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Christian Worship Band forming PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shawn Skinner   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:19
Attention christian musicians! We are seeking musicians and vocalists for our worship band. Auditions will be held March 2 and March 9 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Visit www.newcombchurch.org or call the church office at 563 391-7308 for more information and to schedule an audition time.

 
Icarus the Owl - Spring Tour Announcement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Zach McLean   
Friday, 15 February 2013 11:25

Portland Oregon's Icarus The Owl is coming through on their spring '13 tour! The band has been featured on Altpress.com, with the new album Love Always, Leviathan receiving complimentary reviews from Sputnik Music, Absolute Punk and many other review sites.  The band will be performing at Rozz Toz in Rock Island on Sunday April 28th.

 
Linden String Quartet Performs at Brucemore PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:31

The Linden String Quartet will perform at Brucemore on Sunday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Coached by the legendary Tokyo Quartet, the Cleveland-based Linden String Quartet has been praised for its “remarkable depth of technique and brilliantly nuanced, sumptuous tonality….” (MusicWeb International). The quartet’s members – Sarah McElravy and Catherine Cosbey, violins; Eric Wong, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello – are currently part of the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program, the Auditorium Chamber Music Series (Moscow, Idaho), Sheldon Friends of Music (Lincoln, Neb.) and the Chamber Music Society of Logan, Utah.

The hour-long concert and commentary will take place in the Great Hall of the Brucemore Mansion. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. A light reception will follow the performance. Tickets purchased in advance are $7 per adult and $5 per Brucemore member or student.  All tickets at the door are $10. Space is limited; purchase tickets by visiting www.brucemore.org or calling (319) 362-7375.

This performance is made possible by a Better Futures for Iowans grant through The University of Iowa’s Office of the Provost.

About the Linden String Quartet

Described as “riveting” by MusicWeb International, the Linden String Quartet is a winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Founded in spring 2008, the Quartet has enjoyed remarkable success, also winning the Gold Medal and Grand Prize of the 2009 Fischoff Competition, First Prize at the 2010 Kauder Competition, and the ProQuartet Prize at the Borciani International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet was recently selected for the prestigious A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Fellowship, including a $25,000 award. Featured engagements for the 2012-13 season include the season-opening concert on New York's renowned Schneider Concert Series at the New School and a weeklong residency for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, culminating in a performance with Grammy award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. For more information, visit www.lindenquartet.com.

About Brucemore

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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Mumford and Sons US Festivals to be produced by Central Illinois based promoter Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment sells out in hours! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gabrielle Falconer   
Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:30
URBANA- Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment has been selected to produce two of the three Gentlemen of the Road 2013 Stopovers in the United States featuring Mumford & Sons, alongside long-time partners Jam Productions Ltd. The events went on sale Friday morning and both sold out within hours. This will be the second year of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers and the second year Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment has been involved with the events.

Each Stopover combines the intimacy of a community celebration with the excitement of a world-class music festival. This year the Stopovers are expanding to a Friday night concert followed by an all-day Saturday event. Mumford & Sons will headline the Saturday show, alongside an eclectic and energetic roster of artists curated by the band themselves. A series of smaller events involving local businesses, venues, and, most importantly, local people will happen in and around the town.

 
Nova Singers Presents: VoiceDance PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nova Singers   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 09:52

Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents two performances of VoiceDance Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Galesburg, and Sunday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport.

Voices dance, whether it’s imitating birds in a Monteverdi madrigal, evoking tenderness in a French love song, or grooving to jazz. In this unique program, Nova will perform classic works by Monteverdi and Poulenc with surprising rhythms. Our fun, modern sets include Haitian rhythms that will make you want to get up and dance! Our vocal jazz set includes VoiceDance by Greg Jasperse as well as arrangements of MLK and God Only Knows. Also featured on the program will be Ubi Caritas, which was composed for the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton and first performed at their wedding in April of 2011.

Nova Singers will be joined by students from Project Sing! at each concert. Conducted by Stephen M. LaCroix, the Geneseo Madrigal Singers from Geneseo High School will perform two pieces alongside the Nova Singers.

Artistic Director Laura Lane says that “This is the most challenging program I’ve done with Nova Singers in many years. But I love this music! Every single piece is beautiful, exciting and virtuosic, either rhythmically or harmonically.”

Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hopes to share our musical soul with you. Nova Singers is known for bringing a wide variety of choral music to its audiences, and for the beauty and charm the singers impart to their music.

Tickets will be available at the door. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge. Nova Singers season tickets will still be available through this performance. For information about group rates, tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers events, call 309-341-7038, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also, please take the opportunity to visit our Facebook page under the keywords ‘Nova Singers’.

VoiceDance is sponsored by G&M Distributors and Blick Art Materials. Nova Singers’ 2012-2013 season is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

 
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