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Rand Pauls NSA War and the Invisible Liberals


Youve got the sound of silence. And heres whats left: The most liberal politician in America is a right-winger. Its ultra-conservative Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. In May, Rand Paul led a 13-hour filibuster in the Senate over Obamas drone war. Paul ended up being mainstream Americas point guard against Obamas dystopian killer airbots. Its the sort of thing that wouldve had Democrats and the liberal media at large going nuts. Even if someone like LBJ were in charge at the time, theyd all be going crazy. But not anymore. What we have here is an out-of-control White House leaving options open to let drones blow up Americans on American soil. Notice the Democrats are nowhere to be found in protests against this program. As liberal politicians sat on their hands, some 4,000 innocent people innocent because no court has charged them with crimes were assassinated under Obamas orders. Even progressive media outlets hardly mention these horrors. When they do, they do it in tepid tones. They rarely if ever call out Obama as the blood-soaked mass murderer he is. Is Rand Paul so far right that, like Pat Buchanan way back when, he ends up circling all the way around and back to the left? Or are Pauls stances just a part of a genius maverick marketing program to draw attention to himself pre-2016 elections? You might also question whether Pauls brand of libertarianism is genuine. But however you slice it, Paul emerges as the most if not the only establishment political figure now expressing progressive commentary on some incredibly important issues. The state-sanctioned Left has abandoned them all. Here youve got Paul a right-wing Republican, by the way, who believes Israel can do no wrong speaking up as the establishments most passionate defender of privacy rights. Hes even sponsored a bill that would prohibit the NSA from intercepting and storing Americans phone records.

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ay back when, Democrats such as George McGovern opposed wars of choice. And Democrats such as Frank Church exposed the CIA. It later led to an executive order by President Ronald Reagan, of all people that banned political assassinations. A Democratic Congress held impeachment hearings against U.S. President Richard Nixon partly because he tapped the phones of a few hundred Americans and, in so doing, violated their privacy rights. Back then, millions of liberals marched against the Vietnam War without blinking. It didnt matter a bit that the president at the time was a Democrat. But look whats going on now. As I write, we have a so-called liberal president in the White House. Yet he and his Democratic congressional allies arent fighting the good fight. Theyre committing the worst crimes of anyone. And so, following what Chris Hedges called the death of the liberal class, when Hellfire missiles fly and where streets are bereft of protesters in the wake of rabid U.S. attacks on electronic privacy via the NSA and FBI, youve just got crickets.

You see, because the NSA charter limits its activities to foreign intelligencegathering, the phone-tapping and other Orwellian programs revealed by Edward Snowden are illegal. The bill as proposed by Paul explicitly would ban phone intercepts. Only four senators are backing this progressive legislation. Paul is the only Republican among them. And most Democrats continue to defend Obama and his NSA, an agency whose totalitarian approach to stealing every bit of our information makes East Germanys The Lives of Others Stasi look like nosy neighbors. Paul, a free-market purist, wants to overturn the vile USA PATRIOT Act and get rid of the useless TSA, too. He says the American people shouldnt be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane. Paul openly denounces proposals for Congressional oversight of the NSA as

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Quinn wants his successors to have this right to bring the General Assembly to heel.

of his office and attempted often bungling to expand them ever since he was elevated in 2009. One of the ways hes done this is by issuing president-like signing statements. His latest, issued in July, promised that he would not allow a bill hed signed to undermine the states compliance with a class-action consent decree. Quinn is the first to use such statements, which are normally reserved for vetoes. He has also constantly meddled in the affairs of various boards and commissions, demanding resignations of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees after a politicalinfluence scandal and recently calling for the ouster of the director of the states torture commission. He attempted to pack Southern Illinois Universitys board this year to get his way at that university but was solidly rebuked when the Senate unanimously rejected his appointees. Quinn called for the fumigation of state government when he was first elevated to the office but then resisted several legislative efforts designed to get rid of Blagojevich holdovers, saying it was his job to fire them. An appeal, therefore, would be right in line with Quinns history of protecting and expanding his powers. He clearly believes he had the absolute right to veto those salaries and that the judge was wrong to stop him. This is more than just a political game to Quinn, even though the game is most definitely part of it. He acts like such a goofball at times that its often difficult to take what he says and does at face value, but this is obviously very serious business to the governor. Make no mistake: Quinn wants the right to do this again. And he wants his successors to have this right to bring the General Assembly to heel. Most people dont know that Chicago mayors are legally quite weak. They compensate by building strong political organizations. Illinois governors are constitutionally strong, so state legislative leaders have compensated for their comparative weakness by building huge political fiefdoms and devising innumerable rules to stymie the governors powers. Quinn appears to be trying to inject some balance into the government with this veto. Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax (a daily political newsletter) and CapitolFax.com.

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Exploring the Sculptures of Quad Cities Cemeteries

o enter Oakdale Memorial Gardens, at 2501 Eastern Avenue in Davenport, one passes through twin stone pillars that stand 12 feet tall. The Art Nouveau side gates, made of patterned iron bars and a metal plate with an oak-leaf design at its center, are both beautiful and imposing, solemnly announcing the dignified purpose of the site within. Passing between the center pillars, we feel were leaving the commonplace behind. Through this passage constructed circa 1897 is a refuge from the fastpaced world. Arranged on the park-like expanse of lawn that stretches over acres of gently rolling hills, with massive oak trees and flowering gardens, are thousands of graves and also many sculptures . Oakdale, Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island, Riverside Cemetery in Oakdale Memorial Gardens entrance Moline, and the Mount Calvary and belief in an afterlife. Visit these cemeteries to see the Pine Hill cemeteries in Davenport were Yet the visual impact of the artwork artworks for yourself, and to discover the first garden cemeteries in the Quad is the separation of the dead from the myriad others. You will find them more Cities. Established in the 1850s, they also living. It is this stark contrast of the impressive, more varied, and more alive served as the first public parks in the young, emotional even sensual than these words express. area, providing a place for the general woman below and the austere casket public to enjoy magnificent sculptures just out of reach that leaves a deep and garden settings previously available impression. Visually, the monument is a only to the wealthy. reminder of the inevitability of death (a (Our botanical parks werent developed memento mori), a funerary theme in art The Cable monument in Chippiannock until some three decades later, such as that originated in ancient Rome. Vander Veer Botanical Park in Davenport Cemetery (at 2901 12th Street in Rock Island) is clearly meant to impress. Its in 1885; it was among the first botanical commanding location on a hill within gardens west of the Mississippi.) a ring of stone, its dramatic figure, its The cemetery sculptures in this article raised sarcophagus, and its relatively were selected, in part, because of the dark coloration make it impossible to artists skill but more importantly for overlook. Purchased in France in 1891, the artworks capacity to communicate A bronze sculpture of a World War II the monument was created by Belgian concepts and emotions. These works pilot stands atop the Robert Alexander sculptor Paul de Vigne (1843-1901). are examples of what funerary art memorial in Davenport Memorial Park The monument is composed of a can accomplish within a clearly (1022 East 39th Street). The figure stands grieving woman pressed against a base circumscribed purpose to help the casually, holding a cigarette while looking that supports an living celebrate, upward, scanning the skies. ornate casket. A remember, and The sculpture is somewhat diminutive shroud covers mourn the dead. just a little over four feet tall. However, her head, wraps For the most its placement on a pedestal and a rising around her part, these hill compels us to also look upward, waist, and trails sculptures are not giving the work a heroic, even spiritual, behind her. creative, personal quality even though there are no overt Her right hand expressions of the holds a palm leaf religious symbols or references. artist. Yet they are Lieutenant Alexander, a Marine fighter that symbolizes not uniform in pilot, died when his plane was shot down eternal peace or the feelings they in 1943 over the Solomon Islands. He spiritual victory. convey. Some was initially buried at the crash site in a The Latin word are comforting; Cable monument shallow grave with his name painted on a Resurgam is others are stark propeller blade set up as a headstone. His centered on the side of the base opposite reminders that life is brief. Some are remains were later brought to Davenport, the woman. The words meaning, I will massive and exotic, others humble and where he was reburied about 40 feet rise again, and the palm leaf express a typical but no less evocative. south of the memorial.

The sculpture was created in 1945 by Florence Gray, a Chicago artist who was a student of Lorado Taft, one of Americas preeminent traditional sculptors.

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Bush grave, Mount Calvary Cemetery; Untitled family sculpture, Pine Hill Cemetery Cremation Garden

The majority of the cemetery sculptures in the area are lone figures gazing toward a grave or, in the case of the Alexander memorial, looking toward the sky and, thus, heaven. Two life-sized metal sculptures, however, depict a young family grouped together, nearly forming a single shape. The mother, Bush grave father, and child Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the sculpture atop the Bush monument in Mount Calvary Cemetery (803 East 39th Street in Davenport) gaze at each other. They are very much self-contained:

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The sweeping lines in their robes and gestures visually hold them together. This is especially apparent when the sculpture is seen from the back. The piece was created by Italys Art Studio Demetz. The sculpture of a family by Donna Marihart (1932-2004) in the Cremation Garden at Pine Hill Cemetery (1530 East 39th Street in Davenport) is also composed so that the family virtually forms a single shape. The surface of welding sheets of copper also pulls the individuals together visually. The father affectionately rests his hands on the shoulders of a young girl who holds a small bird. Behind them literally backto-back with the father and daughter is a mother who carries a baby. Tellingly, none of their gazes meet. And although the family stands together, by facing different directions they are divided most likely by death. In this reading, the bird perhaps symbolizes the girls remembrance of family members who are gone. Mariharts artwork communicates a sense of loss, while the sculpture of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus feels centered and whole; conveying a representation of comfort derived through faith.

