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Quad City Wind Ensemble Concert Sunday, April 28 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCWE Publicity   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:46
2012 American Prize winning Quad City Wind Ensemble concludes season on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00pm

The 27th season of the Quad City Wind Ensemble continues Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm.  The concert will feature marimba soloist Caitlin Thom, winner of the 2013 Charles B. DCamp Young Performer’s Audition.  Thom, a junior at Pleasant Valley High School, will perform the third movement of Eric Ewazen’s Marimba Concerto.

In addition to the solo performance appearance, Thom received a $250 scholarship for private study.  Second place winner Kayla Jackson, flute, a Rock Island High School senior, received a $150 scholarship.  Third place and a $100 scholarship went to bassoonist Gabrielle Hartman, a Muscatine High School freshman.

Conducted by Brian L. Hughes, the QCWE will perform works by the “Greatest Generation” of wind band composers, including Howard Hanson, John Barnes Chance, Clifton Williams, and Francis McBeth.  The concert will immediately be followed by a reception with free refreshments and homemade treats.

Admission in $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and FREE for all students through 12th grade.   See attached poster for details. We hope you can join us at the Galvin Fine Arts Center on the campus of St. Ambrose.

Visit www.qcwindensemble.org for more information.

 
Just for Mother's Day: Laughter with Chonda Pierce! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:32

Chonda Pierce

"Girl Talk"

7:00 p.m. May 9

Adler Theater
136 East Third Street
Davenport, Iowa

With special guest: Geoff Moore

Gift a gift of joy and laughter with a really great time at Chonda Pierce, going into Mother's Day this year!

Thursday of Mother's Day Weekend, give her a night to remember!

Chonda Pierce, The Queen of Clean Comedy is hitting the road to bring you her cheerful unpretentious Southern charm, a healthy dose of laughter and a whole bag of new tricks you won’t want to miss.

Girl Talk with Chonda Pierce and special guest Geoff Moore is an unscripted and fun-filled take on a talk show atmosphere.

Tickets are on sale now!
* Tickets are $22 & $27
* Groups of 10+ are $19 (price level 2 ticket area only)
* Call (563) 326-8522 or email the Box Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange group seating.

Tickets available here:
* Adler Theatre Box Office
* Online at Ticketmaster here: Get Tickets
* Charge by phone at 800-745-3000
* and at all Ticketmaster outlets

Adler Theatre Box Office:
136 East Third Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
Phone 563-326-8555
The Adler Theatre Box Office operates Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Box Office is closed on weekends and evenings, unless it is an event day where hours will vary.

Internet Purchasing: Online at Ticketmaster here: Get Tickets

Charge By Phone: call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000

Ticketmaster Outlets:
· Bettendorf, IA: HY-Vee, 2900 Devils Glenn Rd.
· Davenport, IA: HY-Vee, 2200 West Kimberly Rd.
· Davenport, IA: Walmart, 3101 West Kimberly Rd.
· Davenport, IA: Walmart, 5811 Elmore Ave.
· Moline, IL: Walmart, 3930 - 44th Avenue Dr.
· Silvis, IL: HY-Vee, 2001 5th St.

Event website and information: Adler Events

 
Muscatine County Arts council summer concerts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Duffy De France   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:28
Free Second Sunday Concert Series, sponsored by the Muscatine County Arts Council at the Pearl Plaza Patio  208 West 2nd St. downtown Muscatine   rain or shine
  • June 9 - Lonnie Bowden and the Harmony Hollar  (old-time country music)
  • July 14 - Crusin' (member of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame) Classic Rock
  • Aug 11 -The Creepin' Charlies - Americana music with a touch of bluegrass
  • Sept 8 - "On Broadway" with Jenni Boldt - Broadway showtunes
Contact Duffy De France 563-607-3213 for more information

 
NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT - SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Megan Pedigo   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:01

PEORIA, Ill. -- SMG managed Peoria Civic Center and 95.5 WGLO are excited to announce Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will be coming to the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Saturday, July 6th at 8 PM. Tickets are $57, $47, and $37 and go on sale Friday April 26th at 10 AM. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster online and at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office.

