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Green Show Performance of As You Like It at Iowa City Farmers Market, Saturday, June 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:33

Iowa City, Iowa – Riverside Theatre in the Park will present a free Green Show of As You Like It on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at the Iowa City Farmers Market in Chauncey Swan Park.

At Riverside Theatre in the Park, the Green Shows are performed one hour before curtain. These 20-minute story theatre versions of the evening’s play allow the audience to brush up on the plot in advance of the evening performance.

The nightly Green Show—and this preview performance—showcases the work of the Riverside Theatre in the Park Apprentice Company.

Green Shows are filled with humor and are family friendly.

Riverside Theatre in the Park runs now through July 8, featuring The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Kristin Horton and As You Like It by William Shakespeare, directed by Theodore Swetz.

For more information about Riverside Theatre in the Park, please call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672 or visit


Scott Co. Board of Supervisors Tentative Agenda July 2-6, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Berge   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:26

Muscatine Man Sentenced on Federal Escape Charge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Val Quast   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:27
DAVENPORT, IA - On June 27, 2012, Quinten Eugene Truitt, age 29, of Muscatine, Iowa, was sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment for one count of escape from federal custody, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Robert W. Pratt also ordered Truitt to serve a term of supervised release of 3 years following his incarceration and pay an assessment of $100 to Crime Victims Fund.

From April 20, 2011, through April 26, 2011, Truitt was on escape status from federal custody at the Davenport Work Release Center, Davenport, Iowa. On June 13, 2007, Truitt was sentenced in the Southern District of Iowa to 46 months imprisonment on Counts 1, 2 and 3 of an Indictment which charged violations of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 871 and 879, that is, Threats Against the President (Count 1) and Threats
Against Family Members of the President (Counts 2 and 3).

On February 3, 2011, the Bureau of Prisons transferred Truitt to the Davenport, Iowa, Work Release/Residential Re-Entry Center (RRC) to serve the remainder of his sentence. His projected release date was May 23, 2011.

On April 20, 2011, Truitt checked out of RRC to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, approximately 8 blocks from RRC. Truit was scheduled to return at 8:30 P.M., but at 8:35 P.M. Truitt’s GPS ankle bracelet signaled that it had been tampered with. The last signal received was in the area of Dubuque Street and Highway 1 in Iowa City, Iowa, which was well outside the geographic limits of Truitt’s approved leave.

On April 25, 2011, the Muscatine, Iowa, Police Department learned that Truitt and another person were staying at a residence in Muscatine, Iowa. Upon entry into the residence, Muscatine Police immediately located and apprehended Truitt just after midnight on April 26, This investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service, the Muscatine, Iowa, Police Department, and the Iowa City, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.




Who Else Annual Pig Roast & the Kris Lager Band! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laurie Fraser   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:24
Award Winning Kris Lager Band to play to the Who Else Annual Pig Roast in Nelson, Illinois at 11:00pm
The Kris Lager Band tends to do their own thing without a lot of fanfare.. such as opening for heavy hitters the Los Lonely Boys, or keeping their new CD, which is being produced by Grammy nominee Tab Benoit, a quiet project. They march to the beat of their own drum, and that drum is steady and strong, allowing the foursome to produce music that gets fans up and moving and keeps them up for the entire set.

A touring jam band, KLB has opened for crowds of 30,000 plus, playing with Los Lonely Boys,  Sharon Jones, Blues Traveler, Indigenous, and frequenting venues such as the Hard Rock Café, BB Kings and South by Southwest, as well as headlining their own shows.   The Kris Lager Band is currently in the studio working on a new release, but are still including favorites from past collections including Roots Revival, Transient, and The Mighty Quinn.

