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Americans Have $uper-Powers, 7ool
by Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com
l
f you still believe that the current 111th
Congress is representative of the American
people, then you exist in stubborn denial,
likely as a victim of the most deliberately
dumbed-down mainstream media in U.S.
history. But you skate on that excuse only so
far. Afer a while, when every instinct in your
civic being tells you something is dreadfully
wrong with what is passing for news each
day – makes no diference whether via the
networks (ABC, NBC, or CBS) or cable news
(CNN, MSNBC, or Fox) – it’s time to trust
yourself and seek alternative news sources.
All mainstream news is designed to keep you
blaming the “other party,” living in fear, and
taking no personal responsibility.
If you are gullible enough to believe the
yellow journalism that passes for news
anymore, then you really have no one to
blame but yourself, especially for ignoring
what your instincts are correctly trying to
tell you – that the mainstream media is
basically the public-relations agency for the
govcorp (the unholy alliance of international
mega-corporations composed of energy,
food, fnance, communications, insurance,
and pharmaceuticals; elected ofcials;
banksters; government bureaucrats; union
bosses; large not-for-proft foundations;
Democratic/Republican party leadership; and
the cabal of lawyers loyal to the bar before the
U.S. Constitution) that is seizing America’s
resources, and with it, our liberty.
In the last 18 months, we have seen
treacherous legislation passed by legislators on
both sides of the aisle, all of whom blatantly
defy the American people. Tis legislative
arrogance suggests a sense of impunity on the
part of every incumbent. In fact, throughout
the last decade, they have drawn so many
lines in the sand that voters have stepped over,
I’m inclined to think they are right. What have
the consequences been for any of them?
Many of these elected criminals have been
reelected time and time again, even afer
perpetrating the most damaging legislation in
the shortest period of time since FDR. What
does that suggest to you? If I were one of those
criminals, I would absolutely believe I had the
consent of the governed if voters repeatedly
reelected me afer I’d done my worst to them.
At a minimum, I could justify every action
with that tacit endorsement.
In the end, we have only ourselves to
blame for our circumstances. We are not
helpless. We are simply lazy, and seriously
under-informed as a result. Too many of us
are unwilling to take the time necessary to
get informed so that we might participate
in a meaningful way. We are pathetic in our
civic lethargy, growing ever more complacent
while we convince ourselves that there
is nothing we could do anyway. For this,
history will remember us as the worst kind of
citizenry because it will be on our watch that
the greatest experiment in governance of a
society based on individual rights guaranteed
through equality and the rule of law was
allowed to fail!
A recent report by Bloomberg’s Michael
Smith (RCReader.com/y/bloomberg)
exposed Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), Bank
of America, Western Union, and American
Express for laundering approximately half
a trillion dollars in drug money between
1992 and 2007. When asked to explain,
representatives promised that they are doing
better in this area. Wachovia, by far the largest
ofender (and under Wells Fargo ownership
as of 2008), has invested an additional $42
million in its anti-laundering program, barely
more than a hundredth of 1 percent of the
$378 billion Wachovia laundered from 2004
through 2007.
Even though these companies were
caught outright, laws in place protect them
from prosecution, including the policy of
too-big-to-fail. In truth, no big bank has
ever been indicted for money-laundering
crimes. Instead of indictments for violating
laws such as the 1970 Bank Secrecy Act,
these organizations participate in “deferred-
prosecution agreements,” which amount to
fnes and a promise not to do it again. Wells
Fargo’s deferred-prosecution agreement on
behalf of its new acquisition Wachovia paid
$160 million in fnes (less than 2 percent of its
$12.9-billion proft for 2009), and if it keeps its
promise, all charges will be dropped in 2011.
We watch fecklessly as corruption rules
our land, our fnancial institutions, our law
enforcers including lawmakers, and the
courts. Meanwhile, we have prisons full of
nonviolent ofenders who bought or sold
some minuscule amount of marijuana,
while these monumentally larger crimes go
unanswered for. In fact, taxpayers ultimately
subsidize such operations, including wars in
places such as Afghanistan, where the real
stakes are the poppy felds.
But as long as our individual lives go
merrily along, we do nothing. Except
complain ... incessantly. Tere are no strong
enough words for the shame we bring on
ourselves for the state of our Union. Te days
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school” sales-tax holiday dovetailed nicely
with that same new poll by Rasmussen
Reports that shows Illinoisans by a two-to-
one margin believe tax cuts are a better way
to create jobs than increased government
spending
Every article and editorial about the
upcoming sales-tax holiday included the
ofcial budgetary cost estimates of $40
million to $60 million, which isn’t much but
is a defnite issue during the state’s worst
fscal crisis since the
Great Depression.
Yet 55 percent
of Illinoisans,
including 60 percent
of independents
and 47 percent of
“moderates,” believe
that cutting taxes
is a better way to
create new jobs
than increasing
government
spending. Tat’s less
than Rasmussen’s
national result of
69 percent favoring tax cuts, but that’s to be
expected considering Illinois’ more liberal
bent. With the budget in sorry shape, tax
cuts are few and far between, and with Brady
advocating broad tax cuts, Quinn had to do
his best to get the word out.
Tis sales-tax holiday will probably get
more publicity than any other pre-election
tax cut Quinn could’ve devised. Retailers
usually advertise quite heavily during back-
to-school season, and they’ll surely include
the automatic 5-percent discount from the
sales-tax holiday in their nonstop pitches to
consumers. Broadcast and print news will do
plenty of stories during the August 6 through
15 tax holiday.
Not to mention all the mothers who will
be thankful for a break on their purchases.
Quinn knew what he was doing there, or at
least stumbled into it.
But before the Quinn campaign can
celebrate any victories, there is a very
ominous warning sign in the latest
Rasmussen poll for their guy.
Back in March, Quinn and Brady split
the 65-and-older crowd with 45 points each
in Rasmussen’s poll. By June, Brady had a
three-point lead with seniors. Rasmussen’s
July poll has Brady widening his lead to 11
points.
Seniors vote in high percentages, so Quinn
needs to scare yet another demographic into
retreating from Brady. Maybe a tax holiday
on electric scooters?
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax (a daily
political newsletter) and TeCapitolFaxBlog.
com.
by Rich Miller
$
o why did Governor Pat Quinn close
the gap with Republican state Senator
Bill Brady in Rasmussen Reports’
latest poll? Tere’s a one-word answer:
women.
Rasmussen’s newest poll had Brady ahead
of Quinn 43-40. Tat’s a pretty hefy swing
from the frm’s June poll, which had Brady
with an 11-point lead, 47-36.
Many political observers were stunned
back in March when Rasmussen’s frst poll
had Brady trouncing
Quinn with likely
female voters, 50-33.
Quinn had a horrible
time with women
voters during the
Democratic primary
against Dan Hynes,
particularly afer
the news hit that his
administration had
released a bunch of
violent criminals
from prison early.
Women voters were
still upset with him
afer the primary, it appeared. Subsequent
polling backed up Rasmussen’s numbers. An
April survey by Public Policy Polling had
Brady leading Quinn among women by 10
points.
Quinn ranks high on so-called “women’s
issues,” but Brady is 100-percent pro-life,
even in cases of rape and incest. Brady has
also taken dozens of votes in the Illinois
Senate that quite a few women, particularly
in the all-important suburbs, won’t love.
Some folks have been saying that Brady’s
lead in all the polls was artifcial, because
women just didn’t know what he stood for.
Tey were right. By June 7, Rasmussen
had Brady leading Quinn among women
by just three points, 42-39. Public Policy
Polling’s June survey had the two men tied
among women.
And the latest Rasmussen poll, conducted
July 7, has Quinn completely turning the
tables on Brady and now leading among
women by 11 points, 47-36. Word appears to
be gradually getting out about Brady’s very
conservative stances on abortion, guns, etc.
Tat movement by women was totally
behind Rasmussen’s latest 43-40 overall
results, which is the narrowest margin that
any poll has recorded in this race to date.
Quinn launched a TV ad in the Chicago
area last week that whacked Brady good
on abortion and his vote against requiring
insurance companies to cover mammograms
with no out-of-pocket expenses. Tat ad will
probably put Quinn’s numbers where they
should’ve been all along.
Meanwhile, Quinn’s signature this month
on legislation creating a temporary “back to
Women FueI 0uinn’s
Resurgence in the PoIIs
Some folks have been
saying that Brady’s
lead in all the polls was
artifcial, because women
just didn’t know what he
stood for.
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obligations stemming from the loan to herself.
Tat puts her far short of Grassley, who
raised $575,451, spent $499,822, and had
more than $5.7 million lef as of June 30 for a
campaign warchest that’s nearly seven times as
large as Conlin’s. He had unpaid obligations of
$13,216.
National Groups to Bring
Competing Marriage Tours
to Iowa
National groups for and against same-sex
marriage will be in Iowa in early August in
advance of November’s election, working with
local groups to further their goals in what has
become a battleground state for the divisive
issue.
Te National Organization for Marriage
(NOM, a group opposed to same-sex marriage)
and Freedom to Marry (a group in favor of
it) will both be in the state and working with
groups such as the Iowa Family Policy Center
and One Iowa to get their message to voters.
NOM has scheduled stops at the Capitol
in Des Moines on August 1 and in Sioux City
on August 3 as part of a tour encompassing
19 states and 23 cities that began last week in
Maine and will end August 15 in Washington,
D.C.
Freedom to Marry also had its frst stop in
Maine last week, and is more or less shadowing
the NOM tour.
Freedom to Marry spokesperson Sean
Eldridge said that while details are still being
worked out, his group will hold multiple events
in Iowa around the beginning of August.
Brian Brown, executive director of NOM,
said it is clear that Iowa is a battleground state
for the issue.
“Iowa is obviously a key state because the
people have been robbed of the chance to vote,”
Brown said. “Te courts have imposed their
will, and the legislature thus far has denied
people the ability to have a constitutional
amendment. So we’re going to highlight the
need to change the legislature, pure and simple.
We’re going to make sure we get legislators that
let the people vote.”
For an expanded version of this article, visit
RiverCitiesReader.com.
Tis weekly summary comes from IowaPolitics.
com, an online government and politics news
service. Reporter Andrew Dufelmeyer and other
correspondents contributed to this report.
by Lynn Campbell, IowaPolitics.com
A
disclosure report fled last week
with the IRS showed that the 527
organization called Iowans for
Responsible Government, which ran attack ads
against former Governor Terry Branstad before
the primary election, was funded entirely by
the Democratic Governors Association.
Te DGA gave $782,500 to the group and is
also Governor Chet Culver’s largest contributor.
“We were right all along,” said Branstad
campaign manager Jef Boeyink, who said
the group crossed a serious line and needs to
be held accountable for its actions. “We have
reached a new low in Iowa politics.”
Branstad, who won the GOP primary
for governor, and his campaign repeatedly
criticized the group led by former Iowa
Democratic Party Chair Rob Tully as being
a “liberal front group” prior to the June 8
election. Tey demanded to see the donors to
the group.
Branstad fnally got his “I told you so”
moment on Tursday. A press release and
Branstad’s campaign Web site carried a
large headline stating: “Exposed: Iowans
for Responsible Government confrmed as
Democrat front group.”
Conlin Trails Grassley in
Campaign Cash Despite
Loans
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Roxanne
Conlin, a successful Des Moines trial attorney,
loaned her campaign another $250,000
between May 20 and June 30, bringing her total
personal contribution to $500,000, according
to a report fled last week with the Federal
Election Commission (FEC).
“She feels she can’t ask others to invest in
the campaign if she is not willing to invest
in it herself,” said Paulee Lipsman, a Conlin
campaign spokesperson.
Te disclosure came the same day that the
Cook Political Report moved the race between
Conlin and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley
(R-Iowa) from “likely Republican” to “solid
Republican,” but Cook noted that Conlin’s
profle and personal wealth make the race
worth watching. “Tis does not mean that there
isn’t the potential for this race to become more
competitive, or that we won’t move it in the
future,” the report said. “It just isn’t there now.”
Te FEC report fled Tursday shows that
between May 20 and June 30, Conlin raised
$205,720 but spent more than twice that
amount – $472,560 – and had $851,014 lef as
of June 30. She also had $500,000 in debts and
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Jury Nullifcation and the Deck Stacked Against It
“A Law Unto 7hemseIves”
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
L
ike most people, Mike Angelos was
surprised to learn about the power of
juries to disregard the law. “Te courts are
really stacked against people,” he said.