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n online comment on the American Songwriter review of Willy Masons Carry on disputed the gushing praise heaped on the album, complaining that the percussion sounds to me like its straight from a drummachine loop. Theres a simple reason for that: It was. The singer/songwriter will be performing October 17 at Maquoketas Codfish Hollow Barn as part of the Communion Tour with Rubblebucket, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and others. In a phone interview last week, Mason explained that the drum-machine idea came from producer Dan Carey. He had that, and I had the songs, and we went in and we started working with that rhythm, and things just unfolded from there pretty quickly, he said. I was actually skeptical at first, but I thought it would be worth a try. ... I just thought that it would be too rigid, or that it wouldnt be necessary. I didnt realize how much of a personality electricity has. ... One thing that I liked about it was how unyielding it is, which in the past I would have thought of as a problem. And in most cases [it] would be musically. But in this case, because it was so consistent, it did a couple of things. One, it allowed me to be completely free with the rhythm of my voice and my singing, without worrying about throwing anybody off-time or anything. It gave me freedom by being so damned consistent. The other thing is I think in the repetitive quality of it, it has that effect of bringing out details. ... When you listen to something over and over and over again thats exactly the same, your ear starts to pick out more details and even starts to hallucinate sometimes. ... I thought I was afforded a level of subtlety that always felt washed out before by other things. Those qualities, he said, made it a good fit for the songs, which are far more indirect than on his past albums and required a different musical approach. During a two-year break from the road which translated into a five-year gap noted, is a complete package that is as airtight as it is simple, as gorgeous as it rugged, the sort of record that burrows deep into your brain and doesnt let go. The review compared Carry on to a young Leonard Cohen covering Mickey Newbury, and Mason since his career started 11 years ago (at age 17) has drawn favorable comparisons to Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash all of which refer to both his songwriting chops and his distinctive style of singing. Coming out of rock bands, he said, I realized there was a lot of affectation [in his singing voice] that I picked up from all kinds of places. And I realized that all my favorite singers [including Ray Charles, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, John Lee Hooker, and Cash] sang as if they were speaking; it seemed like they were speaking directly to you, even though there was melody in their voice. ... It was still a direct conversation. I wanted to emulate that. So walking to and from work, he would alternate between singing a line and speaking a line from something hed written, in an effort to lose that accent. In singing, he said, he would try to match the tone and match the enunciation and even match the phrasing of his speaking voice. It freed me up to blur the line a bit more between singing and speaking. Rap, talking blues, and gospel speakers also informed that process, he said: It was a search for the most natural way of doing things. It was more of a letting go than of a learning. It was letting go of constraints on my voice until it became as natural as speaking. Willy Mason will perform as part of the Communion Tour on Thursday, October 17, at Codfish Hollow Barn (5013 288th Avenue, Maquoketa, Iowa; CodfishHollowBarnstormers. com). Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, visit CommunionMusic.com. For more information on Willy Mason, visit WillyMasonMusic.com.

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Parent Hood

Things My Mother Taught Me, at the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse through November 2

he Circa 21 Dinner Playhouses Things judgmental, Walljasper delivers them with an My Mother Taught Me, which is about air of innocence one absent of any malice in a young New York couple moving into her inflection that instead renders her lines a new apartment in Chicago, is one of those subtly condescending and judgmental, and plays that requires patience, as the first half more humorous for it. As Lydia fights with of the first act Olivia over takes a while to giving the get on its feet living space and bring in the an overly humor. While thorough Brad Hauskins cleaning before Polish building moving a single superintendent box into it, and Max elicited not using the hearty laughs toilet until the during Fridays lid is changed, performance Walljaspers through the acinnocent act Daniel Crary and Cara Chumbley tors adept comic continues, delivery and and notably (eventually overused) Uh-ohs, not much else, contrasts with Chumbleys attempts to keep early on, was all that effectively funny. Until, Olivias frustration in check, which are layered that is, the parents of the cohabitating Olivia under a false smile and obvious efforts at and Gabe arrived, at which point it was clear patience. (Crarys Gabe, on the other hand, that director Warner Crockers pacing for the seems to have two emotional states: happy-gorest of the show was going to be remarkable, lucky and extremely angry.) and the comedic chaos amplified by the plays Also of note in Circa 21s latest is scenic four parents fussing over their children. designer Susie Holgerssons apartment space. Theres much thats predictable in Things My At first glance, the shoddy-looking kitchen Mother Taught Me, including the climax to its area and hardly flawless paint job on the gray plot, and author Katherine DiSavinos dialogue walls at the stages rear give the impression tends to be over-explanatory, as if her audiences that Holgerssons work isnt on a par with the wouldnt be clever enough to get subtler jokes theatres typically inspired and well-constructed or emotional points (which would sharpen the sets. It isnt until you realize that the plays comicality of the piece). This is especially clear setting is a relatively cheap Chicago apartment in a lengthy and gag-worthy monologue in that Holgerssons talent becomes clear, the second act detailing the things my mother considering that what looks less than perfect is taught me, which Lora Adams seemingly actually perfectly dilapidated and second-rate prudish, overly organized Karen delivers to her by design. And Holgersson goes even further, daughter Olivia (Cara Chumbley). However, adding interest to the scenery by painting three DiSavino does get enough right to make this separate rooms glimpsed through doors in an enjoyable, if disjointed, comedy. While the rear wall of the apartment in shades of Karens moral of the story speech is delivered purple, pink, and green that scream poor taste. in all seriousness, Tom Walljaspers and Steven The chemistry between the two sets of Einspahrs dads Wyatt and Carter are blessedly parents, however, is what really drives Circa allowed to deliver their second-act, father 21s Things My Mother Taught Me, allowing knows best lesson to Olivias fianc Gabe the humor to be more than groan-worthy, and (Daniel Crary) while three, or perhaps four, the stress of having four parents interfering sheets to the wind, and armed with Reddi-wip. with a move truly palpable. In truth, theyre That scene is the most uproariously funny one all so amusing together, I could see a sitcom in the play, buoyed by Walljaspers dependable featuring the Walljaspers Lydia and Wyatt and jocularity and Einspahrs impressive and Lora Adams and Steven Einspahrs Karen and humorous physical choices between line Carter. And would. deliveries, which themselves are wonderfully nuanced. Things My Mother Taught Me runs at the Circa Rachelle Walljasper, however, is the first 21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue, parent on-stage to truly delight, which she does Rock Island) through November 2, and more during her Lydias initial efforts to help son information and tickets are available by calling Gabe clean and move into his new place. While (309)786-7733 extension 2 or visiting Circa21. some of her lines are clearly condescending and com.

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MUSIC

Different Ways of Digesting

Laura Stevenson, October 4 at Bier Stube

aura Stevensons song Sink, Swim could be called an apocalyptic ditty, a cheery, up-tempo rock song with soaring vocals that sketches out the destruction of the West Coast: Oh California, I tried to warn ya. / The earth is gonna quake before ya. / Youll be real sorry but it wont be sorry. / The dirt is gonna crack and split you in two. The casual address certainly suggests the musical approach, but its easy to miss the lyrics in such a joyous ruckus. The song appears on her 2013 album Wheel, and she explained in a phone interview last week that I like that juxtaposition of mood and ... undercurrent the actual meaning of the song. ... Two different ways of feeling the same word[s]. You can read them on the page and take them at face value, or you could hear them put to music with a completely different mood. Its just a different way of digesting it. Kind of what life is like. She and her band will be playing the Moline Bier Stube on October 4, and in that setting it will be easy to gloss over grim words. But Stevensons songs are rewarding both musically and lyrically, whether you consider their sometimes disparate components together or separately. Stevenson said she doesnt worry that people will miss her meanings because of the occasional disconnect. I think that it breathes life into maybe an otherwise overly heavy-handed, depressing song, she said. People can take it for how it sounds aesthetically, or they can take it for the entire experience and experience the words, as well. If I wasnt crafting a melody that I thought was interesting with the words, then I think maybe the words would get lost. But I think that the melody kind of keeps the words pinned to the music, and keeps the listener open to the intention behind the words. Sink, Swim isnt an outlier. On her 2011 album Sit Resist, theres The Healthy One, which Stevenson said sounds like a childrens song. You dont really understand what its about until you really pick it apart, and then its crazy depressing. The subject? A mother and children with AIDS, with the narrator talking to the child without the disease: And you will live long. / You will bury them all in the ground. ... / It hurts to be the healthy one.

Pairing this awful, painful story with such upbeat music should be disastrous obscuring at the least, most likely insensitive, and at worst cruel. But the miracle of Stevenson is that she avoids those pitfalls. Part of that is her skill with words, both in terms of distilling the subject and finding the right details, as on The Healthy One: And you know they didnt mean to cut you. / They just had to see Photo by Dave Garwacke if your blood was sick, too. Another element is a general thoughtfulness in the construction of the songs. The bands straightforward guitar pop contains multitudes, from pensive to cathartic which means the stylistic choices arent arbitrary. Stevenson writes the songs and arranges them with the band, which is when they often acquire the dissonance between tune and topic. The performances were also key on Wheel, Stevenson said: We kept takes that we thought had the right amount of emotion. Maybe they werent executed absolutely flawlessly, but we picked the takes that were the most honest expression of ... whatever mood or emotion that song was supposed to evoke. But Wheel was a struggle to assemble, she said: With Sit Resist, when we went in, we knew exactly the track order, so we did songs in certain keys, so that they would blend into the next song. The ups and the downs were all pre-planned. But with Wheel, we just went in. We were like, I dont even know what the first song is going to be. ... I didnt know where any of it was going to go. Each band member suggested a track order, but the winner didnt feel right, closing with the largely atmospheric L-DOPA. So Stevenson quickly wrote The Wheel, and it was recorded in one take. I just thought it [the album] needed to be punctuated differently. Because L-DOPA ends, and its kind of like an ellipses. And I didnt want to fade out. I wanted to have a period. Laura Stevenson will perform on Friday, October 4, at Bier Stube (415 15th Street, Moline). For more information on Laura Stevenson, visit LauraStevenson.net.

