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05 RED HOT MAINE EVENT 2 Featuring live lobster and spicy music. The fundraiser will take place 4:00-7:00 p.m. September 7 in Cedar Falls.
06 DMA HOST EXHIBITS Politics as Usual: Political Cartoons by Dick Locher August 26 – November 9, 2008.
C OV E R S T O RY Starting with the simple Pong game three decades ago and evolving into lavishly drawn interactive epics, the scale of games and the size of their audience has grown exponentially, with sales in the billions of dollars and major multinational corporations clamoring for a piece of the action.
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15 RIVER ROOTS LIVE Free admission to the two day music and food festival featuring the headline act The Guess Who.
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When Sugarland released their third album Love On The Inside on July 22 it was all about the fans. NEW BOHEMIAN MUSIC FEST Three days of music on 9 stages with over 60 bands. Featuring local favorite Dave Zollo.
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AUGUST THE ALEXANDAR LEVI PROJECT "From Distant Places to Dubuque's Shores: 175 Years of Jewish Presence in the Tri-State Region,"
CEDAR RAPIDS ARTIST, THOMAS C. JACKSON presents his most recent examinations of American pastimes and politics in this exhibition of oil paintings at the Dubuque Museum of Art. Jackson photographs scenes that inspire him and then uses the photos to create his own interpretation of the significance or uniqueness of the scene. Using brushstrokes and varying levels of detail, Jackson guides the viewer to the important focal points of these energetic paintings. Read entire story on page 8.
THE DUBUQUE FINE ARTS PLAYERS ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL: Will be held Friday August 15 and Saturday the 16th at St. Joseph's Theater on the Loras campus. Curtain time is 8pm. Tickets are $12. The winning plays include the drama "Jonny Quest and the Giant Kidney", a suspense drama "The Wisconsiners", and a comedy, "The Fall of the Roman Empire." RIVER ROOTS LIVE 2008 MOVE TO 2ND STREET WITH FREE ADMISSION! Due to the continuing repair of LeClaire Park, the 4th annual River Roots Live festival is moving off the riverfront and into the center of downtown, with free admission to the two day music and food festival. River Roots Live will take place on Second Street between Brady and Ripley in Downtown Davenport and will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23. Full story on page 16. ..............................................................
THE SPIRITUS SUITE BY LOUISE KAMES AUGUST 15 – NOVEMBER 9, 2008 The new amuse bouche exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art features prints from Louise Kames’ series about a Medieval, spiritual group of women. In the latter part of the twelfth century the women who became known as “Beguines” began a creative experiment in a new style of living. Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 2008 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; free for members and $10 for non-members. See full story on the DMA’s opening exhibits on page 8. ..............................................................
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SPECTACULAR AFRICAN MASK AND SCULPTURES NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 20, 08. UNI The exhibit highlights spectacular African masks and sculptures recently donated to the UNI Museums by Iowa City collector William Blair, a UNI alumnus. Representing cultures across west and central Africa, Blair's artifacts can be appreciated for their artistic qualities, as well as their history of use in ceremonies and rituals pertaining to magic, initiations, secret societies, funerals, and ancestor worship. University of Northern Iowa Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. Cedar Falls, IA . Phone: (319) 273-2188 for more information on this and all upcoming events and exhibits at the museum.
HEALTHY YOU, YOGA MINI-RETREAT SET AT SHALOM:: Deb May, Certified Yoga Instructor, will offer yoga and easy to apply health tips during a "Healthy You, Yoga Mini-Retreat" from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 18 at Shalom Retreat Center, 1001 Davis St., Dubuque. The offering to attend is $15. Registration/prepayment is requested by August 15. For more information, call Shalom at 563/582-3592. Prior yoga experience is required to participate.
AUDITIONS SET FOR WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY Auditions are now being scheduled for player vacancies in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for their 2008-09 season. Positions to be filled include section strings, oboe 3/auxiliary English horn, bassoon 2 and bassoon 3/contrabassoon. All winds and brass are encouraged to audition for the sub list. Auditions will be held starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23 in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls. Interested musicians should be prepared to play a portion of a solo piece and orchestral excerpts from the WCFSO repertoire list. The WCFSO provides excerpts for string auditions only. These excerpts may be downloaded from wcfsymphony.org (under Behind the Scenes/Musician’s Resources) or picked up in person at the WCFSO office in the Gallagher-Bluedorn. To schedule an audition or if you have further questions, contact WCFSO Personnel Manager Renee Veenstra at 319-277-2535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2008-09 WCFSO season begins September 14 with a chamber music performance featuring the symphony’s Music Director Jason Weinberger on clarinet. For tickets to this concert or any WCFSO performance, call 319-273-4849 (toll free 877-549-7469) or visit wcfsymphony.org. ............................................................... THE 4TH ANNUAL IRISH HOOLEY SATURDAY AUGUST 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Alliant Amphitheater - Port of Dubuque. Admission $10 at the gate. $8 in advance at Shamrock Imports. Children 10 and under free. 12:00 PM - Bagpipers and opening ceremony • 12:30-1:30 PM - Fiona Molloy 1:45-3:15 PM - The Lads • 3:15-3:45 PM - The Claddagh Irish Dancers 3:45-5:15 PM - The Chancey Brothers • 5:15-5:45 PM - The Claddagh Irish Dancers 5:45-7:00 PM - The Fuchsia Band • 7:30-10:00 PM - Gaelic Storm ............................................................... THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION PRESENTS RAW LIVE! AT THE U.S. CELLULAR CENTER IN CEDAR RAPIDS, IA ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 AT 7:30 PM. Featuring World Heavyweight Championship Match BATISTA VS. CM PUNK and Special Attraction Match JOHN CENA VS. KANE. www.ticketmaster.com or 319-363-1888.