And he’s trying to change that.
For more than a year, Angelos (a retired
electrical engineer) and three other people have
been handing out information regarding jury
rights, including the power to return a verdict of
“not guilty” if jurors believe that the law itself is
unjust – regardless of the facts of the case. Tis is
commonly called “jury nullifcation” of laws, and
the efort to spread the word about that power is
known as the “fully informed jury” movement.
“Te message we try to get to people is that it’s
the jury’s right and duty to judge the law – laws
are arbitrary, bad, and misapplied – as well as the
facts of the case,” Angelos said. “Tis was a new
concept to me.”
Te Drug Policy Alliance ofers several
historical examples of jury nullifcation at
DrugPolicy.org/law/marijuana/jurynull: “In the
mid 1800s, juries in Northern states practiced
nullifcation in prosecutions brought against
individuals accused of harboring slaves in
violation of the Fugitive Slave Act. Later, during
prohibition in the 1930s, many juries acquitted
individuals accused of violating alcohol-
control laws. In the high-profle case of Dr. Jack
Kevorkian, the jury acquitted Dr. Kevorkian
despite the uncontroverted evidence that
Kevorkian had violated Michigan law by helping
the deceased commit suicide.
“But jury nullifcation has its dangers as well.
For example, in the 1950s and 1960s, some
all-white southern juries refused to convict
white supremacists for killing black individuals
or civil-rights workers despite evidence of the
defendants’ guilt.”
Te Fully Informed Jury Association Web
site (FIJA.org) says that its purpose is to
“educate Americans regarding their full powers
as jurors, including their ability to rely on
personal conscience, to judge the merit of the
law and its application, and to nullify bad law,
when necessary for justice, by fnding for the
defendant.”
Tat education is what Angelos is trying to
accomplish by handing out literature. He and
others most ofen distribute information at the
Scott County courthouse, and have on occasion
given out pamphlets at the Rock Island County
courthouse and the federal courthouse in
Davenport. (PDF versions of the literature can be
found at RCReader.com/y/juries.)
“It is an uphill battle, but you only need one
informed juror on a jury to nullify,” Angelos said.
“Tat one person on the jury is enough to not
convict. Te goal is for that informed juror to
inform the rest of the people on the jury.” True
nullifcation requires a unanimous not-guilty
verdict; otherwise, the defendant may be retried.
Te ultimate aim of jury nullifcation, Angelos
said, is not anarchy but sending a message to
legislators that citizens fnd their laws unjust.
“Tis is one way to put bad government in its
box,” he said. “If that jury keeps nullifying bad
laws, then the community would hopefully wake
up ... and repeal that law.”
Nobody disputes the power of juries to
nullify the law in individual cases. As retired
Washington state Supreme Court Justice William
Goodloe wrote in his article “Jury Nullifcation:
Empowering the Jury as the Fourth Branch of
Government”: “Jury nullifcation remains the law
of the land in every American jurisdiction. Te
ruling of Chief Justice Vaughan in Bushell’s Case
that the jury cannot be punished for its verdict
stands today in every jurisdiction, state and
federal. Tis, coupled with the rule that verdicts
of acquittal are fnal, is the substance of the
power of jury nullifcation. Unless either or both
of these two pillars of freedom are eroded away,
the power of jury nullifcation is and will always
be the law of the land. If the original intent of
the Founders is our guide to the Constitution,
then there is no doubt that jury nullifcation is a
Constitutional right of both the defendant and
of the jurors themselves, an unalienable part of
the jurors’ identity as sovereign citizens with the
power to judge laws. ...
“In addition, the state Constitutions of
Maryland (Article 23), Indiana (Article I, Section
19), Oregon (Article I, Section 16), and Georgia
(Article I, Section I, Paragraph XI) expressly
guarantee the right of the jury to judge the law in
criminal cases.”
But outside of those states, juries don’t hear
from a judge or defense attorneys that they’re
entitled to judge the law. Tis has its roots in the
1895 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sparf and
Hansen V. United States. Te ruling, written by
Justice John M. Harlan, said: “Public and private
safety alike would be in peril, if the principle be
established that juries in criminal cases may, of
right, disregard the law as expounded to them
by the court and become a law unto themselves.”
(See sidebar for the basic arguments against jury
nullifcation.)
Commentary by Don Doig
7
he founders of the United States were
worried that the government might
someday grow too powerful, and pass
laws that would violate the rights of the very
people the government was created to protect.
Tey realized that the temptations of power
were too great to leave it to the legislature,
executive, and judicial branches of government
to defne citizens’ rights. So they gave U.S.
citizens a substantial and direct means by
which to protect themselves from oppressive
legislation – veto power over bad laws.
Te U.S. founding fathers provided that
veto in the right to a common-law jury trial.
Tis is a centuries-old tradition, carried over
from England. It means that jurors can judge
whether a law is a good law – a law that does
not violate the rights of free men and women.
If, according to the dictates of conscience,
jurors did not think that a law was just, or if
they thought that a law had been misapplied,
they could refuse to convict an otherwise
“guilty” defendant.
A single juror could prevent a conviction,
by voting “not guilty.”
If the jury acquitted the defendant,
that decision was fnal. In the English and
American common-law tradition, a not-guilty
verdict cannot be overturned, nor can a judge
harass jurors for voting for acquittal. Jurors
cannot be punished for voting according to
conscience.
Tese principles date back to the Magna
Carta in 1215 and have helped establish some
of our key rights.
In 1670, William Penn was arrested for
breaking the law of England by preaching
a Quaker sermon. English law decreed that
the Church of England was the only legal
church. Jurors refused to convict him, and
were held without food, water, tobacco, or
toilet facilities. Four were put in prison for
nine weeks. When they were fnally released
by court order, the decision established that
jurors could no longer be punished for their
verdicts. Tis helped establish freedom of
religion, the right to a trial by a jury of one’s
peers, and a jury free from government
coercion.
Te trial of John Peter Zenger in the
American colonies was another landmark
case. Zenger had been arrested for publishing
accusations that the royal governor of New
York colony and his cronies were corrupt.
While Zenger’s allegations were true, under
the law truth was no defense. Zenger’s
attorney, Andrew Hamilton, argued to the
jury that they were the judges of the merits
of the law, and should not convict Zenger
for violating such a bad law. Te jury agreed.
Zenger was acquitted, and this case helped
establish the right to freedom of speech.
Te founders of the United States were clear
where they stood on the rights of jurors.
John Adams said: “It is not only ... [the
juror’s] right, but his duty, in that case, to
fnd the verdict according to his own best
understanding, judgment, and conscience,
though in direct opposition to the direction of
the court.”
Tomas Jeferson said in a letter to Tomas
Paine in 1789: “I consider trial by jury as
the only anchor ever yet imagined by man,
by which a government can be held to the
principles of its constitution.”
During the 19th Century, American
judges attacked this fundamental right of free
citizens, transferring more and more power to
themselves and contending that jury review
of law was no longer necessary, now that
democratic elections had replaced monarchy.
By the end of the century, the U.S. Supreme
Court decided to let the judge decide if the
jury should be told of its right to judge the law
as well as fact.
Today, jurors are generally told that they
must accept the law as the judge explains
it, and may not acquit a defendant if their
consciences are bothered by an unjust law.
Judges falsely tell them that their only role
is to decide if the “facts” are sufcient to
convict the defendant. Defense attorneys are
not allowed to encourage jurors to vote to
acquit a defendant if they believe the law is
unjust or unconstitutional. And defendants
are generally not allowed even to discuss their
motives.
In plain words, it is a power struggle
between the people and the judicial system
– one that the people have been losing.
Jurors still have the right to veto, or
“nullify,” bad laws. Tey are just not told this
by the courts. Judges and prosecutors exclude
people from serving on juries who indicate a
willingness to nullify the law. Tis violates the
right of jurors to protect their fellow citizens
against unjust prosecutions. A jury is properly
a cross-section of the community as a whole.
Laws that endure should be those that are
supported by the community. Jury veto power
guarantees that majorities cannot use the force
of law to violate the rights of minorities.
Judges and other court ofcers have long
been waging a campaign of disinformation to
prevent jurors from knowing their rights. Te
people must now demand that their rights as
jurors be respected. It’s not just jurors whose
rights are being denied. Defendants have the
right to a fair trial by a jury of their peers.
Tey have not been getting fair trials because
judges have been systematically misinforming
jurors. Tis campaign to deny jurors’ rights
has been going on for so long now that many
attorneys (and probably some judges) in the
U.S. are not even aware that these rights exist.
We need to re-establish the ultimate
safeguard of rights. People everywhere should
be informed of their rights as jurors.
An expanded version of this article is available
at RCReader.com/y/juries.
Don Doig is one of the founders and a board
member of the Fully Informed Jury Association;
P.O. Box 5570; Helena, Montana 59604;
(406)442-7800; FIJA.org.
Fully Informed Juries: A New Hope for Freedom
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W
hen Sean
Ryan
recorded
his solo debut,
Lonesome Driver
Music, two years
ago, his group the
Dawn was around,
but “I just wasn’t
ready to take the
band I had into the
studio,” he said.
So he employed
some noted local
pros – including
drummer Marty
Reyhons and
guitarist Kerry
Tucker, both from
Einstein’s Sister,
and pedal-steel
player Tom Pickett
Jr. – in the service
of his songs, and
the result was an
excellent snapshot of a promising young
writer and performer in good hands.
Te Dawn has now fnished its debut,
and Ryan has clearly assembled a strong
crew in the intervening period. Reyhons
and Tucker still make contributions, but the
self-titled record is anchored by a proper
band: singer/songwriter/guitarist Ryan,
Pickett, Jordan VanOpdorp on keyboards,
Garrin Jost on bass, and Dave Soliz on
drums. Te band is an essential element,
as Ryan’s songs universally beneft from
rigorous, full arrangements played with
fair.
Te group will be performing at RIBCO
on August 7, and the album will be at Co-
op, on iTunes, and at DigStation.com a
few weeks prior to the release party, Ryan
said. As a bonus at the RIBCO show, he
added, the Dawn will play a few songs from
Tucker’s yet-to-be-released solo record – on
which Ryan performed.
To be sure, the diferences between the
Ryan’s solo CD and the Dawn album aren’t
radical. As Ryan said, Te Dawn is still
comfortably Americana. “Te new songs
are a little bit more dense, a little bit more
mature, I think,” he said. “Te one thing
I can really tell ... is it just seemed to be
more in focus. ... I had more of a vision of
how I wanted the songs to go,” largely from
playing them live with the band. He added
that he thought he’d improved his singing
over the past two years.
All those things are true enough, and
there isn’t a bum among the album’s eight
tracks. Ryan has a sturdy, honest voice,
and Pickett and VanOpdorp regularly add
invaluable color.
Tat’s important early on the record,
as Te Dawn’s opening three tracks move
at a sleepy pace, inviting a little too much
analysis. (I would argue that sequencing
is its primary faw.) While the lovelorn
“Tired & Blue” – “I know you won’t be
true / When I’m tired and blue” – is only
the album’s second track, its soulful horns
already provide a welcome variety. Te
third track “Save Me” in sentiment and
sound comes of as a rewrite of Neil Young’s
“Helpless” – which isn’t in itself a problem,
except that there’s too much time to note
the similarities.
Te Dawn picks up afer that slow start.
Te quicker tempo and power-pop textures
of “Lonesome Highway” feel natural and
correct. Te mandolin of “Without You”
demonstrates the alchemy that can happen
with an unexpected instrumental addition.
Te roadhouse rock of “In Between” shows
the infuence of Ryan’s relatively new
membership in the local roots outft Jim
the Mule, and it
suggests it could be
a fruitful marriage.
But the best
song on the
album might be
“Back Home.” Te
expressive tone
of the simple lead
guitar afer the frst
verse leaps out, but
it never returns,
and instead the
Dawn ofers
several subtle sonic
surprises over the
course of the song’s
three minutes; it
never does quite
what you expect
it to – right up
until its abrupt
ending – and it’s
invigorating.
Closer
“Troubled Mind” is about a friend’s suicide,
Ryan said, and it returns the album to a
more-thoughtful pace, with fddle from
VanOpdorp and banjo from Ryan flling it
with warmth and obvious afection. Ryan
is a restrained enough songwriter that the
song’s source is obscured, but I wish I could
better discern the lyrics – a problem of both
articulation and the mix.
