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" Women Composers" by Brian Hughes, Conductor . On Feb. 28th. 2013 at the Independent Scholars Evenings. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:29
Feb. 28th. 2013 " Women Composers" by Brian Hughes, Conductor.
Conductor Brian Hughes is going to discuss "Women Composers" on Thursday evening as an introduction to the Quad City Wind Ensembles'  * upcoming concert, "The Women's Movement", featuring music by women composers on March 3 at 3:00 p.m. at Allaert Auditorium in the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University.
*The Quad City Wind Ensemble has won a National Award. Please scroll below for the announcement.
About the presenter:
Brian Hughes, Conductor
Since moving to Iowa in 1983, Brian Hughes has maintained an active regional profile as a teacher, conductor, and author.  His education includes degrees from Olivet College and the University of Northern Iowa and he has completed the coursework for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As an educator, Hughes’s experience runs the gamut, with ten years in the public and parochial schools (grades 5-12) and 15 years as an Associate Professor of Music at Loras College (Dubuque).  Currently he serves as a 5-8 grade string music educator in the Dubuque Community Schools while maintaining an active schedule as a band, orchestra, and choral guest conductor and clinician.
As an author, his study in wind band repertoire has been published in The Instrumentalist.  He also maintains a professional blog—Score and Podium—and has written program notes for the Dubuque (IA) Symphony, the UW-Madison Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Knoxville (TN) Symphony, and his ongoing 12-year association with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Symphony.
A very active conductor both at home and abroad, he has conducted many honor bands and festivals, as well as appearances with ensembles ranging from the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, the U.S.A.F. Heartland of America Band, and the UW-Madison Wind Ensemble. An active supporter of community music, he was the first-ever Associate Conductor of the Bettendorf Park Band, and also founded the Tri-State Wind Symphony, a community-based ensemble that will celebrate its 19th season in summer 2013.  He has also served as a Graduate Assistant and Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leading the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and the University Band.
His orchestral experience began with an eight-year appointment as Conductor of the Dubuque Youth Symphony and Assistant Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.  He has also appeared many times with the Dubuque Community String Orchestra and his overseas travels have included guest-conducting appearances with orchestras in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Russia.
A proponent of new music, Hughes coordinated the reading/recording project at UW-Madison, and led UW-Madison ensembles in no fewer than four world premieres, including Alex Nohai-Seaman’s 50-minute Requiem for soprano and chamber orchestra.  Since 1998 he has led 15 first performances of works for wind band and orchestra, most recently in 2011 with the Quad City Wind Ensemble and the Tri-State Wind Symphony.
Garnering conducting prizes from two regional Czech orchestras, Hughes is a two-time winner of the Richard and Agatha Church Conducting Prize, presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  In recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the arts,” he was presented the 2005 Elisha Darlin Award, given by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society.  In his spare time, Hughes can be found in both the kitchen and his wine cellar, dreaming up the perfect pairing.
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Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.
Thursday.
1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.
Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance.  For security reasons, this door is open from 6.45-7.00pm : after that, please call if you need it opened. The 5th. Avenue entrance door is open for the evening.
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996.
Please visit www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.
* Q-C WIND ENSEMBLE WINS NATIONAL PRIZE:
Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 10:39 pm
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The Quad City Wind Ensemble has won the 2012American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance 2012 in the community division.
In this division, some members may be paid, and some may be students.
The ensemble was selected from applications reviewed earlier this year from across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new nonprofit competitions designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the nation based on submitted recordings, according to a news release.
The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts.Among judges' comments concerning the Q-C wind ensemble: "There are real strengths in this group, not just from principals, but down the row. Good choir balances. ... A fine ensemble of which musicians, conductor and community can be well proud.
"Most artists may never win a Grammy award, or a Pulitzer, or a Tony, or perhaps even be nominated," chief judge David Katz said in a news release, "but that does not mean that they are not worthy of recognition and reward.
"Quality in the arts is not limited to the coasts, or to the familiar names, or only to graduates of the most famous schools. It is on view all over the United States if you take the time to look for it. The American Prize exists to encourage and herald that excellence."
Founded in 1987 by Charles B. DCamp, of St. Ambrose University, the Quad City Wind Ensemble has become one of the finest adult bands in the nation, according to its bio. With an annual series of full ensemble and chamber music concerts, the QCWE has performed at the annual conventions of the Iowa Bandmasters Association and the Illinois Music Educators Association.
Brian Hughes, of Dubuque, Iowa, was appointed as the first non-resident conductor of the ensemble and has increased the ensemble's repertoire to include band classics and contemporary music, including two world premiere performances.
Winners of The American Prize receive cash prizes, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition based on recorded performances.
In addition to monetary rewards and written evaluations from judges, winners are profiled on The American Prize websites, where links will lead to video and audio excerpts of winning performances. The American Prize has awarded more than $10,000 in prize money in all categories since 2010.
For more information about the competition, visit theamericanprize.org.