RED HOT MAINE EVENT BENEFITS WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The boards of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and the Friends of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony invite the public to Red Hot Maine Event 2 featuring live lobster and spicy music. The fundraiser will take place 4-7 p.m. September 7 at the Rotary Reserve on Union Road in Cedar Falls. Fresh Maine lobster, weighing 1.25 pounds each, will be flown in for the event, served alongside
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coleslaw, a savory corn bake, rolls, butter and an assortment of desserts and beverages. (An alternate steak entrée is available by request.) Celebrity chefs are WCFSO music director Jason Weinberger, Steve Carignan, Chris Carter, Scott Cawelti, Jim Coloff and Dee Vandeventer. French Creole fiddler and accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt and his band Creole Stomp will provide zydeco music. Dance lessons will be offered by Hilda Ostby and Daniel Wells from 3-4 p.m. The serving line and music begins at 4 p.m.
A large silent auction is also planned for the event, featuring items that will include a custom-designed black opal and diamond pendant from facets by Susong, original artwork by Kim Behm, Tatiana Ivaschenko-Jackson, and Dale Phelps, cooking lessons from Classic Kitchen & Bath, dinner for 8 from Moment in Thyme catering, golf lessons from golf pro John Bermel, and an hour of background music at a social event provided by the WCFSO string quartet.
Invitations were mailed the week of August 4 with reservations due August 29. Cost is $50 a person. To receive an invitation, call the Symphony office at 319-273-3373. Details on Red Hot Maine Event 2 and the 2009-09 Symphony season may be found at wcfsymphony.org.
THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS:
PETER PAN A MUSICAL BASED ON THE CLASSIC BY JAMES M. BARRIE
Your heart takes flight as Peter Pan and Tinker Bell carry you off to the enchanted Neverland where children never grow up! There you will find all the beloved characters of this classic adventure: Captain Hook, Lost Boys, Pirates, Tiger Lily, and Mermaids of the Lagoon. Through audience participation, you and your young friends join Peter and Wendy in a thrilling battle to capture the terrible Captain Hook and his ship. Fast-paced and full of mischievous fun, this heartwarming adaptation will stir your childhood memories while introducing your children to one of the world’s most enduring and timeless tales.
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Locher began his editorial cartooning career at the Chicago Tribune in 1973. His cartoons are nationally syndicated by Tribune Media Services and have appeared in Life, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Playboy, The Congressional Record and hundreds of newspapers throughout the world. ick Locher's ability to capture the absurdities of life through political cartooning is known worldwide. His impact as a widely recognized cartoonist and commentator on American life is seen in the numerous awards he has received, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1983. August 26 – November 9, 2008
Locher established his reputation as one of the leading editorial cartoonists at the Chicago Tribune, where he has worked since 1973. His cartoons are nationally syndicated by Tribune Media Services and have appeared in Life, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Playboy, The Congressional Record, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the world. Since 1983, he has been the artist of the "Dick Tracy" comic strip and in 2005 took over as both writer and artist. Locher's previous experience with the strip was as Chester Gould's assistant from 1957 to 1961. Locher and his wife Mary live in suburban Chicago. He is originally from Dubuque.
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This exhibition will include over 30 of Locher's political cartoons and a selection of his small bronze sculptures of presidential caricatures. Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 2008 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; free for members and $10 for non-members THE SPIRITUS SUITE BY LOUISE KAMES AUGUST 15 – NOVEMBER 9, 2008 he new amuse bouche exhibition at the Dubuque Museum of Art features prints from Louise Kames’ series about a Medieval, spiritual group of women. In the latter part of the twelfth century the women who became known as “Beguines” began a creative experiment in a new style of living. It was a life shaped by the Gospel of Jesus. They were not members of the established religious orders, or convents, although their lifestyles were similar. Some Beguines lived solitary lives of prayer either alone or in the homes of their parents. Others lived in small communities (or begijnhof) associated with parishes, or under the spiritual care of the newly founded.
Dominican friars. Beginning in Belgium and the Low Countries, the movement spread along the Rhine, with its numbers peaking at the end of the thirteenth century. In the end their lack of formal ecclesial definition and establishment would bring suspicion, charges of heresy and lead to their decline. Each of the etchings suggests one of the Seven Stages of Mystical Journey found in numerous Beguine writings. The individual parts of the print reference Beguine spiritual life as well. Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 2008 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; free for members and $10 for non-members LOOKING FOR MORE: RECENT PAINTINGS BY THOMAS C. JACKSON AUG. 26 – NOVEMBER 9, 2008 edar Rapids artist, Thomas C. Jackson presents his most recent examinations of American pastimes and politics in this exhibition of oil paintings. Jackson photographs scenes that inspire him and then uses the photos to create his own interpretation of the significance or uniqueness of the scene. Using brushstrokes
and varying levels of detail, Jackson guides the viewer to the important focal points of these energetic paintings. The artist remarked that “ever since the spectacle of the 2004 political conventions, I’ve been fascinated by complex, dramatic American imagery. I made the commitment to spend a large portion of my time photographing ‘painterly’ images to use as a basis for my artwork.” In compiling images he noted that a common theme throughout all of the work is the American pursuit for more; not just for more material objects but also more intangible things like excitement, power, happiness, and companionship. Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 2008 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; free for members and $10 for non-members DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART HOURS: TUESDAY - FRIDAY - 10:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 1:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. ADMISSION: FREE LOCATION: 701 LOCUST ST. DUBUQUE, IA PHONE: (563) 557-1851 • WWW.DBQART.COM
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The Mountain Playhouse, one of 12 remaining stock companies in the United States, is an Equity theatre that has been in operation since 1939. The award includes a cash prize, a September reading by Equity actors at the Playhouse's Theatre in an 1805 Gristmill, and an all expenses trip for Coleman and his wife to the awards ceremony and reading.
