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The Blue Band Finds Its Way — After 20 Years PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
Bob Dorr has a self-effacing way, with something serious and true behind it. “I’m like all the dot-coms that are going under but on a much smaller scale,” he said. One of his favorite lines is that the genius of The Blue Band is its persistence.

 
Kung Fu Records Debuts Film Series PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
• Kung Fu Records has just released the first in its new independent feature-length film series, That Darn Punk, on home video. The movie is a truly homegrown project, recorded on film – not video – with a bare-bones budget of $20,000.

 
Orchestra-Schmorchestra PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
The goal was something young. Young performers. Young audience. Young composer. Those were the parameters the Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra set two years ago when it asked for composers to apply for a commission, its first in more than a decade.

 
Clapton Trots Out His Reptile PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
• This Tuesday brings Eric Clapton’s all-new studio album, Reptile, jam-packed with stellar musicians and an interesting handful of cover selections including James Taylor’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Ain’t Gonna Stand for It.

 
Face to Face Album Gives Influences Their Due PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 27 February 2001 18:00
• As a connoisseur of interesting cover versions, I raise my glass and invite you drink deep from the new Face To Face collection, Standards & Practices, just released on the Vagrant label. Uncovering the band’s personal guilty-pleasure nuggets from the new-wave 1980s and more contemporary influences is a real treat on this one – tearing into blistering renditions of selections like The Smiths’ “What Difference Does It Make,” the Pixies’ “Planet of Sound,” the Pogues’ “Sunny Side of the Street,” and the Jam’s excellent “That’s Entertainment.

 
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