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House-Style Concerts Provide Good Homes for Music PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 August 2001 18:00
When Mike and Amy Finders began playing music together four years ago, they were playing folk rock in the bars around Dubuque and Galena, where they lived. But they decided to change direction. “Let’s not just try to be loud and entertaining to people who aren’t exactly paying attention,” Finder said of the thought process behind the decision.

Going... Going... PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 July 2001 18:00
Minor-league baseball has erupted into a major-league furor in the Quad Cities. On the one hand, Davenport Mayor Phil Yerington has complained about the composition of a task force appointed by Moline Mayor Stan Leach to explore ways to keep professional baseball here when the Quad City River Bandits pack up for Ohio in the next two years.

Attention Musicians and Music Supporters! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 July 2001 18:00
At the inaugural ArtStroll, MidCoast Fine Arts and the River Cities’ Reader gathered 110 visual artists and their supporters for a group portrait by area photographer Dennis Fretty. Now we’re bringing the music community together for a picture at the site of the planned River Music History Center, coming even closer to the spirit of the famous 1958 photograph “A Great Day in Harlem.

ArtStroll’s Sophomore Effort Attracts More Acts and Artists PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 July 2001 18:00
In its first year, the ArtStroll street-fair event in downtown Davenport drew an estimated 2,000 people. “That’s pretty good for a first-year event,” said Dean Schroeder, executive director of MidCoast Fine Arts.

High-Schoolers Find Summer Arts Jobs That Pay PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 July 2001 18:00
Tim Sievert’s motivation for applying to the Quad City Arts Metro Arts program was pretty simple: “I was looking for a summer job,” said the 18-year-old. That statement is a bit surprising, because it’s easy to forget that these 75 teenagers playing music, dancing, painting, and writing and acting are getting paid; the Metro Arts spread in The District of Rock Island resembles a summer camp.

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