As a musician, artist, philanthropist, and iconic rock figure, SLASH has amassed album sales nearing an astounding 100 million copies along with a Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations, plus countless other accolades, accomplishments and acknowledgements, Time magazine named Slash #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee marked another career milestone this July when he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. SLASH’s star is located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd.  An original member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, SLASH helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit, and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)--are in the midst of a world tour for their critically acclaimed album APOCALYPTIC LOVE which earned  SLASH his two first-ever #1 rock radio hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The album’s third single “Anastasia” has now cracked the Top 20 at Active Rock, landing at #19 this week. The album was produced by Eric Valentine, who did the same honors for his first solo disc SLASH, and all the songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy. 

 

For more information, visit:

 http://slashonline.com

 
GAY CHRISTIAN SINGER TO PERFORM IN ROCK ISLAND AND MOLINE WITH A MESSAGE OF INCLUSION PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rev. Richard Hendricks   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 08:22
At 6 feet and 5 inches tall, Shawn Thomas stands out in virtually any crowd, but there are several things that
make him unique among Christian recording artists. He writes and records his own songs, he tours at no cost, and his ministry includes an outreach to the GLBT community.

Thomas, a Florida-based singer-songwriter with ten solo CDs to his credit, will visit MCC of the Quad Cities in
Rock Island to deliver his message of inclusion at 11am on Sunday, May 5th as part of morning worship, and
again that evening with a full concert benefitting the church at Fargo Lounge in Moline at 5pm.

A four-time Pride in the Arts Awards recipient from The Stonewall Society and fourteen-time nominee, Shawn
Thomas’ newest musical effort is a praise and worship collection of original songs called, “Voice of Worship.”
The lyrics for each song on the project are based on one or more texts from Old and New Testament scripture.
He explains, “In the past few years there’ve been a few choices I’ve made in expressing myself a little more
openly that have brought on a bit of (for lack of a better word) ‘controversy’ to what I was doing – whether it
be from the Christian community or the GLBT community. I realized as a result, focus was being taken away
from the grace message that is what I truly hope to be able share; So, I thought for this project, why not go
directly to scripture and let that be the lyric and completely take my ‘voice’ out of it.”

On December 19, 2012, Shawn Thomas was officially inducted in to the GLBT Hall of Fame. According to the
press release posted on the Hall of Fame website, he was approved for membership based on: “…the work
Shawn Thomas has done to provide a positive and healing atmosphere for today's GLBT Christian… [including building] bridges of understanding and acceptance for the GLBT community within the non-GLBT Christian community… [and highlighting] the negatives thrust onto out GLBT Christians by the GLBT community.”

With a minister as a father and a talented musician as his mother, Shawn's ministry is the natural combination
of his musical and spiritual influences. A member of the Grammy Recording Academy, Shawn Thomas emerges not only as an outstanding performer and singer, but as a dynamic and versatile worship leader and presenter His intention is to share the message of God’s of love and grace through music in order to build unity, understanding, and acceptance while still encouraging personal responsibility, self-reliance, and the
development of conviction and values.

“Voice of Worship” and other CD releases are available for sale on popular internet sites including iTunes.com
and Amazon.com, and is distributed by Aaron's Rainbow Project and Shawn Thomas Studios, West Palm Beach, FL. For more information about Shawn Thomas and his ministry, visit www.shawnthomasonline.com and www.aaronsrainbowproject.com.

MCC of the Quad Cities is currently worshipping at the TriCity Jewish Center, 2715 30th St., Rock Island, and
the Fargo Lounge is located at 4204 Ave. of the Cities in Moline. The Benefit Concert is part of a chili cook-off
beginning at 4:30pm. For more information, contact the church at 563-324-8281.

 
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