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Lenten Musical Meditations Begin FEBRUARY 29 - Congregational UCC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sharyn Reitz   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:20

THE CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

LENTEN MUSICAL MEDITATIONS

WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 29 THROUGH APRIL 4

“ON THE CORNER”

30 N. CLINTON STREET IN IOWA CITY

IOWA CITY –  The popular series of Lenten Musical Meditations returns to The Congregational United Church of Christ, 30 N. Clinton Street in Iowa City beginning on February  29 at noon.  Each event will begin at noon and last for approximately 25 minutes.  Everyone is welcome to attend these free events.

February 29:    Marie von Behren, Voice, and Bill Dickinson, Organ

March 7:          University of Iowa Organ Students

March 14:        T. Andrew Hicks, Organ

March 21:        Melanie Moll Sigafoose, Organ

March 28:        Ruth Hurlbut, Organ

April 4:            Elizabeth Oakes and Nathalie Cruden, Violas

For more information on the LENTEN MUSICAL MEDITATIONS series, call 319-337-4301 or visit the church’s website at www.uccic.org.  The Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 30 N. Clinton Street, across from the University of Iowa Pentacrest.  The church is handicapped-accessible

 
March 10th Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Margaret Thomas   
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:08
Charlie King and Karen Brandow will perform their unique folk music concert at 7 pm Saturday night, March 10, at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island.  The event is a fundraiser for the Centro Maya Project, for children with disabilities and their families in San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala; and also for the Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker House, Davenport.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  For information, call Margaret Thomas at 309 786 6944, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Charlie King and Karen Brandow are musical storytellers and political satirists.  Their repertoire covers a century and a half and four continents.  They perform with the sweet and precise harmonies of life partners.  They sing and write passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.  “Two voices that complement each other beautifully & instrumentation that is spare, acoustic & just right,” according to Victory Music Review.
Their central vision as entertainers is to leave audiences with a sense of optimism and possibility about the future.  “We try to cover a broad emotional landscape in our concerts.  The stories we collect and the songs we write take the listener on a journey of humor, heartache and hope.  What we most value in a song is the way it helps us see an old reality in a totally new light.”

 
Guitar master class at RME cancelled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jared Johnson   
Monday, 06 February 2012 09:21

Due to a scheduling conflict, the master class with Robert Belinic, guest artist with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, is cancelled. This master class was scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at 11 AM at the River Music Experience.

Belinic will be performing Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra on February 11 and 12 as part of their Valentine's Day concert. For tickets to the Valentine's Day concert, call the QCSO Box Office at 563-322-QCSO (7276) or visit www.qcsymphony.com.

 
Indie Films for Raging Artists Everywhere PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marjorie Giberson   
Monday, 06 February 2012 08:53

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 31, 2012 – As part of its expansion into the entertainment arena, Raging Artists, Inc. has announced the establishment of a division dedicated to the development, production and promotion of independent films. These three components are not mutually exclusive, according to founder Hershel Rephun. “Returning from Sundance, it was clear to us that the opportunity exists to nurture unique ideas and content with the potential to reach a broad audience,” he said, “whether we are involved at the promotion stage or as early as development.”

Known for marketing broadcast and Web content from a wide range of companies in commercial production, post, and fashion, Raging Artists has an unusual perspective on the relationship between brands and artists.

“We’re starting with a few properties that are fully produced but can benefit from bold, strategic promotion,” said Partner/CEO Juicy Diaz. “Whether it’s a documentary dealing with special needs like GORK! – which had no brand involvement – or a couple of films sponsored by brands but which retain an independent spirit, we can help them reach their audiences.” Diaz noted that courage and freedom are two traits that hit home for Raging Artists. “The unifying element is fearlessness,” he said. “We aren’t traditional, not in our culture, not in our content. So we’re seeking out people who mirror that dynamic in the work they do.”

