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River City Radio Hour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Radio City Music Hour   
Friday, 19 October 2012 07:33
It’s that time again

3rd Year of The

River City Radio Hour

Presenting:

Joshua Forbes, TenorSax/Flute

Jon Moss, Bass

Corey Kendrick, Piano

Glorie Iaccarino, MC/Oral Essay

October 19, 2012

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL

Social Hour @ 5:30p.m.

Dinner @ 6:30p.m. • Show @ 7:30p.m.

The Moline Commercial Clubs’ Chef Linda will be serving a magnificent dinner

prior to the show, by reservation only. Please call 309-762-8547 to make reservation.

Elevator is at the16th Street entrance.

Tickets for Dinner & Show: $25.00/person

Tickets for the show: $5.00/person

*This event is open to the public and the audience can attend the show without dinner.

Priority seating is given to guests who make dinner reservations.

 
The 27th season of the Quad City Wind Ensemble kicks off Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at 3:00pm PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tyne Rieck   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 08:05

The 27th season of the Quad City Wind Ensemble kicks off Sunday, October 21st at 3:00pm. The theme of the concert is "Reflections," music that features nature and the seasons, and will feature principal saxophonist Dane Marolf.

Mr. Marolf will perform "Fantasia for Alto Saxophone" by Claude T. Smith accompanied by the wind ensemble. Conducted by Brian L. Hughes, the QCWE will also perform a variety of pieces from the concert band and wind ensemble repertoire, including works by Brian Balmages, Nancy Galbraith, Andrew Boysen, and Alfred Reed. 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. Season tickets will also be available at the door for $32. See attached poster for details. We hope you can join us at the Galvin Fine Arts Center on the campus of St. Ambrose
for this special event!

For additional information, please visit www.qcwindensemble.org, or http://www.facebook.com/qcwindensemble

 
Holiday Pops on sale now! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:54

Holiday Pops featuring Mark Wood quickly approaching

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Quad City Arts kick off the holiday season on November 17 with an extravaganza featuring electric violinist Mark Wood, Quad City Arts Visiting Artist and founding member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Conductor Michael Gagliardo leads a cast of local talent like never before assembled, including the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Davenport; the Holiday Pops Children's Chorus; and for the first time ever, the Holiday Pops Youth Ochestra. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the i wireless Center with the holiday favorites you've come to expect, mixed with many of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's greatest hits.

Tickets are currently on sale at the i wireless Center box office, by phone at 800.745.3000, or online at www.qcsymphony.com. One dollar from every ticket will benefit the Genesis Music Therapy Programs.

Holiday Pops is sponsored by John Deere.

Masterworks 2

Mozart & Beethoven

Saturday, November 3

7:30 p.m.

Adler Theatre

Davenport

Get tickets here

 

Masterworks 2

Mozart & Beethoven

Sunday, November 4

2 p.m.

Centennial Hall

Augustana College

Rock Island

Get tickets here

 

Holiday Pops

featuring Mark Wood

Saturday, November 17

7:30 p.m.

i wireless Center

Moline

Get tickets here

 
Rap group, RusHour, to perform Thursday at its former school PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:53
Glenview Middle School Students celebrate the National LIGHTS ON day with dance and music

(East Moline, IL)  More than 100 students will celebrate October 18th as National Lights ON Day--a day designed to draw attention to vital afterschool programs--by watching two kinds of dance—Rap and Philippine.

The school’s mini assembly is scheduled for Thursday, October 18th at 3:45 pm in the school’s north gym.  On hand will be the very popular local rap group, RusHour, (made up of former Glenview students) and The Philippine Dance Troupe Company of the Quad Cities.   The media is invited to attend the assembly and interview the performers, Lights ON student and staff.

