you will, too, damn it. The tight trio – with Holmes brothers Wendell and Sherman along with drummer Willie “Popsy” Dixon – will be making a stop this week at CSPS in Cedar Rapids, but even if you can’t make it out Wednesday night, you shouldn’t miss an early candidate for the best album of 2001: Speaking in Tongues, on Alligator Records.

The Blue Band Finds Its Way — After 20 Years PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
Bob Dorr has a self-effacing way, with something serious and true behind it. “I’m like all the dot-coms that are going under but on a much smaller scale,” he said. One of his favorite lines is that the genius of The Blue Band is its persistence.

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