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THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FAIR FINALIZES GRANDSTAND ATTRACTIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Roberts   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:24
Davenport, Iowa (Feb. 17, 2013) – The contracts are signed and the grandstand lineup is set for this year’s 94th annual
Mississippi Valley Fair (mvfair.com), being held July 30 to Aug. 4 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St.

Here are the attractions:
Tuesday, July 30: Toby Keith
Wednesday, July 31: Uncle Kracker
Thursday, Aug. 1: Dwight Yoakam
Friday, Aug. 2: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Saturday, Aug. 3: Diamond Rio
Sunday, Aug. 4: Jake Owen

Many new and different grounds attractions also will be featured again this year, according to MVF general manager Bob Fox. They’ll be announced in the next few months.

Fox noted there is no price increase this year for Fair Fun Cards, which are good for grounds admission and are the only way to be admitted into the grandstand. They’re being sold now at the fair office for $40 each. The price goes to $45 after July 6.

Call (563) 326-5338 for more information.

 
Christian Worship Band forming PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shawn Skinner   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:19
Attention christian musicians! We are seeking musicians and vocalists for our worship band. Auditions will be held March 2 and March 9 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Visit www.newcombchurch.org or call the church office at 563 391-7308 for more information and to schedule an audition time.

 
Icarus the Owl - Spring Tour Announcement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Zach McLean   
Friday, 15 February 2013 11:25

Portland Oregon's Icarus The Owl is coming through on their spring '13 tour! The band has been featured on Altpress.com, with the new album Love Always, Leviathan receiving complimentary reviews from Sputnik Music, Absolute Punk and many other review sites.  The band will be performing at Rozz Toz in Rock Island on Sunday April 28th.

 
Linden String Quartet Performs at Brucemore PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:31

The Linden String Quartet will perform at Brucemore on Sunday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Coached by the legendary Tokyo Quartet, the Cleveland-based Linden String Quartet has been praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality….” (MusicWeb International). The quartet’s members – Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello – are currently part of the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program, the Auditorium Chamber Music Series (Moscow, Idaho), Sheldon Friends of Music (Lincoln, Neb.) and the Chamber Music Society of Logan, Utah.

The hour-long concert and commentary will take place in the Great Hall of the Brucemore Mansion. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. A light reception will follow the performance. Tickets purchased in advance are $7 per adult and $5 per Brucemore member or student.  All tickets at the door are $10. Space is limited; purchase tickets by visiting www.brucemore.org or calling (319) 362-7375.

This performance is made possible by a Better Futures for Iowans grant through The University of Iowa’s Office of the Provost.

About the Linden String Quartet

Described as “riveting” by MusicWeb International, the Linden String Quartet is a winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Founded in spring 2008, the Quartet has enjoyed remarkable success, also winning the Gold Medal and Grand Prize of the 2009 Fischoff Competition, First Prize at the 2010 Kauder Competition, and the ProQuartet Prize at the Borciani International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet was recently selected for the prestigious A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Fellowship, including a $25,000 award. Featured engagements for the 2012-13 season include the season-opening concert on New York's renowned Schneider Concert Series at the New School and a weeklong residency for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, culminating in a performance with Grammy award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. For more information, visit www.lindenquartet.com.

About Brucemore

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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Mumford and Sons US Festivals to be produced by Central Illinois based promoter Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment sells out in hours! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gabrielle Falconer   
Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:30
URBANA- Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment has been selected to produce two of the three Gentlemen of the Road 2013 Stopovers in the United States featuring Mumford & Sons, alongside long-time partners Jam Productions Ltd. The events went on sale Friday morning and both sold out within hours. This will be the second year of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers and the second year Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment has been involved with the events.

Each Stopover combines the intimacy of a community celebration with the excitement of a world-class music festival. This year the Stopovers are expanding to a Friday night concert followed by an all-day Saturday event. Mumford & Sons will headline the Saturday show, alongside an eclectic and energetic roster of artists curated by the band themselves. A series of smaller events involving local businesses, venues, and, most importantly, local people will happen in and around the town.

 
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