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Give Him This Day His Daily Porn


DON JON
Writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitts Don Jon casts its auteur as a New Jersey bartender obsessed with pornography, and you can view the film as an extremely raunchy romantic comedy, or an untraditional comingof-age saga, or a mostly lighthearted exploration of the perils of addiction. But I prefer to think of Gordon-Levitts sprightly, confident filmmaking debut more as a modernized Pinocchio, in which, through lessons learned and a touch of magic, a creature made of wood or rather, one sporting wood eventually becomes a real live boy. As with Pinocchio, this hardly seems possible at the tales outset. Speaking to us, in voice-over, with an exaggerated bridge-and-tunnel accent, Gordon-Levitts titular ladies man spends the films early scenes detailing his weekly ritual of bodybuilding, tense family dinners, carefree hookups, and endless masturbation, climaxing, so to speak, with Sunday-morning confession and a clear conscience. (When his behavior dictates fewer Hail Marys and Lords Prayers than usual, Jon performs a celebratory fist pump.) Yet while these introductory sequences are entertaining, and Gordon-Levitt, as a screenwriter, clearly has a gift for aggressively crude comic banter, the staging doesnt initially suggest much beyond easy caricature, with the intentionally repetitive visualizations of Jons church-going and Web-surfing activities becoming less and less engaging the more theyre repeated. Meanwhile, Don Jons characters, amusing though they are, all seem to have hatched from a dirty-minded yet fundamentally uninspired sitcom. Jon and his loquacious-alpha-male drinking buddies (Rob Brown and Jeremy Luke) might as well be auditioning for an older woman an Entourage (the earthy yet spin-off, and ethereal Julianne Jons ceaselessly Moore) whos squabbling everything parents Jon has always despite fearless, feared and might funny turns by secretly need. Tony Danza Don Jon, even and Glenne when its a bit Headly could too blithe for headline an Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Juan its own good, R-rated take on is continually Everybody Loves Raymond. (Poor Brie Larson, enjoyable. By its finale, it also packs considerable who plays Jons constantly texting younger sister, emotional punch. Leave it to Gordon-Levitt, that is stuck with such a one-note role that you can seemingly bottomless talent, to make a movie feel audience members growing increasingly about porn in which you might need tissues for hostile toward her, and the one thing audiences your eyes. should never feel toward Brie Larson is hostility.) Happily, though, Don Jons situation improves BAGGAGE CLAIM dramatically, and comedically, with the arrival Baggage Claim, in which Paula Patton of Scarlett Johansson (utterly spectacular plays an airline hostess who cant find a date here), whose Barbara Sugarman becomes Jons to her sisters wedding, is the sort of willfully first true love, and who proves as unhealthily sentimental and silly romantic comedy that obsessed with the fairytale, wish-fulfillment Scarlett Johanssons Don Jon character would fantasies of Hollywood rom-coms as Jon is with porn. (Kudos to Anne Hathaway and Channing absolutely adore. The rest of us, however, might find writer/director David E. Talberts outing Tatum, by the way, for their delightful, in-joke cameos on one of Jons and Barbaras first dates.) less formulaic rom-com than unadulterated Through his attempts to woo, and hold onto, this sci-fi. Did I mention this is a movie in which Paula Patton, of all people, cant find a freakin young woman who we gradually realize doesnt date?!? Yet for all of the interior groaning I did deserve him, Jon slowly begins to shed his armor of cultural stereotype, and Gordon-Levitt at the films witless plotting and embarrassing contrivances with Derek Luke playing perhaps begins to allow real, recognizable feelings to the most thuddingly obvious yet routinely permeate Don Jons universe. Without pushing ignored romantic option in its genres history his points or fighting the movies comedy, the Baggage Claim at least kept me smiling with star makes you understand and empathize with every appearance of second bananas Jill Scott, an unapologetic hedonist who really, really Adam Brody, and Taye Diggs (supremely wants to be a better man, and his efforts prove hysterical as a dementedly controlling all the more touching with the introduction of congressional candidate). And Patton, despite her mostly humiliating role, has never been looser, flakier, funnier, or more actively present on-screen than she is in Baggage Claim, which alone almost makes the film must-see viewing. Almost.

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2


I loved its animated forebear so much that I was practically giddy with excitement at the prospect of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the Cody Cameron- and Kris Pearndirected follow-up that finds our nebbish hero Flints FLDSMDFR invention responsible for a new race several new races, actually of living foodstuffs in a Jurassic Park-y environment. I will consequently blame my falling asleep in its second half on the heavy meal I ate prior to my screening, and not on this visually enticing but narratively empty sequels labored gags, wheezy puns, generic action scenes, underwhelming nemesis, and depressing vanilla-zation of formerly hilarious figures voiced by the likes of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, and Neil Patrick Harris. Without question, I hope that filmmakers bring on Cloudy 3 post-haste. And when they inevitably do, I hope the results dont suggest a meal composed solely of fast-food leftovers. For reviews of Rush, Prisoners, Battle of the Year, Room 237, and other releases, visit RiverCitiesReader.com. Follow Mike on Twitter at Twitter.com/ MikeSchulzNow.

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What s Happenin What s Happenin


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set pieces and scene changes, and getting scenes just to move quickly from one point to the other really is a challenge. I mean, Monty Python's Spamalot weve got to make sure that were all set with castle number three backstage before St. Ambrose University they take the curtain down on castle Friday, October 4, through Sunday, October 6 number two. It should probably go without saying t. Ambrose that Spamalot will also Universitys boast plenty of on-stage Galvin Fine Arts magic to accompany the Center houses the behind-the-scenes magic. musical comedy The shrubbery-demanding Monty Python's Knight of Ni, for instance, Spamalot October Jolene Bergthold, Molly Conrad, will indeed be three feet 4 through 6, and and Brooke Schelly taller than anyone else if youre acquainted with the shows on-stage. (Says Eitrheim, And the actor slapstick-classic inspiration Monty Python was a tall guy already.) And regarding The & the Holy Grail, you know its bound to Lady in the Lake, Eitrheim reveals, Shell be hilarious. appear in the midst of fog and mysticism If youre acquainted with Spamalots ... and shes on a boat. Because the show score, featuring titles such as I Am Not makes fun of all kinds of other musicals Dead Yet, The Song That Goes Like as well, theres a part where theyre poking This, The Divas Lament, and Run fun at the Phantom of the Opera set with a Away!, you know the musical numbers are boat. And a chandelier. just as funny as its Eric Idle-penned book. For us, its just huge, says Eitrheim of If you watched the 2005 Tony Awards, director Michael Kennedys production. where Spamalot won Best Musical and Its also been a real challenge, because Best Director, you know the show has been theres so much stuff you have to have as acclaimed as it has been wildly popular, enough room, with all the scenic elements, enjoying an initial Broadway run of more for the actors to still move around and do than 1,500 performances. quick changes and props ... . But until you actually see the show or, But, he adds with a laugh, Im certain at the very least, speak with St. Ambrose that by opening night, well be able to look scenic designer Kris Eitrheim you really at it and talk about what great fun it was. dont know how unbelievably gigantic Monty Python's Spamalot runs Friday Spamalot is. After all, as Eitrheim says, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at This show has got five castles in it. 3 p.m., and more information and tickets Beyond that, he adds, There are gobs are available by calling (563)333-6251 or and gobs of costumes, and there are tons of visiting SAU.edu/galvin.

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EPMD

Rock Island Brewing Company Friday, October 4, 9 p.m.

legendary hip-hop act is set to rock the Rock Island Brewing Company on October 4, when the District venue hosts the inventive musicians of EPMD, known for such hit songs as Gold Digger, Rampage, and You Gots to Chill. Songs, I might add, that could all accompany our weekly staff meetings at the Reader, but only when I make the mistake of asking for a raise. Originally from Long Island and now

based in Brentwood, New York, the founding artists of EPMD Erick Sermon and Parrish J. Smith released their debut album in 1988. For those doing the math, that means that the pair has now been an acclaimed force in hip hop for a full quarter-century, with their second and third CDs achieving gold-record status, and their 1992 crossover smash (rather ironically titled Crossover) peaking at number 42 on Billboards Hot 100 chart. Fellow hip-hop stars have enjoyed collaborations with the duo; Sermon and Smith have worked alongside the Paste magazine praised her gift for conjuring soundscapes, erotic tableau, and enough tension to hold listeners transfixed. And my inner frustrated artist is now doing his damnedest to contain his resentment, considering that Jarosz wasnt alive in the freaking 1980s. The Texas native began her path to professional acclaim as a 10-year-old banjo whiz who quickly became equally accomplished on mandolin and guitar, and who signed a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records before her 18th birthday. Her 2009 debut album Song Up

likes of Method Man, Redm EFX. Music critics have be in their praise; Pitchfork.co EPMDs most recent album enjoyable reminder of the group often overshadowed name-dropped contempor AllMusic.com raved about killer blend of good groov back flow. But how familia EPMDs collective output? by having you fill in the bla titles to the duos seven albu EPMD performs locally DJ Scratch, DJ Ohms, and Gadema, and more inform night is available by calling 4060 or visiting RIBCO.com

Music
Sarah Jarosz

Rozz-Tox Wednesday, October 16, 8 p.m.

inger/songwriter Sarah Jarosz plays Rock Islands Rozz-Tox on October 16, and in recent years, the bluegrass, country, and folk musician has been the beneficiary of some truly excellent reviews. The Austin Chronicle called her a songwriter of uncommon wisdom. American Songwriter magazine wrote, Jarosz invites us along with her into a growing sonic space of collaboration and artistry.

