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Coming to U.S. Cinemas in June: David Tennant as Doctor Who in “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel” (6/16) & Narrating “Wings 3D” (6/17) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Monday, 19 May 2014 08:56
BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce the celebration of Emmy® Award-winning actor David Tennant in a two-night special theatrical screening event -- all for the price of one ticket. See David Tennant on the big screen as the Tenth Doctor in the epic two-part Doctor Who story “Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel” on June 16 at 7:30 p.m. (local time) with never-before-seen bonus content. On June 17 at 7:30 p.m. (local time), experience the earth from a bird’s eye view, in RealD™ 3D, in “Wings 3D” from Emmy® Award-nominated director John Downer and narrated by David Tennant.
“Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel” and “Wings 3D” will be shown at the following cinemas in your area:
Cinemark Davenport 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807
Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

 
The Muddy Waters Celebrates Its Four-Year Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristy Bennett   
Friday, 16 May 2014 14:42

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Muddy Water's, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa, is marking four-years in business with a fun-filled anniversary celebration on May 31, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Muddy Waters "backyard" will be the home to an impressive live music line-up starting with the Winter Blues All-Stars at 4:30 p.m. The Winter Blues All-Stars is comprised of talented young musicians selected from the River Music Experience's Winter Blues program. The annual Winter Blues program features vocal and instrumental workshops, as well as a concentration on blues composition and improvisation. The 2014 Winter Blues All- stars include Jesse Barger (guitar), Noah Schneider (guitar), MacKenzie Noppe (drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Fuller (guitar), Michael Osborne (bass guitar, harmonica), Sarah Elisabeth Hanson (vocals).

The Curtis Hawkins Band will rob the stage at 6:00 p.m. Playing a variety of soul, funk, and blues, The Curtis Hawkins Band has shown that they are capable of doing what it takes to make it in the music scene. Based out of the Quad Cities and Galesburg, Illinois, members include Andrea Mendoza (bass), Ian Johnson (guitar, vocals), Jamie Hopkins (drums, vocals), and m3 (keyboards, vocals). You can find them playing original music from their "Keep Workin' The Blues" CD (available on iTunes) then turn around and bust out everything from rock-n-roll to funk-n-soul! If you like Steeley Dan, Santana, Prince, the Allman Brothers, and Stevie Wonder, swing into The Muddy Waters "back-yard" for a listen to The Curtis Hawkins Band - real music by real musicians.

A high-energy, 7-piece, power horn band is what's happening on the stage at 8:00 p.m. with Tangent!. Tangent! is from right here in the Quad Cities and they will be mixing all of the best sounds and songs of Motown, Blues, Soul, Rock, and Jazz. While reasonably true to the original songs, Tangent! also lends their own style and solos into the mix, just at the right time. The music that they play will lift you off of your lawn chair, and right onto the dance space. If you like horns, excellent guitar and keyboards, a female singer with pipes of gold, or a rhythm section that is rock solid, come listen to Tangent! You will be glad that you did.

At 10:00 p.m., John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys will capture the audience and headline the night's events. Since bursting onto the scene in 2007, John Németh has wowed critics and audiences alike with his riveting vocals and harmonica prowess. He has just received the “2014 Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year” Award from the International Blues Foundation. The Philadelphia Inquirer testified to his standing in the current music scene with the comment, "Classic soul and R&B styles have been revitalized by artists such as James Hunter, Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, and Sharon Jones. You can include John Németh on any list of the best of them." The dynamic soul sensation continues to reinvigorate vintage American rhythm and blues with his uncanny ability to skillfully blend retro and modern blues and soul into compelling music that is simultaneously old and new.

Throughout the day, The Muddy Waters will have drink specials, give-aways, and a food menu that will include Cajun and  Creole style choices  all prepared by Blazin’ Cajun.

The Muddy Waters, only three blocks east of the I-74 bridge, close to the bike path, and on the route for the Loop buses and is open 365 days a year. The Muddy Waters features three pool tables and large-screen TVs, and a variety of martinis and import and domestic beers including locally brewed offerings from Bent River Brewing Company and Great River Brewing Company.

Check the website for The Muddy Waters at: www.themuddywaters.com; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Just Announced: Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Sturgell   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:30

Tickets on Sale Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 14, 2014 -- Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions when Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival debuts in Moline, IL. Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival strives to be the biggest concert experience to hit live family entertainment. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 27, 2014!

"One song can touch millions of people around the world and Disney has been at the beat of this concept for years by making music a main ingredient of storytelling," said Producer and CEO of Feld Entertainment Kenneth Feld. "In Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival we are celebrating with the Disney characters to a soundtrack of the latest sounds and chart-topping hits. We want our guests to walk away with lasting memories and singing these unforgettable melodies long after they leave the show."

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival, featuring an all star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters, begins with audiences watching a state-of-the-art video projection of the frenzy backstage which spills onto the stage as Mickey welcomes guests to his concert tour. Soon thereafter, they will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie.  Underwater is where the crowd will meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm.  And family and friends will stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie teach them how to boogie rodeo-style.

