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The Dead Kennedys Sell Out – By Going to Court PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 06 February 2001 18:00
Further proof of our ever-growing litigious society: The original West Coast social-political anarchists, the Dead Kennedys, have stepped into the brown shoes of “the man,” as the former members have just succeeded in a long legal attack against founder and new-media icon Jello Biafra for shared ownership of the group’s vast archives.

Honest Symphony Concert Sparkles with Awe-Inspiring Watershed PDF Print E-mail
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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
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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
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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.

The Pimps Are Unsigned (Again) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 January 2001 18:00
In an irony well-suited to the band’s name, The Pimps used Mickey Mouse, then chucked him. The Rockford, Illinois, rock/rap/funk (and sometimes jazz and country) band signed with ABC/Disney subsidiary Hollywood Records ($1 million for two albums), released last year’s To a Cool Person, Stay That Way, toured with Insane Clown Posse, nabbed a spot alongside Metallica and Limp Bizkit on the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack, and then left the label.

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