The Mountain Playhouse has optioned Coleman's play through 2010.
In addition, Three screenplays have been optioned, all three were renewed. In addition, Bill was nominated a record 7 consecutive times and received 3 best screenplay awards from the Iowa Motion Picture Association's annual awards ceremony.
Last summer he won the James Sunwall Award (Florida) for “The Morning After the Night Before,” so that means he won two major international comedy awards for fulllength plays in less than 12 months.
As an award-winning playwright, he has had more than 50 productions in university and regional theatres. Included are three productions in Chicago and one in Off-off-Broadway in NYC.
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William S.E. Coleman, professor emeritus of theatre arts from Drake University, has had more than 70 productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Australia, and in university and regional theatres. Voices of Wounded Knee, a non-fiction book published by the University of Nebraska Press was researched for nearly 30 years by Coleman and his wife Linda. It remains in print in hardback and quality paperback editions. His innovative Playwrights Acting Company at Drake has produced many published, produced, and award winning playwrights and screenwriters.
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William S. E. Coleman's two-act romantic comedy, "One Golden Moment," won the prestigious Jennerstown (Pennsylvania) Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Contest's annual Grindstone Award. It was the only award given in this highly competitive annual competition.
During this time 7 of his short plays were produced in Australia, Chicago (2), Des Moines (3), and Pennsylvania. The “Morning After” was done in Florida last July
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the Panthers–at least until a better offer comes along–and heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma, has never been to Europe, and doesn’t speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.
"Great Expectation: A Father's Diary" by University of Iowa alumnus Dan Roche will become available from the University of Iowa Press on Aug. 15, 2008.
PHOENIX PICTURES IS 'PLAYING FOR PIZZA' WITH JOHN GRISHAM
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NEW UI PRESS BOOK REFLECTS ON STARTING A FAMILY LATER IN LIFE.
HARDCOVER FICTION Top 5 at a Glance 1. MOSCOW RULES, by Daniel Silva 2. THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski 3. THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer 4. TRIBUTE, by Nora Roberts 5. THE LAST PATRIOT, by Brad Thor HARDCOVER NONFICTION Top 5 at a Glance 1. WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris 2. THE DARK SIDE, by Jane Mayer 3. LIFE WITH MY SISTER MADONNA, by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh 4. STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin 5. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler PAPERBACK TRADE FICTION Top 5 at a Glance 1. THE SHACK, by William P. Young 2. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen 3. THE KITE RUNNER, by Khaled Hosseini 4. BAREFOOT, by Elin Hilderbrand 5. THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho PAPERBACK MASS-MARKET FICTION Top 5 at a Glance 1. PLAYING FOR PIZZA, by John Grisham 2. PLAY DIRTY, by Sandra Brown 3. STEP ON A CRACK, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge 4. DOUBLE TAKE, by Catherine Coulter 5. NEVER ROMANCE A RAKE, by Liz Carlyle PAPERBACK NON- FICTION Top 5 at a Glance 1. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin 2. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert 3. BIG RUSS AND ME, by Tim Russert 4. THE AUDACITY OF HOPE, by Barack Obama 5. WISDOM OF OUR FATHERS, by Tim Russert HARDCOVER ADVICE Top 5 at a Glance 1. THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow 2. THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne 3. YOU: STAYING YOUNG, by Michael F. Roizen 4. SIX DISCIPLINES EXECUTION REVOLUTION, by Gary Harpst 5. DECEPTIVELY DELICIOUS, by Jessica Seinfeld
In "Great Expectation," Roche gives his perspective on what it means to start and expand a family relatively late in life. Through a series of diary entries - by turns humorous, angstridden and full of hope and joy - Roche describes his thoughts and concerns during the nine months of his wife's pregnancy. With five years of parenting his irrepressible daughter Maeve under his belt, Roche, already 45 years old, and his wife, Maura, face the prospect of another arrival and the myriad of emotions that come with a second child. From reveling in the joys of pregnancy, such as Maura's delight at "having cleavage" and being able to eat whatever she desires, to assuaging the parental anxieties of choosing the right obstetrician, correcting the mistakes one made with the first child and sending children to college in the future, Roche records his emotions with candidness and intimacy. Jason Avant, founder and managing editor of DadCentric.com, wrote: "Dan Roche has perfectly captured the unique joys and heartaches of being a second-time dad. Serious without being somber, reflective but not sentimental, and with an ever-present dry wit, 'Great Expectation' is a must-read for new and veteran dads alike." And Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of "Mermaids on the Moon," reported: "I loved spending time with Dan Roche and his family -- and what an important time it was as they faced life and death with courage, humor and grace. He takes us right into their house -- the kitchen, bedrooms and backyard -- to remind us again of the importance of each day we are given. His prose is as beautiful as it is efficient. Now we have a father who has written, as Anne Lamott did in 'Operating Instructions' and Louise Erdrich in 'The Blue Jay's Dance,' about the coming of a child. Mothers and children but especially fathers will thank him."
Roche is an assistant professor in the English department at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. He is also the author of "Love's Labors: A Memoir of Marriage and Divorce," and his essays have appeared in the North American Review, Under the Sun, and the Journal. He holds a master's degree and a doctorate from the UI. "Great Expectation" is part of the UI Press Sightline series of literary nonfiction. "GREAT EXPECTATION" WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT BOOKSTORES OR DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS BY PHONE AT 1-800621-2736 OR ONLINE AT WWW.UIOWAPRESS.ORG.
