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After Four Decades, The Holmes Brothers Get Their Due PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Wednesday, 04 July 2001 18:00
It’s a grand understatement when Wendell Holmes says of himself and his sibling Sherman, “We have a great rapport and a great bond that a lot of brothers don’t have.” The two brothers have been performing as a team for 45 years, which is pretty amazing when you consider that Sherman is a mere 61 and Wendell a spry 57.

 
Can Monster Magnet Save Rock? PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Wednesday, 06 June 2001 18:00
Dismiss Monster Magnet at your peril. It’s certainly not difficult, but it’s unwise. The band might be all that rock and roll has left. The five-piece New Jersey outfit has taken the Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin torch that Soundgarden carried in the early 1990s and stripped the 1970s-style heavy metal of its grungier self-loathing and self-importance of the past decade.

 
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.

 
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