 
Antique Spectacular March 1st-3rd at the QCCA Expo Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kimberly Schilling   
Friday, 22 February 2013 15:57
(Rock Island, IL) The Spring Antique Spectacular is coming the weekend of March 1st through 3rd at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island, IL.  With a sold out show of 70 exhibitors, it will be antiques galore at Antique Spectacular. The show, now in its 19th year, is located at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Avenue in Rock Island in Illinois!  The show will be brimful with a wonderful selection of fine antiques and collectibles for sale.   Featured will be select antique dealers with unique merchandise from around the world.  Attendees will have an opportunity, all weekend, to shop the wide range of quality antiques.

With the Antique Spectacular, there is always something to interest every collector including: furniture, art pottery, stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, American Indian items, china, postcards, coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, rugs, vintage textiles and period pieces.  Shop, for a timeless treasure, that is new to you.

March 1st through 3rd, the Antique Spectacular show hours are Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Parking is FREE and show admission is $7 and is good for admittance all three days.  Patrons can check out and register on the website: www.antiquespectacular.com to print a $1 off coupon.

SHOW HOURS & ADMISSION:
Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$7 Admission is good for admittance all three days.

More information about the Antique Spectacular is available at www.antiquespectacular.com or by calling Kimberly Schilling at 712-326-9964.  The Antique Spectacular is presented by Melting Pot Productions, Inc.

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This Week in Downtown Davenport: 2/21 - 2/28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 22 February 2013 15:53
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Hello!

martini shake offSip and sample cocktails tonight at the Martini Shake Off in the RiverCenter!  Snack and mingle while contemplating which martini should be crowned number one. Proceeds benefit the HAVlife Foundation and the youth of our Quad Cities. Head back to the RiverCenter on Saturday to see the QC Rollers take on the  Farm Fresh Roller Girls!  Also, please note that due to expected snow fall, all City parking ramps will be FREE after 5 p.m. tonight through the weekend.

 

day of dance On Saturday, bring friends and family to the Trinity Regional Health System's Day of Dance for Your Health. Learn simple ways to stay healthy while participating in activities such as jassercise, ballet, salsa, and more...for FREE! On Sunday, enjoy dancing, crafts, and more at this year's Daddy Daughter Dance at the RiverCenter. Don't forget to check out the StarQuest Dance Competition at the Adler, too.

 

GAHC discussion For those interested in photography, head to the German American Heritage Center this Sunday to hear exhibit curator Christine Powers lead a discussion on the brand new exhibit Eye of the Beholder: The Photography of Bradley W. Schaupp. Powers will discuss the photography by her grandfather, explaining the images he captured throughout his life.

 

wine class Looking for some comfort food and wine? Join locals at The Phoenix for a new Wine Class on Wednesday. Learn basic wine knowledge and see classical food pairings by Fred Smith. Afterwards, stay for dinner and take advantage great wine specials.

 

greensky bluegrassA fantastic bluegrass quintet known for top-notch festival, club, and theater shows across America will take the stage tonight at River Music Experience! Come hear the tunes of Greensky Bluegrass and get ready to dance the night away! Have Your Cake, a cover band performing the awesome music of Cake, will be at RME on Friday night.

 

UofI Faculty Exhibit The University of Iowa Faculty Biennial Exhibition opens this weekend at the Figge. This new exhibition features an assortment of work such as paintings, sculptures, photography, and more by renowned UI Studio Arts professors. Tonight, catch a film in the beautiful Figge theater featuring over 70 actors, directors and producers in the poignant and sometimes funny documentary, Reel Black Love.