PLAYING FOR PIZZA Paperback Mass-market Fiction by John Grisham (paperback)
Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. Synopsis: But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback–for the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy. Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player–any former NFL player–at their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for
When you think John Grisham, you usually think of legal thrillers, right? Well, that and the term 'airplane reading', but you probably don't think pastoral sports stories (I know I don't). The Hollywood Reporter announced that Phoenix Pictures has purchased the rights to Grisham's 2007 novel, Playing for Pizza, and the company is already on the hunt for a writer and director for the sports dramedy. Pizza centers on a third string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns named Rick Docker. After blowing his team's championship shot, Rick is dropped from the team and blacklisted from the NFL. Luckily for him, his enterprising agent finds him a spot in the Italian football league playing for the Parma Panthers. From then on the story is probably a compendium of 'fish out of water jokes', and general cultural misunderstanding I'm thinking something along the lines of Under the Tuscan Sun, but with a lot more tackling. I can't help but remembering back to the 90's when it seemed like you couldn't turn around without seeing another one of Grisham's legal dramas go into production. But, as audiences (and the quality of the movies) sagged, it seemed like his moment in the sun had passed. Now that George Clooney's Smokehouse has picked up the screen rights to Grisham's non-fiction novel, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town with David Gordon Green set to direct, there may just be a second chance for Grisham on the big screen after all although it's going to be awfully tough to live down the reputation of being the man responsible for Christmas with The Kranks.
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THE VIDEO GAMING INDUSTRY HAS COME A LONG WAY... While most American kids do play video games and will be returning back to school soon, the video game industry is metal gearing up for a very profitable 2008. While the summer months can drag the industry down just slightly due to busy activities, vacations and warm weather, the fall and winter months will turn on the afterburners for this multi-billion dollar business. ideo games are not just for kids anymore. If you find yourselves playing Solitaire, Hearts, Minesweeper, Free Cell or Chess on your home-computer, you are part of the fast-growing video game industry. The video game market has shifted older as the first generation of gamers continues to play into adulthood. Already 62 percent of the console market and 66 percent of the PC market is age 18 or older. The game industry caters to adult tastes but also targets young teens and kids. Meanwhile, a sizable number of parents ignore game ratings because they assume that games are for â€œkidsâ€?. One quarter of children ages 11 to 16 identify an M-Rated (Mature Content) game as among their favorites. Clearly, more should be done to restrict advertising and marketing that targets young consumers with mature content, and to educate parents about the media choices they are facing. But parents need to share some of the responsibility for making decisions about what is appropriate for their children. The news on this front is not all bad. The Federal Trade Commission has found that 83 percent of game purchases for underage consumers are made by parents or by parents and children together. Starting with the simple Pong game three decades ago and evolving into lavishly drawn interactive epics, the scale of games and the size of their audience has grown exponentially, with sales in the billions of dollars and major multinational corporations clamoring for a piece of the action. Historically, the video game market has been predominantly male. However, the percentage of women playing games has steadily increased over the past decade. Women now slightly outnumber men playing Web-based games. Spurred by the belief that games were an important gateway into other kinds of digital literacy, efforts were made in the mid-90s to build games that appealed to girls. More recent games such as The Sims were huge crossover successes that attracted many women who had never played games before. Given the historic imbalance in the game market (and among people working inside the game industry), the presence of sexist stereotyping in games is hardly surprising. Yet it's also important to note that female game characters are often portrayed as powerful and independent The gaming industry took in $18.85 billion during 2007, a figure that trumps the $16 billion in DVD sales earned by the movie industry in that same year. While this was the first year that
VIDEO GAMES TO FILM What are some qualities that make a successful movie based on a video game? Q&A With Abbie Heppe - Entertainment Editor, "Tips & Tricks" magazine A lot of times video games have a very rapid fan base, and trying to appease fans of the game by including throws to the game can be very difficult. In order to make it successful, a lot of times you have to appeal to another genre outside the video game fan base. For example, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" was for action movie fans as well, and "Silent Hill" was for horror movie fans as well. To make it successful, you have to go outside just the game's fan base. WHAT ARE SOME QUALITIES THAT MAKE A SUCCESSFUL VIDEO GAME BASED ON A MOVIE? There were some problems in the beginning with making successful video games out of movies, especially when movie companies first started putting games to come out with their movies, in that a lot of times they wouldn't leave enough money left for the game budgets, and so had these not so good games coming out based on movies. The trick is to keep in mind that it is a game and to make it fun. Some of the most successful games that are based on movies add something extra to it. You're going to take us to a plot in movie that we didn't see on screen, the back story, or something that came after. For example, "The Chronicles of Riddick" took us outside the story of the movie and that partially made it the success that it was. It was a great game. You have to keep in mind that people don't necessarily want to play a game straight through the movie.
one of the better ones in the genre. It incorporates some great elements of the game, but it's still its own movie and it's beautiful. I also think that 'Silent Hill' had the look right. I think that other movies have captured the look or captured just one part of the game, but haven't actually been able to make that game into a really great movie. I think Final Fantasy Advent Children probably did it the best. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WORST MOVIES BASED ON VIDEO GAMES? I think if you're going to mention the worst movies based on video games, Uwe Boll's name has to come up. I think the positive thing is that his movies actually seem to be getting slightly better as they go along, but Alone in the Dark and Blood Reign were just atrocious. I think people forget, too, that Super Mario Brothers really wasn't that great and a lot of the earlier video game movies weren't that great, but his movies have been staggeringly bad. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST VIDEO GAMES BASED ON MOVIES? Some of the best video games have been based on movies. GoldenEye for the N64 was amazing if not just for the multi-player. You also had a lot of the games that were based on the Disney movies like Aladdin and Toy Story. Those were actually really great games and I also personally liked Lego Star Wars I. I liked the first one, and even though I didn't like the movies more, I liked the first game more than I liked the second game.