Tere’s nothing on Te Dawn that
compares to the great, burrowing hook and
arena-ready layers and polish of Lonesome
Driver Music’s “Whatever I Have to Do,”
but overall the new album feels more
consistently strong. Ryan has surrounded
himself with a stable group of able
collaborators who can shoulder the load,
and they ensure that the songs themselves
don’t need to do all the work.
Te Dawn will perform on Saturday, August
7, at RIBCO (1815 Second Avenue in Rock
Island). Te show starts at 9 p.m., and the
bill also includes the Premium Sellouts.
Cover is $5.
To listen to two tracks from the Dawn’s CD,
visit RCReader.com/y/dawn.
For more information on the Dawn, visit
MySpace.com/thedawnmusic.
$haring the Load
The Dawn, August 7 at RIBCO
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family ... whoever would let me, you know?
And I was getting better and better at it,
and my sister let me body-paint her during
her frst pregnancy. She was seven months
pregnant at the time, just
huge, and I painted her all
zebra-striped, with lots of
tropical plants and stuf.
And she was like, ‘I felt so
beautiful and sexy, I went
home and just wore that
paint around for the rest of
the night.’”
Sallows laughs. “I think
when I get painted up,
and when models get
painted up, you just feel
transformed. You kind of
feel a little bit freer, and a
little bit friskier, and you
sort of embody what’s been
painted on you. So we’re really going to push
the painterly aspect of the show.”
And, to be sure, the notion of
transformation is a key factor in the popular
appeal of mermaids, which have served as
artistic subjects for centuries, with such
masters as Marc Chagall, John William
Waterhouse, and Sheila Wolk immortalizing
the mythical creatures through paintings.
“Tere’s really a cultural fascination to
them,” says Sallows of mermaids, “and I
think it has a lot to do with possibility.
Possibility, and exploration, and being
hopeful. Tey’re visually stimulating – that
whole fsh/human hybrid thing is fascinating
– and there’s this otherworldly nature to
them. But there’s also this idea of travel.
You know, when you’re on a boat and you’re
looking into the distance, there’s the horizon
and this kind of ‘new world’ feeling.”
Fittingly, Sallows says that Te Mermaid
Show – separated into a “kids night” event on
Friday and an adults-only event on Saturday
– will fnd the 7ly Design Studio itself turned
into a “new world,” with areas in the venue’s
interior decorated to resemble an aquarium
and an under-the-sea locale complete with
sand and a boulder for models to rest on.
“I even thought about having a Mermaid
Dunk Tank,” says Sallows with a laugh.
“Maybe for the second-annual Mermaid
Show! Tere we go!”
Te Mermaid Show will take place at the 7ly
Design Studio (2044 Tird Avenue, Unit A,
Rock Island) on Friday, July 23, and Saturday,
July 24; Friday’s “Kids Night” event runs
from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday’s 18-and-
over evening runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Both
nights will feature sidewalk chalk-drawing,
additional art activities, and refreshments,
and more information is available by visiting
7ly-art.com.
L
ocal artist Heidi M. Sallows is the
director of the 7ly Design Studio in
Rock Island, and when she describes
her venue’s forthcoming Te Mermaid Show
as “not so much a show as
an experience,” you should
know that she’s speaking
literally: If you so desire,
the artworks on display will
include you.
“My niece was part
of what started the idea
burbling in my mind,”
says Sallows of the event’s
origins. “Because last year
I face-painted at a birthday
party, and I painted her up
like a ... . Well, I was trying
to do a really cute zombie,
but it was green, and it
turned out looking more
like a mermaid. And I was like, ‘Oh, that’s
an interesting idea ... !’”
A number of fellow artists agreed, and
the consequent Mermaid Show – taking
place at 7ly on July 23 and 24 – will display
mermaid-themed works by such area talents
as Alex Iaccarino, Regan Hatfeld, Katie
McGrath-Fitzgerald, Ange Glade, Tony
Seabolt, and Celeste Broder.
Yet the two-day event will also fnd
Sallows and Blank Canvas Studio’s Sarah
Robb, through body-painting, transforming
adult and child models into mermaids, an
experience also open (at no charge) to any
of Te Mermaid Show’s willing patrons. “Te
show’s just supposed to be fun and energetic,”
says Sallows, “but it’s also very much about
my artistic process, and I very much like to
use the human body as my canvas.”
Te recipient of a bachelor’s degree in
fne arts from the Art Institute of Chicago,
Sallows says that, in addition to her niece’s
faux zombie, the notion of employing human
canvases for Te Mermaid Show stemmed
from two other sources.
One was her collegiate study of classical
paintings of odalisques – Jean Auguste
Dominique Ingres’ Grande Odalisque is
probably the most familiar of these works –
in which female nudes are posed in reclining
positions on couches and beds. “I became
really fascinated with the odalisque and
works of that nature,” Sallows says, “and this
[Te Mermaid Show] is very much a sort of
live interpretation, with a nod toward some
of that artwork.” (Sallows states, though, that
“we’re not having any nude models” at Te
Mermaid Show.)
Her other inspiration came from her
burgeoning interest in body painting, which
Sallows says began “probably back in 2004.
I started face- and body-painting around
then – just doing it on myself, friends and
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INCEPTION
Inception, the latest ofering from the director
of Memento, Te Prestige, Batman Begins, and
Te Dark Knight, is, I think, my new favorite
of Christopher
Nolan’s screen
works. Considering
the breadth of the
compliment, I briefy
considered letting my
review stand with that
one sentence, but I
suppose a few more
paragraphs are in order.
Besides, there’s that
“I think” caveat in
there, and it’s important
to stress that this
opinion is based on
only one viewing of Nolan’s trippy, dream-world
thriller; a few more – like a dozen more – should
either afrm my conviction that’s it’s the writer/
director’s masterpiece (to date) or reveal it to be
as featherweight and inconsequential as ... well,
as a dream. I’m betting on the former, though.
Based on the previews and Nolan’s formidable
track record, I expected Inception to be a visually
arresting, satisfyingly knotty entertainment, and it
is. But I absolutely did not expect the flm to be as
spectacularly gripping as it is, nor as unexpectedly
emotional as it is. Replaying the verbal notes I
recorded during a Friday-afernoon screening, I
was almost shocked to discover I didn’t whisper
a single one during the movie’s entire last hour,
and trust me, it takes a considerable cinematic
achievement to get me to shut up for that long a
time.
I’m not sure where to start with Inception’s
plot, or whether I should bother to start, since one
of the movie’s many joys lies in Nolan working
against traditional Hollywood-product principles
by forcing you to pay careful attention to the
unfolding of his well-crafed tale; your gradual
understanding of Inception’s complexities keeps you
continually engaged and alert. (In a wonderfully
perverse touch, he has a majority of early, plot-
establishing exposition delivered by the heavily
accented Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, causing
you to work even harder to grasp what’s being said,
and what it means.) In basic outline, the flm is a
high-tech crime caper, featuring a team – led by
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Cobb – that’s able to enter a
mark’s subconsciousness and steal his secrets for
proft. Inception, however, fnds Watanabe hiring
these dream-state scavengers for an altogether
diferent purpose: the implanting of a new idea in
the mind of a business rival’s son (Cillian Murphy),
one that will, theoretically, lead to the dissolution of
the young man’s family business.
And that’s about all you’re gonna get from
me; needless to say, mistakes are made, plans go
awry, lives are endangered ... you know the drill.
Except you really don’t. Beginning with Inception’s
opening reel, Nolan – playing with shifs in locale
and perspective to make Memento look like a
model of linear clarity – frequently stages the
action on several planes of dreamscape “existence”
simultaneously, with fgures in one character’s
subconscious routinely
drifing into another,
and then another, and
then another. (At one
point, Ellen Page’s team
upstart asks, “Whose
subconscious are we
going into, exactly?”, and
it’s a fair question. Page’s
character asks lots of
fair questions through
the course of the movie,
and the actress’ lovely,
low-key naturalism and
easy wit ofen make you
forget that asking questions is just about her only
function here.) Yet somewhat miraculously, Nolan
ensures that you never get stymied by the whose-
mind-is-it-anyway? plot contortions. Inception’s
story may be Byzantine, but Nolan’s storytelling is
remarkably lucid; a few overly busy and generic
shoot-outs aside, the narrative proceeds with such
force and drive that long minutes pass where you’re
all but certain you’ve forgotten to take a breath.
Leaving the auditorium, I was astounded that
nearly two-and-a-half hours had passed.
As much as I love Inception, I do have a few
gripes, chiefy that the movie’s dreams don’t
much feel like dreams. Barring such occasional
diversions as the freight train barreling through
trafc or the elevator ride through DiCaprio’s
subconscious – or the already-near-legendary
scene of Joseph Gordon-Levitt contending with a
zero-gravity environment – the imagery is lacking
the tantalizing strangeness we generally associate
with the unconscious; we don’t seem to be traveling
from one dream to another so much as one CGI-
enhanced movie set to another. (Te mind boggles
at what David Lynch might’ve done with this
script.) And while Nolan’s achievement ofentimes
had me smiling with pleasure, the movie could’ve
stood to be a bit less dour; the chuckle elicited afer
Page and Gordon-Levitt share an impromptu kiss
might be the only one Inception provides.
But complaints of this sort feel rather petty in
an entertainment that gives you so damned much
to enjoy, and even (heaven forbid!) to talk about
aferward. Te sight of a Parisian street folding on
top of itself, as though we’re watching a book being
closed from within. Te juicy, uncanny parallels
between DiCaprio’s arcs here and in Shutter Island.
Te haunting, moving Marion Cotillard, daring
us to care about this matryoshka doll of a summer
blockbuster. Inception may be a contraption, but
it’s a bold, glorious, beautiful contraption, a movie
about dreams that, in nearly every way imaginable,
is a dream.
For reviews of Te Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Cyrus, and
other current releases, visit RiverCitiesReader.com.
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What’s Happenin’
Theatre
Big River
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre
Thursday, July 29, through Sunday, August 8
R
unning from now through July 25 is the
Clinton Area Showboat Teatre musical
titled ... Show Boat. And afer that production
closes, the Iowa theatre that sits on a big river will present a
musical titled ... Big River. I can hardly wait for the Showboat’s
next outing: Summer-Stock Venue Located Across the Street from a
Baseball Park!
Okay, so I made that one up. Still, the Showboat’s back-to-back
presentation of two Mississippi River-based productions is a clever
bit of creative synergy. And few, if any, modern musicals would
seem to deserve a river-set staging more than Big River, composer/
lyricist Roger Miller’s beloved bluegrass musical based on Mark
Twain’s Te Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Te winner of seven Tony Awards, including
Best Musical, Big River is an alternately comedic and
dramatic adventure involving Huck, Tom Sawyer, the
escaped slave Jim, and other unforgettable characters
from Twain’s 1884 classic. And when it opened on
Broadway in the spring of 1985, the show elicited
reviews suggesting that Big River was a worthy
companion to the author’s masterpiece, with the New
York Times praising the “exuberant and tuneful” show
for delivering “one lively song afer another.”
Having just listened to the Big River score again
the other day, I can attest that those songs are as invigorating and
enjoyable now as they were a quarter-century ago, and if you see
the Showboat’s production, I guarantee it’ll be a long time before
you can get such tunes as “Arkansas,” “Muddy Water,” “Guv’ment,”
and “Waiting for the Light to Shine” out of your heads. Of course,
given our area’s weather patterns this summer, I’ve been humming
that last one every damned day since the beginning of June.
Big River runs from July 29 through August 8, and more
information and tickets are available by calling (563)242-6760 or
visiting ClintonShowboat.org.
Theatre
Annie
North Scott High School Fine Arts
Auditorium
Friday, July 23, through Sunday,
August 1
I
was going to tell you that
Countryside Community Teatre
is staging the musical Annie at North
Scott High School, at that it’s running
from July 23 through August 1.
I was going to tell you that this
beloved musical comedy ran for
nearly six years on Broadway, and
that it received seven 1977 Tony
Awards, including Best Musical.
I was going to tell you that
Countryside’s production is being
directed by Christina Myatt, that
the show stars Jon Schraeder
as Daddy Warbucks, Rachelle
Walljasper as Miss Hannigan,
and Haley Wolf as Annie, and
that the total cast is composed of
no less than 60 adult and child
performers.
And then, I was going to tell you
to show the accompanying photo
to your kids, and ask them, “Guess
what musical we’re going to see?!”
But since your kids are no doubt
already in the car, waiting for
you to drive them to North Scott,
there’s little point, right?
