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Don't miss Caminos Del Inka at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 24 May 2013 14:20

Strike out on the Inca trail as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra presents Caminos del Inka on June 1 at the Figge Art Museum. Accompanied by a choreographed visual slide show and documentary footage, QCSO principal flutist Jessica Waren-Acosta and harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams perform music from South America. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with free hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar and guided tours of the Figge Art Museum. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.

An audiovisual presentation containing documentary style photos and video is choreographed to the music. These images enhance the audiences understanding of the cultural and historical aspects of the music. Caminos del Inka works closely with traditional musicians from the Americas to create the most acurate educational film. As a result of their work, people will be able to access and enjoy the rich music and more thoroughly understand the historical and cultural context.

 As part of a collaboration with the Figge Art Museum, docents will be giving tours of their Art and Devotion in Viceregal New Spain exhibit from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Focusing on the Spanish colonial period of present-day Mexico and Central America, this gallery includes a large collection of religious and devotional art. These works frequently were used in the religious rites and ceremonies of the liturgy or for private devotion. Indeed, an inextricable bond existed between the Church and the image-making traditions of Hispanic cultures.

Performing in this concert is Jessica Warren-Acosta, principal flute of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Warren-Acosta has concertized on three continents and appeared as a soloist with the Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Fort Worth, and Omaha Symphony Orchestras among others, as well as at numerous international music festivals including the Spoleto USA Festival where she gave the American Premiere of Pascal Dusapin's Flute Concerto, "Galim."

Joining Ms. Warren-Acosta is Principal Harpist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marguerite Lynn Williams. Ms. Williams has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra member. She has been awarded prizes in numerous competitions including the American Harp Society's National Competition. She has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota, Milwaukee Symphony, Ravinia Festival, Toronto Symphony, and San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

Seating is limited, so buy your ticket today by clicking here.

Lavender Crest Winery to host Summer Concert Series PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Diane Lamacki   
Friday, 24 May 2013 07:21
Lavender Crest Winery will be hosting “Sip, Savor & Sing” Concert Series on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m, on the patio. Music played will be from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Steve Elliot’s Acoustic Guitar Series will perform June 23, July 28 and August 18. Chris Clauson’s group “Majestic” will perform July 7 and August 4.
Menu items will be available for purchase along with a full service cash bar. Reservations can made by calling 309-949-2565.
Lavender Crest Winery  is located on Route 6 in Colona just east of the I -80 and Rt. 6 interchange. For more information, please call (309) 949-2565 or log on to the web site

Folksinger Lil' Rev Returns to the Moline Public Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Christiansen   
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:26

The Moline Public Library and Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities welcome folksinger Lil’ Rev back to the area as he presents “Fiddler on the Roof Meets O Brother Where Art Thou?” on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 the Moline Public Library, 3210 - 41st Street.  This program of Jewish and Yiddish folk music from the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and music historian is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library at 309-524-2470.

Through a colorful prism of American roots influence, Lil’ Rev will perform Jewish Blues, Bluegrass (or as he likes to call it, Jewgrass!), Country Western (look out Kinky Friedman, here comes Lil’ Rev!) and original songs played on the guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and banjo.  Lil’ Rev will seamlessly weave a tapestry of Yiddish, Israeli, Chasidic, and American folk songs into a rich gumbo of story, song, and lore for the whole family.

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and Friends of the Moline Public Library.


Farm Progress Show Concert Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dena Morgan   
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:09

2013 Farm Progress Show to Feature Chris Cagle Concert

Country music star Chris Cagle will perform in concert Aug. 28 on the Farm Progress Show stage in Decatur, Ill. The concert is sponsored by Syngenta, Farm Progress Show and Richland Community College.

DECATUR, ILL., (05/16/2013) - Country music artist Chris Cagle will perform in concert on Wednesday, Aug. 28, following the second day of the 2013 Farm Progress Show. The Farm Progress Show is scheduled for August 27, 28 and 29 in Decatur, Ill.

“The Farm Progress Show and Richland Community College, along with presenting sponsor Syngenta, are excited to host a concert again this year,” said Don Tourte, vice president of Penton/Farm Progress. “This is an event that everyone loves — Farm Progress Show exhibitors and visitors and residents of Decatur.”