WHAT ARE SOME INFLUENTIAL MOVIES BASED ON VIDEO GAMES? You have some of the earlier movies, I mean, everybody WILL THE VIDEO GAME AND MOVIE INDUSTRIES had seen the 'Super Mario Bros.' movie when it came out, CONTINUE TO BE INTERTWINED? because Super Mario Brothers was such a big game. Absolutely. You're already seeing a push towards photo However, in terms of influential movies, there haven't realism on consoles, and having the graphics just be been as many. I think 'Silent Hill' was influential in amazing; I think on par sometimes with what you see in showing that you can bring a mainstream audience to movies. We give Academy awards for special effects, video game movies, but at the same time that is and I'm seeing the same kind of cinematics and the something that a lot of other movies have failed to do. I same kind of graphics coming into games, and consoles FINALif FANTASY: The Spirits (July 13, think you're going to look at theWithin successful ones, then2001) being developed to have the best graphics possible. I 'Lara Croft'. Also, 'Mortal Combat' was pretty successful; it think the movie industry takes note, and I think the game brought the kind of martial arts genre into it. It helps to be industry also watches what the movie industry does, and able to get people who don't just play the games to see it. there's a lot of cross-over now; actors taking roles in video games, directors wanting to direct video games WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST MOVIES BASED ON (like John Woo doing Stranglehold), and cross-over VIDEO GAMES? between games being made into films. A lot of game I think 'Final Fantasy: Advent Children' was a huge step in directors that direct games like their movies. I think that video movies. It is animated, or computer graphically we're going to continue to see the two converge over the animated; it's not live action. However, I think that it's really next few years, and farther in the future. READ ENTIRE MOVIE LIST at vueonline.com
gaming has eclipsed DVD sales, the industry continues a trend of topping movie theater revenues ($9.6 billion in 2007-8). A report conducted by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers claims that game sales are far from peaking, reports Reuters. Sales will reach $68.3 billion worldwide by 2012, an annual growth rate of 10.3 percent, according to the study. The firm also claims that the "online and wireless games" sectors will see the most growth, leaping from $6.6 billion and $5.6 billion to $14.4 billion and $13.5 billion, respectively. Console games, the largest category, will grow by 6.9 percent annually, from $24.9 billion last year to $34.7 billion in 2012. As of the end of 2007 in the U.S., there was an installed base of 9 million Xbox 360 consoles, which Microsoft launched in November 2005. That was followed in the next-generation category by 7 million for Nintendo's Wii and 3 million for PlayStation 3, both of which were introduced in November 2006. WILL VIDEO GAMES SAVE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? A composer named Nobuo Uematsu joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a single performance of his most famous work. The show sold out in three days. In fact, there was almost a riot at the box office when people couldn't get tickets.What was the music? Uematsu's soundtrack for the popular video game Final Fantasy. The relationship between games and music is only getting peachier: this past June, Activision released a Guitar Hero game dedicated to Aerosmith and "celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way." Clearly, bands are taking notice of gaming's reach and influence. Here's a look at the past, present and future of the mutually beneficial relationship between music and games. One of the standout events in the merger between games and popular music came when Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame scored iD's seminal shooter, Quake. Worlds collided, as music fans who'd never looked twice at gaming suddenly took interest in online fragfests. Ironically, Reznor has since become a staunch opponent of the music industry's old guard, going so far as to leak his own tracks and remixes. OLD SONGS-YOUNG AUDIENCES Where new audiences might once have been introduced to classic tunes through movies (think Martin Scorsese and his love for The Rolling Stones, or Wes Anderson's faithful use of The Kinks), now new generations get their musical education from games. Rockstar lived up to their name and built radio stations right into the Grand Theft Auto series that cemented gamers' love for tracks like Ice Cube's 'It Was A Good Day' and introduced many to stuff like Gary Numan's 'Cars'. Dueling arena-rocking franchises Rock Band and Guitar Hero have only amped up that trend by going far beyond the niche track selections of older rhythm games. While labels struggle to sell CDs, Rock Band has already pushed well over 2 million songs. That sales market developed overnight; Rock Band has only been in stores for a few months. But it's consistent with the music industry's current trend towards single-track downloads, which have been increasing weekly. 11 VUE : : ISSUE 152
LIVE MUSIC 15 AUG FRIDAY THE CEDAR VALLEY LIVE MAJOR HEALEY 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Jamesons, E. 4th St. Waterloo, IA MARTIN ZELLAR(SOLO) W/GUESTS JOSH DAVIS 7:00 p.m. - Midnight The Hub, Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. DYNAFLOWS LIVE TO 9 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Overman Park downtown Cedar Falls DARK MIRROR WITH: ON A PALE HORSE / SUBROZA 9:00 p.m. - Midnight The Reverb 201 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. SINGLES DANCE EASY DOES IT DJ 7:00 p.m. - Midnight Electric Park Ballroom Waterloo ED FRANKS 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Isle Of Capri Casino 777 Isle of Capri Blvd. Waterloo, IA JOHN LUNIS 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tony’s Lounge, Waterloo, IA 12 VUE : : ISSUE 152 12 VUE : : ISSUE 152
THE TRI-STATES LIVE GERRY O'CONNELL 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Irish Cottage, Galena, Galena, Ill. DAVID ZOLLO AND THE BODY ELECTRIC 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 180 MAIN - 180 Main St., Dubuque.
THE GOODYEAR PIMPS 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Spicoli's, Waterloo
MASSEY ROAD 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Dog House Lounge, University Ave, DBQ
MCMURRIN & JOHNSON 8:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. The Screaming Eagle, 228 E, Fourth Street, Waterloo, IA.