For more information and
tickets to Countryside’s Annie,
call (563)285-6228 or visit
CCTOnStage.org.
Acting Smart
Helpful Tips on Appearing More Intelligent Than You Actually Are
F
ollowing last summer’s season-ending production of the tongue-twisting
Tesmophoriazusae, Genesius Guild is wrapping up this year’s schedule
of Lincoln Park performances with an Aristophanes title that’s a lot easier to
pronounce: Ecclesiazusae! (Tanks for small favors, Guild.) Running July
31 through August 8, the annual Don Wooten-adapted burlesque is sure to
end the organization’s 2010 season with slapstick chases, alternately smart
and intentionally groan-inducing puns, and an enjoyable razzing of local
and national public fgures. (Is anyone else dying to see what Wooten has
in store for Blagojevich this year?) But just in case you want to chat about
the forthcoming show with friends but don’t want to appear completely in
the dark, here are fve tips to keep you from shrugging your shoulders and
sighing, “It’s all Greek to me.”
1) Know how to pronounce Ecclesiazusae. It’s eh-clee-see-uh-ZOO-say.
2) Know what “ecclesiazusae” means. It’s commonly translated as “assemblywomen,” or “women in parliament.”
3) Know what Ecclesiazusae is about. First staged between 392 and 390 B.C., Aristophanes’ satire concerns
a group of women who believe the city of Athens would function more smoothly if run by women, and who
– disguised as men – convince the Greek assembly to give the idea a shot.
4) Know a fascinating piece of trivia about Ecclesiazusae. Aristophanes’
play boasts what is the longest word in Greek, which is transliterated as
“lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimupotrimmatosilphioliparomelitoaktakexhumenokichlepikoss-
uphophattoperisteralektruonoptopiphallidokinklopeleioplagoosiraiobaphetragalopterugon,” meaning “a dish
compounded of all kinds of fsh, fesh, fowl, and sauces.”
5) Know how to use that word in a sentence. Tell your signifcant other, “I’m gonna
cook for you tonight, sweetie, because I just found an incredible recipe for a new
lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimupotrimmatosilphioliparomelitoaktakexhumenokichlepikossu-
phophattoperisteralektruonoptopiphallidokinklopeleioplagoosiraiobaphetragalopterugon!” If he or she doesn’t
order a pizza before you reach the end of your sentence, you’ve got a keeper there!
Ecclesiazusae will be performed on Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m., admission is free (though donations are happily
accepted), and more information is available by visiting Genesius.org.
Jon Schraeder, Haley Wolfe, and Susie
Schaecter.
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What’s Happenin’
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
Continued On Page 17
What £Ise
ls Happenin’
MUSIC
Thursday, July 22, through Sunday,
July 25 – Bix Beiderbecke Memorial
Jazz Festival. Annual celebration of
musician Bix Beiderbecke, featuring
jazz lectures, workshops, and concerts
with more than a dozen bands, among
them Josh Dufee & His Orchestra, the
New Red Onion Jazz Babies, and the
Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra. Concerts
take place at numerous Davenport
venues, including LeClaire Park, the Col
Ballroom, and the Clarion Hotel. Times
and prices vary. For information and a
schedule of events, call (563)324-7170
or visit BixSociety.org.
Thursday, July 22 – War. Concert
with the funk musicians of “Low Rider”
and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” Quad-
Cities Waterfront Convention Center
(1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf ). 7:30
p.m. $15. For tickets and information,
call (800)843-4753 or visit Bettendorf.
IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Thursday, July 22 – Lil Rev’s Jews
N Blues. Songs, stories, and humor
with the Wisconsin-based multi-
instrumentalist, singer/songwriter,
and music historian. Rock Island Public
Library (401 19th Street). 6:30 p.m. Free
admission. For information, call the
Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities at
(309)793-1300, or visit JFQC.org.
Friday, July 23 – Tapes ’n Tapes.
Minneapolis-based independent
Music
Branson on the Road
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
Monday, July 26, and Thursday, July 29
A
question currently posed on the
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s Web site reads: “What do you get
when you bring together a fddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright
slap bass, rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy, and great classic
country?”
If you answered, “A typical Monday at Mike’s place,” you’re dead
wrong. Tat’s a typical Friday at my place. I can’t believe you didn’t
know that.
If, however, you can’t wait for the weekend for a thrilling dose
of country and comedy, Circa ’21 is happy to host Monday and
Tursday concerts with the entertainers of Branson on the Road, the
touring artists playing the Rock Island venue on July 26 at 1 and 7:15
p.m., and July 29 at 1 p.m.
Composed of Debbie Horton (the only woman to have played
lead guitar for Johnny Cash), Donnie Wright (a frequent headliner
at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and Las Vegas’ Golden Nugget), and
Brian Capps (whose recent Walk Trough Walls CD reached number
six on the Americana charts), the award-winning Branson on the
Road will deliver country-Western-fueled stage magic to audiences
of all ages. Tey’ll also treat crowds to high-energy samplings from
the trio’s discography of a dozen-plus CDs, many songs from which
are as funny as they are hummable.
Don’t believe me? All of the following are actual Branson on
the Road tunes ... with the exception of one. Which one will you
absolutely not hear during the group’s Circa ’21 concerts?
1) “Burglar Song”
2) “Cherokee Shufe”
3) “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”
4) “I’m My Own Grandpa”
5) “Tree Shots of Gin & You”
6) “Treat Me Like Your Dog”
For more information and tickets to Branson on the Road, call
(309)786-7733 extension 2, or visit Circa.21.com.
A n s w e r : 5 – “ T r e e S h o t s o f G i n & Y o u . ” A g a i n , t h a t o n e i s o n l y p e r f o r m e d a t m y p l a c e o n F r i d a y s .
Event
Great Mississippi
Valley Fair
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
Tuesday, August 3, through
Sunday, August 8
A
fer I asked my boss if I could write a
What’s Happenin’ on this year’s Great
Mississippi Valley Fair, I was told that yes, I
could, “so long as you don’t write about fair
food.” Apparently, I have a habit of babbling
on about funnel cakes whenever I compose
articles on events of this nature. News to me.
Anyway. Taking place (where else?) at
Davenport’s Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
from August 3 through 8, the 2010 edition
of this eagerly awaited
summertime tradition
boasts a sextet of exciting
grandstand musicians
performing nightly at 8
p.m.: Montgomery Gentry
(Tuesday), Kellie Pickler
(Wednesday), Dierks
Bentley (Tursday), the pictured ZZ Top
(Friday), Eric Church (Saturday), and Blake
Shelton (Sunday).
Among the new attractions for this year’s
fair are daily performances by the musicians
and comedians of Te Caboodlestoppers, the
aerial acrobat Galaxy Girl, and the puppet-
show entertainment of Granpa Cratchet.
Returning to the grounds are such annual
delights as roving performer Todd the
Stiltwalker, the irreverent fre-breather Dallas
the Fire Guy, and daredevil motorcyclists
sailing through the 16-foot-wide Globe of
Death.
Plus, you’ll be treated to the vocal
ensemble Te Diamonds, the popular family
show Gym Bob’s Jamboree, animal acts with
the Great Cats of the World and the Frisco
Elephants, artwork by chainsaw sculptor Jef
Klatt, local musicians Te Lovedogs, Hap
Hazzard, Wild Oatz, Te Tailfns, Corporate
Rock, Keep Of the Grass, Fifh of Country,
Buddy Olson, and vodkaseven, and ... .
Funnel cakes! Funnel cakes! Freakin’ funnel
cakes!!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this piece on the
Great Mississippi Valley Fair. It’s no doubt the
last one I’ll be allowed to write.
Tickets to the fair are $10 for adults and
$3 for ages four through 12; admission
to grandstand entertainment requires
purchase of a Fun Card. More information
on this year’s festivities is available by calling
(563)326-5338 or visiting MVFair.com.
Acting Smart
Helpful Tips on Appearing More Intelligent Than You Actually Are
F
ollowing last summer’s season-ending production of the tongue-twisting
Tesmophoriazusae, Genesius Guild is wrapping up this year’s schedule
of Lincoln Park performances with an Aristophanes title that’s a lot easier to
pronounce: Ecclesiazusae! (Tanks for small favors, Guild.) Running July
31 through August 8, the annual Don Wooten-adapted burlesque is sure to
end the organization’s 2010 season with slapstick chases, alternately smart
and intentionally groan-inducing puns, and an enjoyable razzing of local
and national public fgures. (Is anyone else dying to see what Wooten has
in store for Blagojevich this year?) But just in case you want to chat about
the forthcoming show with friends but don’t want to appear completely in
the dark, here are fve tips to keep you from shrugging your shoulders and
sighing, “It’s all Greek to me.”
1) Know how to pronounce Ecclesiazusae. It’s eh-clee-see-uh-ZOO-say.
2) Know what “ecclesiazusae” means. It’s commonly translated as “assemblywomen,” or “women in parliament.”
3) Know what Ecclesiazusae is about. First staged between 392 and 390 B.C., Aristophanes’ satire concerns
a group of women who believe the city of Athens would function more smoothly if run by women, and who
– disguised as men – convince the Greek assembly to give the idea a shot.
4) Know a fascinating piece of trivia about Ecclesiazusae. Aristophanes’
play boasts what is the longest word in Greek, which is transliterated as
“lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimupotrimmatosilphioliparomelitoaktakexhumenokichlepikoss-
uphophattoperisteralektruonoptopiphallidokinklopeleioplagoosiraiobaphetragalopterugon,” meaning “a dish
compounded of all kinds of fsh, fesh, fowl, and sauces.”
5) Know how to use that word in a sentence. Tell your signifcant other, “I’m gonna
cook for you tonight, sweetie, because I just found an incredible recipe for a new
lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimupotrimmatosilphioliparomelitoaktakexhumenokichlepikossu-
phophattoperisteralektruonoptopiphallidokinklopeleioplagoosiraiobaphetragalopterugon!” If he or she doesn’t
order a pizza before you reach the end of your sentence, you’ve got a keeper there!
Ecclesiazusae will be performed on Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m., admission is free (though donations are happily
accepted), and more information is available by visiting Genesius.org.
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because this is a Peanuts character, but also
because this is the man who just portrayed
the subdued, honorable George in Harrison
Hilltop’s recent Sunday in the Park with
George. Tis portrayal, especially compared
to his last,
showcases Tank’s
awe-inspiring
range as an actor.
Danny White’s
physicality
as Beethoven
(Royal’s substitute
for Schroeder)
almost couldn’t
be better. Te
stif-armed White
doesn’t seem to
know what to do
with his body, which is highly appropriate
for a character on the receiving end of
homophobic epithets – one trying to make
sure potentially efeminate movements
don’t become catalysts for more ridicule.
White also uses his facial expressions quite
efectively, conveying his character’s senses
of hope, being loved, fright, and surrender.
(While White’s physical performance is
notable, his vocal infections are ofen lost
in the speed of his speech; were he to slow
down the pace, his performance could be as
extraordinary as King’s.)
Evan Wesselman, for his part, is properly
unremarkable as CB – he is, afer all, playing
“Charlie Brown,” who’s supposed to be an
unremarkable kid – yet manages to work
in enough nuance to fesh out the character
without being inappropriately dynamic.
While Cari Downing tends to play for laughs
as the Marcy surrogate, she’s the only actor
portraying the cartoonish nature of her
character’s roots, which is kind of refreshing
in the midst of the others’ angst. Abby Van
Gerpen is adorably fighty and trampy as
Tricia (short for Patricia... as in Peppermint
Patty), Michael Ross Tallon captures the
stoner image in his portrayal of Van (Linus),
and Annie Walljasper shines the brightest
when, as CB’s sister, she’s in mourning.
And while I was very uncomfortable
during the frst scene of Harrison Hilltop’s
Dog Sees God – so much so that (professional
obligations aside) I feetingly considered
leaving, considering how disturbed I was by
the Schulz sacrilege – I’m glad I didn’t act on
that thought. Te show eventually blossomed
into a beautiful sadness that I expect will
continue to haunt me over the next few days.
For tickets and information, call (563) 449-
6371 or visit HarrisonHilltop.com.
Tom White covers entertainment news for
WQAD Quad Cities News 8.
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laywright Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees
God, which is basically Peanuts set
in high school, is tough to swallow;
it’s not easy to hear comic-strip characters
– cherished for their innocence – cussing
and talking about
sex. Yet while it’s
ofensive, the script
is also deeply sad,
something the
Harrison Hilltop
Teatre’s current
production doesn’t
quite grasp until the
play gets really, really
sad.
