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Building a Better Sedative PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
Take a fairly intelligent three-chord progression and pair it with minimalist vocal melodies executed at a snail’s pace, and you’ve accomplished 90 percent of what decent “slo-core” music requires. The other 10 percent isn’t so easy to pull off, but smart lyrics, musicianship, and the power to evoke an emotional response bring the package to completion.

 
New Recordings Should Please Music Fans of Many Stripes PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 December 2001 18:00
Variety is the order of the day on the local music scene. Two new releases by local bands are now available, and fans of electronic music and straight-ahead heavy metal should have a good time with both albums. Also, we finally caught up with a recent recording by a local singer that should please people who like soft ballads and light country.

 
Benefit CD Worthy for More than Its Cause PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
It was a great idea by the Blackthorn Pub & Eatery. Host local bands on four consecutive Sundays in late summer, record their sets, compile the best performances on CD, and sell it as a benefit for two charities, Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities and the Mississippi Valley Blues Society’s BlueSKool program.

 
Symphony Doesn’t Disappoint with Crowd-Pleasing Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
Undoubtedly Dvorak’s Cello Concerto is the most famous piece of its type ever written. In fact, composers such as Brahms – upon hearing Dvorak’s piece – lamented that they hadn’t written a cello concerto themselves.

 
Engaging Cellist Finds His Voice PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 27 November 2001 18:00
Zuill Bailey was a rambunctious child. The cello changed him. Bailey’s first encounter with the cello was at a symphony concert as a young child. Running through the halls, he “smashed into a girl holding a cello,” breaking the instrument, he recalled.

 
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