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Chili and Celli PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 30 November 2012 15:49
 

Start your weekend with a warm bowl of chili and a room full of celli. Tonight, November 30 at 5:00 p.m., cellists from around the Quad Cities will be gathering at the RME, along with guest principal cellist Nathaniel Yaffe of the Minnesota Orchestra, Conductor Mark Russell Smith, and other members of the QCSO cello section for a chili dinner and cello performance.

 

Chili will be available at 5:00 p.m., with the music beginning at 5:30. This event is free to the public and everyone is invited. Cellists, bring your instrument and a music stand.

 

The chili will be provided by Volunteers for Symphony and drinks will be for sale at the RME Café. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Rebecca Swartz, Education and Youth Ensemble Coordinator, at 563.322.0931.

 
12 Gifts of Christmas! Show Cancelled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 15:35

12 Gifts of Christmas SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 30 is CANCELLED

The 12 Gifts of Christmas show originally scheduled for Friday, November 30 has been cancelled.

Here is what TicketMaster and the I Wireless Center is directing you to do to get refunds on your tickets:

Refunds are available to ticketholders at their original point of purchase.

Patrons who purchased their tickets via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone or online via www.tickemaster.com will automatically receive a refund.

Tickets sold at the I Wireless Center box office need to be refunded at the box office.

Tickets bought at TicketMaster outlets, such as stores, need to be refunded at those same points of sale.

Please note:

Prior to tickets being made available at the I Wireless Center box office or through TicketMaster, tickets were sold through iTickets.com from the 12 Gifts of Christmas event website.

Those of you who purchased tickets through iTickets.com, (not TicketMaster,) here’s what you need to know:

If you call iTickets.com at 800-965-9324 for refund information, they will tell you that you need to contact Birchfalls, the show owners, directly in order to arrange a refund. iTickets.com says that they cannot refund your tickets, but that you have to go to the show owners, Birchfalls, who now have your ticket money.

Birchfalls is 866-440-7880 Monday –Thursday from 9:00 – 5:00 pm CST. Right now, you can only leave a voice mail. Obviously, they are having a busy day.

So your contact will still be 866-440-7880 to get your refunds if you bought through the show website/www.iTickets.com

 

New Anthem will send out any additional information to help you as we find out more.

 
December 21st. 2012. The River City Radio Hour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:10

The next show ..the 3rd. Friday of the month.. Coincides with
*The beginning of the Golden Era according to the Mayan Calendar and the ending of an era.
* The 100 year anniversary of the Moline Commercial Club building
* The Winter Solstice
* Friday ... The day for Shakti: Feminine Power !

Every month we have a different meal from a different country. Next meal is from Germany !!!

 
MVBS Presents Lucky Peterson with Shawn Kellerman Wednesday Dec. 19 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:50

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents, for your holiday pleasure, a “powerhouse” of a blues show featuring blues veteran and multi-instrumentalist Lucky Peterson, his wife Tamara on vocals and, tearing it up on guitar, the “Canadian Face-Melter” Shawn Kellerman. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19th at Rascal’s, 1414 15th Street in Moline. Admission is a very reasonable $10 ($7 for MVBS members) for a show of this caliber.

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Lucky Peterson, who last played here at our 1993 Blues Fest (the “Airport Fest”), was a child prodigy who played his first gig at age 3, recorded his first single—produced by the legendary Willie Dixon—at age 5 and went on to play The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson by the time he was age 6. He’s recorded for major labels such as Verve, Evidence and Alligator and, in 2010, his album You Can Always Turn Around won a Blues Music Award for Best Blues Album of 2010. He plays guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and trumpet—but for this show, we suspect Mr. Kellerman will be handling most of the guitar fireworks.

Shawn Kellerman has played the Quad City area several times, including our Blues Festival in 2010, and is known for his thrashing blues-rock style as well as his mastery of straight-ahead blues.

You won’t want to miss this show!  Have your nearest loved one give you an early Christmas present and get tickets for Lucky Peterson with Shawn Kellerman.

Steve Brundies, President

 
MVBS Presents Scottie Miller PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:49

Sunday Dec. 16 at Martinis on the Rock

 

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society welcomes Scottie Miller and the Reuptake Inhibitors to Martinis on the Rock on Sunday, December 16.  The show will start at 6:00pm, and admission will be $7.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members.  Martinis on the Rock, an MVBS business member, is located at 4619 - 34th Street, Rock Island, right on the beautiful Rock River.

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An accomplished and highly regarded keyboardist, Scottie offers up a diverse blend of blues, funk, soul and jazz, in addition to nailing down the New Orleans groove so tight this Minneapolis resident will have you wondering if the Mississippi River started flowing backwards.

Taking up piano at age six, Scottie Miller attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music, where, although he could only afford one year’s tuition, he managed to complete all four years of proficiency requirements.  From there he went on to play with fellow Minnesotan Big John Dickerson and Blue Chamber, and later with Bo Diddley.

Currently, when not touring with his own band, he’s been backing Ruthie Foster for the past four years.  In addition to being a keyboardist and bandleader, he’s also a fantastic singer, songwriter, arranger and lyricist.  He’s released seven CDs, including the solo acoustic effort Between the Black and the White, which compares favorably to Charles Brown’s similarly classic album In a Grand Style.

The Events Committee has been trying to snag these guys for a couple of years, and we’re fortunate to get them on this date, shortly after Scottie returns from a tour of Australia and a show in New York with Ruthie Foster.

Steve Pedigo

 
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