As a preview for their fans, they are offering up a new untitled CD showcasing their new music being currently recorded in the studio.
The Kris Lager Band is a Nebraska born group of musicians who have dedicated their lives to learning, living, and loving all aspects of the American music tradition. Self proclaimed "Roots Revivalists", KLB brings an eclectic, original, high energy show to each and every stage they happen to land on. The Kris Lager Band plays a wide range of music from blues and rock, funk and soul, reggae, hip hop, to even gospel and zydeco and they always have a Good Time.  Playing nearly 200 shows a year for the past 5 years has brought tightness and diversity to every set they play and audiences across the country will agree that Kris Lager Band is on the right path. The band consists of John Fairchild on the drums, Brandon Miller on the bass, Jeremiah Weir on the piano, organ, and squeeze-box, and Kris Lager on lead vocals and guitars. With their "Celebrate Life" mantra and good time’s vibe, every show runs the gamut of human emotions. Joy and sorrow, love and lament are all wrapped up in one musical experience where the only constant is pure Soul. If you are wondering why you haven't heard the name yet, it's all in good time.
The Kris Lager Band toured as the opener for the Native American Blues Rock band Indigenous.  Front man Mato Nanji liked their sound so much that he hired the 4 musicians to be in his band for nearly 3 years.  After touring the country with Indigenous and playing on his latest release "Broken Lands" the Kris Lager Band is currently back on their own musical path and more enthusiastic than ever to take it to the people.  Their time with Mato has definitely provided a great deal of experience but they were ready to get out there and do their own thing....and their thing is a ton of fun.
Here is your chance to see a unique, energetic, mid-western band on their way up. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see The Kris Lager Band!
For more information please contact:  Brandon Miller at 402-210-4747


Timber Lake Playhouse Spotlight on Erica Stephan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Parsons   
Monday, 25 June 2012 09:42

Erica Stephan, Resident Performer

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First Season at TLP

Role: Ariel in Footloose; Multiple Characters in Working; Ferguson/Dancer in Guys and Dolls

From: Glen Ellyn, IL

College: Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Last Role in College: Young Wife in Hello Again


Why did you choose to come to TLP?

“When I was thinking of working in the summer, the location was important. I like being “in the woods” here. It’s like camping. I love being able to do theatre in this environment, it is the ideal theatre experience. Also, the roles I were offered were exciting and challenging.”

How did you get started in theatre?

“I was in ballet from ages 4 to 18. I was in my first musical, Annie, in the eighth grade and played Grace. I was in musicals in high school. When I was Amneris in Aida that is when I knew I wanted to theatre for the rest of my life.”

You were just in Guys and Dolls. What did you enjoy about being in that production?

“I loved being able to see how quickly a professional show comes together. I realized it in the first musical rehearsal. I saw how talented everyone is and what a strong ensemble we have. It was very exciting.”

What is your favorite thing about being in the current show, Working?

“I love being able to observe the guest artists: John Chase, Judy Knudtson and Sharriese Hamilton. They have a different level of excitement and intensity that is interesting to watch. Acting beside them is a blessing.”

Why should people see Working?

“Any person in the audience can relate to the characters. Not only is it entertaining but when you are able to personally connect to the characters onstage, it makes the experience more enriching.”

How do you like working with guest director, Chuck Smith?

“He gives you a note in rehearsal, you make the slightest change and it brings a whole new life to a character. He makes it a really comfortable atmosphere to work in.”

You are currently rehearsing the next show, Footloose. What are you looking forward to, being involved in that production?

“I am looking forward to dancing. Artistic Director, James Beaudry, is directing and choreographing the production. The company is so strong and comfortable with each other. It is like having a fun dance party when we are in rehearsals! I am also excited to work with TLP Alum, Karl Hamilton. He is known for his ATT flash mob commercial. I have seen him on television and it will be exciting to work with him.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

“I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. I love the books and movies so much that I wish I was a wizard.”

Working performs now through June 30th followed by Footloose, July 5th through 15th. Performances are at 7:30pm, Tuesday through Saturdays and there are 2pm matinees on Sundays and Wednesdays. New this season, there is also a Saturday matinee performance on opening weekends at 2pm. Tickets are available through the box office during regular business hours, 11am - 6pm daily, at or 815-244-2035. Timber Lake Playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.

Timber Lake Playhouse, What’s Your Story?

This program is partially supported by a grant for the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Production Sponsors are Kunes Country Auto Group and Compliance Signs.


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