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WQPT looking for music video submissions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 09:44



MOLINE, ILLINOIS - WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is looking for music video submissions from area musicians for use in the music segment of "The Cities" with Jim Mertens.


“We have been highlighting local musicians since the show began five years ago,” said Lora Adams producer of the public affairs program. “We know that many of our areas local musicians have created music videos, and we would like offer then a wider audience and share them on our air.”


Videos should be shot in high definition (HD) and use an independent audio mix. WQPT reserves the right to reject songs that contain inappropriate language or images. Music videos may be dropped off at the WQPT offices at 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265, or contact us for information on how to upload your materials at 309-764-2400 and ask for Chris Ryder.


WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University.



Chordbuster Spring Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dennis Johns   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 08:10

The Chordbuster Chorus and quartets will present their 59th annual Holiday in Harmony: “Strolling Down Broadway” on Saturday, March 28th.  The show will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Bettendorf High School, 3333-18th Street in Bettendorf, Iowa.

This show pays the expenses of the chorus and our commitment to the programs of the Scott County Family Y.

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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 06 March 2015 09:34
Featuring Joel Fan, piano
Bright colors, direct expression, and rhythmic energy all characterize the diverse strains of American music.  "Stunningly brilliant" pianist Joel Fan returns for a star turn in two buoyant and melodic showpieces that will have you on your feet.
Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. Adler Theatre, Davenport
Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. Centennial Hall, Rock Island
Party of the Century
Pre-Concert Party
May 14, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Gold Room, Hotel Blackhawk
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and a once-in-a-lifetime performance by superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  Live auction of 12 painted cellos to benefit music education programs of the QCSO.
Enjoy a unique menu, fabulous small plates, top shelf hosted bar, musical entertainment, and MORE!
$100 per person
Tickets may be purchased at the QCSO Box Office and will be available online very soon.
Party of the Century
Dessert Reception
May 14, 2015
Mississippi Room, River Center
After the concert enjoy a festive champagne dessert reception in the Mississippi Room at the River Center. Raise a toast to the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and meet Yo-Yo Ma in person!
$25 per person
Tickets may be purchased at the QCSO Box Office and will be available online very soon.
May 29, 2015
Figge Art Museum
Our 100th Birthday celebration where all 100 cellos will be displayed and our artists and sponsors will be recognized from our 100 Years, 100 Cellos project.
Tickets on Sale
$25 Adults
$20 Volunteers for Symphony members
$10 Students
Tickets may be purchased at the QCSO Box Office and will be available online very soon.
Concert Conversations
Sponsored by Chris Connolly, Wells Fargo Advisors
Concertgoers are invited to attend informal pre-concert conversations beginning one hour prior to each Masterworks Series concert.
Saturday, March 7
7:00 p.m.
Adler Theatre, Davenport
Sunday, March 8
1:00 p.m.
Centennial Hall, Rock Island
Shuttle Buses Available for THIS Weekend's Performances
Don't like to drive in the snow?  No problem.  Shuttle buses are available for both performances this weekend.  Please click to view the shuttle bus schedule and locations.
100 Years, 100 Cellos
Volunteers for Symphony launched an exciting project to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Shania Twain coming to iWireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 16:20

International Superstar SHANIA TWAIN Sets Out On First North American Tour In Over A Decade After Acclaimed Las Vegas Residency


Includes July 26 stop at the iWireless Center

On sale Friday, March 13 at 10 am.

New York, NY March 4, 2015 -One of the world's best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, has announced her first North American tour in more than 11 years entitled ROCK THIS COUNTRY.   The 48-date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.


Shania's tour kicks off in North America on June 5 in Seattle, WA where she will perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production for fans coast to coast in major US cities such as New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among others. Additionally, the tour will hit Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, presented by AEG Live.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 10th at 10am through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time, with the public on-sale for most North American shows beginning Friday, March 13 at 10:00 am local on Exceptions noted below.  ShaniaTwain.compresale begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10am local time through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time.


A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages also will be available. Theses offers can include premium reserved tickets, access to Shania Twain's preshow VIP sound check, exclusive merchandise and much more. A $1.00 donation from each ticket purchased will go to the Shania Kids Can Foundation. Opening acts include Canadian musician and actor Wes Mack from June 5 - June 28, and Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw from June 30 - August 23.


"This is a celebration tour. It's party time!  The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours," said Twain. "It's a Shania they've never seen before.  A lot of years have gone by and I've got a lot more to share."

Beloved by millions worldwide, Shania has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries with over 75 million albums sold, and 17 top 10 singles. Three of Shania's albums (The Woman In Me, Come On Over, Up! ) reached Diamond certification, making her the only artist to have three consecutive albums sell more than 10 million copies in the US.


Rising to fame with her debut album Shania Twain (1993), Shania became a worldwide phenomenon with the release of Come On Over (1997), which became the best-selling country album of all time, and the best-selling album released by a female artist. Most recently, Shania performed 105 shows during her two-year Las Vegas residency, Shania: Still The One, beginning on December 1, 2012 at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace and wrapping in December of 2014. The show garnered rave reviews throughout its tenure.



Students Perform in Augustana College Concert Band Winter Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lauren Reed   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 16:04

ROCK ISLAND, IL (03/03/2015)(readMedia)-- The Augustana Concert Band performed its winter concert on Saturday, February 14 in Centennial Hall. Over seventy student musicians shared their talent with the Augustana community. This concert also featured the Augustana Horn Choir and the Rock Island High School Band.

Student performers from your area include:

Erik Whitcomb of Rock Island, IL

Hailey Coulter of Silvis, IL

Atticus Garrison of Rock Island, IL

Andrea Grubaugh of Muscatine, IA

Cole Neder of Rock Island, IL

Caitlin Thom of Bettendorf, IA

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The college is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 155 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

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