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“One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day” – Hilarious One-Night Event to Be Broadcast to US Movie Theaters on 1/30/13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scoop Marketing   
Friday, 04 January 2013 16:21
Giving audiences a look behind the Broadway curtain, NCM Fathom Events, Overnight Musicals and The Broadway League present One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day,” a unique one-night event broadcast to nearly 450 movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). This fast-paced and hilarious film follows some of New York's top comedic actors, writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to write, cast, compose, rehearse and perform four short musicals at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. Actors featured in the musicals include Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Glee), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Richard Kind (Argo, Mad About You), Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Chicago, Nine), Theresa McCarthy (Saturn Returns, Titanic), Nellie McKay (Home Sweet Mobile Home, Rumor Has It), Marnie Schulenburg (As the World Turns), Tamara Tunie (Law and Order SVU, Flight), Alicia Witt (Two Weeks Notice, Urban Legend), and many other famous faces from the worlds of film, television and theater.
“One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day” will be showing at the following theaters in your area on January 30 at 7:30 p.m.:
For a complete list of theater locations and prices visit the NCM Fathom Events website at (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Tickets for are available now at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be broadcast to nearly 450 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

The Big Dance Show Choir Event Jan 19th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Don Doxsie   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:08
Nine top high school show choirs from Iowa and Minnesota will descend on Davenport North’s Paul J. Holzworth Auditorium on January 19th for one of the Midwest’s premier show choir invitationals, The Big Dance.

The 16th annual event will include preliminary competition from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and finals competition beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Among the competing schools will be Davenport Central, Davenport West, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Waukee and Totino Grace High School of Fridley, Minn. Also included will be exhibition performances by North’s own choirs, Northside Establishment and Center Stage.

Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for children and seniors.

For more information, contact:
Ryan Riewerts, North vocal music director
(563) 388-9884
Don Doxsie, The Big Dance chairman (563) 320-5002

Five days to keep jazz alive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dennis Green   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:58
In an era of mass-produced media, KCCK remains one of the very few media organizations whose sole mission is to serve our listeners and the Corridor community.

If there was no KCCK, these are just a few of the things the Corridor would lose:
  • 7,000 young people would not receive jazz education programs like Schoolhouse Jazz and The Corridor Jazz Project, all offered free to schools.
  • 8,000 families would not enjoy free jazz in the summer at Jazz Under The Stars.
  • Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves and hundreds more of America's greatest musicians would disappear from the public airwaves.
The truth is, nearly all of our funding comes from listeners and community supporters just like you.

The politicians in Washington are talking about drastic changes to the deductibility in charitable contributions in 2013. Give now to take advantage of full deductibility of your gift.

But we must receive your gift by Monday for it to count toward your 2012 taxes.

Pledge online right now at this link. You can also call (800) 373-KCCK (5225). 

If you have already given to KCCK this year, thank you! Please delete this email with a clear conscience and our thanks.

If not, I hope you can help us keep the jazz playing with a donation in the closing hours of the year.

Dennis Green
KCCK General Manager and Member

New Year's Eve with Josh Duffee & His Orchestra PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Josh Duffee   
Friday, 21 December 2012 09:22
My Orchestra will be playing on New Year's Eve this year at the Rhythm City Casino.  This will be our first time performing at the casino, but definitely not the last!  The Rhythm City has hired my full orchestra to play the first Saturday of every month, starting in February.  We'll be debuting new music at each show, as well as playing our favorites from the 1920's and early 30's.  We'll also be debuting our new band name, so lots of great changes happening in 2013! 

Here are the details incase you're interested in coming out on NYE to hear my group.  Our last song will be Auld Lang Syne, just like the original version that everyone is so familiar with from years ago.

What:  Josh Duffee & His Orchestra's New Year's Eve Performance
When:  Monday, December 31st 2012
Where:  The Rhythm City Casino, Downtown Davenport Riverfront
Time:  8:00pm to Midnight
Age Limit:  21 and over
Cost:  FREE!

The Rhythm City Casino food section will be open so you can have some dinner while we're playing.  Make a date of it and come out and have some dinner while you listen to us play some hot jazz from the 20's and early 30's! 

We hope to see you on New Year's Eve, and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

Sincerely Yours,

Josh Duffee

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play airing on WQPT and WVIK PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Friday, 21 December 2012 09:20

Taped in November at Augustana College

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, the Quad Cities local public television station and WVIK, the public radio station teamed up to present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” in November. The stage play by Joe Landry and with music by Kevin Connors is set in a 1946 radio station.  It was performed before a live audience for three performances and taped to air on both stations for the holiday season.

WQPT will air the program December 21 and 25 at 7 pm, and WVIK will air it on December 23 at 7 pm.

Funding for the production was made possible by the Illinois Arts Council and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Directed by WQPT producer, Lora Adams and starring Mike Millar, Jenny Winn, Jason Platt, Erin Lounsberry, Michael Carron, Scott Tunnicliff, Tamra  McConoughey, Tom Vaccaro and with Jonathan Turner on piano, the production helped to raise funds for additional episodes of WQPT’s arts program “Artists in Profile.”  The first of the additional episodes airs on New Year’s Eve at 11:30 pm with a music special featuring performances by Ellis Kell, Danika Holmes, Ragamon, Barley House Band and the Milltown Wranglers.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.

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