"We've created an environment where audience members will be able to connect with the Disney stars," said Alana Feld, Producer and Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment.  "Within each concert moment are elements of personal interaction and the audience will be harmonizing, dancing, laughing and having an outrageously good time with the characters."

The father-daughter production team, Kenneth Feld and Alana Feld, has hand selected award-winning creative talents whose credits span from working with Madonna to winning a Latin Grammy® Award to designing hundreds of costumes for Disney theme park shows:

  • Director/Choreographer Fred Tallaksen Award-winning choreographer of Madonna's "Sorry" video and the finale of her Confessions World Tour; in 2008, earned a Latin Grammy® in the Best Video category for Juanes's "Me Enamora;" has choreographed for many TV shows, including "Modern Family," "Outsourced" and "Wizards of Waverly Place;" skating consultant for "Austin Powers III-Goldmember;" and directed and choreographed for Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
  • Writer Jeremy Desmon's credits include The Girl in the Frame, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Storybooks and Curious George Live!. He received the 2007 Kleban Award for excellence in Musical Theatre Bookwriting, and is also a recipient of the Dramatists Guild's Jonathan Larson Fellowship
  • Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom Designed costumes for more than 15 original dance shows in Downtown Disney; designed costumes for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy; Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! and Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After
  • Lighting Designer Sam Doty Assisted in the building and planning of every Feld Entertainment show since 2006, including Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival andmultipleeditions of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus
  • Music Director Stan Beard has arranged and written the musical score for numerous domestic and international Disney On Ice productions, and has worked in the recording studio with such luminaries as Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra
  • Scenic Designer Rick Papineau Vice President of Scenic Elements at Feld Entertainment; veteran designer who creates props, scenic elements and special effects for all of the company's touring shows

 

Show Date & Time:              Fri 10/10/2014 (4:00PM, 7:00PM)

Tickets Start at:                     $15.00

To order tickets by phone:   1-800-745-3000

Online:                        www.ticketmaster.com

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About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information on Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.

ABOUT DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP (DTG) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world's most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 19 million people in more than 50 countries.  Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, and Peter and the Starcatcher.

Disney Theatrical Group also delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!  For over 30 years, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! have brought beloved Disney stories and characters annually to over 12 million guests in nearly 50 countries worldwide throughproductions such as Rockin' Ever After, Dare to Dream, Treasure Trove, Mickey's Rockin' Road Show and Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!  In addition, DTG licenses musical titles for local, school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International.

 
QCSO Signature Series Finale this Sunday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:55
QCSO Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz and friends,
YSO alumna Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir  and QCSO Executive Director Benjamin Loeb, present the final concert on the QCSO/WVIK Signature Series this Sunday afternoon. Because of a very recent arm injury, Kyle Knox will be unable to perform.  In place of Bartok Contrasts, the program will include Bartok Andante and Rhapsody #1 for Violin and Piano. The remainder of the program will be the Saint-Saëns and Ravel Piano Trios. The concert will be on Sunday, May 18, at 3:00 p.m in Wallenberg Hall on the Augustana College campus.

Click here to purchase tickets or call the QCSO (563-322-0931) to order over the phone with no ticketing fees.

 
Blues Society Presents Peter Karp and Sue Foley Sunday May 18 at On the Rock, Rock Island PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:15

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents Blind Pig recording artists Peter Karp & Sue Foley and their band on Sunday May 18 at On the Rock Bar & Grill (formerly Martini’s), 4619 34th St. Rock Island, IL.  The show starts at 6:00 p.m., and admission is $8.00, only $5.00 for MVBS members.

On the heels of Blind Pig recording artists Peter Karp and Sue Foley’s 2010 critically acclaimed and artistically daring collaboration He said—She Said comes their next  CD:  Beyond the Crossroads,  a high voltage, plank spankin’, piano boogeyin’, slide guitar stompin’  CD that showcases 12 brilliantly crafted and unique original compositions that have become the trademark of these two noted singer-songwriter guitarists.  Beyond the Crossroads features their road band, Mike Catapano on drums and Niles Terrat on bass, as well as some old friends and bandmates.   The newest CD  “is a natural extension of what we started with He Said—She Said in that we’re writing songs with themes in mind. Positivity, renewal, absolution,” says Foley.

A singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour, Peter Karp  is a master songsmith with an art for spinning true-to-life emotions, humor, and candor.  He first caught national attention with help from Rolling Stone guitarist Mick Taylor, who recorded and toured with Karp on his first label release, The Turning Point.   Critics have compared his songwriting to that of John Hiatt and John Prine, with impressive guitar and slide licks infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James.

Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Born to a working class family, Sue spent her early childhood moving from Canadian town to town with her mother. At sixteen, she embarked on her professional career. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin TX and recording for the legendary blues label, Antone’s Records. Her first release, Young Girl Blues, quickly established her unique talents as a blues guitarist and songwriter. Throughout the ‘90s she took to the road with her paisley Telecaster and honed her craft, working and sharing the stage with such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty, and including a set at the 1993 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.

 
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