Instead of
playing football,
dragging blankets, or
chasing the Red Baron, Charles M. Schulz’s
creations are now doing drugs, having sex,
and questioning their existences. And while
the likenesses of Peanuts fgures are being
employed for this show – even though no one
is ever called “Charlie Brown” or “Lucy” here
– these characters could be the kids who live
in your neighborhood, and who play with
your kids, and are their classmates. (Royal, I
believe, borrows the Peanuts characters for
Dog Sees God because they’re familiar in their
innocence – which helps drive home the
play’s point that life, beyond childhood, is not
innocent.)
Chris Walljasper (a Reader employee)
directs this dark comedy, and Tursday’s
opening-night performance struck me as an
attempt to stress the play’s humor more than
its darker aspects – at least during the frst
act. (Walljasper’s direction seems to set Dog
Sees God’s underlying sadness aside until
it fully surfaces, and overtakes the comedy
of the script.) Te production isn’t bad, but
could be more poignant throughout, rather
than poignant mostly in Act II.
Sara King seems to grasp both the play’s
darker and lighter elements, conveying them
remarkably well in her role as Van’s Sister
(whom we know as Lucy). I’ve enjoyed
King’s stage work since frst seeing her in the
Hilltop’s Te Rocky Horror Show last year, but
this is the most powerful performance I’ve yet
seen from her. King’s single scene is marked
with emotional highs and lows, eliciting
laughter at one line and tears at the next. She
doesn’t seem to be trying to be funny, instead
allowing her humor to naturally surface on
its own, and in her character’s darkness, you
pity her, hate her, sympathize with her, and
somehow, also admire her.
Bryan Tank’s performance as Matt (a.k.a.
Pigpen) is impressive in its crass abandon,
and he holds nothing back, it seems, as he
shouts about sex while repeatedly thrusting
his pelvis – which is shocking not only
You’re a 0ood PIay,
Pseudo-Charlie Brown
Dog Sees God, at the Harrison Hilltop Theatre through July 31
by Thom White
Danny White and Evan Wesselman
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a tone that suggests
Lady Anne’s purity,
even when she’s
almost violently
angry. And Earl
Strupp’s Catesby
seems so unamused
– with a “que sera,
sera” attitude toward
the stage proceedings
– that the character
stands out in
Richard’s court by
trying not to stand
out.
Bryan Woods,
who excels at
characterizations of
the condescending
and disreputable,
almost matches
King’s detestable
Richard in his role as
Lord Buckingham. Melanie Radkiewicz is
impressive as a commoner who marries into
royalty to become Queen Elizabeth; there’s
a sort of defensive pride underscoring her
dialogue, which Radkiewicz employs to
reveal her character’s lower-class roots. And
then there’s the incomparable Dee Canfeld,
using the lower registers of her voice to
convey the noble nature of her Duchess of
York. Canfeld exudes a striking sovereignty
in her performance, one flled with nuances
of pride, anger, motherly love, and pity.
Since projection is vitally important to an
open-air theatre experience, I should also
mention that every single actor managed
to project at least adequately enough to
be heard by the audience (with many
loud enough to be heard even further
into Lincoln Park, I’m sure). Down to
the youngest cast member, this ensemble
understands the auditory needs of the
environment and meets them.
When it comes to Shakespeare and
Richard III, an eye far more discerning
than mine might fnd some trivial fault in
the way it is presented here. I, however,
do not, nor can I guess what could be held
against King’s direction of, and portrayal in,
what many believe to be the Bard’s greatest
work. While I could take issue with the
three-hour-and-20-minute running time,
I felt nothing but awe at this performance
I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to
end. Bravo, Genesius Guild, and bravo,
Michael King. You have reason to be proud
for pulling of, impressively, such a grand
undertaking.
For more information, visit Genesius.org.
Tom White covers entertainment news for
WQAD Quad Cities News 8.
0
enesius Guild’s
Richard III
is not what I
expected. I sat down for
Sunday night’s Lincoln
Park performance
anticipating a well-
done, respectfully
somber production
– something along the
lines of a group oration
with limited movement.
What I saw instead
was a dynamic show
flled with remarkable
performances and
clever staging, and
delivered with proper
respect for the material.
Director Michael
King deserves high
praise for making
Richard III so
visually interesting. Rather than a lofy,
potentially condescending presentation of
William Shakespeare’s historical drama,
Richard’s all-too-bloody rise to power and
subsequent downfall are presented here
with unpretentious and accessible staging,
and King’s work is enhanced by designer
Ellen Dixon, whose consistently stunning
costumes are, once again, vibrant with color
and meticulous in crafsmanship.
King is also praiseworthy for his portrayal
of the title character. Slinking his way across
the stage with his humpbacked physique,
and letting Shakespeare’s words fow from
his mouth with a sneering, vile tone, King’s
performance suggests that this is a dream
role for him; he seems to positively relish
enacting the contemptible creature that
is Richard. It’s not easy to like him, but
his performance is so dynamic, so fully
committed to the baseness of the character,
that it’s fun to hate his Richard. (While
it may sound insulting, I intend this as a
compliment: With his delightfully malicious
sneer and darkly humorous deliveries,
King’s characterization reminded me of
Jeremy Irons’ Scar from Te Lion King.)
Meanwhile, King’s ensemble cast is
almost entirely deserving of accolades.
Among them, Denise Yoder is particularly
noteworthy for her crazed portrayal of
Queen Margaret. I thought I knew the
limits of Yoder’s range as an actor, but she
moves beyond those perceived boundaries
with a believable, well-honed lunacy that
avoids cartoonishness. Adam Overberg
is well-suited to his royal roles as both
King Edward IV and Richmond; his stage
presence is nothing short of regal, and
he commands attention without being
haughty. Rachel Krein’s careful pacing and
diction also create an air of royalty, with
Crowning Achievement
Richard III, at Lincoln Park through July 25
by Thom White
Michael King as the title character in
Richard III
Continued From Page 13
What £Ise ls Happenin’
rockers in a concert sponsored by
Daytrotter, performing with openers
Futurebirds. Rock Island Brewing
Company (1815 Second Avenue, Rock
Island). 8 p.m. $12-$15. For information,
e-mail support@daytrotter.com or visit
Daytrotter.com. For a 2008 feature
article on the band, visit RCReader.com/
y/tapes.
Saturday, July 24 – Daryl Hall &
John Oates. Beloved pop superstars
performing in their “Do What You Want,
Be What You Are” 2010 Tour. Riverside
Casino & Golf Resort (3184 Highway 22,
Riverside). 8 p.m. $20-$65. For tickets
and information, call (877)677-3456 or
visit RiversideCasinoAndResort.com.
Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July
25 – Melapalooza Festival. Two-day,
all-ages celebration of independent
regional music, with performances by
the Post Mortems, the Krank Daddies,
August Zimbal, Identity Crisis, the Old
57’s and more. Cleveland Park (on the
Rock River in Cleveland, Illinois). 11 a.m.
gates. $5 per day. For information, visit
MySpace.com/melapalooza.
Friday, July 30 – The Osmond
Brothers. Concert with sibling pop stars
Wayne, Jay, Merrill, and Jimmy. Quad-
Cities Waterfront Convention Center
(1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf ). 7:30
p.m. $15. For tickets and information,
call (800)843-4753 or visit Bettendorf.
IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Wednesday, August 4 – Savoy
Brown. Legendary blues-rock innovators
in concert. The Redstone Room (129
Main Street, Davenport). 8 p.m. $17. For
tickets and information, call (563)326-
1333 or visit RedstoneRoom.com.
THEATRE
Monday, July 26, through Friday,
July 30 – Teen & Adult Shakespeare
Workshops. An immersion in the
craft of Shakespearean language
with Andrew Wade – former Head of
Voice for London’s Royal Shakespeare
Company – and a focus on Romeo
& Juliet and Macbeth. Davenport
Junior Theatre (2822 Eastern Avenue,
Davenport). Teen workshops: 12:15-
4:15 p.m. Adult workshops: 6-10 p.m.
$200 for the week. For information and
to register, call (563)326-7862 or visit
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com.
Thursday, July 29, through Sunday,
August 8 – Curtains. Tony Award-
winning musical mystery-comedy.
Timber Lake Playhouse (8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll). Fridays and Saturdays,
8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays and Wednesdays 2 p.m.;
Sundays 6:30 p.m. $11-$20. For tickets
and information, call (815)244-2035 or
visit TimberLakePlayhouse.org.
Tuesday, August 3, through
Saturday, August 7 – Bridge to
Terabithia. Children’s theatre adaptation
of Katherine Paterson’s adventure novel.
Timber Lake Playhouse (8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll). Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday 2 p.m. $5. For
tickets and information, call (815)244-
2035 or visit TimberLakePlayhouse.org.
EVENTS
Friday, July 23, and Saturday,
July 24 – 39th Annual Downtown
Street Festival. Arts and crafts, food
vendors, family activities, and live
music by such local bands as Jim the
Mule, Funktastic Five, Cosmic, and
Whoozdads. Downtown Davenport,
between Brady and Ripley streets.
Friday 10 a.m.-midnight; Saturday 9
a.m.-midnight. Free admission. For
information, call (563)823-2667 or visit
DowntownDavenport.com.
Saturday, July 24 – Quad-City
Times Bix 7. Annual race featuring
hundreds of participants on a USAT&F-
certifed, seven-mile course. Downtown
Davenport (Fifth and Brady Streets).
8 a.m. $33-$38 registration fee. For
information and to register, call
(563)383-2489 or visit Bix7.com.
Saturday, July 24 – Golden Dragon
Chinese Acrobats. Gravity-defying feats
of strength, agility, and contortion with
the noted traveling artists. Orpheum
Theatre (57 South Kellogg Street,
Galesburg). 7 p.m. $7.50-$25. For tickets
and information, call (309)342-2299 or
visit TheOrpheum.org.
Wednesday, July 28, through
Saturday, July 31 – Great River Days.
Games, rides, vendors, an arts-and-
crafts fair, a parade, children’s activities,
boat rides, a taco-eating contest, a
Battle of the Bands competition, a
reunion concert with Crusin’, and more.
Riverfront Park, downtown Muscatine.
Wednesday 6 p.m.-midnight; Thursday
and Friday 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday
8 a.m.-midnight. $10-$15 per day, $25
all-week pass. For information, call
(563)263-3084 or visit GreatRiverDays.
com.
Friday, July 30 – Bucktown Bash.
A celebration of the arts center’s
ffth anniversary, with refreshments,
artwork for sale, and live music by
Chris Sheridan, Steven Krug, Emily
Jawoisz, and Retro Ron. Bucktown
Center for the Arts (225 East Second
Street, Davenport). 6-9 p.m. $15. For
information, call (309)737-2066 or visit
BucktownArts.com.
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1uIy 8 Crossword Answers
as the severe, German-accented, seemingly
personality-free Mrs. Fisher, the hired nanny.
It’s O’Ryan and Kennedy, however, who
steal the show – Kennedy especially. With his
acerbic tone, Kennedy commands the stage,
and is the highlight of scene afer scene due
to his dynamically
bitter infection and
comically caustic
delivery. And it’s to
O’Ryan’s credit that
she can hold her own
acting opposite this
tremendous talent
– and, matching
wits with Kennedy,
hold her own
she does. While
Kennedy shines
with the humor,
though, O’Ryan’s strongest scenes are the
sentimental ones, in which she exudes a joy
that just seems to bubble up from within her,
enacting Mildred’s delight in – and, at times,
dependence on – Abe’s presence.
Of course, there’s also the home in which
they all live (and fght), and designer Susan
Holgersson’s set can best be described as lived-
in; she’s decorated the set with knick-knacks,
pictures, plants, and statuettes in a way that
isn’t catalogue-ready. (Or, more appropriately,
stage-ready.) Instead, it’s notably realistic, and
while its structure isn’t as grand as it was for
Circa ’21’s recent Whodunit... the Musical, it’s
equally impressive in design and construction.
With its freplace, split-level living room, pillar-
fanked front door, hardwood steps, and open-
kitchen layout, I’d move into it in a heartbeat.
While it has fewer laughs than I expected,
Hesselman manages to highlight Squabbles’
truly touching moments, and when it is funny,
it’s really funny. You just might laugh until you
cry.
For tickets and information, call (309)786-7733,
extension 2, or visit Circa21.com.
Tom White covers entertainment news for
WQAD Quad Cities News 8.
