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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.

Great Day in the Quad Cities Portraits Available PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 28 August 2001 18:00
Prints from the Great Day in the Quad Cities portrait taken at this month’s ArtStroll are now available. The photo, the second in a planned cycle of four documenting different facets of the arts, is a snapshot of the area’s music community.

Minneapolis Band Brings Its Happy, Soulful Groove to RIBCO PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 14 August 2001 18:00
With big beats, a care-free, soulful groove, and a big-ass smile on every song, Minneapolis’ Iffy couldn’t be more different than its name when it comes to its status as a party band. What is uncertain is whether the trio will get credit for being supreme craftsmen and smart songwriters.

Peniston Returns to the QCs for a Band Reunion PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 07 August 2001 18:00
• This Thursday will feature a couple of homecomings at some local taverns. The Ernie Peniston Band reunites for an August 9 show at O’Meara’s Pub in Bettendorf. Bo Butler, Joe Collins, and Tony Carton will join Peniston (front man for the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings) to perform blues tunes from his Quad Cities days.

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