RICHTER SCALE 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Allen's Bar & Grill, Potosi WI. Hwy133.
THIS YEAR’S HEROS 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. VooDoo Lounge, Cedar Falls. SINGLES NITE OUT DJ DOUG SHALLA 7:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. Electric Park Ballroom, Waterloo.
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APPLE DUMPLINS’ 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Catfish Charlie's, 1630 East 16th St. DBQ
GERRY O'CONNELL 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Irish Cottage, Galena, Galena, Ill.
BUZZ BERRIES 8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. The Yardarm, 5 Eagle Point Drive, DBQ.
MACON GREYSON 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 180 MAIN - 180 Main St., Dubuque.
KEN WHEATON 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Grape Escape, Galena, Ill.
1 6 AUG SATURDAY THE CEDAR VALLEY LIVE MAJOR HEALEY 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Jamesons, E. 4th St. Waterloo, IA TOWNCRIER W/GUESTS BRIAN TROESTER 9:00 p.m. - Midnight The Hub, Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. ED FRANKS 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Isle Of Capri, 777 Isle of Capri Blvd.
FALLEN ROADIES 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Murph's South End Tap, 55 Locust St. ROCKET SURGEONS 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. The Pit Stop, 17522 S. John Deere Road, Dubuque BLACK BLOOM 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Silver Dollar Cantina, 342 Main St., DBQ
20 AUG WEDNESDAY TRI-STATES & CV
JABBERBOX 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Courtside, 2095 Holiday Drive, Dubuque
OPEN MIC NIGHT 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Jamesons, E. 4th St. Waterloo, IA
CATCH 3 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Riverwalk Lounge at Grand Harbor Resort, 350 Bell Street, Dubuque.
CUBS GAME & GRILL OUT WITH ACOUSTIC TUNES AFTER THE GAME BY: MIKE STAEBELL 9:00 p.m. - Midnight The Hub, Main St, Cedar Falls, IA.
ROSALIE MORGAN 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. TAIKO Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 2155 Spark Court, Dubuque. TOM NAUMAN 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Stone Cliff Wine Bar, Port of Dubuque FREEFALL 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. New Diggings General Store & Inn, Benton, Wis.
ED FRANKS 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Isle Of Capri 777 Isle of Capri Blvd. KONTROL-INDUSTRIAL DANCE NIGHT 9:00 p.m. - Midnight The Reverb 201 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. DENNY TROY, BRIAN MARCEAU & RICK HOFFMAN 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Riverwalk Lounge at Grand Harbor Resort, 350 Bell Street, Dubuque.
22 AUG FRIDAY
23 AUG SATURDAY
EASY STREET 9:00 p.m.- Midnight Jameson's, 310 E. 4th St., Waterloo, IA. DAMON DOTSON(FULL BAND) WITH GUEST:DICK PRALL 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Hub, Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. II MCS WITH: ACE ROSCOE PEEKO BOXCAR CHILDREN 9:00 p.m. - Midnight The Reverb 201 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. FRIDAYLOO 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Lincoln Park, Waterloo. RON KENDRICKS PERFORMING LIVE IN FLING - FREE ADMISSION 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Isle Of Capri, 777 Isle of Capri Blvd.
THE TRI-STATES LIVE HOMETOWN SWEETHEARTS 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 180 MAIN - Dubuque SUMMERS LAST BLAST W/ WICKED LIZ AND LOVE MONKEYS 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Town Clock Plaza, 700 Main St, Jabberbox, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. ROSALIE MORGAN 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. TAIKO Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 2155 Spark Court, Dubuque. THE DO OVERS 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Asbury Eagles Club. OUTTA CONTROL 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. New Diggings General Store & Inn, Benton, Wis. ANIMALS IN PANTS 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Bronco Inn, Bellevue, Iowa ARTIE & THE PINK CATILLACS BAND 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Allen's Bar & Grill, Potosi, Wisconsin TASTE LIKE CHICKEN 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Sandy Hook Tavern, Hazel Green, Wis. TAFFETA MEMORIES: A 50S MUSICAL 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Bell Tower Theater, 2728 Asbury Road. Dubuque, IA.
PUDDIN TRUCK 9:00 p.m.- Midnight Jameson's, 310 E. 4th St., Waterloo, IA. PIANOPALOOZA THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL DUELING PIANOS 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Hub, Main St, Cedar Falls, IA.
DAMON DOTSON W/FULL BAND
SHOW TIME 9PM
With his tasty hooks and infectious roots rock style, it’s easy to see why Damon has become one of The HuB’s favorite artists. He’ll have you out on the dance floor from start to finish.
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RON KENDRICKS PERFORMING LIVE IN FLING - FREE ADMISSION 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Isle Of Capri, 777 Isle of Capri Blvd. SCARLET RUNNER 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. VooDoo Lounge, Cedar Falls. SHAW BROTHERS 8:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. The Screaming Eagle, 228 E, Fourth Street, Waterloo, IA.
23 AUG SATURDAY
TEA LEAF GREEN
Psychedelic / Jam band from San Francisco - 7PM
WITH SPECIAL GUEST PICTURES OF THEN
LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 16 - SEPTEMBER 3
16 MAJOR HEALEY, 9:00P.M.
27 OPEN MIC NIGHT, 9:00 P.M.
20 OPEN MIC NIGHT, 9:00P.M.
29 DEJA VU, 9:00 P.M.
22 EASY STREET, 9:00 P.M.
30 DEJA VU, 9:00 P.M.
23 PUDDIN TRUCK, 9:00 P.M.
03 OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8:00 P.M.
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RAY PEN N ETTI
THE TRI-STATES LIVE
WITH Kristie McCune
ROCKET SURGEONS 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 180 MAIN - Dubuque
Ray Pennetti has worked at colleges, comedy clubs and corporate functions all over the US. He has opened for Richard Lewis, Pat Cooper, The Temptations, Tim Allen, Chris Rock, Steven Wright and many others!