W
ednesday night’s preview
performance of the Circa ’21
Dinner Playhouse’s Squabbles
was never funnier than when its two elder
characters were engaged in the titular activity.
Unfortunately, they didn’t squabble as much
as the show’s title might
lead you to believe.
Fortunately, however,
the parts of author
Marshall Karp’s play
that are low on humor
are high on sentiment,
and created a far more
touching experience
than I expected.
Directed by Jim
Hesselman, Squabbles
is set in the home
of Jerry and Alice
Sloan (Adam Michael Lewis and Kimberly
Kurtenbach). Alice’s father, Abe (Michael
Kennedy), is already living with them in their
three-bedroom house when a fre destroys
the home of Jerry’s mother, Mildred (Autumn
O’Ryan), forcing her to move in with them,
too. Abe and Mildred, however, don’t exactly
get along. (Abe would repeatedly tell you
about the time Mildred came afer him with
a knife... at their children’s wedding, no less.)
And putting them together under the same
roof brings additional tension to a home that’ll
soon house another resident, in the form of
Jerry’s and Alice’s frst child.
Te cast is a veritable who’s-who of local
talents who have made area names for
themselves with their consistently strong
performances. Lewis brings his usual brand of
delightful silliness to his role, which also allows
him to showcase some of his singing ability
and piano-playing skills, and Kurtenbach
counters him with a fairly straightforward,
well-crafed performance, sort of an Abbott
to Lewis’ Costello. Don Hepner, a familiar
face to Circa ’21 patrons, elicits an easy smile
with his jolly turn as Abe’s card-playing friend,
Sol. Jan Schmall – whom you may recognize
as one of Circa ’21’s Bootleggers – drops her
normally bright smile and bubbly personality
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by Thom White
Autumn O’Ryan, Kimberly Kurtenbach, and
Adam Michael Lewis in Squabbles
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COLLINS
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225 E. 2nd Street, Suite 303 - Davenport, IA 52801- 563-324-1410
Applicant must be a resident of one of the following counties:
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Clinton, Muscatine, Scott (Iowa)
Community-Based Poetry
Accepting
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Poet will facilitate:
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- launch a limited edition
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Continued From Page 7
the applicable law becomes known to the judge
during the course of trial.”
Tat, of course, makes jury nullifcation even
more difcult. A juror who argues in favor of
nullifcation during deliberations risks getting
kicked of the jury. And while a juror who
supports nullifcation but remains silent about
it can still vote against conviction – perhaps
resulting in a hung jury – that’s diferent from
genuine nullifcation.
“Juries clearly have the power to nullify,” wrote
Douglas O. Linder – a University of Missouri-
Kansas City professor of law – in a 2001 article.
“Whether they also have the right to nullify is
another question.”
Linder outlined eforts to discourage
juries returning verdicts independent of the
law: “Courts recently have been reluctant
to encourage jury nullifcation, and in fact
have taken several steps to prevent it. In most
jurisdictions, judges instruct jurors that it is
their duty to apply the law as it is given to them,
whether they agree with the law or not. Only in
a handful of states are jurors told that they have
the power to judge both the facts and the law of
the case. Most judges also will prohibit attorneys
from using their closing arguments to directly
appeal to jurors to nullify the law.”
Nearly all states have pattern jury instructions.
Iowa’s, for example, reads: “You must determine
whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty
from the evidence and the law in these
instructions.” Illinois’ reads: “You are to apply the
law to the facts and in this way decide the case.”
Tese, of course, indicate that juries have no role
in evaluating the law itself.
Furthermore, Linder wrote: “Recently, several
courts have indicated that judges also have the
right, when it is brought to their attention by
other jurors, to remove (prior to a verdict, of
course) from juries any juror who makes clear
his or her intention to vote to nullify the law.”
Te United States Second Circuit Court
of Appeals in 1997 afrmed that right in its
decision in U.S. V. Tomas: “Te power of juries
to ‘nullify’ or exercise a power of lenity is just that
– a power; it is by no means a right or something
that a judge should encourage or permit if it is
within his authority to prevent. ... Courts have
consistently recognized that jurors have no right
to nullify. ... A presiding judge possesses both
the responsibility and the authority to dismiss a
juror whose refusal or unwillingness to follow
“A Law Unto 7hemseIves”
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
Arguments Against
Jury Nullifcation
W
hile some people view anti-
nullifcation eforts in pure
power terms – that the jury should
be subservient to the judge – there
are arguments against nullifcation.
The American Judicature Society
summarized three:
1) “Law should be made by elected
legislators, not by jurors chosen
randomly from the population.”
2) “Jury nullifcation would be
inconsistent with the law’s aspiration
that similar cases should be treated
similarly because nullifcation would
have unpredictable results in similar
cases based on the preferences
of diferent juries regarding the
desirability of the same law.”
3) “The system has worked well
for over a century without jury
nullifcation.”
Te full American Judicature Society
discussion can be found through
RCReader.com/y/ajs.
of blaming everyone and everything other
than ourselves are over. At a minimum we
have the “power of the purse.” If Americans
took a stand by utilizing their consumer
power and stopped doing business of any
kind with corrupt organizations, they would
soon realize they are not helpless but actually
formidable. Te same holds true for the power
of the vote. If every American voted in every
election, we could fundamentally change
politics in this country in a much shorter
period of time.
Te recent H.R.4173 (the Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act)
that passed last week is just one more example
of the complete lack of representation that
exists in Washington. It gives unprecedented
powers to the Federal Reserve Bank, which is
a private foreign corporation not registered
in any of the 50 states or the District of
Columbia that has regulatory oversight
over not just banks now, but also non-bank
facilities and businesses engaged in fnancial
activities – which by defnition includes
every business concern in the United States
Corporation of America. Believe it.
H.R.3590 (the Patient Protection &
Afordable Care Act) and H.R.4872 (the
Health Care & Education Afordability
Reconciliation Act), both of which passed
in March 2010, have many oppressive
regulations, including automatic access to
patients’ bank accounts for services rendered
or as a determinant of potential services. Not
to mention the components and earmarks
that abound in these bills that have nothing
whatsoever to do with health care. Also worth
noting is that nearly all these bills’ regulatory
authority is confned to a single department
– Health & Human Services – while their
enforcement arm rests in large part with the
IRS, greatly expanding its inherent tyranny.
Te Department of Justice, in defending
itself against the onslaught of lawsuits over
H.R.3590’s constitutionality, has admitted that
forcing Americans to buy health insurance is,
in reality, a taxation on the American people
and as such is a legitimate revenue stream.
Tis is a total contradiction to countless
promises from Obama that health-care
reform would place no additional taxes on
Americans. Now the veil has been lifed, and
as such, this health-care reform should be
repealed due to the gross deception used to
pass it in the frst place.
I challenge you to read H.R.3590 and
H.R.4872 at OpenCongress.org/bill/all, and
see for yourself the Orwellian intrusion into
American lives it provides the government.
Te language of these bills is meant to confuse
you, or even better, to deter you from reading
further, but persevere because the health-care
bills are just the beginning.
Of equal consequence is S. 1733 (the Clean
Energy Jobs & American Power Act), which is
cap-and-trade legislation renamed. (H.R.2454
[the American Clean Energy & Security Act
of 2009] passed in the House in July 2009.)
Tis law will eliminate America’s middle class,
reducing us to a few haves and many have-
nots – typical of most other countries around
the globe, especially those governed by
dictatorships or socialism – through excessive
taxation on all emissions of greenhouse gases,
including carbon dioxide. Simultaneously,
it will allow for the establishment of a
Climate Exchange to trade carbon credits
against carbon emissions, creating a new
commodities market worth trillions in annual
revenues for Wall Street elites poised to
beneft directly as a result of this legislation at
every breathing American’s expense.
S. 773 (the Cybersecurity Act of 2009) will
allow government surveillance and collection
of private data from all Internet activity of
U.S. citizens at its whim. If you don’t believe
me, then read these bills for yourself at
OpenCongress.org. Te devil is always in the
details. You will probably think me too light-
handed on the subjects aferward.
Legislators are counting on Americans
not reading any of the current legislation
afoot. Tey make it deliberately obtuse, mired
in legalese that is difcult to decipher. But
not impossible. We cannot defeat things we
do not understand, or rise above the evil
and corruption that plagues our laws and
lawmakers if we are not capable of culling
it out. We have to do this together, not in a
vacuum, and then share our fndings with one
another, and anyone else who will listen.
I also urge you to review the excessive
number of executive orders – issued frst in
the Clinton and Bush administrations, but
(at the current rate) exponentially greater in
Obama’s – at Archives.gov/federal-register/
executive-orders/. Tat a multitude of
Congresses has allowed this abuse of power
to continue and grow without objection or
challenge is unfathomable. We are passing
from a republic, even from a false sense of
democracy, to a dictatorship without the
traditional checks and balances that have
obviously been abdicated by the other two
branches, legislative and judicial. Tis same
abdication by voters looms large if we don’t
replace the incumbent in all elections whether
national, state, or local come November.
In Scott County alone, as property values
decline, property taxes have been raised
beyond appraised and/or market values and
appeals denied with no justifcation beyond
the county’s/schools’/city’s need to cover costs.
(Heaven forbid cutting those costs.) Tis is
government run amok in our own backyard.
Much of the damage can be undone by
repealing all or parts of these laws that are
unacceptable to a free republic, because the
current legislators, whether Democrats or
Republicans, have zero intention of doing
so. It is time for Americans to get busy
and exercise their own super-powers: their
consumer choices and individual votes at the
polls.
Continued From Page 2
Americans Have $uper-Powers, 7ool
by Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com
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Edited by Justin Lynn Morris July 8 Answers: Page 18
ACR0$$
1. Be rid of
5. On the _ (under consideration)
10. Ms. Moreno
14. Double
18. Balanced
19. Writer of verses
20. Field anagram
21. Sound
22. Run
23. Skewbald horse
24. Ten-percenter
25. Cay
26. Start of a quip by Mae West: 5
wds.
