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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Monday, 19 August 2013 15:18

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October 17

iWireless Center

On sale Friday, August 23 at 10 am

Nashville, TN --- Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan will co-headline the Free And Easy tour this fall with a stop at the iWireless Center on Thursday, October 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 23 at 10 am.


Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan are a can't-miss touring combo and a perfect pairing.  Crow is a nine-time GRAMMY award-winning artist with over 35 million records sold.  Her debut country single "Easy" is off her forth-coming Warner Bros. Records release, Feels Like Home, due out September 10. This marks the first country album of Crow's celebrated career. Allan is a maverick in the mainstream country world.  A surfer whose upbringing in Southern California taught him the art of blending rock and country seamlessly in his live shows.  With five platinum albums under his belt, Allan topped the Billboard Country Album chart as well as the Billboard 200 Pop Album Chart in February with his new album Set You Free.

"Sheryl and I met while doing some guitar pulls earlier this year and started talking about doing something together.  The timing seemed right and 'Free and Easy' just came natural to us both," said Allan.  "If we're near you, come on out.  It's going to be a good time."

"I love Gary's music," said Crow. "He puts on the kind of show that I like to go see so I am thrilled to be out with him on tour, and really look forward to be able to perform my new music to the country fans this fall."

Ticket prices are $35.00, $49.50, and $59.50 with a limited number of $99.00 four-packs also available. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 23 at 10 am and are available at the iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at800-745-3000, and on-line at  A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Genesis Health Systems.

About Sheryl Crow:

Since the release of her seven-times Platinum, GRAMMY award-winning debut Tuesday Night Music Club, Sheryl Crow has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, released seven studio albums (each charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album. Her latest album, Feels Like Home, is set to release September 10 on Warner Bros. Records. The album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. and was produced by GRAMMY award-winner Justin Niebank. She has also been nominated for an additional 27 GRAMMYs, her most recent for 2008's critically acclaimed Detours. Crow is a cancer survivor, has performed for President Obama and is a passionate supporter of a variety of environmental and health-related charities, including the NRDC, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The World Food Program. Crow has sold more than 35 million records worldwide.

About Gary Allan:

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over legions of fans with his signature blend of rugged vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances.  He has sold over 7 million albums and released five platinum and gold albums in a row including three that topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart, with his latest, SET YOU FREE, also topping the Billboard 200.  Allan has topped the singles charts with five #1 hits at country radio and has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to his credit.  He has been described as "dark and dreamy" in Entertainment Weekly, "soulful and rough around the edges" in Playboy and deemed a "maverick" by Rolling Stone.  He has sold out venues as a headliner from coast to coast, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live and has landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine.  While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.

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Governor Quinn Proclaims Toby Keith Day in Illinois PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grant Klinzman   
Friday, 16 August 2013 13:31
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Keith presented with a proclamation

WHEREAS, Illinois is a leader in supporting the arts, and has always been an important component of the artistic fabric of our state; and,

WHEREAS, there are few forms of music more purely American than the country music genre; and,

WHEREAS, country music, with its themes of rural life, family, hard work, and love for country speaks to Midwestern ideals and Illinois residents can relate to its message; and,

WHEREAS, a country musician who has experienced great success in this genre is Toby Keith; and,

WHEREAS, Toby Keith was born in Clinton, Oklahoma to  parents Joan and Hubert; and,

WHEREAS, Toby Keith began playing music at a young age after being inspired by musicians who worked at his grandmother’s supper club; and,

WHEREAS, prior to starting a career in music, Toby Keith worked in the oil industry and played in the USFL football league. His debut album, “Toby Keith,”  produced the most played country song of the 1990s, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”; and,

WHEREAS, his follow up records, Boomtown and Blue Moon, were equally successful due to hits “Who’s That Man” and “Me Too”; and,

WHEREAS, Toby Keith’s 2002 album, Unleashed, sold 3 million copies and included a duet with Willie Nelson, “Beer For My Horses”; and,

WHEREAS, Toby Keith’s albums have sold more than 36 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling genre artists on Billboard’s Top 200 artists of the Decade; and,

WHEREAS, Toby Keith, aside from enormous commercial success, has received critical acclaim and industry awards including the Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction from the Nashville Songwriters Association International as well as the American Country Awards’ Artist of the Decade distinction; and,

WHEREAS, Toby Keith is strongly committed to our nation’s veterans and in 2008 played 18 shows for U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf as a part of a U.S.O. Tour; and,

WHEREAS, Toby Keith will perform at the Grandstand of the Illinois State Fair  on Wednesday, August 14th at 8:00 pm; and,

THEREFORE, I, Pat Quinn, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby proclaim August 14, 2013 as TOBY KEITH DAY in Illinois in recognition of his tremendous musical success and contributions to the country music genre and industry.

Karaoke Night Fundraiser at UUCQC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Lannoo   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 09:36

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities (UUCQC) is having a Karaoke Night on Friday, October 18th from 7-10pm. Admission/food/raffle tickets will be sold at the door.  All are welcome.

This is a fundraiser for the UUCQC and will be held at 3707 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807.

Music on the Lawn this Saturday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:53

The 17th Annual Music on the Lawn with Andy Harris, Them featuring Steven Ernst, and The Westbrook Singers.

It all happens this Saturday, August 17th at 5:00 PM, on the grass behind Park View Lutheran Church, 14 Grove Rd, Park View, Iowa.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Music, food, bounce-house.

This event is FREE!

We hope to see you there!

Theresa Caputo, from TLC's Long Island Medium, will be featured at the Adler Theatre on Tuesday, November 12. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:27

Theresa Caputo will give live readings to audience members throughout the show.  Theresa will share personal stories about her unique and fascinating life balancing the unpredictability of her psychic gifts while maintaining her role as a typical Long Island wife and mom.  Purchase of a ticket doesn't ensure a reading.

Find Tickets

Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, Iowa 52801.

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