• Quad Cities rock act Knuckle-Head is recording its first album. Although the album doesn't yet have a title, the band says it will be on local store shelves next month. The band's Web site is (http://www.knuckle-head.com).
• Blue Ash Ink is looking for a new lead singer. Erick Holloway has decided to pursue Hollywood acting dreams and has left the band. The group said it plans to continue and is searching for somebody to add "new elements" to its polished hard-rock sound.
• The Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association elected new officers at its July 10 annual meeting. Patricia E. Duffy of Pleasant Valley will serve as president, Dan Churchill of Orion will be executive vice president, Beth Dietz of Davenport will be secretary, and Sue Honsey of Davenport will be treasurer. The officers, all elected to two-year terms, lead the 50-member Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association Board of Trustees.
• In other symphony news, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) has announced that it will hold auditions on September 1 in Augustana College's Music Building, beginning at 9 a.m. Interested musicians should contact Dennis Loftin, QCSO orchestra manager, at (563)322-0931 for further information and an audition packet. The QCSO season starts October 6.
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