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Blues Duos Come to Live Music Night at Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:21
DAVENPORT, IA – Friday is Live Music Night at Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits, and on Aug. 16, 23 and 30, Pepperjack’s will feature these Blues Duos: 
Fri., Aug. 16, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Blues Duo: Detroit Larry Davison and Rob Dahms
Fri., Aug. 23, 7:30 -10:00 p.m.
Blues Duo: Detroit Larry Davison and Chris Avey
Fri., Aug. 30, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Blues Duo: Detroit Larry Davison and Charley Hayes
Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits, located at 1225 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807, is the place to go for unique dining selections and exciting entertainment. Be sure to check their Facebook page regularly for upcoming events and specials:

The Music Man in Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theatre Cedar Rapids   
Monday, 12 August 2013 07:59

In celebration of Theatre Cedar Rapids' 80th season, Orchestra Iowa and Theatre Cedar Rapids team up to present the concert version of Iowa's most well-known contribution to musical theatre - The Music Man.

Join Harold, Marian and all of Meredith Willson's timeless characters for one of the most popular musicals ever to grace the Broadway stage. Featuring memorable tunes such as "Seventy-Six Trombones", "Goodnight Ladies" and "Gary Indiana" this heart-warming story will be sure to charm all ages.

THE MUSIC MAN in Concert with Orchestra Iowa at the Paramount
Cameron Sullenberger, Director & Music Director

Timothy Hankewich, Conductor
Alisabeth Von Presley, Choreographer
Brian Glick, Assistant Director


Shane Nielson  |  Michael Worth Penick |  Casey Prince  |  Jonathan Swenson

Britta Fults  |  Stephanie Goff  |  Tracie Hodina  |  Amy Stoner

Mark Baumann, Matt Brandt, David Medin, Richard Pratts, Dylan Ascher, Gracie Schulte, Gary Benser , Nadine Borngraever, Cherryl Moon Thomason, Dave Jepson, Brian Anderson
With amazing vocal talent by
CHORALE MIDWEST, Jennifer Burstain, Laura Carson, LeAnn Hugeback, Cathy Koebrick, Vannessia Klinsky, Zhen E. Rammelsberg, Nicole Schumacher, Sara Maslowski, Nicole McDonough, Molly Williams, Adam Walker, Emily Abney, Lily Adams (featured soloist), Katie Andreason, Tristan Arnold, Anna Bosking, Morgan Chambers, Lindsay DeWolf, McKenna Flood, Lauren Flory, Madisyn Ford, Jackson Kane, Allie Klinsky, Isabella Koch, Cam Lande, AJ Lauer, Sophie Lindwall (featured soloist), Lucas Lowder, Raegan Martin, Tim McCright, Kyle Pratt, Logan Pratt, Tyler Rothenberger, Alexis Sims, Bailey Sowers, Kaitlyn Stastny, Nathan Stecker, Katie Schrader, Nina Yu, Blair Ahearn, Lynn Ahearn, Nancy Andreason, Marissa Carson, Dyanna Davidson, Tera Edmunds, Amanda Freese, Lana Lodge, Frank Morosky, Kim Novotny, Oscar Richie, Molly Williams

Tickets range in price from $19-$42 and may be purchased online at, by calling 319.366.8203 and are also available at the:


Orchestra Iowa Ticket Office

119 Third Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


The Orchestra Iowa Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

West Music Quad Cities to Host Steinway Artist BK Davis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Goerdt   
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:41

Davenport, Iowa – August 18 – West Music Quad Cities is proud host Davenport, Iowa native and Steinway piano artist, BK Davis, for a special performance at the Redstone Room at River Music Experience (RME) on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 6:00PM. Come enjoy an evening full of swingin’ music for a one night only event. This exciting concert will be full of jazz, gospel, pop music and more. After the performance, CDs will be available for purchase, as well as a special opportunity to meet Mr. Davis.

Tickets are $10/person and all proceeds benefit RME's fundraising campaign for a new Steinway family piano . Tickets may be purchased in advance at RME or West Music Quad Cities. RME is located at 129 Main Street, in Davenport, Iowa. Contact Patrick Downing at West Music Quad Cities at 309-764-9300 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to learn more.

About BK Davis

Davis is currently on a nationwide tour, visiting many Steinway piano dealer locations. Born in Davenport, Iowa, home of 20th century jazz great Bix Beiderbecke, Davis was raised in a musical household. He has been composing and performing music for 40 years. Davis and his band are currently headliners at the Fox Restaurant in Tampa, FL, which is rated by Downbeat magazine as one of the 214 best jazz cafes in the U.S.