"Syngenta is honored to welcome Chris Cagle to the 2013 Farm Progress Show performance stage in Decatur,” said Chuck Lee, head of corn for Syngenta. “Chris signed his first record deal in 2000, the same year Syngenta was formed. Since then, Chris has worked tirelessly to produce multiple hits for country music fans, just as Syngenta has worked tirelessly to develop multiple chart-topping genetics, traits, seedcare and crop protection products for America’s farmers. We respect Chris’ determination and talent, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate venue for this collaboration than the Farm Progress Show.”

“Richland Community College, host to the 60th annual Farm Progress Show, is excited to announce the talent for this year’s concert.  Country music is the sound of America’s heartland and we are pleased to work with Syngenta and the Farm Progress Show to bring Chris Cagle in concert to Richland Community College.  The concert held during the Farm Progress Show provides an opportunity for all residents of our community to connect with the Farm Progress Show,” said Dr. Gayle Saunders, President of Richland Community College.

The concert, sponsored by Syngenta, will open its gates at 5 p.m. Brushfire, a popular Illinois country band, starts the concert prior to Cagle’s scheduled 6:30 p.m. performance. The concert will be held at Richland Community College, just south of the Farm Progress Show exhibit field.

The Nation's Largest Outdoor Farm Show
The Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. Highlights include side-by-side field demonstrations of combines, tillage tools, and precision agriculture and GPS equipment. The Farm Progress Show includes an 86-acre exhibit field filled with more than 500 exhibitors. Exhibitor displays from the nation's leading large and shortline equipment manufacturers, seed and crop protection companies, educational institutions, livestock equipment manufacturers and many additional agriculture input suppliers are showcased at the show each year. Farmers and ranchers from around the nation and world attend the event.

More About Chris Cagle
The three most important things to Chris are family, ranch and music. Chris has enjoyed much success in the music industry including two gold albums, two No. 1 albums and 12 charted songs. Those songs include “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out,” “Chicks Dig It,” “What a Beautiful Day,” and “What Kinda Gone.” After enjoying years in the spotlight, Chris retreated to Marietta, Okla., to reconnect with his roots. In 2012, he released his latest album "Back in the Saddle," which includes the song “Got My Country On.”

Ticket Information
Ticket prices are $18 in advance and $25 at the gate. Tickets may be ordered online at All tickets are general admission and lawn seating. Concert admission is separate from show admission. The public is welcome. There are no ticket refunds or exchanges. Additional show and concert information is available at

Don't miss the show
The 2013 Farm Progress Show takes place in Decatur, Ill., Aug. 27, 28 and 29. The exhibit field is open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for ages 13-17, and ages 12 and under are free. Discounted advance adult admission tickets are available now on the show's website. For a full schedule of events and more detailed information, visit The concert is a separate event, and a separate admission ticket is needed.


RATT, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Lita Ford Friday, August 16, 2013 On sale Friday, May 24 at 10 am PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Monday, 20 May 2013 13:51

Hard rock will come alive this summer when the foursome of Ratt, Sebastian Bach, Dokken and Lita Ford hit the road stopping at the iWireless Center on Friday, August 16, 2013 for over five hours of Arena Rock. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 24 at 10 am.


Ratt lead singer Stephen Pearcy and original bassist Juan Croucier have reunited with band mates for a night of Ratt's greatest hits including Round and Round, Lay it Down, You're in Love, Back For More, Wanted Man, Lack of Communication, You Think You're Tough, I Want a Woman and more.


Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. I Remember You, 18 & Life, Slave to the Grind, Monkey Business and Youth Gone Wild were among the many hits with Bach on Vocals. Since departing the band, Bach has produced chart topping records and his most recent billboard chart topping solo album, Kicking and Screaming, has been met with universal acclaim and praise. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, his career over the past decade includes starring roles on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Dokken a hard-rock staple has accumulated numerous charting singles throughout their iconic career including Breaking the Chains, In My Dreams, You Just got Lucky, Into the Fire, Burning Like a Flame, Heaven Sent and Kiss of Death and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.


Lita Ford broke into heavy metal with the Runaways and later released multiple solo albums. Her most successful album to date, Lita, featured Ford's first hit, Kiss Me Deadly. She scored her first Top Ten single with the ballad Close My Eyes Forever a duet with Ozzy Osbourne.


Ticket prices are $25.00 and $35.00 with a limited number of $50.00 VIP seats also available and go on sale Friday, May 24 at 10 am. Tickets are available at the iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and on-line at



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