 

Minus Six Rock bands don't always need a guitar and if you love Ben Folds, then don't miss the piano pop sounds of Minus Six and the Curtis Hawkins Band on Friday in the Redstone Room at River Music Experience! If you're looking for some indie rock with a mix of heavy metal, catch Mutts with Post Mortems & Satellite Heart on the first floor at RME.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: February 21 - February 27


Thursday, February 21

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Draw, Draw, Draw! Class

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $65/member; $75/non-member

Website

 

Film and Discussion: Reel Black Love

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Greensky Bluegrass

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.

Price: $15

Website

 

Jazz Jam with the North Scott Jazz Combo

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with David G. Smith

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Martini Shake Off

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Price: $50

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website


Friday, February 22

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Live Lunch with Rose N' Thorns
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Live Music: Powell
Where: Brady Street Pub
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Minus Six and the Curtis Hawkins Band
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Mutts with Post Mortems & Satellite Heart
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 7:30 p.m.
Price: $5

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River City Six

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sudlow Jazz Jam

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Saturday, February 23

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Community Drum Circle

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Price: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and under

Website

 

Day of Dance for Your Health

Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Deja Vu Rendezvous featuring Have Your Cake

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: University of Iowa Faculty Biennial

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Alison Saar: STILL...

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admisson ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition : Young Artists at the Figge - North Scott

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with Membership

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website


Johnnie Cluney of American Dust
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Live Lunch with Keith Soko
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate
Where: River's Edge, Ice
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. ; 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ; 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Price: $5 and up

QC Rollers vs. Farm Fresh Roller Girls
Where: RiverCenter, Great Hall
Time: Doors at 6:00 p.m. / Scrimmage at 6:15 p.m. / First Bout at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $6 Kids 6-12, FREE for kids 5 and under

River City 6
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

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Treasure Island

Where: Junior Theater, Annie Wittenmeyer Complex

Time: 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 for anyone 3 and up

Website

 

UFC 157, Rousey vs. Carmouche

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Sunday, February 24

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Benefit for Danielle Parise
Where: Barrel House 211
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Where: RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $40/couple, $20/additional child
Drop-In Soccer
Where: River's Edge, Turf
Time: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Price: $6
Gallery Talk with Christine Powers
Where: German American Heritage Center
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children 5-17), or FREE with membership
Live Music: Anthony Catalfano Quartet
Where: Brady Street Chop House

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Reception: Young Artists at the Figge: North Scott

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Treasure Island

Where: Junior Theater, Annie Wittenmeyer Complex

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $5 for anyone 3 and up

Website

Monday, February 25

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

Tuesday, February 26


Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website

Class: Figure Drawing
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 6:00 p.n. - 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20/3 classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Cookware Craze!

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon; 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: The River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Website

Drop-In Soccer
Where: The River's Edge, Turf
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website

 

Mandolin Junction

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

 
Trivia Night Fundraiser Supporting Butterfly Garden at QC Botanical Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lesley Webster   
Friday, 22 February 2013 15:51
TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER, MARCH 1, 7 PM
Funding the Butterfly Garden at the Quad City Botanical Center

Support your community by supporting the butterfly garden located at 
the Quad City Botanical Center. Trivia Night is Friday, March 1, 2013, 
at the Davenport Elks Lodge, 4400 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA.  
Doors open at 6:00 pm and play begins at 7:00. $10 a person, up to 8 
people per team. To reserve a table, contact Lesley Webster at 
309.267.8030 or by email at LiveWell@wendysbutterflygarden.com.

Raffle items and a 50/50 drawing will be available. Teams may also
purchase ten Mulligans (for free answers) and one Double Down
opportunity to double the points in a single round. Bring snacks to
share with your table; purchase beverages there.

Team Wendy was formed to support our dear friend Wendy Petsel and her
family. Although Wendy has let go of this life, we continue to honor her 
memory with the same joy and enthusiasm for life that she carried with 
her. As part of her legacy, we have established a butterfly garden in 
her name at the Quad City Botanical Center. It is funded almost 
exclusively through donations to Team Wendy.

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What's Happening Soon at the Putnam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Friday, 22 February 2013 15:47
COMING SOON!

 
See the BIG RACE like you've never seen it before!


Classic Film Series
Doctor

Zhivago


NEXT WEEK
February 26 - 1 p.m., 7.p.m.

Click for more details!





Theater Throwbacks
Blues

Brothers

NEXT WEEK
February 28 - 6pm & 8:45

 
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