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Cheech & Chong and WAR: "Up In Smoke" / Thursday, January 22, 2015 / Paramount Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carly Bishoff   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:33
The Up In Smoke Tour featuring Cheech & Chong and War is burning up stages all over the country with night after smoky night of “no authority” comedy and horn-infused funk and soul music. The party begins with War blasting hits like “Why Can’t We Be Friends,”  “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid,” then progresses into a combination of Cheech and Chong’s most infamous songs (backed up by War) like “Earache My Eye," “Basketball Jones,” “Mexican Americans,” and some of the duo’s most iconic comedic skits such as “Dave’s Not Here,” “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust,” and “Sister Mary Elephant.”  

In conjunction with the tour, War released its first studio album in 20 years, “Evolutionary,” on May 13, 2014 (Far Out Records/UMe). Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, “Evolutionary” showcases WAR’s multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin. 

Cheech & Chong’s first film, “Up In Smoke," was the highest grossing comedy of 1978 and topped $100 million at the box office.  In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in more than 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast.  Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the globe. 

123 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, I.A. 52401
Tickets on-sale Friday, November 14 at 12 p.m.
Reserved seating, all ages, $47, $61, or $81
Additional fees may apply

Event link: are available at, the Paramount Theatre box office, by calling (319) 366-8203, or at

Illinois Soldier and pianist performs to honor veterans PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Staff Sgt. Aleah M. Castrejon, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 13:58

SPRINGFIELD, IL (11/03/2014)(readMedia)-- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Army National Guard Soldier and pianist Capt. Ian Gindes of Urbana, Illinois, played a Salute to Veterans performance, a series of patriotic works in honor of members of the armed services at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, Nov. 2.

"A lot of servicemen and women have been through things that I cannot explain. Many have been in combat," said Gindes. "I hope that the music helps them understand what our American culture is."

Gindes played at a concert in honor of all servicemembers during American music month. He regularly performs for veterans and has performed at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York performing multiple challenging masterpieces.

"I've known him for several years and he is a very talented fellow. It's wonderful that he does these concerts," said Dr. Reid Alexander, professor of music at the University of Illinois, School of Music and Gindes' academic advisor. "I think it's wonderful that he is taking the time to put this together on top of everything else he has to do. I am very proud of him."

In addition to playing the piano for 28 years, Gindes enlisted in the California Army National Guard before transferring to the Illinois Army National Guard in 2004. He commissioned as an officer in 2007 and serves as the personnel officer for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation in Peoria, Illinois.

Gindes joined the Guard as a way to give back to his country. In addition to his responsibilities as a commissioned officer, he used his talent to raise money for military families and victims of terrorism.

"It is very important to me to give back and use my talent for those families in need of relief," said Gindes. "I think the performance went very well, the emotional parts came out and the heart was there. It was very sentimental."

Gindes said he wanted the veterans to take away a reminiscent cleansing of the soul from the performance.

"I think it's a fantastic, wonderful, unique, beautiful thing he's doing," said Kris Becker, international award winning composer and pianist. "I like how it combines service to our country with a certain segment of our culture. I think it's a neat combination."

Tis the Season – Christmas Music Begins this Wednesday on MIX 96. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Tillberg   
Monday, 03 November 2014 15:08
Davenport, IA – Again this year, 96.1 MIX 96 is the Quad Cities official CHRISTMAS Station!!!
100% Holiday hits start at midnight this Wednesday, November 5th!
Election season will be over and MIX 96 will celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season with Christmas music 24/7 right through Christmas Day! ALL of MIX 96’s programming goes Christmas, including the ‘Jazz Patio’ on Sunday mornings from 8-11am and ‘Smooth Jazz Sunday Night’ every Sunday evening from 6-9pm.
96.1 FM MIX 96 is one of six Quad City area radio stations owned by iHeartMedia. Other stations in the local iHeartMedia cluster include 103.7 FM WLLR, 101.3 FM KISS, 106.5 FM KCQQ, AM 1230 WFXN and AM 1420 WOC. With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America.

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Written by Shane Natalie Thompson   
Monday, 03 November 2014 13:33
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'RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus' Coming to Select US Cinemas 12/4 -- TODAY & 11/4, See 'RiffTrax Live: Anaconda' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Friday, 31 October 2014 14:13
It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year -- RiffTrax season! Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) will back in select cinemas nationwide soon with RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus.” A hilarious never-before-seen take on K. Gordon Murray’s 1959 Holiday “classic” Santa Claus, RiffTrax Live: Santa Clausis coming to select movie theaters nationwide on Thurs., Dec. 4 LIVE at 8pm ET/ 7:00pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT.
But before then, Fathom Events,® and IGN are thrilled to bring RiffTrax Live: Anaconda will come to 650+ select cinemas on Tues., Nov. 4 at 7:30pm (local time).
RiffTrax Live: Santa Clauswill be presented in the following cinemas in your area.
Cinemark Davenport 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807

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