Produced by Bottoms Up Productions and directed by Devon Terrill, “GORK!” won the Audience Choice award and Interrobang Film Festival and screened at the Landlocked Film Festival, both in the summer of 2011 (due to overflow crowds, the fest held an encore screening of the film last September). The documentary turns a spotlight on Terrill’s outrageous, charismatic, and perplexing younger brother Adam, his challenges and disabilities, and his impact on the dynamic of his 7-member family. It is a film that has garnered accolades from critics and audiences alike for its frankness and its willingness to challenge the status quo. “GORK!” and Raging Artists are gearing up for a May 2012 DVD release and accompanying campaign.

“There is a sense of urgency at our company and I think that’s worked to our advantage, with PR, marketing, even standup comedy,” said Partner/CFO Ernie Noh. “We like to do, not talk. This quote is already too long.”

 
“LOVE NEVER DIES” – ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MUSICAL PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 February 2012 08:27
“LOVE NEVER DIES” – ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MUSICAL MAKES ITS U.S. DEBUT IN EXCLUSIVE MOVIE THEATER EVENT ON FEB. 28 AT 7:30 PM LOCAL TIME
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Encore Presentation on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 pm Local Time.
Making its first appearance in the United States, NCM Fathom and Omniverse Vision present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the long awaited continuation to The Phantom of the Opera. A fully-staged production pre-recorded at The Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, Love Never Dies features a 21-piece orchestra and an impressive cast of 36 including actors Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O’Byrne as Christine Daaé. This exclusive event will include an in-depth interview with Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as behind-the-scenes footage following Lloyd Webber on set as he provides creative direction to the cast and crew of Love Never Dies.
Tickets are available at participating box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit http://www.fathomevents.com/theatrelist/loveneverdies.pdf?eventid=1066 (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
Average ticket price is $18.
Photos are available for download at: http://www.ncm.com/photos-loveneverdies
Andrew Llyoyd Webber's Love Never Dies will be playing at the following theaters in your area:

RAVE: Davenport 53 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
Love Never Dies Makes Its U.S. Debut Only
In Movie Theaters in Exclusive February Event
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Following the Success of “The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall”25th Anniversary Event, NCM Fathom and Omniverse Vision Bring Highly Anticipated Musical to Select Movie Theaters Nationwide for Limited Showings

Centennial, Colo. – Feb. 2, 2012 – Making its first appearance in the United States, NCM Fathom and Omniverse Vision present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the long awaited continuation to The Phantom of the Opera, in a fully-staged production pre-recorded at The Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. This exclusive showing of Love Never Dies will be broadcast to select U.S. movie theaters for two nights only beginning with the premiere event on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. local time; followed by an encore presentation on Wednesday, March 7. This exclusive event will include an in-depth interview with Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as behind-the-scenes footage following Lloyd Webber on set as he provides creative direction to the cast and crew of Love Never Dies.
Tickets for Love Never Dies are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). The event will be broadcast to more than 500 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.
“I’m incredibly proud and honoured to be able to bring this production to U.S. cinemas nationwide,” said Lloyd Webber. “I hope very much that audiences take Love Never Dies to their hearts in the same way they have The Phantom of the Opera.”
Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies is a mesmerizing follow-up to the award winning Phantom of the Opera, featuring a 21-piece orchestra and an impressive cast of 36 including actors Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O’Byrne as Christine Daaé. The cinematic production, directed by Brett Sullivan, will enchant audiences bringing them into a world of passion, obsession and romance. The captivating love story of the Phantom and Christine continues in New York’s playground, Coney Island. After his disappearance from the Paris Opera house, the Phantom begins a new life in New York amongst the freaks and side shows. The only thing missing from his new life is musical protégée Christine.  In an effort to win back his love, the Phantom lures Christine and her family to this new sparkling unknown world.
“The very best of Broadway is coming to local movie theaters again in this once-in-lifetime opportunity to see the next chapter in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom saga, Love Never Dies,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom. “This Fathom event gives fans their first chance to see this highly anticipated musical long before it opens in the U.S.”
Recently, Fathom and Omniverse Vision presented The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in select theaters last October and Les Misérables in Concert – The 25th Anniversary Event in November 2010. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall will be available on DVD in February.

 
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