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Rand Pauls NSA War and the Invisible Liberals


not nearly enough. Says Paul: The Constitution doesnt allow for a single warrant to get a billion phone records ... . They basically, I believe, are looking at all of the cell-phone calls in America every day. The most-liberal Democrats in the Senate? Theyre acting as collaborators with Obamas Gestapo. Dick Durbin sporadically issues some pretty, progressive-esque, pro-privacy noises about reining in the NSA, yet he voted to renew the PATRIOT Act, which captures Americans but not terrorists. Al Franken, on the other hand, is supporting a pro-fascist security state. I can assure you that this isnt about spying on the American people, Franken said. Actually, thats all its about. Moving on ... . Think back to when George W. Bush was in power. Liberal California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein railed so hard against NSA spying on Americans. They called it an impeachable offense. But now that the president is a member of their party, Boxer is silent and Feinstein is the head NSA PR flack. On a lot of issues, Rand Pauls stances are contemptible. My prime exhibit: Paul opposed the Civil Rights Act as a violation of states rights, the segregationist Old Souths old clarion call. Yet on many of the existential questions of our time and particularly around radical policies that have transformed the United States from a democratic republic to a terrifying authoritarian state that uses brute force to subjugate a vast global empire Rand is on the side of the angels. At least he is far more so than the self-defined progressives who claim to value civil liberties while at the same time running bumbling interference for the insular, violent, and repressive Obama administration. Rand stood tall against Obamas fascist National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the federal government to kidnap U.S. citizens and throw them into prison forever without charging them with any crime whatsoever. Obamas signature [on the NDAA] means indefinite detention without charge or trial, as well as the illegal military commissions, will be extended, said the ACLUs Anthony Romero about Obama. No wonder the Republican

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Theatre

Breast in Show: The New Musical About Saving the Ta-Tas!


Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse Tuesday, October 8, and Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.

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Best Country Instrumental Performance category for her song Mansinneedof. And no less a publication than the New York Times wrote that, with Jaroszs most recent album, she moves past precocity toward the full bloom of artistry: The singing is more deeply self-assured, and the songs are grounded in truer emotional terrain. The paper of record added, Shes also savvy about her borrowings, covering Joanna Newsom as well as Bob Dylan with cool understatement. And for those of you also not freaking alive in the 1980s, Bob Dylan was a popular folk artist who ... . Yeah. That resentments not very wellcontained, is it? For more information on Sarah Jaroszs Rock Island appearance, call (309)2000978 or visit RozzTox.com.

ey, Jeff! Hi, Mike. So Id love to do a Whats Happenin article on the Circa 21 Dinner Playhouses thirdannual fundraiser for Gildas Club of the Quad Cities. Sounds great. Wait! Dont dismiss the idea so fast! Let me tell you about it first! I said it sounds gr. Its the musical comedy/drama Breast in Show: The New Musical About Saving the Ta-Tas!, and its playing at Circa 21 on October 8 and 10, and this is the first time its being staged in the Midwest, after playing to big audiences and enormous acclaim out East! Thats fine, and I dont have a problem with . Just listen! It finds a group of people sitting together in the Chemo Caf ward, where characters share both heartbreaking and hilarious stories and songs about their breast-cancer diagnoses and treatments, and the effects theyve had on their families. You dont need to convin. Wait! I know it sounds terribly depressing, but its not! Richmond Family

Magazine, for instance, praised Breast in Shows high-energy musical numbers, and said the presentations skilled oneliners zinged the patrons in unexpected ways. And the Maryland Theatre Guide wrote that authors Kathryn Bryer and Joan Cushing accentuate the informative, funny, and serious aspects with equal vigor, and that the audience laughed, cheered, and whooped it up while wiping away tears. It sounds completely deserving of covera. Come on, Jeff! The shows being directed by Marc Ciemiewicz, who also directed Avenue Q at the District Theatre, and a whole bunch of familiar area talents are featured: Lora Adams, Erin Churchill, Jody Alan Lee, Ron May, Darla Niksich, Jalayne Riewerts, Jenny Winn ... ! Mike! Stop! You have my full permission to do an article on Breast in Show! Oh ... well ... thanks! I thought maybe the reference to ta-tas would be considered offensive. Please. Youre routinely way more offensive than that. All right then! See you later, Jeff! Or should I say ... Ta-ta-a-a-as! Yeah. If you end with that joke, thats offensive. Too crude? Too stupid. Tickets to Breast in Show: The New Musical About Saving the Ta-Tas! are $20, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting Davenports Gildas House, and more information and reservations are available by calling (309)7867733 extension 2 or visiting Circa21.com.

What Else Is Happenin


Thursday, October 3 Joe Scalissi: Capturing the Spirit of Dean Martin. Tribute

MUSIC

Thursday, October 3 Charlotte Sometimes. Indie-pop singer and The

concert celebrating the famed Rat Pack entertainer. Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue, Rock Island). 11:30 a.m. doors, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. plated lunch, 1 p.m. show, $42.32. 5:45 p.m. doors, 6-7 p.m. buffet, 7:15 p.m. show, $48.07. For tickets and information, call (309)786-7733 extension 2 or visit Circa21.com. Voice contestant on her Brilliant, Broke, & Beautiful Tour. Barrel House (1321 Fifth Avenue, Moline). 8:30 p.m. No cover. For information, call (309)517-1973 or visit BarrelHouse211.com.
Thursday, October 4 Bill Medley.

Answers: 1 E, 2 F, 3 A, 4 C, 5 B, 6 D, 7 G. thought it made for a re-e-eally easy quiz. establishment is pissed off at Paul. GOP columnist Charles Krauthammer ruthlessly slammed Paul as politically radical and socially liberal. There was no Krauthammer comment on whether spying on every American or assassinating innocent civilians is radical. Chris Christie, a top 2016 presidential contender, calls Pauls suspicion of endless wars against Middle Eastern countries dangerous. He doesnt compare that danger to the dangers war poses, but no matter. Weve got John McCain calling Rand Paul wacko bird

Concert with the chart-topping musician of Righteous Brothers fame. Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center (1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf). 7:30 p.m. $20-30. For information, call (800)724-5825 or visit Bettendorf.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Friday, October 4 Dan Hubbard & the Humadors. Rock musicians perform

a CD-release concert for Hubbards solo album, with an opening set by Busted Chandeliers. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). 9 p.m. $7. For tickets and information, call (563)326-1333 or visit

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for opposing drones. It takes one to know one, sir. If you want evidence of the crisis of the two-party system, look no further than the strange new bedfellows of the age of Obama. Even before the Snowden leaks, 70 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Republicans surveyed said they believed the NSA was violating their privacy. Both Democrats and Republicans who felt this way thought the NSA wasnt justified: 51 percent and 52 percent, respectively. Even in Congress, there is a loose alliance of lawmakers that now is allied

against the leadership of their own parties on such issues as NSA electronic surveillance and Obamas stance on Syria. Though nascent, the libertarian attack against the liberal-conservative establishment is a major deal. This tendency, as Marxists call it, can develop in one of two directions. There might be a dramatic political realignment such as in 1932, when FDRs New Deal began to move African Americans and white Southerners into the Democratic camp. Or newly exposed fissures will open, showing that the real split is between oppressed and oppressor,

not between liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans. I find the latter far more likely. Based in Boston, Ted Rall (TedRall. com) is a nationally syndicated columnist, editorial cartoonist, and war correspondent who specializes in Afghanistan and central Asia. The author of 17 books, Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. This article originally appeared at ANewDomain.net.

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What Else Is Happenin


Masterworks I concerts featuring conductor Mark Russell Smith, Jonathan Biss on piano, and a repertoire including Michael Torkes world premiere Oracle, Ludwigs Fanfare for Sam, Brittens Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. Saturday: Adler Theatre (126 East Third Street, Davenport), 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Augustana Colleges Centennial Hall (3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island), 2 p.m. $10-55. For tickets and information, call (563)322-0931 or visit QCSymphony.com. For an interview with Torke about his world premiere, visit RCReader. com/y/torke. Saturday, October 5 Nikki Foxx. Reunion show with the Midwest Kings of Sleaze from 1987-1994, with an opening set by Halo of Flies. Rock Island Brewing Company (1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island). 9:30 p.m. $10-12. For information, call (309)793-4060 or visit RIBCO.com.
Thursday, October 10 Kris Lager Band. Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6 Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The

RiverMusicExperience.org.

Grammy-winner and his ensemble perform and educate as part of Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matine Series. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). 3 p.m. jazz workshop: $5/adult, kids free. 6 p.m. concert: $10-15. For tickets and information, call (309)373-0790 or visit Polyrhythms.org or RiverMusicExperience.org.

Sunday, October 13 The Laurence Hobgood Quartet featuring Ernie Watts. Two-time

Seventh Avenue, Moline), 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Knox Colleges Kresge Recital Hall (2 East South Street, Galesburg), 4 p.m. $15-18, students free. For information, call (309)341-7038 or visit NovaSingers.com.

