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Get tickets for Counting Crows before they are gone! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Friday, 07 November 2014 11:44

Tues., Dec.16 7:30 p.m.
Counting Crows with Twin Forks

Counting Crows have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, this concert is not to be missed!

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Students perform in Steel Drum Ensemble PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Kelly   
Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:39

MOUNT VERNON, IA (11/06/2014)(readMedia)-- Students from Cornell College performed in the Steel Drum Ensemble concert on Oct. 30.

The concert, held in Cornell College's King Chapel, featured Halloween favorites, including the theme from the Addams Family and "The Monster Mash," as well as crowd-pleasers like the theme from "Star Wars" and "Crazy Train."

Stephanie Campbell of Bettendorf was one of the 26 students who performed in the concert.

Andrew (Drew) Klocke of Coal Valley was one of the 26 students who performed in the concert.

The Steel Drum Ensemble is one of seven of the college's highly regarded ensembles, open to all students by audition. In addition to building group performance skills, the ensembles also offer exceptional undergraduate solo opportunities.

One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on the disciplines of their choice, and learn authentically with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship-all without missing out on other classes.

Cornell has been recognized by numerous publications for the value its education offers and for academic excellence. This year it was named one of the 20 "Best Buys" in higher education by the "Fiske Guide to Colleges," and one of the 100 best values in liberal arts education by Kiplinger's. It has also been called a "Great School at a Great Price" by U.S. News and World Report. Ninety-three percent of Cornell graduates earn their degrees in four years, compared to the national average of slightly more than five years. In 2013 Cornell was named one of the 25 colleges with the best professors by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. For more information, visit

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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 16:18
Includes a Saturday, February 28 Stop at The iWireless Center
- Tickets On Sale Saturday, November 15 at 10 am -

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2014) - Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address [Republic Records]. The new album is out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE. The band announced the extensive No Fixed Address Tour today in front of a sold-out crowd who packed the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood, Calif. Proceeds from this special sold-out show will go to the International House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's grants program.Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the No Fixed Address Tour marks the beginning of NICKELBACK's 12th tour and will see the band performing in 61 cities across North America starting Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2015, in Allentown, Pa. at thePPL Center and winding down in Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 29 at the Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The Pretty Reckless will join the No Fixed Address Tour as special guests on select dates. A complete list of tour dates is below.

In addition to membership gifts, exclusive giveaways and content, individuals that join the fan club will have first access to tickets starting on Friday, Nov. 7. For additional information on joining the fan club, visit ACiti® cardmember pre-sale begins Monday, Nov. 10 through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit Tickets for the general public go on-sale Saturday, Nov. 15. Tickets for all shows start at $25. At the arena shows, all seating will be reserved.

NICKELBACK will also offer a limited number of VIP packages for each show which will include premium seating, parking, VIP laminate, exclusive numbered tour poster, official drum sticks, commemorative VIP ticket, early entry and more. Fans can visit for more info. VIP Packages will be available during the pre-sale.

Cheech & Chong and WAR: "Up In Smoke" / Thursday, January 22, 2015 / Paramount Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carly Bishoff   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:33
The Up In Smoke Tour featuring Cheech & Chong and War is burning up stages all over the country with night after smoky night of “no authority” comedy and horn-infused funk and soul music. The party begins with War blasting hits like “Why Can’t We Be Friends,”  “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid,” then progresses into a combination of Cheech and Chong’s most infamous songs (backed up by War) like “Earache My Eye," “Basketball Jones,” “Mexican Americans,” and some of the duo’s most iconic comedic skits such as “Dave’s Not Here,” “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust,” and “Sister Mary Elephant.”  

In conjunction with the tour, War released its first studio album in 20 years, “Evolutionary,” on May 13, 2014 (Far Out Records/UMe). Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, “Evolutionary” showcases WAR’s multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin. 

Cheech & Chong’s first film, “Up In Smoke," was the highest grossing comedy of 1978 and topped $100 million at the box office.  In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in more than 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast.  Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the globe. 

123 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, I.A. 52401
Tickets on-sale Friday, November 14 at 12 p.m.
Reserved seating, all ages, $47, $61, or $81
Additional fees may apply

Event link: are available at, the Paramount Theatre box office, by calling (319) 366-8203, or at

Illinois Soldier and pianist performs to honor veterans PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 13:58

SPRINGFIELD, IL (11/03/2014)(readMedia)-- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Army National Guard Soldier and pianist Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, played a Salute to Veterans performance, a series of patriotic works in honor of members of the armed services at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, Nov. 2.

"A lot of servicemen and women have been through things that I cannot explain. Many have been in combat," said Gindes. "I hope that the music helps them understand what our American culture is."

Gindes played at a concert in honor of all servicemembers during American music month. He regularly performs for veterans and has performed at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York performing multiple challenging masterpieces.

"I've known him for several years and he is a very talented fellow. It's wonderful that he does these concerts," said Dr. Reid Alexander, professor of music at the University of Illinois, School of Music and Gindes' academic advisor. "I think it's wonderful that he is taking the time to put this together on top of everything else he has to do. I am very proud of him."

In addition to playing the piano for 28 years, Gindes enlisted in the California Army National Guard before transferring to the Illinois Army National Guard in 2004. He commissioned as an officer in 2007 and serves as the personnel officer for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation in Peoria, Illinois.

Gindes joined the Guard as a way to give back to his country. In addition to his responsibilities as a commissioned officer, he used his talent to raise money for military families and victims of terrorism.

"It is very important to me to give back and use my talent for those families in need of relief," said Gindes. "I think the performance went very well, the emotional parts came out and the heart was there. It was very sentimental."

Gindes said he wanted the veterans to take away a reminiscent cleansing of the soul from the performance.

"I think it's a fantastic, wonderful, unique, beautiful thing he's doing," said Kris Becker, international award winning composer and pianist. "I like how it combines service to our country with a certain segment of our culture. I think it's a neat combination."

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