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ARTery Music Event - June 28th, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nancy Humphrey Case   
Friday, 13 June 2014 14:55

The ARTery, a Rock Island gallery which features new regional talent, will expand its programming with a novel idea on Saturday, June 28. Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan will give a concert accompanied by selected local artists interpreting and painting, in real time, what they hear in the multi-layered instrumental music. An artists’ reception will follow the show, when the just-painted, musically-inspired pieces will be displayed.

Ian Ethan’s music is loaded with visual possibilities. With 18 strings, innovative playing techniques, and a complex array of electronic looping pedals which he uses to capture and play back parts of the live compositions, the young guitarist builds scores of harmonic and rhythmic layers into his original, uncategorizable songs. The result is music that has been described as “colorful,” “rich,” “magical,” and even “spiritual.” The idea of combining visual and musical art is not new to Ian Ethan. Recently, the Planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science held a series of light-image shows specifically designed to accompany his music, performed live under the dome. For a preview of the evening’s music, visit

Avenue, Rock Island. The June 28 event will run from 6 to 9 p.m., with the concert beginning at 6:30. Wine, beer, and snacks will be served. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the gallery’s current show titled “Text is a Four-Letter Word,” by Steve Banks, Heidi Hernandez, and Terry Rathje. No admission will be charged but donations in support of the ARTery and the guest musician will be gratefully received. For more information, please call (309) 781-7668 or e-mail Carolyn Krueger at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tickets to Bill Maher on sale this Friday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:59

Tickets for Bill Maher go on sale this Friday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m.  Buy soon to get the best seats in the house! 

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.  First on "Politically Incorrect, and for the last twelve years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 32 Emmy nominations.

Sun., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Bill Maher
Live Stand-Up Tour
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Bill Maher has written five bestsellers, has received 32 Emmy nominations and his documentary "Religulous" is the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.  Maher performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country.  Get your tickets early to make sure you don't miss this opportunity!
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Volunteers Needed for Blues Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:51

The 30th anniversary Mississippi Valley Blues Festival couldn‘t succeed without over 200 volunteers to make it happen.  Volunteers receive free admission and a souvenir t-shirt, as well as the undying gratitude of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society.

These volunteer shifts are still available:

  • Thursday July 3, 4:30—8:30 Tokens and Gate
  • Thursday July 3, 8:30—11:30 Beer Tent, Tokens and Gate.
  • Friday July 4 and Saturday July 5, Help needed everywhere from 6:00—9:30 and 9:30—11:30

To volunteer, register online at  Click on Fest, then Volunteer.

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Tickets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MVBS   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:46

Free BluesFest Tickets for Veterans, Active Military

To honor those who have served and are serving our country, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society is offering a limited supply of free tickets for the Blues Festival to veterans and active military.  Thanks to an American Legion grant, MVBS has 150 tickets to give away for the Independence Day weekend.

The tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, one ticket per proper credentials.  The tickets are good for either July 4 or July 5 at the BluesFest. (Gate admission is $25 per day.)

See Anna Winters, Special Events Office, on the Rock Island Arsenal, Building 60, 1st Floor, between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00, Monday through Friday through June 30.  309-782-5890.

Blues Festival Advance Tickets Available Now!

July 3-5 marks the 30th anniversary of the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival.  Earlier this year, the international Blues Foundation of Memphis TN recognized the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival with its Keeping the Blues Alive award for U.S. Festival—the equivalent of a lifetime honor—for, in their words, “one of the longest running, most prestigious blues festivals in the world.”  The Festival is the only major blues event in the nation entirely produced by an all-volunteer organization.

Advance tickets are now available for this world-class event.

  • Friday July 4 and Saturday July 5—each day $20 in advance;  $25 at the gate

Advance Tickets Available through June 30 at

  • Hy-Vee stores in the Quad-Cities, Clinton, and Muscatine
  • The Muddy Waters (1708 State St., Bettendorf)
  • Ragged Records (418 E. 2nd St., Davenport)
  • Co-Op Records (3727 Avenue of the Cities, Moline)
  • The Blues Society Office (102 S. Harrison Street, Davenport.  Call first: 563-32-BLUES)
  • Online through PayPal at

The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is joining forces with the Red White & Boom event to present the Quad-Cities’ best fireworks display over the Mississippi River on Thursday July 3. For that date only, admission to the Tent Stage at Harrison Street is FREE. (Admission to the Bandshell Stage at Ripley Street is $10, gate only.)

Children 14 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

Cher to perform at the iWireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:09


in the Quad Cities on Wednesday, October 22. Tickets on sale Monday, June 16 at 10am

New York, NY...June 9, 1014...For immediate release...Cher who is currently on her 49-city D2K Tour will be adding a show in the Quad Cities at the iWireless Center on October 22, 2014. A complete schedule of the new dates, including previously announced shows, follow this release.

The D2K Tour is in support of Cher's Warner Bros. Records album Closer to the Truth which includes the No. 1 Dance hit 'Woman's World'. The tour has received rave reviews across the country:

"Cher turns 'farewell' tease into an exceptional entertainment ride. The truth is, Cher doesn't need to stop...she is in exceptional form, as a singer, entertainer and tour guide through her 50 years in show business. And it all worked magically under the vast, rainbow-colored umbrella known as 'Cher'" - Boston Globe

"It seemed that no one in the crowd would object to Cher's touring forever." - NY Times

"The Dressed To Kill tour is bigger, stronger and shinier than her last outing...A+."- Arizona Republic

"Belting catchy hits from 'The Beat Goes On' to the new 'Woman's World', the show further solidified her diva status." - NY Daily News

"Sorry Bey, but you've got nothing on this one...we'll give you about 35 more years and then we'll talk...Cher knows how to do the diva thing right!" - Houston Press

Tickets prices are $22.00, $42.00, $77.50, and $127.50 and go on sale Monday, June 16 at 10 am. Tickets are available at the iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at American Express cardholders will have a presale offer beginning Thursday, June 12 at 10 am.

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