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Young Rolls Again in March PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 29 January 2002 18:00
• Neil Young’s new album, Are You Passionate?, is set for release on March 26. The highly anticipated record will feature the single “Let’s Roll,” written in response to the chilling last words of the September 11 airline passengers who charged the cockpit.

 
NYC Benefit Debuts on DVD with New Features PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
• This Tuesday brings the two-DVD version of The Concert for New York City, recorded October 20 with more than five hours of footage capturing all the night’s performances and special presenters not found in the recently issued CD version.

 
Local Favorites Play Unique Program in Chamber Music Quad Cities Concert PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
It’s doubtless Beethoven was a genius of rare proportion and that his music stands as a monument in the canon of classical music, yet his placement on the musical timeline put an unusual burden on his output. On one hand, he was a classicist, falling at the end of the classical period and tutored by one of its masters, Franz Joseph Haydn.

 
Building a Better Sedative PDF Print E-mail
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.

 
Architect of Space-Age Bachelor-Pad Music Dies PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 15 January 2002 18:00
• Raise a cocktail to the sky and nod in sad salute to the passing of Juan Garcia Esquivel, the “mood music” composer and visionary of lounge electronica. As mono LPs went stereo, Esquivel made bold musical explorations to excite the emerging hi-fi culture.

 
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