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Make a Date with Einstein's Sister PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
There might be nothing more difficult in rock music than crafting a good pop song. Except to make a couple albums full of them. Pop songs are so tricky because they need to sound effortless and ebullient while being catchy and tight – and that requires hard work, which makes effortless and ebullient all that more difficult.

 
Chicks Fly through Strong Set with Surprises PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
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Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
I dig Chicks. Not just because they have perfect harmony. Not just because they are superior instrumentalists. And not just because they are trendy, creative, and fun. I dig the Dixie Chicks because while they take their jobs seriously, they also know that they have to laugh along the way.

 
Big Rock, and Its Less-than-Bright Kid Brother PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
You remember rock, don’t you? That arena sound that required no hair spray, no leather, no preening, no showy solos, no attitude? The only things you needed were guitar, drums, bass, and a singer. That’s exactly what the local band Blue Ash Ink has on its self-titled, self-released album.

 
Bookends Boost Symphony Performance PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
After a summer of anticipation, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) kicked off its 86th season Saturday, October 7, at the Adler Theater. The mammoth performance of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, the intimate emotion of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, and even the rabblerousing overture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco delighted the senses.

 
Season Offers Solid Entertainment, Few Surprises PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
With few surprising pieces, this year’s Quad City Symphony Orchestra season is best described as “solid.” By relying on repertoire mainstays like Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Brahms’ Fourth, and the Verdi Requiem, music director and conductor Donald Schleicher has created a season that will surely please the Adler crowd but offer them sparse originality.

 
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