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Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:14
On Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. (local time) the Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies 2012 is set to take Dead Heads back to the summer of ’89 as NCM Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment present a never-before-seen concert recorded at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre on July 18, 1989. Movie theater audiences will experience the two-and-a-half hour concert in its entirety, including fan favorite songs, as well as a rare split of “Sugar Magnolia,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” and “Hey Jude Medley.” As an introduction to the concert, audiences will also be presented with a slideshow of rare and never-before-seen photos of the band, accompanied by a previously unreleased live track recorded in the spring of 1990.
Tickets for Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies 2012 are available at participating theater box offices and online at
Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies will be playing at the following theaters in your area on April 19:
RAVE Davenport 53 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807 7:00 PM

News from the QCSO PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 07:55

Season Finale full of fun and fanfare!

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra season has been at times light and at times full of import, but this weekend's season finale shows that they still have a few tricks up their sleeve. This concert will include the orchestral premiere of local composer William Campbell's Coyote Dances, the felicity and grace of Lydia Artymiw's piano performance, and a suite from Richard Strauss' popular comic opera Der Rosenkavalier specially collected by Music Director Mark Russell Smith to include the famous climactic trio performed by Kara Shay Thompson, Sarah Shafer, and Abigail Nims. By the conclusion of this season finale, you will be dancing in the aisles and singing in your heart.

William Campbell is associate professor of music theory and composition at St. Ambrose University and has long had an abiding interest in mythology and the archetypal characters who inhabit myths. Campbell's Coyote Dances began life as part of a dance score commissioned by the New Articulation Dance Company of Tucson, Arizona. The inspiration for the collaboration came from Native American myths, particularly the "trickster" stories found in the lore of several tribes. Campbell originally wrote the piece as an electro-acoustical work, but in 2004 arranged it for concert band at the request of an ensemble in Missouri. In this guise, Coyote Dances has enjoyed considerable performance success. Campbell has now returned to his Dances and arranged it as an orchestral work for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra who will give this version its world premiere this weekend.

Masterworks 6 will be presented 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the Adler Theatre, Davenport; and again at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1, in Centennial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island. Tickets can be purchased at 800.745.3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or by clicking here.

Win $50,000 in the Symphony Raffle

In honor of our 97th season, the QCSO is selling 1000 $97 raffle tickets which could win you $50,000!

In addition to that exciting Grand Prize, nearly $5000 in preliminary cash prizes are to be awarded at Quad City Symphony Orchestra concerts this season, including a $250 "early bird" prize Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, during Concert Conversations an hour before the performance. Winners of the "early bird" prizes remain eligible for the Grand Prize, so the earlier you buy your ticket, the better your chances of winning!

Buy your tickets today at the QCSO Box Office or at our table in the concert lobby! Find out more and get the full rules by clicking here.


Derby Day is just around the corner

Derby Day is moving to The Outing Club in Davenport this Saturday, May 5, so be sure to mark your calendars today! You don't want to miss the mint juleps, horse races, live music, and delicious Derby cuisine. All proceeds from this event go to benefit youth music education right here in your community. The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. and concludes with a live auction after the running of the Kentucky Derby.

Reservations are $75 per person or $520 for a table of eight. Make reservations now by calling 563.322.QCSO (7276) or by clicking here.


Rhythm Unleashed on May 19

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Principal Percussionist Aaron Williams is very excited to present Rhythym Unleashed, a collection of works from composer Marc Mellits, in the RME's Redstone Room on May 19 at 8:00 p.m. Mellits' unique blending of classical instrumentation with rock rhythms is as sensual as it is intelligent.

Helping Williams bring this vibrant music to life will be QCSO musicians: Principal Cellist Hannah Holman, Pianist Mary Neil, and Percussionist Tony Oliver. The team will perform a variety of Mellits' repertoire, including 5 Quiet Machines, Disciples of Gouda, Mara's Lullaby, and Paranoid Cheese.

Tickets for Rhythym Unleashed are $18 for adults and $7 for students.


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Written by Doug Davis   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 12:22

DAVENPORT, IOWA--Jazz fusion artist, Winston Byrd will be performing and presenting a free trumpet clinic on Saturday, March 31st, 11 a.m at Griggs Music, Brady Street, Davenport.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for jazz fans and trumpet players to see this talented musician and learn techniques from this great trumpet player, " says Doug Davis, vice-president of Griggs Music. "We're so lucky he has taken the time from his touring schedule to come to the Quad Cities!"

Byrd has performed, recorded and toured with a wide-variety of highly acclaimed recording hit musical groups and artists, such as the Stylistics, the Chi-Lites, Grammy winning Patti Austin, The Dells, The Grateful Dead, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Michael Bolton, Louis Bellson, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), Usher and many others.

Winston Byrd has since gone on to lead his own big bands  in New York and Los Angeles  for the past five years, and has  recorded his first CD entitled, “Soul Searchin.”   Byrd also has a number of his own compositions that have been recorded on T.S. Monk’s (the great jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk’s son) latest release entitled “Higher Ground” where Winston Byrd (former member) can also be heard.

For more information contact Doug Davis at Griggs Music, 563-391-9000.



Casting Crowns - Come to the Well Tour This Friday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:07

Casting Crowns with Matthew West, Royal Tailor and Lindsay McCaul

Where: iWireless Center in Moline, IL
When: March 23, 2012
Starts: 7:00PM
Doors Open: 6:00PM

Tickets On Sale: Now

Ticket Prices:
Advance - $24.00
Artist Circle - $40.00
Groups of 10+ - $18.00
Advance (limited number) - $15.00

Group Sales: Groups of 10 or more receive 1 free ticket! Call 309-277-1356 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.

Phone Sales: 800-745-3000

Mail Order Tickets:
Make checks payable and mail to:

i wireless Center, Attn: Box Office, 1201 River Dr., Moline, IL 61265.
Include a $3 per order handling fee and a $2.50 per ticket facility fee.

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Cedar Rapids & RAGBRAI® Announce Counting Crows in Concert on July 26 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Pickar   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:00

Cedar Rapids, IA- On Thursday, July 26, 2012 the community of Cedar Rapids and the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa™ will host Counting Crows in concert.

Registered RAGBRAI riders will receive free admission to this concert and special event celebrating 40 years of Iowa, in downtown Cedar Rapids. Residents of Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities are invited to attend this special evening and tickets will go on sale mid-April. Watch and for details.

“We are excited to celebrate 40 years with Iowans and the communities of Iowa who are the true backbone of this ride,” said T.J. Juskiewicz, RAGBRAI Director. “We look forward to working with the community of Cedar Rapids to host this event on July 26.”

COUNTING CROWS hails from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), and Millard Powers (bass). COUNTING CROWS success dates back to their 1993 debut release August and Everything After and the hit single “Mr. Jones.” The band recently hit #1 with the song “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the track. COUNTING CROWS has sold over 20 million records worldwide. Counting Crows are releasing a new album Underwater Sunshine in April.

Des Moines Register Media owns and produces RAGBRAI, a trek across Iowa that’s the world’s oldest, largest and longest annual bicycle ride. RAGBRAI riders will overnight in Sioux Center, Cherokee, Lake View, Webster City, Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids, Anamosa and Clinton this year.


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