30. _ Jima
31. Predator fsh
32. Bole
33. Olympic hopefuls
38. Indicated amount
41. Form a mental picture
45. Fawn’s parent
46. Striking efect
48. Sibilation
50. Repentant one
51. _ and subtract
52. Part 2 of quip: 4 wds.
55. Special _
56. Wildly infatuated
58. Krabappel of “The Simpsons”
59. Vase
60. Such _ _ is
61. Where kohl is applied
64. Energy type: abbr.
67. Acquiesced
70. Part 3 of quip: 4 wds.
74. Part of Germany
76. Watery fuids
77. Like suede
81. Guy
82. _ -Ida
84. Arbitrary decree
87. Oak or elm
88. Yoko _
89. Part 4 of quip: 3 wds.
95. One hundred square meters
96. Atelier
98. Goalie’s play
99. One-on-one learner
100. Mathematical game of strategy
101. Number puzzle
102. Injure irreparably
104. Biscuits
106. Pup and sibley
109. Mayday!
111. Roofng material
112. End of the quip: 5 wds.
119. Chinese gelatin
121. Pyle or Kovacs
122. Comic-book sidekick
123. Ill
125. Backbreaking
126. Flower stalk
127. Notched, as a leaf
128. Trailer
129. Aid to the poor
130. A pronoun
131. Marked for removal
132. Set of
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1. Retired aircraft
2. Mata _
3. Sufciently, archaically
4. Minutia
5. Excellent
6. Mine entrance
7. _ colada
8. Plant fber
9. Stored
10. Fits out
11. Namely: Latin
12. Singer at the Met
13. Selfessness
14. Inspissate
15. Bathe
16. Ailment
17. Born: French
20. Morgan le _
27. Candy
28. Welcoming word
29. Small moviemaker
33. Saw
34. Right now
35. Fund type
36. Gen. Robert _ _
37. Red gem
39. Name for a sibling
40. Son of Isaac
42. Win by _ _
43. Lacking enthusiasm
44. Formerly, formerly
47. Principle
49. Sombrero material
53. Constitutionals
54. A length
57. Like fora and fauna
60. Able
62. Princess in comic opera
63. Boss: abbr.
65. Compass pt.
66. Greek island
68. Time per.
69. Division of time
71. Singer Celine _
72. Nasal passages
73. Middle
74. African people
75. One way to read
78. Playful trick
79. Not of this world
80. Forms an opinion
81. Spanish _
83. Checkup
85. Lie adjacent to
86. London gallery
89. Tyson and Myers
90. The last born
91. New Deal org.
92. Train robbery
93. Tidied up
94. Beverage choice
97. Aged ones
103. Fixed in place
105. Collar
107. Burn maliciously
108. Biblical mount
110. Something to know or settle
112. Friendly
113. Bites
114. Make a turn to the right
115. Greek weight
116. _ -en-scene
117. Ended
118. Operatic heroine
119. Eureka!
120. Liquid meas.
124. Rim
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A.J. Haut -Bier Stube Moline, 417 15th St Moline, IL
ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Dav-
enport, IA
Area Code -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22 Riverside, IA
B.F. Burt andtheInstigators(6:30pm) -Pedestrian
Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA
Barlowe&James -Harrington’s Pub, 2321 Cumber-
land Dr Bettendorf, IA
BeeAll UCanBeeKaraoke&DJ -CommodoreTap,
2202W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Andy
Schumm & His Gang (6pm) - Bufalo Ridge
Jazz Band (7:15pm) - Firecracker Jazz Band
(8:30pm) - Cynthia Sayer & Sparks Fly
(9:45pm) -Clarion Hotel: Cornet Room, 227
LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Bix
Beiderbecke Youth Band (6pm) - New Red
Onion Jazz Babies (7:15pm) - Josh Duffee
Orchestra (8:30pm) - Andy Schumm & His
Gang(9:45pm) -LeClairePark, River Dr &Ripley
St Davenport, IA
BixBeiderbeckeMemorial Jazz Festival: Cynthia
Sayer & Sparks Fly (6pm) - Ballyhoo Foxtrot
Orchestra (7pm) - Dan Levinson’s Roof
Garden Jazz Band (8:30pm) - Bufalo Ridge
JazzBand(9:45pm) -Col Ballroom, 1012W. 4th
St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Josh
DufeeOrchestra(noon)-NewRedOnionJazz
Babies(1:15pm)-BixBeiderbeckeYouthBand
(2:30pm) - Dav Levinson’s Roof Garden Jazz
Band (3:45pm) -Clarion Hotel: Cornet Room,
227 LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Manny
LopezQuartet(11:30am) - BufaloRidgeJazz
Band(12:45pm) - AndySchumm(2pm) - Josh
Duffee Orchestra (3:15pm) -Clarion Hotel:
Room2, 227 LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
BixBeiderbeckeMemorial JazzFestival: RiverCity
6 (noon) - Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jazz
Band (1:15pm) - Firecracker Jazz (2:30pm)
- The Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra (3:45pm) -
LeClaire Park, River Dr &Ripley St Davenport, IA
Bix Street Fest: Whoozdads (11am) - Chuck Star
(1:30pm) - vodkaseven(4pm) - Cosmic(6pm)
- Funktastic Five (8pm) - Lynn Allen (10pm)
-Downtown Davenport, IA
Carol Montag -Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Daytrotter Presents: Tapes ‘n’ Tapes - Future-
birds -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ Service
-Shannon’s Bar and Grill, 252 S State Ave
Hampton, IL
Gray Wolf Band -Hollars Bar and Grill, 4050 27th
St Moline, IL
Karaoke Night -Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd. N.
LeClaire, IA
Karaoke Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Ren Estrand (noon) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Mommy’s Little Monster -Mac’s Tavern, 316W. 3rd
St. Davenport, IA
NINE-1-1 -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th St
Rock Island, IL
OldTowneCircus Band-Bill Bowe Memorial Band-
shell, Middle Park Bettendorf, IA
Psychostick - Look What I Did -Billiards on Main,
156 E. Main St. Galesburg, IL
Ready the Destroyer - The Post Mortems -Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Retro Ron -Mojo’s (River Music Experience),
130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Sweet Country (6pm) -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-
Cantina, 2020 1st Street Milan, IL
The Funnies -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
The Karry Outz -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust
Davenport, IA
The Mercury Brothers -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Tim Stop Trio & Dirt McGierk -The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
uneXpected -Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777
Jumer Dr. Rock Island, IL
Uniphonics - CleanLivin’- Fat Cats - Matt Skinner
-Iowa CityYacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
UtopiaPark-BirthRites- Lwa- AlexBrody -TheMill,
120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
2010/07/24 (Sat)
A.J. Haut (5pm) -La Quinta, E. Kimberly Rd Dav-
enport, IA
A.J. Haut (7am) -Downtown Davenport, Dav-
enport, IA
A.J. Haut -Bier Stube Moline, 417 15th St Moline, IL
Alan Sweet & Carlie Stokes (6pm) -7ly Design
Studio, 2044 3rd Ave. - Unit A Rock Island, IL
Area Code -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22 Riverside, IA
B2ADJ -CircleTap, 1345 Locust St. Davenport, IA
Backwater Bayou (6pm) -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-
n-Cantina, 2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Bee All UCan Bee Karaoke &DJ -Crabby’s, 826 W.
1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival Bands
(6pm) -Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle
Park Bettendorf, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Dan
Levinson’s Roof Garden Jazz Band (6pm)
- CynthiaSayer &Sparks Fly(7:15pm) - Vince
Giordano & the Midwest Nighthwaks (8:30
& 9:45pm) -Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St.
Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Den
Levinson’s Roof Garden Jazz Band (10am)
-Oakdale Memorial Cemetery, 2501 Eastern
Avenue Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Fire-
cracker Jazz Band (6pm) - Bix Beiderbecke
Youth Band (7:15pm) - NewRed Onion Jazz
Babies(8:30pm) - BallyhooFoxtrotOrchestra
(9:45pm) -Clarion Hotel: Cornet Room, 227
LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Hot
Club Davenport (11:30am) - Andy Schumm
(12:45pm) - CynthiaSayer&SparksFly(2pm)
-BallyhooFoxtrotOrchestra(3:15pm)-Clarion
Hotel: Room2, 227 LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Josh
Dufee Orchestra (6pm) - Ballyhoo Foxtrot
(7:45pm) - Firecracker Jazz Band (8:30pm)
- Bufalo Ridge Jazz Band (9:45pm) -LeClaire
Park, River Dr &Ripley St Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Manny
Lopez Quartet (noon) - Bix Beiderbecke
Youth Band (1:15pm) - NewRed Onion Jazz
Babies (2:30pm) - Cynthia Sayer & Sparks
Fly (3:45pm) -LeClaire Park, River Dr & Ripley
St Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: New
RedOnionJazz Babies (6pm) - BufaloRidge
Jazz Band (7pm) -Middle Park, Middle Rd.
Bettendorf, IA
BixBeiderbeckeMemorial JazzFestival: RiverCity
6(noon)-BallyhooFoxtrotOrchestra(1:15pm)
- Josh Dufee Orchestra (2:30pm) - Bufalo
RidgeJazzBand(3:45pm)-ClarionHotel: Cornet
Room, 227 LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
Bix Street Fest: Ellis Kell Band (10am) - Robbie
Bahr (11:45am) - The Fry Daddies (1pm) -
Identity Crisis (3pm) - JimtheMule(5:30pm)
- BobDorr &the Blue Band(7:30pm) - Cedar
Island Band (10pm) -Downtown Davenport,
Davenport, IA
Cosmic -Mound Street Landing, 1029 Mound St.
Davenport, IA
Daryl Hall &JohnOates -RiversideCasinoandGolf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Doug Rees -Mojo’s (River Music Experience),
130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Emily Jawoisz (6pm) -Fireworks, 2139 16th St.
Moline, IL
Funktastic Five -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and
Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
Head Held High - Drama Major - 1152 -
RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Hi-Fi -Rieck’s Roadhouse, 916 Albany St. Erie, IL
Karaoke Night -Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche Ave
Clinton, IA
Melapalooza: The Old57’s (1pm) - Identity Crisis
(3pm) -TheKrankDaddies(4pm) - Mindefect
(5pm) - Wicked Nature (6pm) - Helmsplitter
(7pm) - The Pear Device (8pm) - Upon the
Awakening (9pm) - Vagivore (10pm) - Bio-
rhythm(11pm) -Cleveland Park, Cleveland, IL
NINE-1-1 -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th St
Rock Island, IL
Nitrix -Rick &Kathy’s Lounge, Silvis, IL
No Control -Route 61 Bar & Grill, 4320 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Coffee Dive, 226 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
2010/07/22 (Thu)
23rd Annual Bix Porch Party (11:30am) -Dav-
enport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street
Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Bix
BeiderbeckeYouthBand(6pm) - JoshDufee
Orchestra(7pm)-FirecrackerJazzBand(8pm)
- AndySchumm&His Gang(9pm) - NewRed
OnionJazzBabies (10pm) -Col Ballroom, 1012
W. 4th St. Davenport, IA
Dani Lynn Howe Band -Bass Street Landing Plaza,
Moline, IL
Hart toHart DJ Service-Beer Bellies, 17042ndAve.
Rock Island, IL
Jam Session w/ Alan Sweet -The Muddy Waters,
1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Lil Rev’sJews‘n’Blues(6:30pm) -RockIslandPublic
Library - Main Library, 401 19th Rock Island, IL
Live Lunch w/ Rose ‘n’ Thorns (noon) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Red Wanting Blue - Icy Shores -RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
SoMuchFun- Santah-TheHappyChromosomes
-The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
Stephen Cee -Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring Jimmie
LeeAdams-RascalsRockMemorabiliaBar, 1414
15th St. Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) -Red Crow Grille, 2504
53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
Uptown Unplugged w/ Robbie Bahr -Uptown
Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills
Dr. Bettendorf, IA
WAR -Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,
1777 Isle Parkway Bettendorf, IA
WhoCaresBand-RockIslandCountyFairgrounds, Ar-
cher Drive &Avenue of the Cities East Moline, IL
2010/07/23 (Fri)
A.J. Haut (5pm) -La Quinta, E. Kimberly Rd Dav-
enport, IA
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24 Saturday
22 Thursday
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Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication
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Electric Avenue -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ Service
-Shannon’s Bar and Grill, 252 S State Ave
Hampton, IL
Friday Live @ 5: Funktastic 5 (5pm) -RME (River
Music Experience) Courtyard, Davenport, IA
Hardball -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th St
Rock Island, IL
Huge Hefner -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 State St Bet-
tendorf, IA
Karaoke Night -Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd. N.
LeClaire, IA
Karaoke Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Meet the Press -Poopy’s Pub & Grub, 1030 Viaduct
Rd Savanna, IL
MikeBlommeTrio(6pm) -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-
n-Cantina, 2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Minus Six -Slip Silo -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
NINE-1-1 -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Dav-
enport, IA
RetroRon (6pm) -Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
The Avey Brothers -The MuddyWaters, 1708 State
St. Bettendorf, IA
The Osmond Brothers -Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway Bet-
tendorf, IA
The Pimps -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
Tony Hoeppner (noon) -Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Tronicity -River House, 1510 River Dr. Moline, IL
2010/07/31 (Sat)
Bee All UCan Bee Karaoke &DJ -Crabby’s, 826 W.
1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL
Bluegrass@Beanzw/TonyCavitt-Cool BeanzCof-
feehouse, 1325 30th St. Rock Island, IL
Catfish Keith -The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa
City, IA
Caught in the Act -Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Jazz Jam with The North Scott Jazz Combo
-Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Paige Popejoy (noon) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
The Heavy Pets -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
The Holiday w/ Post Mortems & ieatmy-
friends -River Music Experience, 129 Main
St Davenport, IA
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring Jimmie
LeeAdams-RascalsRockMemorabiliaBar, 1414
15th St. Moline, IL
Trent Wagler & the Steel Wheels -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) -Red Crow Grille, 2504
53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
Uptown Unplugged w/ Alan Sweet -Uptown
Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills
Dr. Bettendorf, IA
2010/07/30 (Fri)
A Night in the Box -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA
ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Dav-
enport, IA
AmandaMiller andtheSmokingSextion&CleanLivin’
(6:30pm) -Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA
BeeAll UCanBeeKaraoke&DJ -CommodoreTap,
2202W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
BettendorfParkBandConcert-Bill BoweMemorial
Bandshell, Middle Park Bettendorf, IA
BlueCollar Band-11thStreet Precinct, 2108 E 11th
St Davenport, IA
Bucktown Bash: Emily Jawoisz - Chris Sheridan
- StevenKrug- RetroRon-BucktownCenter for
the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Caught in the Act -Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s Ca-
sino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92 Rock Island, IL
DavidZollo&theBodyElectric - BrotherTrucker
-The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
31 Saturday
OpenMicw/ JordanDanielsen-Bier StubeDaven-
port, 2228 E 11th St Davenport, IA
OpenMic w/ thePenaBrothers -Racer’s Edge, 936
15th Ave East Moline, IL
The Chris &Wes Show-Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
The Gun Outft -The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa
City, IA
Tuesday Patio Party w/ Buddy Olson (6pm)
-Greenbriar Restaurant and Lounge, 4506 27th
St Moline, IL
2010/07/28 (Wed)
DaveEllis -CircleTap, 1345 Locust St. Davenport, IA
OpenMic Night -The OldStardust Sports Bar, 1191
19th Street Moline, IL
Social Dancing, Listening & Fellowship (1pm) -
CASI (Center for ActiveSeniors), 1035W. Kimberly
Road Davenport, IA
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon) -
Open Mic Night (7pm) -Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
The Burlington Street Bluegrass Band -The Mill,
120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
Open Mic Night -One Library, 230 W. 3rd Street
Davenport, IA
Righteous Vendetta - Spoken - Mike Mains &
the Branches -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA
Salsa Dancing -Club Boulevard, 1801 10th St.
