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Rooted, but Light on Their Feet PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 20 February 2001 18:00
In the booklet for Shaffer Street’s debut album is a gauzy picture of the band’s leader, Chris Shaffer, that suggests Rob Zombie about to do some damage – long hair, beard, made-up eyes, and a sly look of malevolence.

 
Perez Plays Tribute to Jazz Great in Trio’s Debut PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 February 2001 18:00
Panama-bred jazz pianist, composer, and educator opened himself up to some scrutiny after he announced during Saturday’s concert that this was his jazz trio’s first public performance. But although the players weren’t always on the same page, it was an impressive debut.

 
Honest Symphony Concert Sparkles with Awe-Inspiring Watershed PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 06 February 2001 18:00
Enchanted with the ideals of the French Revolution, Beethoven originally dedicated his third symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte. But when Napoleon declared himself emperor, Beethoven tore up the title page and renamed the symphony the “Heroic symphony, to celebrate the memory of great man.

 
A Brief History of Danilo Perez PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 06 February 2001 18:00
Danilo Perez was born in Panama in 1966. His father, also called Danilo, was a singer. At the age of three, Danilo would play bongos when attending his father’s rehearsals. He took up the guitar at the age of five and by the time he was 10, he was studying piano at the National Conservatory in Panama.

 
Danilo Perez Brings His Melting-Pot Jazz to Town PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 06 February 2001 18:00
It’s a shame that most of the Quad Cities will see only one side of Danilo Perez during his week-long visit here as part of Quad City Arts’ award-winning Visiting Artist series. When he performs on February 10 at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to see the focused jazz master infusing the most American of music forms with folk music and the musical history of his native Latin America.

 
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