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Benefit CD Worthy for More than Its Cause PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
It was a great idea by the Blackthorn Pub & Eatery. Host local bands on four consecutive Sundays in late summer, record their sets, compile the best performances on CD, and sell it as a benefit for two charities, Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities and the Mississippi Valley Blues Society’s BlueSKool program.

 
New CD Delivers Power-Pop Magic PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
• My favorite new CD of the moment goes to Rick Altizer and his power -pop masterpiece All Tie Zer. Bearing the imprint of the Not Lame Recordings, a Colorado label serving up the best in indie pop, this new album is candy for the ears with its “Dear God”-era XTC meets Tom Petty cleverness and melancholy melodies.

 
Symphony Doesn’t Disappoint with Crowd-Pleasing Concert PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
Undoubtedly Dvorak’s Cello Concerto is the most famous piece of its type ever written. In fact, composers such as Brahms – upon hearing Dvorak’s piece – lamented that they hadn’t written a cello concerto themselves.

 
Labels Work Together to Speed Tribute Album PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 27 November 2001 18:00
• The “big five” major music companies – Sony, EMI, BMG, Universal, and the Warner Music Group – have laid down their swords and come together to rush the release this Tuesday of America: A Tribute to Heroes, a not-for-profit CD, VHS, or DVD documenting the somber benefit broadcast from September 21.

 
Engaging Cellist Finds His Voice PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 27 November 2001 18:00
Zuill Bailey was a rambunctious child. The cello changed him. Bailey’s first encounter with the cello was at a symphony concert as a young child. Running through the halls, he “smashed into a girl holding a cello,” breaking the instrument, he recalled.

 
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