Blues and soul musicians in concert, with an opening set by Jason Carl & the Whole Damn Band. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport). 9 p.m. $8. For tickets and information, call (563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
Thursday, October 10 Jerusalem Quartet.

mystery-thriller classic, directed by Gary Clark. Richmond Hill Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo). Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. $10. For tickets and information, call (309)944-2244 or visit RHPlayers.com.
Friday, October 4, through Sunday, October 13 The Agony & the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Mike

Thursday, October 3, through Sunday, October 13 The Mousetrap. Agatha Christies

THEATRE

performances by Bailey Deitz, Jillene Khan, Melissa Smith, Bryan Witt, Denise Hnytka, and their professional partners, plus emcee Pippa Harris, appetizers, a cash bar, a silent auction, general dancing, and more. Golden Leaf Banquet & Convention Center (2902 East Kimberly Road, Davenport). 2 p.m. $35. For tickets and information, call (563)326-4321 or visit ArthurMurrayQCA.com.

Sunday, October 13 Dancing with the Local Media Stars. Charity event featuring

lead dancer Domingo Rubio. Scottish Rite Cathedral (1800 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island). 7:30 p.m. $12-22. For tickets and information, call (309)786-3779 or visit BalletQuadCities. com.

and private collections. Figge Art Museum (225 West Second Street, Davenport). TuesdaysSaturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays noon-5 p.m. Free with $4-7 museum admission. For information, call (563)326-7804 or visit FiggeArt.org.

Thursday, October 3 Emotional Eating & Its Role in Anorexia, Bulimia, & Binge-Eating Disorders. Health event with featured speakers

EVENTS

COMEDY

Dr. Wayne Bowers and Susan Clarahan, sponsored by Amys Gift: The Quad Cities Eating Disorders Consortium. Community Health Care Auditorium (2750 11th Street, Rock Island). 6 p.m. Free admission. For information, call (309)779-3077 or visit AmysGift.com.
Saturday, October 5 Walk the Walk.

Concert with the touring string quartet, in a Hancher Auditorium Visiting Artists presentation. Riverside Recital Hall (405 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City). 7:30 p.m. $10-35. For tickets and information, call (319)335-1160 or visit http://www.Hancher.UIowa.edu.
Friday, October 11 Trippin Billies.

Saturday, October 12 Meg Okura & the Pan Asian Ensemble. Asian-jazz crossover ensemble

Dave Matthews Band tribute musicians in concert, with an opening set by Chuck Murphy. Rock Island Brewing Company (1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island). 9 p.m. $8. For information, call (309)793-4060 or visit RIBCO. com.

adaptation of the timeless fairytale, directed by Ivy Bekker. Davenport Junior Theatre (2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport). Saturdays 1 and 4 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $5-7 at the door. For information, call (563)326-7862 or visit DavenportJuniorTheatre.com.
Thursday, October 10, through Sunday, October 20 Water by the Spoonful. Pulitzer

Saturday, October 5, through Sunday, October 13 Cinderella. Roger Pavey Sr.s new

Daiseys one-man drama about the famed entrepreneur, directed by Tristan Tapscott. District Theatre (1611 Second Avenue, Rock Island). Thursdays-Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $20. For tickets and information, call (309)235-1654 or visit DistrictTheatre.com.

post-corporate comedy and acoustic numbers with the singer/songwriter. First Lutheran Church (1600 20th Street, Rock Island). 7 p.m. $8-12. For tickets and information, call (309)788-9661 or visit FirstLutheranRI.org. Friday, October 4 John Hodgman. Concert evening with the comedian, storyteller, and frequent contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $25. For tickets and information, call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert. org. nominated host of TVs The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Adler Theatre (136 East Third Street, Davenport). 8 p.m. $44.50-49.50. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit AdlerTheatre. com.
Saturday, October 12 Craig Ferguson: Hot & Grumpy. Stand-up comedy with the Emmy-

Friday, October 4 Dave Lippman. Satirical

Christian Cares fourth-annual community walk and fundraiser to help de-feet domestic violence. Prospect Park (16th Street and 30th Avenue, Moline). 10 a.m. Donations encouraged. For information, visit ChristianCareQC.org.
Saturday, October 5 Equality 5K Walk/Run.

Sunday, October 6 Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk. Community walk sponsored by

Community event with profits helping fund the QC Pride Scholarships awarded during the Seventh Annual QC Pridefest next June. Modern Woodmen Park (209 South Gaines Street, Davenport). 9 a.m. $25-30 registration. For information, call (309)798-7700 or visit QCPride.org.

performing in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series. Redeemer Lutheran Church (1107 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf). 7 p.m. Donations encouraged. For information, call (309)7931213 or visit QuadCityArts.com.
Saturday, October 12 Cemetery Gatez.

Pantera tribute musicians in concert, with an opening set by Sons of S.A.M.M. Rock Island Brewing Company (1815 Second Avenue, Rock Island). 9:30 p.m. $10. For information, call (309)793-4060 or visit RIBCO.com.
Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13 We Celebrate Life! Professional vocal

the famed horror writer, performed by Dan Haughey. Rock Island Public Library (401 19th Street). 6 p.m. Free admission. For information, call (309)732-7323 or visit RockIslandLibrary. org.

Monday, October 14 EA Poe: Edgar Allan Poes Imagination. One-man drama about

Prize-winning drama by Quiara Alegr Hudes, directed by Tlaloc Rivas. University of Iowas David Thayer Theatre (200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City). Wednesdays-Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $10-17. For tickets and information, call (319)335-1160 or visit Theatre. UIowa.edu.

Saturday, October 5 Pen-in-Hand Mini Writing Conference: Manuscript Makeover.

LITERATURE

Friday, October 11 Burlesque Le Moustache: Headbangers Burlesque. New

Churches United of the Quad City Area, with live music by Lojo Russo. Modern Woodmen Park (209 South Gaines Street, Davenport). 1 p.m. registration and music, 2 p.m. walk. Donations encouraged. For information, call (563)332-5002 or visit CUQCA.org.

Learn about voice and style, showing versus telling, editing and proofreading, and/or writing a query letter in workshops led by Ann Boaden, Daniel Horne, Nancy Schaefer, and Kate Ganshert. Midwest Writing Center (225 East Second Street, Suite 303, Davenport). 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-30/workshop, $60-90/all four workshops. For information and to register, call (563)324-1410 or visit MidwestWritingCenter. org.

ensemble the Nova Singers perform a program celebrating the strength of the human spirit. Saturday: First Congregational Church (2201

Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12 Dracula. Horror-themed ballet performed

DANCE

by the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities, featuring

will include rare illuminated-manuscript pages and stained glass from the collections of Augustana College, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Olin Library Manuscripts Collection, St. Louis Washington University, and other public

Saturday, October 12, through Friday, December 13 Medieval Monsters. Exhibition

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the 5K/10K walk/run starting at 10 a.m., and the one-mile run starting at 10:30 a.m. Modern Woodmen Park (209 South Gaines Street, Davenport). $15-35 registration. For information, call (563)275-8749 or visit Iowa. Wish.org. Saturday, October 12 Zoofari. Australiathemed fundraiser in celebration of the zoos 50th anniversary, featuring dinner, an open bar, auction items, and interaction with the animals. Niabi Zoo (13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley). 6 p.m. $150/person, $2,000/VIP table of 10. For tickets and information, call (309)7995107 or visit NiabiZoo.com.

Saturday, October 12 Make-a-Wish Iowa Walk for Wishes. Fundraising event with

stage production with the area burlesque troupe. Adler Theatre (136 East Third Street, Davenport). 8 p.m. $25-40. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit AdlerTheatre.com.

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Art for the Quick and the Dead


the Christian crucifix on a circular sun symbol from ancient Ireland. The images of a ship and an anchor relate to Hartes naval service, but when seen in conjunction with the Christian symbols they could also represent a safe journey for the departed soul. Other images, however, reference ancient Roman (fasces) and Egyptian (eye of Wedjet) symbols or have obscure meaning. Although these symbols work most successfully as decorative elements, their unusualness also creates a sense of mystery, reminding us that death is indecipherable. meditative tomb. Its entrance expression. is flanked by Carved in stone, Egyptian-styled her watch is pillars incised uninterrupted. with ankhs, She and the scarabs, and palm other youthful plants ancient figures in stone symbols of life are typical, rather and immortality. than exceptional, Overhead are cemetery two winged solar sculptures. Yet disks: a sphere they are perhaps centered between the most perfect symmetrical embodiment of spread wings and the gentle spirit snakes. of the garden Ancientcemetery a Egyptian beautiful place symbolism intended for is present in reflection, not cemeteries Carl grave deep grief. largely because Having now stood for more than a of the cultures belief in the afterlife. The century longer than all but a few of us discovery of King Tuts tomb in 1923 was live the stone surface is lichen-covered, the same year that the building of the and one arm is missing. The youthful Bettendorf mausoleum began. figure and the brief life of the flowers she Other Egyptian architectural forms, holds serve as gentle reminders that life such as the obelisk a tall, four-sided tapered monument topped by a pyramid- is fleeting. The accumulated aging and damage have only accentuated this. like shape are present throughout our cemeteries. An actual stone pyramid is the John and Mary Volk grave marker in Chippiannock.

