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Super Bowl Offers Musical Smackdown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
January 28 promises an entertainment spectacle to live up to our new 21st Century mega-hype, with a superstar smackdown of the boy bands versus the snarling Boston rat mongrels. Super Bowl XXXV is serving up pre-game and halftime entertainment fireworks from ’N Sync, Sting, Bon Jovi, Styx, Ray Charles, and – dig this – recent Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Aerosmith.

 
Schizophrenic Program Fractures Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
The first half of December 28’s Chamber Music Quad Cities concert at the Davenport Unitarian Church followed the course of a well-scripted drama: An uneventful setup moved into a desperate middle section, followed by a triumphant conclusion.

 
Harmony Riley Pulls Off Nifty Trick PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
If you’re a member of a young rock-and-roll band, that first show supporting somebody big can be nerve-wracking. So imagine being Miles and Daxx Nielsen of Harmony Riley on January 12, opening for the first time with Cheap Trick and … dad? Yes, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen’s two sons will be setting the table for him on eight East Coast dates in January.

 
Year Yields a Few Breakthroughs, Plenty of Well-Crafted Music PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 December 2000 18:00
Thom Yorke is clearly the king of 2000. Looking over my list of favorite albums of 2000, I notice that the vocalist shows up three times: leading Radiohead through Kid A (obviously) but also doing duets on albums by Björk and PJ Harvey.

 
Gold Waiting to Be Mined PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
As misnomers go, Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls is a doozy. First of all, there’s very little wicked about the vocal work of Wicked Liz, who goes by Liz Townsend when not on stage. She can growl in a most unmenacing way, but her voice generally runs from pop sweet to hearty.

 
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