BAD HABITS 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Mid-Town Marina, East Dubuque, Ill.
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT BARMUDA.COM $10 IN ADVANCE $12 AT THE DOOR SHOWTIME 8:30 PM
RICHTER SCALE 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Riverwalk Lounge at Grand Harbor Resort, 350 Bell Street, Dubuque FEVER RIVER STRING BAND 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Anton's New Diggins Wisc
with guest:DICK PRALL
NOT YOUR TYPICAL DUELING PIANOS SHOW! 9PM
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FREE SHOW AT 9PM
THE MITTENS WITH: SUPERHOLIC 9:00 p.m. - Midnight The Reverb 201 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA.
FREE ACOUSTIC SHOW AT 7PM
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THE CHANCEY BROTHERS 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Frank O’Dowd’s Pub - The Irish Cottage, Galena, Galena, Ill. FINALLY - MUSIC YOU’LL LIKE
MENACE 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Summer's Last Blast, Dubuque County Fairgrounds, Dubuque. MASSEY ROAD 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Wharf THE HOTTEST BRANDS ON EARTH
KARAOKE 7:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Rainbow Lounge at the Canfield Hotel, 36 West 4th St., Dubuque.
BETTY AND THE HEADLIGHTS 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. New Diggings General Store & Inn, Benton, Wis.
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27 AUG WEDNESDAY THE TRI-STATES LIVE WJOD'S WILD WEST WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Highway Road, Dubuque, IA. PIRATE OVER 50 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Riverwalk Lounge at Grand Harbor Resort, 350 Bell Street, Dubuque THE WUNDO BAND 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Steve's Pizza (Captain's Cove & Perfect Pint), Platteville, Wis.
ROSALIE MORGAN 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Pizzaria Uno, Platteville, Wis. BETTY AND THE HEADLIGHTS 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Spirit of Dubuque, Third Street Ice Harbor, Dubuque. TASTE LIKE CHICKEN 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Yardarm, 5 Eagle Point Drive, DBQ, THE LEGENDS 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dubuque Driving Range, Dubuque
THE CEDAR VALLEY LIVE OPEN MIC 9:00 p.m. - Midnight Jameson's, 310 E. 4th St., Waterloo, IA.
HORSIN' AROUND BAND 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Catfish Charlie's, 1630 E. 16th St, DBQ.
AUTOVAUGHN 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Hub, Main St, Cedar Falls, IA.
STONEHEART 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Murph's South End Tap, 55 Locust St., DBQ
JAZZ ON THE CEDAR 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Waterloo Ctr for the Arts, Waterloo.
APPLE DUMPLINS' 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Sandy Hook Tavern, Hazel Green, Wis.
THE TRI-STATES LIVE THE AMOREYS 9:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m. 180 MAIN - Dubuque. 50 POUND ROOSTER 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Jammin' Below the Dam, Bellevue, Iowa OKHAM'S RAZOR 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Stone Cliff Wine Bar, Port of Dubuque. 14 VUE : : ISSUE 152
SHAWWITH BROTHER’S BAND 23 AUG GUEST TBA HAMILTON LOOMIS 30 AUG WITH GUEST TBA BAND 06 PAULWITHHOLLAND GUEST TBA
HARD SALAMI 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Timberline Golf Course MIXED EMOTIONS 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Pit Stop, 17522 S. John Deere Rd. DBQ
29 AUG FRIDAY
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TRUE AMERICAN SPIRIT
228 EAST 4TH ST. WATERLOO 319.235.8865
SCREAMING EAGLE AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
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WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR USED THE CEDAR VALLEY LIVE DEJA VU 9:00 p.m. - Midnight Jameson's, 310 E. 4th St., Waterloo, IA.
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JASCAT 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Hub, Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. ILLEGAL SMILE WITH: SPACE NATIVES 8FOUNDEAD / HAZER 9:00 p.m. - Midnight The Reverb 201 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA. RIVER JAM FEATURING STYX AND SURVIVOR 6:00 p.m. - Midnight Riverfront Stadium 850 Park Rd. Waterloo
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RIVER ROOTS LIVE 2008 FESTIVAL MOVES TO 2ND STREET, FREE ADMISSION
FREE...Seriously. Due to the flooding this summer, the festival has moved downtown and we've decided to open the gates for free for the entire weeekend. From BBQ Ribs to incredible bands, you can come down and experience everything for absolutely no gate fee! We suggest you come for lunch, and stay for dinner. ue to the continuing repair of LeClaire Park, the 4th annual River Roots Live festival is moving off the riverfront and into the center of downtown, with free admission to the two day music and food festival. River Roots Live will take place on Second Street between Brady and Ripley in Downtown Davenport and will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23. People who purchased tickets will have access to an exclusive viewing area, although refunds are also available.
