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John Prine Reschedules March 15th Performance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Megan Pedigo   
Monday, 11 March 2013 11:45
PEORIA, Ill. – Due to a recent bout with the flu and a heavy touring schedule, John Prine is needing some time to recuperate. The concert scheduled for March 15 in Peoria will be rescheduled for this fall on Friday 9/13.  Full reschedule information can be found at or Tickets purchased for the March 15 show will be honored on the new September 13th show date. John looks forward to playing for his fans at the Peoria Civic Center Theater in a few months.

Local Students Travel to New Orleans With Culver-Stockton College's Spring Music Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Culver-Stockton College Communications   
Friday, 08 March 2013 16:13

CANTON, MO. (03/08/2013)(readMedia)-- Continuing a spring tour tradition that spans more than 60 years, the Culver-Stockton College Concert and Chamber Choirs, as well as the Wind and Jazz Ensembles traveled throughout Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana Wednesday, Feb. 27 through Tuesday, March 5 for a series of concert performances.

Tyler Hast, freshman music major from Silvis, Ill. performed with the Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir.

Ian Sodawasser, junior musical theatre major from Davenport, Iowa performed with the Concert Choir.

Highlites of the trip include performing in New Orleans' St. Louis Cathedral, as well as on the Creole Queen-Chalmette Battlefield River Cruise in New Orleans. The groups also performed at the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Oz: The Great and Powerful - See it on the GIANT Screen! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Friday, 08 March 2013 16:08
Wait to see it where it's meant to be seen, on the Putnam's GIANT Screen!

Oz: The Great and Powerful
Coming in May!

Oz: Great and Powerful COMING IN MAY!
Oz The Great and Powerful -- Official Disney Trailer | HD
Watch the trailer!

Putnam Museum
1717 W 12th St
Davenport, Iowa 52804

Rite of Spring centennial performance this weekend! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Friday, 08 March 2013 16:04

Rite of Spring at 100 years


When Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was first performed a century ago there were riots in the theater and the landscape of orchestral music was changed forever. We at the Quad City Symphony Orchestra are very excited to be performing this seminal piece, paired with one of the most popular pieces in the orchestral canon, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.


This weekend the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will also be announcing its Masterworks season for 2013-14 and accepting season renewals. If you are currently a season subscriber, you will be able to pick up your form at the concerts. Any orders returned with payment at the concerts will receive a free commemorative Quad City Symphony Orchestra travel mug, so be sure to bring your check books and credit cards with you!


This performance of Rite of Spring will complete Mark Russell Smith's cycle of Stravinsky ballet anniversaries that began with 2010's performance of the Firebird and followed in 2011 by Petrushka. Descriptions of original performance describe a near-riot breaking out in reaction to the avante garde nature of the music and choreography. You can watch a BBC recreation of this monumental evening by clicking here.


You can read the program notes written by Dennis Loftin before attending the concert by clicking here.


And recently Maestro Mark Russell Smith gave a lecture at the University of Minnesota which you can view by clicking here.


To celebrate the performance of Mussorgsky's work, Bruce Walters, a Professor of Art at Western Illinois University, has created a series of drawings entitled "Pictures at an Exhibition." These works of art will be displayed in the RiverCenter from March 1-9, 2013. This series is Walters' interpretation of the music of Pictures at an Exhibition, influenced by descriptions of the artwork that originally inspired the music. Walters added a local feel to the works by placing Quad City area landmarks throughout the series. The series is online at


Central Performing Arts Center presents The Chordbuster Chorus PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:15

Central Performing Arts Center, DeWitt, Iowa, proudly presents The Chordbuster Chorus on March 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

The performing chorus is called The Chordbuster, a group of men who love to sing and harmonize in the barbershop style while entertaining audiences and putting smiles on the faces of their fans.

The Chordbuster Chorus and its Chapter quartets regularly entertain a wide variety of audiences. Perhaps you have heard them singing the National Anthem at local baseball games, caroling at their annual Christmas show and local nursing/retirement homes, delivering singing valentines to lovers of all ages, or in concert at their annual Spring show called "Holiday in Harmony." The Chordbusters also had the honor of performing for the Governor of Iowa, President Ronald Reagan and have shared the stage with the Quad City Symphony.

The Chordbusters’ proudly support several charitable causes: The Harmony Foundation, the Davenport Family “ programs for children, Toys for Tots, local school vocal music programs, and Quad City food pantries.

Tickets for The Chordbuster Chorus are $10.00 each and are available online at, at DeWitt City Hall, 510 9th Street, or at the door one hour before the show.

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