Davis’ latest project is to pursue the one accolade he hasn’t received: a Grammy nomination. He is in the studio composing a new album and negotiating with a major record label for representation so the new album may be eligible for honors by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the body that bestows Grammy awards.

About Steinway and Sons Piano Company

Since 1853, Steinway pianos have been handmade to last for generations. A treasured possession that grows in value over the course of time. Steinway is the choice of 99% of concert artists, and it is, quite simply, the standard by which all other pianos are compared. Details about Steinway & Sons may be obtained by calling (800) 366-1853 or by visiting

About West Music Company

Founded in 1941, West Music’s mission to “Enrich peoples’ lives through participation in music” is at the root of its success and continued growth. West Music specializes in pianos, guitars, drums and percussion, band and orchestra instruments, and print music as well as offers music instruction, repair and music therapy services. West Music has six retail locations in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. For more information, visit West Music’s comprehensive online website at or call 1-800-373-2000.


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America's Got Talent Live Tour Coming to Adler Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:49

Talent from summer's hottest TV show will be coming to the Adler Theatre with the America's Got Talent Live tour on October 30.  Don't miss your chance to be dazzled live and in-person by the amazing stars of NBC's #1-rated hit TV show.  Get your tickets today by clicking on the "Find Tickets" link below.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
America's Got Talent Live

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Fans of the summer's top-rated America's Got Talent TV show will have an opportunity to experience their favorite Season 8 acts when the America's Got Talent Live tour comes to Davenport.  For eight years running, America's Got Talent has entertained viewers with its own unique blend of incredible talent and one-of-a-kind performances.  Be there to experience all the energy and excitement when America's Got Talent Live bursts on the stage at the Adler Theatre.

Iowa State Fair to Close with Talent Aplenty PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 13:41

DES MOINES, IA (08/06/2013)(readMedia)-- The 2013 Iowa State Fair is set to end on a high note on Extreme Sunday, August 18, with a boot tappin' Grandstand show and a full day of free entertainment. Fairgoers can receive discounted admission until 9 p.m. at $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-11. "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair, set August 8-18.


Country superstars Alan Jackson and Gary Allan will take the Grandstand stage at 8 p.m. Jackson's authentic lyrics and connection to traditional country roots helped him produce anthems like "Chattahoochie," "It's Five O'clock Somewhere" and "Small Town Southern Man." Allan's ten studio albums have produced hit song after hit song including "Nothing on but the Radio," "Watching Airplanes" and "Every Storm."

Tickets are $39, on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, by phone at 800/745-3000 and through the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.


In 2013, Sevendust's album Black Out the Sun went to number one on Billboard's Top Hard Music Albums chart in its first week of release. The band has toured with Iron Maiden, Slayer, Stone Sour, Korn and Disturbed. Rock out with Sevendust at 8 p.m. on the Fairview Stage.

Vintage Trouble formed in 2010 and knocked out an album's worth of rock music in three days. This first album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, was released in the U.S. in 2012 and was named one of the top 25 guitar albums of the year by Total Guitar Magazine. The group has opened for music legends Lenny Kravitz, The Cranberries and The Who. Catch Vintage Trouble at 8 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage.

The epitome of classic blues-rock slide guitar sounds, Foghat brings decades of experience to the stage. Their collection of 18 albums has received seven gold records, one platinum record and one double-platinum record. Favorite Foghat songs include "Slow Ride," "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "Fool for the City." Foghat will perform at 8 p.m. on the newly-relocated Budweiser Stage. The Budweiser Stage will be moving west of the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center to accommodate its large crowds.

The Henningsens, featuring Brian, Aaron and Clara, began writing music as a family in 2007. The group penned three singles for The Band Perry's second album including the chart-topping hits "You Lie" and "All Your Life." Their debut album featuring the top-twenty single, "American Beautiful," was released in early July. Listen to The Henningsens at 8 p.m. on the Susan Knapp Amphitheater.

During the day, grab a seat at the Anne and Bill Riley Stage for Bill Riley's Talent Search Championship beginning at 1:30 p.m. Over 350 talented acts from across the state qualified to compete in this year's competition. Six Sprout Champions will be showcased in the Championship Show. In the Senior division, nine finalists will compete for the championship title.

In addition to all the musical talent, Fairgoers can also enjoy one final day of grounds attractions like acrobatic circus duo Mango and Dango, extreme breaking experts Team Rock and the Timberworks Lumberjack Show to name a few.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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