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Joseph W. Bettendorf mausoleum

Carl grave, Oakdale Memorial Gardens

Joseph W. Bettendorf mausoleum, Oakdale Memorial Gardens

The Joseph W. Bettendorf mausoleum at Oakdale is essentially an Egyptian

The desire for immortality to be impervious to the passage of time is also expressed in the angelic figure in faithful vigil over the Carl family gravestone, dating to roughly 1900. Through the passing years, the wreath of flowers she holds is still in bloom. Her face is still lighted with a solemn,

Most graves are far more modest than the artworks presented in this article, and a large number of them are located outside the beautiful and manicured garden cemeteries in the area. According to some genealogical sources, Rock Island County alone has more than 88 burial sites, ranging in size from several stones in a country cemetery to the Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal

Child and lamb, Davenport City Cemetery

Island, with approximately 29,000 burials. Some of the burial sites, such as the Davenport City Cemetery at 1625 Rockingham Road, have suffered from years of neglect and vandalism. Many of the grave markers are either broken or so worn that they are unreadable. One is a carving in marble of a small child and lamb (or dog?); we can barely make out their features. In many ways, these poorly maintained gravestones and sculptures are more genuinely poignant than the grand, towering monuments. But their dilapidation drives home another value of the garden cemeteries: how they preserve an irreplaceable connection with our communitys past. Bruce Walters is a professor of art at Western Illinois University. This is part of an occasional series on the history of public art in the Quad Cities. If theres a piece of public art that youd like to learn more about, e-mail the location and a brief description to BD-Walters@ wiu.edu.

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I just started a new job. My boss and I were having a meeting, and he started asking me about my personal life whether I have a boyfriend, who I live with. No biggie. He then began grilling me as to why I dont have a boyfriend and whether Ive ever had one. I started deflecting these prying questions back to him, and he told me that he lives only with his younger brother, so he understands me well. Weird, but whatever. Well, it turns out he actually has a wife and a four-year-old daughter! This isnt my first experience with managerial prying, either. In a previous job, my married manager scheduled after-work meetings with me, delving into non-work topics. When Id go to leave, hed say, Sit down! You have nowhere to be! My exit statement every time? Uh, well ... I have to change my cats litter. Im definitely leaving this job. My last boss was an ethical kinda guy, and thats the kind of person I want to work for. Creep Inc. Employee We usually feel sorry for a man who has lost his wife and child. Of course, this is usually a tragically permanent event; they dont pop back into existence as soon as he gets home from taking a detailed exboyfriend history from his hot employee. Some people would tell you to sprint to the nearest sexual-harassment lawyers office and sue your employers until theyre living out of a dumpster. The truth is, these cases can be hard to win; your supervisor can retaliate in ways that are hard to prove; and having a claim on the record can make it hard for you to get another job. Also, after a single creepy line of questioning from your boss (even one that makes you suspect that eeuw! he wishes he could make sex biscuits with you), you arent exactly ready to pick out an outfit to wear to court. Wayne State University law professor Kingsley Browne explains in Biology at Work that the hostile environment type of sexual harassment involves a work environment permeated with sexuality. Browne told me via e-mail: The legal question is whether the harassment is sufficiently severe or pervasive, and the way you show that something is pervasive is to show that theres a lot of it. Theres probably no need for things to get to that point. As for your approach, if youd

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like a role model, think more Sigourney Weaver in Alien than Bambi in Bambi. This doesnt mean you pull out your flamethrower every time some guy says, Hey, nice dress. You just need to be firm and immediate in shutting down any situation thats uncomfortable for you, and you did a superb job of that the last time. You didnt go limp or hysterical; you coolly informed the guy that the closest hed get to your personal life was a status update on your cats turds. You might also consider whether you should dial back on how bubbly and open you are at the office and maybe err on the side of a vibe that says, Talk to me about some boring work question! And heres to finding a more admirable new boss one whose remarkable qualities dont include the ability to make his wife and child disappear without doing jail time.

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Is it a no-no to just cut off communication to break up? I am 27 and was dating a 25-year-old guy for three months. This past month, he started texting way less, ignoring many of my texts, and making excuses not to hang out. Realizing he was taking the easy way out of dumping me, I blocked his number and e-mail. If he was looking to ignore me until I went away, I figured Id do the same. Help! It feels terrible ending things this way. Regretful There are times a man cant help but disappear on a woman, like when hes kidnapped by revolutionaries who happened to stop off for Slurpees and hostages when he was at 7-Eleven. Otherwise, theres only one good explanation for his not telling you its over: On the manliness scale, hes a little old ladys dishtowel. Where you go wrong is in letting his bad behavior shape your breakup behavior, effectively letting him shape who you are in a small way. Do the decent, adult thing. Call him and say something like, I thought we should have a nicer ending than we did, so I just wanted to say thanks for the good times and wish you the best. Youll surely feel better ending things classy, and who knows, maybe hell be inspired by your example at least enough for his next girlfriend to get the message when his mom calls to tell her its over.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Are you good at haggling? Do you maybe even enjoy the challenge of negotiating for a better price, of angling for a fairer deal? The coming week will be a favorable time to make extensive use of this skill. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will thrive on having friendly arguments with just about everyone, from your buddies to your significant other to your mommy to God Herself. Everywhere you go, I encourage you to engage in lively discussions as you hammer out compromises that will serve you well. Be cheerful and adaptable and forceful. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In David Marksons experimental novel Wittgensteins Mistress, the protagonist fantasizes about the winter she lived at the Louvre Museum in Paris. She says that to keep warm she made big fires and burned some of the museums precious artifacts. Im hoping you wont do anything remotely resembling that mythic event in the coming week, Taurus. I understand that you may be going through a cold spell a time when youre longing for more heat and light. But I beg you not to sacrifice enduring beauty in order to ameliorate your temporary discomfort. This, too, shall pass. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Dont say you want love, writes San Francisco author Stephen Sparks. Say you want the morning light through a paint-flecked window; say you want a gust of wind scraping leaves along the pavement and hills rolling toward the sea; say you want to notice, in a tree you walk past every day, the ruins of a nest exposed as the leaves fall away; a slow afternoon of conversation in a shadowy bar; the smell of bread baking. Thats exactly the oracle I want to give you, Gemini. In my opinion, you cant afford to be generic or blank in your requests for love. You must be highly specific. Youve got to ask for the exact feelings and experiences that will boost the intensity of your lust for life. (Heres Sparks Tumblr page: InvisibleStories.Tumblr.com.) CANCER (June 21-July 22): The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are stronger in the broken places, wrote Cancerian writer Ernest Hemingway. By my estimation, my fellow Crabs, we are now entering a phase of our astrological cycle when we can make dramatic progress in healing the broken places in ourselves. But even better than that: As we deal dynamically with the touchy issues that caused our wounds, we will become stronger than we were before we got broken. LEO (July 23-August 22): Lets hope you have given deep thought to understanding who you are at this moment of your life. Lets also hope that you have developed a clear vision of the person you would like to become in, say, three years. How do you feel about the gap between the current you and the future you? Does it oppress you? Does it motivate you? Maybe a little of both? Ill offer you the perspective of actress Tracee Ellis Ross. I am learning every day, she told Uptown Magazine, to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Do the words purity and purify have any useful purpose? Or have they been so twisted by religious fundamentalists and mocked by decadent cynics that theyre mostly just farcical? I propose that you take them seriously in the coming week. Give them your own spin. For instance, you could decide to purify yourself of petty attitudes and trivial desires that arent in alignment with your highest values. You might purify yourself of self-deceptions that have gotten you into trouble and purify yourself of resentments that have blocked your creative energy. At the very least, Virgo, cleanse your body with extra-healthy food, good sleep, massage, exercise, and sacred sex. LIBRA (September 23-October 22): I periodically hike alone into the serene hills north of San Francisco and perform a set of my songs for the birds, insects, squirrels, and trees. Recently I discovered that British comedian Milton Jones tried a similar experiment. He did his stand-up act for a herd of cows on a farm in Hertfordshire. I cant speak for Jones motivations, but one of the reasons I do my nature shows is because they bring out my wild, innocent, generous spirit. Now is a good time for you to do something similar for yourself, Libra. What adventures can you undertake that will fully activate your wild, innocent, generous spirit? SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): Are you anxious and agitated, afraid that youre careening out of control? Is there a flustered voice in your head moaning, Stop the insanity!? Well, relax, dear Scorpio. I promise you that you no longer have to worry about going cray-cray. Why? Because you have already gone cray-cray, my friend. That is correct. You slipped over the threshold a few days ago, and have been living in Bonkersville ever since. And since you are obviously still alive and functioning, I think its obvious that the danger has passed. Heres the new truth: If you surrender to the uproar, if you let it teach you all it has to teach you, you will find a lively and intriguing kind of peace. SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21): To give you the oracle that best matches your current astrological omens, Ive borrowed from Sweetness, a poem by Stephen Dunn. I urge you to memorize it or write it on a piece of paper that you will carry around with you everywhere you go. Say Dunns words as if they were your own: Often a sweetness comes / as if on loan, stays just long enough // to make sense of what it means to be alive, / then returns to its dark / source. As for me, I

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dont care // where its been, or what bitter road / its traveled / to come so far, to taste so good. CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): In her book Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard apologizes to God and Santa Claus and a nice but eccentric older woman named Miss White, whom she knew as a child. I am sorry I ran from you, she writes to them. I am still running from that knowledge, that eye, that love from which there is no refuge. For you meant only love, and love, and I felt only fear, and pain. Judging from your current astrological omens, Capricorn, Id say that now would be a good time for you to do something similar: Take an inventory of the beauty and love and power you have sought to escape and may still be trying to avoid. Youre finally ready to stop running and embrace at least some of that good stuff. AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): The Dragon Lives Again is a 1977 film that tells the story of martial-arts legend Bruce Lee fighting bad guys in the underworld. Among the villains he defeats are Dracula, James Bond, the Godfather, Clint Eastwood, and the Exorcist. I urge you to use this as inspiration, Aquarius. Create an imaginary movie in your minds eye. Youre the hero, of course. Give yourself a few superpowers, and assemble a cast of scoundrels from your past anyone who has done you wrong. Then watch the epic tale unfold as you do with them what Bruce Lee did to Dracula and company. Yes, its only pretend. But you may be surprised at how much this helps you put your past behind you. Think of it as a purgative meditation that will free you to move in the direction of the best possible future. PISCES (February 19-March 20): After studying the myths and stories of many cultures throughout history, Joseph Campbell arrived at a few conclusions about the nature of the human quest. Heres one thats apropos for you right now: The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. He came up with several variations on this idea, including this one: The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. I urge you to consider making this your operative hypothesis for the coming weeks, Pisces. Homework: Name 10 personal possessions that youd put in a time capsule to be dug up by your descendants in 500 years. Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.