Moline, IL
Smooth Groove -River House, 1510 River Dr.
Moline, IL
TappedOut-LenBrown’sNorthShoreInn, 7thStreet
and the Rock River Moline, IL
The Beggarmen -The Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa
City, IA
The Karry Outz -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust
Davenport, IA
TheOld57’s -Downtown Coal Valley, Coal Valley, IA
Third Rail -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 State St Bet-
tendorf, IA
Timespan-Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave. Rock Island, IL
Tronicity-Greenbriar Restaurant andLounge, 4506
27th St Moline, IL
uneXpected -Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777
Jumer Dr. Rock Island, IL
Usefule Jenkins-Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn
St Iowa City, IA
2010/07/25 (Sun)
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival After-
glow Concert: Josh Dufee Orchestra (7pm)
- Firecracker JazzBand(8pm) - CynthiaSayer
&Sparks Fly(9pm) -Capitol Theatre, 330W. 3rd
St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Jimmy
Valentine Quintet (noon) - Buffalo Ridge
Jazz Band (1:15pm) - Firecracker Jazz Band
(2:30pm) - Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra
(3:45pm) -LeClaire Park, River Dr & Ripley St
Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: New
RedOnionJazzBabies(8:30&10:30am) -First
Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa
St. Davenport, IA
Bix Fest Bands (10am) -Brady Street Chop House,
Radisson QCPlaza Hotel Davenport, IA
Breille -The Hat Eatery & Pub, 1618 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA
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TheChris&WesShow-MoundStreet Landing, 1029
Mound St. Davenport, IA
The Craig Bentley Trio -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Lunchtime on the Plaza: Tony Hoeppner
(11:30am) -Great River Plaza, The District of the
Rock Island Rock Island, IL
2010/07/29 (Thu)
Branson on the Road -Circa‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Danika Holmes -Bass Street Landing Plaza, Mo-
line, IL
DJ Johnny O -Greenbriar Restaurant and Lounge,
4506 27th St Moline, IL
Great River Days 2010: Cruisin’ and The XL’s
-Riverfront Park - Downtown Muscatine, Mus-
catine, IA
Hart toHart DJService-Beer Bellies, 17042ndAve.
Rock Island, IL
Jam Session w/ Alan Sweet -The Muddy Waters,
1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA
The Heavy Pets @ RIBCO – July 29
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30 FRIDAY
Karaoke Night -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
Melapalooza: Cranial Decay (2pm) - August
Zimbal (3pm) -ThePostMortems(4pm) - Left
of Center (5pm) - Only 4 Remain (6pm) - The
Chieftan3(7pm)-Suckerpunched(8pm)-The
Horde (9pm) -Cleveland Park, Cleveland, IL
Polyester Blend (2pm) -Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
RudePunch(4pm) -Blueport Junction, 6605WRiver
Dr Davenport, IA
RussReyman, Pianist(10am-2pmbrunchperfor-
mance) -The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills & Utica
Ridge Bettendorf, IA
TappedOut (4pm) -The Captain’s Table, 4801 River
Dr. Moline, IL
The Avey Brothers -Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar,
1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (11:30am) -Bass Street Chop
House, 1601 River Dr Moline, IL
2010/07/26 (Mon)
Branson on the Road(1&7:15) -Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Fox Elipsus-Borders Books, 4000 E. 53rd St.,
Davenpotr, IA
Karaoke Night -The Old Stardust Sports Bar, 1191
19th Street Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Ellis Kell (noon) -Mojo’s (River Mu-
sic Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
2010/07/27 (Tue)
Daniel & the Lion (6pm) -Monk’s Kafee Pub, 373
BlufSt. Dubuque, IA
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -O’Melia’s Supper Club,
2900 Blackhawk Rd. Rock Island, IL
Halestorm-1st AvenueLive, 37011st Ave. SE Cedar
Rapids, IA
Live Lunch w/ Jonathan Turner (noon)
-Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night w/ Steve McFate (6:30pm)
-Cool Beanz Cofeehouse, 1325 30th St. Rock
Island, IL
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28 wednesday
29 thursday
26 monday
25 sunday
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Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Smooth Groove -Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777
Jumer Dr. Rock Island, IL
The Burlington Street Bluegrass Band (6:30pm)
-Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA
uneXpected-Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
ZZ Top -Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W.
Locust St Davenport, IA
2010/08/07 (Sat)
Bee All UCan Bee Karaoke &DJ -Crabby’s, 826 W.
1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
E11eventh Hour -Hook’s Pub, 318 N. 4th St.
Clinton, IA
EricChurch-Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815W.
Locust St Davenport, IA
FranCosmo-RiversideCasinoandGolf Resort, 3184
Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Gray Wolf Band- River House, 1510 River DR.,
Moline, IL
Hi-Fi -Rieck’s Roadhouse, 916 Albany St. Erie, IL
Karaoke Night -Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche Ave
Clinton, IA
Open Mic Night -Coffee Dive, 226 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -One Library, 230 W. 3rd Street
Davenport, IA
Pappa-Razzi -Beer Belly’s, 112 N College Ave
Aledo, IL
Richie Lee -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22 Riverside, IA
River Prairie Minstrels (6pm) -Mojo’s (River Mu-
sic Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Salsa Dancing -Club Boulevard, 1801 10th St.
Moline, IL
Smooth Groove -Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777
Jumer Dr. Rock Island, IL
The Dawn -The Premium $ellouts-RIBCO,
1815 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL
The Karry Outz -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th
St Rock Island, IL
uneXpected -Ducky’s Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave
Andalusia, IL
W900 -Greenbriar Restaurant and Lounge, 4506
27th St Moline, IL
Stoney Larue -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring Jimmie
LeeAdams-RascalsRockMemorabiliaBar, 1414
15th St. Moline, IL
Tony Hamilton Orchestra -Bass Street Landing
Plaza, Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) -Red Crow Grille, 2504
53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
2010/08/06 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Dav-
enport, IA
BeeAll UCanBeeKaraoke&DJ -CommodoreTap,
2202W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
BobLogIII - PorkTorta- Wolf Wars -TheMill, 120E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
Collin Raye -Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention
Center, 1777 Isle Parkway Bettendorf, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
E11eventhHour (6pm) -Poopy’s Pub&Grub, 1030
Viaduct Rd Savanna, IL
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ Service
-Shannon’s Bar and Grill, 252 S State Ave
Hampton, IL
First Friday Cofeehouse (5pm) -Beadology Iowa,
220 EWashington St Iowa City, IA
Friday Live @ 5: Firesale (5pm) -RME (River Mu-
sic Experience) Courtyard, Davenport, IA
Funktastic Five -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th
St Rock Island, IL
House Arrest -Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815
W. Locust St Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd. N.
LeClaire, IA
Karaoke Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Ren Estrand (noon) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Milltown-Orangadang! -RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL
Richie Lee-Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Rooney -Deluxe Republic-Slip Silo -The Red-
stone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
The Funnies -Jesse’s Saloon, 803 1st Ave. Silvis, IL
The Karry Outz -Poopy’s Pub &Grub, 1030Viaduct
Rd Savanna, IL
The Stoneflys -Head Held High -The Red-
stone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Timespan-Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave. Rock Island, IL
Who Cares Band -Beer Bellies, 1704 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
2010/08/01 (Sun)
A.J. Haut -Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave East Mo-
line, IL
Andrew Landers Project: Music on the Levee -
LeClaire Park, River Dr &Ripley St Davenport, IA
Breille -The Hat Eatery & Pub, 1618 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA
Daytrotter Presents: Cults - Hollows -The Circa‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Houndstooth (4pm) -Blueport Junction, 6605 W
River Dr Davenport, IA
Johnny K &the Playboys (2pm) -Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Karaoke Night -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
Pappa-Razzi (4pm) -TheCaptain’sTable, 4801River
Dr. Moline, IL
RussReyman, Pianist(10am-2pmbrunchperfor-
mance) -The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills & Utica
Ridge Bettendorf, IA
The Avey Brothers -Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar,
1414 15th St. Moline, IL
The Manny LopezTrio (10am) -Brady Street Chop
House, Radisson QCPlaza Hotel Davenport, IA
The Old 57’s (4pm) -Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave
East Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (11:30am) -Bass Street Chop
House, 1601 River Dr Moline, IL
2010/08/02 (Mon)
Karaoke Night -The Old Stardust Sports Bar, 1191
19th Street Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Ellis Kell (noon) -Mojo’s (River Mu-
sic Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
Cheese Pizza - Hair Metal Jacket - Brain Stew
-RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Community Drum Circle (10:30am) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Corporate Rock -Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino
and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92 Rock Island, IL
Cosmic -River House, 1510 River Dr. Moline, IL
Crossroads -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 State St Bet-
tendorf, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Electric Avenue -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Emily Jawoisz (6pm) -Cofee Hound - East Moline,
4141 7th St East Moline, IL
Even Steven -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th St
Rock Island, IL
Evolution -One More Round, 209-211 E. 2nd St
Muscatine, IA
FunktasticFive-Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-Cantina,
2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Gray Wolf Band -The Captain’s Table, 4801 River
Dr. Moline, IL
Human Aftertaste (4:40pm) -Gabe’s, 330 E. Wash-
ington St. Iowa City, IA
Karaoke Night -Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche Ave
Clinton, IA
Lynn Allen -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
NewDuncanImperials -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
NINE-1-1 -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust Dav-
enport, IA
Open Mic Night -Coffee Dive, 226 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -One Library, 230 W. 3rd Street
Davenport, IA
Portland Cello Project -Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Rock Camp USA Session #3 Concert (noon) -The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Salsa Dancing -Club Boulevard, 1801 10th St.
Moline, IL
Smooth Groove -Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave East
Moline, IL
St. Cecilia’s Children (3pm) -River Music
Experience, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
TheChris&WesShow-UptownNeighborhoodBar
and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
2010/08/03 (Tue)
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -O’Melia’s Supper Club,
2900 Blackhawk Rd. Rock Island, IL
Jamie Mclean Band -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
Live Lunch w/ Steve Couch (noon) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Montgomery Gentry -Mississippi Valley Fair-
grounds, 2815W. Locust St Davenport, IA
OpenMicw/ JordanDanielsen-Bier StubeDaven-
port, 2228 E 11th St Davenport, IA
OpenMic w/ thePenaBrothers -Racer’s Edge, 936
15th Ave East Moline, IL
The Chris &Wes Show-Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Tuesday Patio Party w/ Buddy Olson (6pm)
-Greenbriar Restaurant and Lounge, 4506 27th
St Moline, IL
2010/08/04 (Wed)
DaveEllis -CircleTap, 1345 Locust St. Davenport, IA
Kellie Pickler -Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815
W. Locust St Davenport, IA
LunchtimeonthePlaza(11:30am)-GreatRiverPlaza,
The District of the Rock Island Rock Island, IL
OpenMic Night -The OldStardust Sports Bar, 1191
19th Street Moline, IL
Savoy Brown -Kim Simmonds -The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon) -
Open Mic Night (7pm) -Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
TheChris&WesShow-MoundStreet Landing, 1029
Mound St. Davenport, IA
The Craig Bentley Trio -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
2010/08/05 (Thu)
Black Thursday -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn
St Iowa City, IA
DierksBentley-Mississippi ValleyFairgrounds, 2815
W. Locust St Davenport, IA
Hart toHart DJ Service-Beer Bellies, 17042ndAve.
Rock Island, IL
Jam Session w/ Alan Sweet -The Muddy Waters,
1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Chris Dunn (noon) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Shoeless Revolution -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL
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