Who:  Glenview Lights on Students
What:  Cultural dance and music display
When:  Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Where:  Glenview Middle School East Moline
3100 7th Street East Moline, IL 61244
North Gym
Why:  Celebrate National Lights ON day in the community


East Moline will join more than 7,500 communities and 1 million Americans celebrating Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event organized by the Afterschool Alliance to rally support for afterschool programs.

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. In the U.S. today, 15.1 million children go home alone after school.


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Film’s Re-Release Highlights How Halloween & Hollywood Changed in 1978 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:38
Outside-the-Box Producer Discusses Value of New Blood
in the Industry

Once upon a time – before the late 1970s – it was a holiday for children.

Using Halloween as a theme, however, an independent film producer saw opportunity by getting inside the minds of adults. Irwin Yablans, (www.irwinyablans.com), pioneered a highly profitable new genre, Horror, by rebranding an overlooked holiday and introducing Hollywood to new talent.

In his new memoir, “The Man Who Created Halloween,” Yablans details his fortuitous journey from Brooklyn’s tenements to Hollywood and behind-the-scenes tales from the iconic movie.

“I suppose it is a bit of a Cinderella story, if Cinderella were a pugnacious Jewish guy who fought his way out of a run-down Brooklyn tenement and made a living out of rebranding a kiddie holiday with Hitchcockian chiller-flicks,” says Yablans, who created the “Halloween” franchise of movies as an independent producer.

The film that kicked it all off is being rereleased in theaters this holiday season for the first time in 34 years. Showings can be found online, at http://www.screenvision.com/cinema-events/halloween/.

Yablans also worked as sales chief at Paramount Pictures and was head of Orion Pictures. But it was when he did things his own way, as an independent producer, that he made his mark on the world. He says the following factors and people significantly contributed to the success of his project:

• New blood (with John Carpenter): Thirty-five years ago, Carpenter was an “almost consumptively thin guy” who just graduated from USC’s film school. Yablans admired Carpenter’s film pedigree – both were fans of legendary director Howard Hawks – and liked the young talent’s film, “Assault on Precinct 13,” which was distributed by Compass International Pictures, Yablans’ company.

• Michael Myers (the original): Yablans quickly became good friends with a friendly new distributor in England, Mr. Myers, who appreciated Carpenter’s work for its economy and originality. Later, Yablans went with his gut feeling to have Carpenter direct “Halloween,” and the name Michael Myers would forever have a new connotation.

• New blood/familiar lineage (with Jamie Lee Curtis): “Curtis had that perfect blend of youthful newness and Hollywood lineage, which was perfect for ‘Halloween,’ ” says Yablans. “She had an impressive amount of maturity and charm, as she was just 18; but she is also the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.” Curtis’ mother starred in the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” the primary influence of “Halloween.” “I’m still proud of the fact that we cast Curtis as the heroine Laurie,” he says.

• It’s all in your mind (Halloween as a concept): Yablans grew up listening to radio shows that relied on “theater of the mind” narratives to capture the imaginations of listeners. He used the same approach with the “Halloween” series, the first of which premiered in 1978. His films spawned a wave of iconic horror characters, and a new way to do business in Hollywood.

• Co-producers (Moustapha Akkad and Joseph Wolf): Akkad and Wolfe had a dynamic relationship with each other, and they helped Yablans and Carpenter with the $325,000 budget it took to make “Halloween,” which went on to gross more than $100,000 million – the most successful independent film of its time.

About Irwin Yablans

Irwin Yablans is the executive producer and creator of the “Halloween” film series, which forever changed the horror genre and the old studio system. His new autobiography, “The Man Who Created Halloween,” details a true rags-to-riches tale of a boy who grew up in a roach-invested tenement in Brooklyn to become the man who transformed society’s view of a children’s holiday. Yablans’ influence in Hollywood includes setting the standard for a new breed of independent producers and filmmakers, the discovery of famed director John Carpenter and advocating for studio support of one of the most acclaimed films in history, Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now.” Yablans self-published his debut book through CreateSpace, Amazon.com’s independent publishing platform.

 
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