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September 19 Crossword Answers

ACROSS 1. Grievance 5. Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea 10. Theater drop 15. Organ part 19. King in Icelandic legend 20. Dome shape 21. Feather, in zoology 22. Cease 23. Mew 24. Transverse frameworks 25. Containing element 53 26. _ Minor 27. Start of a quip by W.C. Fields: 5 wds. 31. Race distance 32. Bearing 33. Charged particle 34. Roasts anagram 37. Establish 39. Mythical creature 44. Mother-of-pearl 45. Roulette bet 46. Gambled 47. L-P link 48. Cement 49. Form words, silently 50. Acrobatic feats 51. Kitties 52. Second sight: Abbr. 53. Submarines 54. Orchestra members 55. Ending for mono or pyro 56. Amplifying device 58. Festivals 59. Pays (with up) 60. USCG rank 61. Part 2 of quip 64. Garland 65. Vegas thoroughfare 67. Operating revenues 68. Rose up 72. Inclines 73. Caustic 74. Hederaceous plants 75. White-handed gibbon 76. Winged deity 77. Goldilocks, e.g. 78. Nine days wonder

79. Restrain 80. Eagle 81. Hang 82. Stood out 83. Fair fun 84. Clean a certain way 86. Manufactory 87. Prison denizens 88. Colonel _ Lilly 89. Discordia 90. Kitchen refuse 91. End of the quip: 7 wds. 99. Sportswear brand 100. Simulacrum 101. Ego _ 102. Qiviut 104. Abbr. in citations 105. Assistants 106. Pick up on 107. _ Weston Loomis Pound 108. Lack 109. Comb 110. Glyceride 111. Worn out DOWN 1. Haversack 2. Case 3. She, in Santiago 4. Taylors successor 5. Blue color 6. In the blink of _ _ 7. Fastening device 8. Campus org. 9. _ as (since) 10. Having cleats 11. Merry-Andrew 12. Designer _ Gernreich 13. Ersatz: Abbr. 14. Rowing and sewing 15. Strabismus 16. Swivel 17. Seine tributary 18. Grammar school gp. 28. Solenoid 29. Porcine grunt 30. Golf club 34. Inflame 35. Mud volcano

36. Amber-colored wine 37. Diagnostic machine 38. Avena 39. Domestic 40. Folklore creatures 41. Variety of sherry 42. Release 43. Parks and Ponselle 45. Platitudinarians 46. Glimmer 49. Came upon 50. Genus of cats 51. Storyboard element 53. Lid hardware 54. Graded 55. Sons and grandsons 57. Writer Bagnold and namesakes 58. Cold 62. River in France 63. Appropriate 65. Equine animal 66. Pied-a- _ 69. Apis mellifera 70. Consumed 71. Raiment 73. Lackaday! 74. Appliance for hair care 77. Mensa member 78. Censure 79. Swelled out 81. Proofers directive 82. Buttonhole 83. Underwater obstacle 85. Sicken 86. Father confessor 87. Palpus 89. Proceeds with caution 90. Aspect 91. Jot 92. _ vital 93. Arab ruler: Var. 94. Miami- _ county 95. Pindarics 96. Pavilion 97. Flow slowly 98. David Copperfields wife 99. Bench 103. Schoolboy

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ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA

THURSDAY

Andy Frasco & the Un - The Redstone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA

Spencer Day -CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA The Phat Katz - Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge, 200 E. 3rd St. Davenport, IA 2013/10/04 (Fri)

Blues Control - Idpyramid -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL

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Charlotte Sometimes -Barrel House Moline, 1321 5th Ave. Moline, IL Hadaccah - Open Mic Night -Uptown Bills Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA Jam Sessions with John OMeara & Friends -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Joe Scalissi: Capturing the Spirit of Dean Martin (1 & 7:15pm) -Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL K Theory - Dr. Edmond - Arbiter - Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Karaoke Night -Crabbys Bar & Grill, 826 W. 1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL Karaoke Night -Pepperjacks, 1225 E. Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night -Purgatorys Pub, 2104 State St Bettendorf, IA Martha Redbone Roots Project - The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA Open Mic Night w/ Karl -Kilkennys, 300 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Open Mic Night w/ Rob Dahms -Rustic Ridge Golf Course Grille & Pub, 1151 East Iowa St. Eldridge, IA Painkiller Hotel - Barrel House 211, 211 E. 2nd St. Davenport, IA Reggae Night w/ Two Peace -Rookies, 2818 N. Brady St. Davenport, IA Ron White: A Little Unprofessional - Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave Peoria, IL

C.J. the DJ -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL

ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Davenport, IA ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA Acoustic Friends (6pm) - Grasshoppers, 208 N Cody Rd LeClaire, IA Big Joes DJ & Karaoke Show -V.F.W. Post 9128, 2814 State Street Bettendorf, IA Bill Medley -Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway Bettendorf, IA Chuck Murphy -Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL Cross Creek Karaoke - Stickmans, 1510 N. Harrison St. Davenport, IA Dan Hubbard & the Humadors CD Release Show - Busted Chandeliers - The Redstone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA Dave Lippman -First Lutheran Church - Rock Island, 1600 20th St. Rock Island, IL Ellis Kell & Tony Hoeppner (5pm) -Wide River Winery - LeClaire, 106 N. Cody Rd. LeClaire, IA EPMD - DJ Scratch - Daggers & Gadema - DJ OMS -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL Euforquestra - CHEEFS - Chicago Farmer -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Ice Hockey - Fairhaven - Comfort We Took the Hill -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL

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Jazz After Five w/ the Steve Grismore Trio (5pm) - Dennis McMurrin (8pm) - The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA Karaoke King -Chucks Tap, 1731 W. 6th St. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night - Sneaky Petes, 207 Cody Rd. N. LeClaire, IA Karen Michael (5:30pm) - Wild Oatz (8pm) - The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA Koobys Karaoke -Funky Desi, 1409 5th Ave. Moline, IL Laura Stevenson -Bier Stube Moline, 417 15th St Moline, IL Live Lunch w/ Rose n Thorns (noon) -RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA Lizzi Neal Band -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Matt Rissi - Lazarus - Bebop Amalgamation -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA Night Light - Pepperjacks, 1225 E. Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA North of 40 - Martinis on the Rock, 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL Scott Free Band - Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA Southern Thunder Karaoke and DJ - Hollars Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St Moline, IL Tannahill Weavers - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA

Terry & the LoanSharks -Rascals Live, 1418 15th St. Moline, IL

The Hitman -Rustic Ridge Golf Course Grille & Pub, 1151 East Iowa St. Eldridge, IA The Matriarchs - The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd LeClaire, IA

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Blackstones - The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Brul - Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave. Rock Island, IL Buddy Mondlock -CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA Chuck Murphy -Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL Cosmic -11th Street Precinct, 2108 E 11th St Davenport, IA Dennis McMurrin & the Demolition Band -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA DJ K - Funky Desi, 1409 5th Ave. Moline, IL Doug Gabriel -Riverside Casino and Golf Resor t, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA Ghosts in the Garden - Sunflower Slim - Silly C -Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St. Rock Island, IL Joe Tingle -Barrel House Moline, 1321 5th Ave. Moline, IL Josh Duffee & His Orchestra -Rhythm City Casino, 101 W. River Dr. Davenport, IA Karaoke King -Chucks Tap, 1731 W. 6th St. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Karaoke Night -Headquarters Bar & Grill, 119 E. 22nd Ave. Coal Valley, IL Lynn Allen - Martinis on the Rock, 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL Mason Jennings - Love Over Gold featuring Pieta Brown and Lucie Thorne -Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St. Iowa City, IA Night People -Duckys Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave Andalusia, IL

Probable Impossibilities -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks I -Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Resurrgent - Purgatorys Pub, 2104 State St Bettendorf, IA RME Guitar Circle (2pm) - River Prairie Minstrels (6pm) - RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA Robert One Man Band Johnson -Uptown Bills Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar (7pm) -Phoenix, 111 West 2nd St. Davenport, IA Wild Oatz - The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA 2013/10/06 (Sun)

SUNDAY

ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA Chuck Murphy -Lavender Crest Winery, 5401 US Highway 6 Colona, IL Cross Creek Karaoke - Bootleggers Sports Bar, 2228 E. 11th St. Davenport, IA Detroit Larry Davison & Chris Avey (6pm) - The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Eros & the Eschaton -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Freddie Steenbock Duo (8am) -Davenport American Legion, 702 W. 35th St. Davenport, IA K a ra o ke N i g ht - Th e To rc h l i g ht Lounge, 1800 18th Ave East Moline, IL

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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin -Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St. Iowa City, IA Pokey LaFarge - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks I (2pm) -Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave. Rock Island, IL Quintron & Miss Pussycat -The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA Soul Karaoke -Top Shelf Lounge, 1327 13th Ave East Moline, IL Sunday Funday Karaoke (3pm) - Fricks Tap, 1402 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Sunday Jazz Brunch (10:30am & 12:30pm) - Bix Bistro, 200 E. 3rd St. Davenport, IA The Phat Katz (3pm) - Dees Enchanted Inn, 4815 S. Concord St Davenport, IA The Ripplers (2pm) - Wide River Winery - LeClaire, 106 N. Cody Rd. LeClaire, IA Troy Harris, Pianist (10am) - The Lodge Hotel, 900 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA 2013/10/07 (Mon)

TUESDAY

Mixology -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Open Mic Night -Uptown Bills Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA Open Mic Night w/ Karl -Kilkennys, 300 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Open Mic Night w/ Rob Dahms -Rustic Ridge Golf Course Grille & Pub, 1151 East Iowa St. Eldridge, IA Reggae Night w/ Two Peace -Rookies, 2818 N. Brady St. Davenport, IA Sophistafunk - Jet Edison - Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA 2013/10/11 (Fri)

Pieces of Candy -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL

Kris Lager Band @ The Redstone Room October 10


Jason Carl & Friends -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night w/ Fat Dawgs Productions - QC Family Entertainment Center, 4401 44th Ave. Moline, IL Keller Karaoke -Martinis on the Rock, 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL Open Mic Night -Boozies Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Open Mic Night w/ Dave Ellis -Bleyarts Tap, 2210 E. 11th St. Davenport, IA Orchard Thief - Homebirth - Alex Body -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA RME Open Mic Contest - RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA The Chris & Wes Show - Mound Street Landing, 1029 Mound St. Davenport, IA

Karaoke Night - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL

The Hitman (6pm) - Karaoke King (9:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA 2013/10/10 (Thu)

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ABC Karaoke - The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Eros & the Eschaton -Bier Stube Moline, 417 15th St Moline, IL Musical Morning (7am) - Brewed Awakenings, 221 Brady St. Davenport, IA Open Mic at the Paddlehweel hosted by Silly C & Slack Man -Paddlewheel Sports Bar & Grill, 221 15th St Bettendorf, IA

Acoustic Jam Night w/ Steve McFate - McManus Pub, 1401 7th Ave Moline, IL Burlington Street Bluegrass Band - The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -Lees Lanes, 925 S. Oakwood Ave. Geneseo, IL Jam Session w/ Ben Soltau - Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA

ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA Beats Antique -The Blue Moose Tap, 211 Iowa Ave. Iowa City, IA Jam Sessions with John OMeara & Friends -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Jerusalem Quartet - Riverside Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr. Iowa City, IA Karaoke Night -Crabbys Bar & Grill, 826 W. 1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL Karaoke Night -Pepperjacks, 1225 E. Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night -Purgatorys Pub, 2104 State St Bettendorf, IA Kris Lager Band - Jason Carl & the Whole Damn Band -The Redstone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA KROM -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA

Abbamania (8 & 10pm) - Night Fever (8:45 & 10:45pm) - Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Davenport, IA ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA Big Joes DJ & Karaoke Show -V.F.W. Post 9128, 2814 State Street Bettendorf, IA Bob Burns -Rustic Ridge Golf Course Grille & Pub, 1151 East Iowa St. Eldridge, IA Cross Creek Karaoke - Stickmans, 1510 N. Harrison St. Davenport, IA Deja Vu Rendezvous featuring 10 of Soul -The Redstone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA Detroit Larry Davison Blues Duo -Pepperjacks, 1225 E. Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA Doug Brundies & the Big Acoustic Show -Barrel House Moline, 1321 5th Ave. Moline, IL

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The Cal Stage Band -Rascals Live, 1418 15th St. Moline, IL

The Candymakers -Barrel House 211, 211 E. 2nd St. Davenport, IA The Ericksons - Jeff Scroggins & Colorado -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) -The Circa 21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL

Trippin Billies - Chuck Murphy -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus - Venice Gas House Trolley -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA Wookiefoot - Dead Larry - Sound Remedy - FiLiBuStA - Damn Juhl - Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA

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Mommys Little Monster -Rascals Live, 1418 15th St. Moline, IL

Water Liars - White Velvet -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL 2013/10/16 (Wed)

Abbamania (8 & 10pm) - Night Fever (8:45 & 10:45pm) - Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA Battle of the Bands VI Finale: Fire Sale - AWTHNTKTS - Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA Ben Schmidt & Larr y Mossman - Uptown Bills Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA Caught in the Act -Generations Bar & Grill, 4100 4th Ave. Moline, IL Cemetery Gatez - Sons of S.A.M.M. - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL Detroit Larry Davison & Charlie Hayes - John & the Detroit Blues Reunion Show - The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA DJ K - Funky Desi, 1409 5th Ave. Moline, IL Joe Tingle -Barrel House Moline, 1321 5th Ave. Moline, IL Karaoke King -Chucks Tap, 1731 W. 6th St. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night -Headquarters Bar & Grill, 119 E. 22nd Ave. Coal Valley, IL Keep off the Grass -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA Lynn Allen - Purgatorys Pub, 2104 State St Bettendorf, IA Maggie Mae -Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St. Maquoketa, IA Meg Okura & the Pan Asian Jazz Ensemble - Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1107 Tanglefoot Lane Bettendorf, IA Mississippi Misfits -Martinis on the Rock, 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL

Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar (7pm) -Phoenix, 111 West 2nd St. Davenport, IA Surfer Blood - Gauntlet Hair - Andy Boay -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA 2013/10/13 (Sun)

ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA Burn the Ballroom - City of the Weak - Youre Too Kind - Twenty 2 Salute -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Chuck Murphy -The Detour Bar, 3001 160th St Dyersville, IA Cross Creek Karaoke - Bootleggers Sports Bar, 2228 E. 11th St. Davenport, IA Jason Carl Unplugged (6pm) - The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA K a ra o ke N i g ht - Th e To rc h l i g h t Lounge, 1800 18th Ave East Moline, IL Soul Karaoke -Top Shelf Lounge, 1327 13th Ave East Moline, IL Sunday Funday Karaoke (3pm) - Fricks Tap, 1402 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Sunday Jazz Brunch (10:30am & 12:30pm) - Bix Bistro, 200 E. 3rd St. Davenport, IA The Fez - The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA Third Sunday Jazz Presents the Laurence Hobgood Quartet featuring Ernie Watts (6pm) - The Redstone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA Todd Snider - The Coal Men -Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St. Iowa City, IA

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Acoustic Jam Night w/ Steve McFate - McManus Pub, 1401 7th Ave Moline, IL Dopapod -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -Lees Lanes, 925 S. Oakwood Ave. Geneseo, IL Jason Carl & Friends -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA

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Karaoke Night - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL


Troy Harris, Pianist (10am) - The Lodge Hotel, 900 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA 2013/10/14 (Mon)

Cemetery Gatez @ RIBCO October 12

ABC Karaoke - The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Musical Morning (7am) - Brewed Awakenings, 221 Brady St. Davenport, IA Open Mic at the Paddlehweel hosted by Silly C & Slack Man -Paddlewheel Sports Bar & Grill, 221 15th St Bettendorf, IA Open Mic w/ J. Knight -Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Yuppies - Xerox - Los Voltage - Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA 2013/10/15 (Tue)

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ABC Karaoke - The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) - Jake Os Grille, 2900 Blackhawk Rd. Rock Island, IL K a ra o ke N i g ht - Th e To rc h l i g ht Lounge, 1800 18th Ave East Moline, IL Open Jam w/ the Harris Collection - Brady Street Pub, 217 Brady St. Davenport, IA Open Mic Night -Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St. Rock Island, IL Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen -11th Street Precinct, 2108 E 11th St Davenport, IA

ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA

TUESDAY

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Quad City Kix Band - RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA

Karaoke Night w/ Fat Dawgs Productions - QC Family Entertainment Center, 4401 44th Ave. Moline, IL Keller Karaoke -Martinis on the Rock, 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL Midnite Riders (6pm) - Karaoke King (9:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA Motion City Soundtrack - The Blue Moose Tap, 211 Iowa Ave. Iowa City, IA Open Mic Night -Boozies Bar & Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Open Mic Night w/ Dave Ellis -Bleyarts Tap, 2210 E. 11th St. Davenport, IA Sarah Jarosz - Ruston Kelly - RozzTox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL The Chris & Wes Show - Mound Street Landing, 1029 Mound St. Davenport, IA 2013/10/17 (Thu)

Bebop Jazz Hang -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL Communion Presents: Rubble bucket - Roadkill Ghost Choir - Willy Mason - Yacht Club DJs -Codfish Hollow Barn, 3437 288th Ave. Maquoketa, IA Gary Allan - Sheryl Crow -i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr Moline, IL How Great Thou Art: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley (1pm & 7:15pm) - Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL Jam Sessions with John OMeara & Friends -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA Jazz Jam w/ the North Scott Jazz Combo -RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night -Crabbys Bar & Grill, 826 W. 1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL Karaoke Night -Pepperjacks, 1225 E. Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA Karaoke Night -Purgatorys Pub, 2104 State St Bettendorf, IA Lee Renaldo & the Dust - Mixology - Gabes, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA Open Mic Night -Uptown Bills Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA Open Mic Night w/ Karl -Kilkennys, 300 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA Open Mic Night w/ Rob Dahms -Rustic Ridge Golf Course Grille & Pub, 1151 East Iowa St. Eldridge, IA

Radcon - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL

Someone Still Love You, Boris Yeltsin - A Great Big Pile of Leaves - The Olympics - The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA

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Reggae Night w/ Two Peace -Rookies, 2818 N. Brady St. Davenport, IA

ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA

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