Attendees can expect the same great music, mouth-watering ribs, and family fun they’ve experienced in past years at LeClaire Park. New this year to the festival: Wiebler’s Bike Nite and a Video Games, Etc.-sponsored gamer’s extravaganza, complete with a Guitar Hero III tournament. Back by popular demand: The “people’s choice award” for the most tasty ribs, and the West Music Jr. Jam area for kids. The festival will run from 5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday.
partners Living Lands & Waters and the River Music Experience – all nonprofit organizations. Proceeds from the festival support music-education programs at the River Music Experience, environmental clean-up efforts on the Mississippi River and beautification of downtown Davenport. The River Music Experience will showcase its educational programs, such as Rock Camp USA, at the West Music Jr. Jam now located in Mojo’s at the River Music Experience. The Jr. Jam features educational and handson music workshops, and performance opportunities for local youth bands. The Junior Jam area will be available from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
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Headlining River Roots Live this year are classic rockers The Guess Who, known for many popular singles including the iconic “American Woman,” and Foghat, best known for “Slow Ride” – a current staple of Guitar Hero III. Over a dozen other bands fill out the lineup, including national acts like Joe Bonamassa, Goodnight Nurse featuring Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee, Assembly of Dust, Pete Francis (of Dispatch), up and coming Rock Island native Lissie, and more. The festival will also feature a host of our area’s best original local and regional Iowa artists.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Bike Nite special: All motorcycle riders who pick up advanced Bike-Nite tickets at Wiebler’s Harley-Davidson in Davenport receive access to an exclusive parking and viewing area Friday night. The first 200 riders to arrive also receive a free event souvenir. Produced by the DavenportOne Downtown Partnership, River Roots Live is supported by
ADMISSION IS FREE THIS YEAR, SO COME DOWN AND BUY SOME RIBS FOR LUNCH, AND DINNER! COME FOR THE MUSIC, STAY FOR THE FOOD!
Q I heard the festival combined with Ribfest Q: what exactly does that mean?
A: a Basically, it means the festival has absolutely amazing food. The main component of Ribfest being married to River Roots Live is the presence of several award-winning national rib-vendors. If you're not from the Quad-Cities and have no idea what Rib-Fest is, trust us, you're in for some of the best food you've ever laid hands on.
support our 3 non-profits through the festival. River Roots Live has been, and will continue to be, geared towards supporting our not-forprofits involved and exposing our community to as much new fantastic music as we can. Q How many years has this event been Q: happening?
a 2008 is the 4th year of the event, and we're A: excited this top-notch festival has grown significantly every single year. The setting is spectacular and the lineup and amazing food will always have something new for you to discover!
a YES! The Festival has always existed to A:
No. The old camp grounds have begun construction and renovation within Centennial Park. It's a bummer we've got no camping, but when that park is finished, you'll be amazed and thankful we've had such a huge upgrade to our riverfront!
Q: Is it possible to record this event? Q A: a
Professional audio and video recording equipment is prohibited. Violations could result in confiscation of such devices and violators will be removed from the premises.
Q What’s the best way to get tickets? Q:
a For 2008, we've no longer have tickets A: because it's FREE! Normally though, the best way to get tickets for RRL is online. Go to the Tickets area of the site, or click here to be routed. Typically, tickets are also available at all Quad-City Co-Op Records locations. Q Do children get in free? Q:
Q Has River Roots Live always been for Q: a cause?
Q: Will there be camping? Q
a Children 12 and under will be admitted free A: when accompanied by parent or guardian! Proof of age may be required.
Q Q: Will you have local brew again this year?
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In addition to both Budweiser' AND Miller's fine products, we will be serving outstanding local micro-brews!
Q Q: Who provided the photography for your site?
a A: A big thanks goes out to Dan Videtich and
Lon Bozarth, who provided many of the incredible photos you see throughout the site!
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MUSIC NEWS DAVID BYRNE / BRIAN ENO Everything That Happpens Will Happen Today
Earth To the Dandy Warhols AUGUST 19.08
The band marches to there own drummer
Brian Eno and I recently finished our first collaboration in about 30 years said Byrne. For the most part, Brian did the music and I wrote some tunes, words and sang. It's familiar but completely new as well. We're pretty excited. In August the music will be available via this Web site, free for streaming and it will also be available for purchase as both a download and in physical formats. One of the songs will be available free of charge.
Now acting as masters of their own destiny, The Dandy Warhols are back and ushering in a rockin return to form with Earth to the Dandy Warhols, the band s debut on their newly minted label, Beat The World Records. The album is quintessential Dandys, pulling together the diverse sounds and influences that have always characterized their music, and full of the same dry vigor that s made them world famous.
Performing live on the Jay Leno Show August 25.
Keith wrote 10 of the 11 tracks on the disc.
Juliana Hatfield will celebrate the release of How To Walk Away - her 10th solo album in a remarkable 20-year-career.
The band is still staking out new musical territory and embracing fresh challenges more than 20 years into their career.
DELUXE FAN EDITION
COUNTRY CHARTS FROM THE ARTIST:: "We've been playing some of the new songs during our live shows," says lead singer Jennifer Nettles. "The fans have been so responsive. We couldn't wait to get the whole album to them. I am more excited about this album than any other that I've recorded thus far," continued Nettles. "It is special to us and has a lot of emotion, heart, laughter, tears and love on the inside!"
"Love On The Inside is just that...it is a recording full of love," Kristian Bush says. "It's in the strings and wood of the instruments, in the vocal chords, in the hearts that beat behind them and in the words that flood out through them into microphones. Our hope is that new Sugarland fans and old ones alike will hear this album and feel like the soundtrack to their life is magically playing in front of them." When Sugarland released their third album Love On The Inside on July 22 it was all about the fans. Lead members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush wanted to deliver more than the average album to their loyal supporters. Together they created a Deluxe Fan Edition that will include 17 tracks (12 regular and 5 bonus) in special packaging with an expanded CD booklet, as well as access to download exclusive music video and "behind the scenes making of the album" footage.
How to Walk Away
North Hollywood Shootout
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KATY PERRY ONE OF THE BOYS POP CHARTS
This isn't the first time that the singer-songwriter Katy Perry O N has aimed for mainstream pop ONE success. After an abortive career as teen Christian artist Katy Hudson, her birth name, Perry finally hooked up with the production talent and record label honchos who could push her over the top. Seven years after the Katy Hudson album, this single is bringing Katy Perry to the attention of the world, and it is a brilliant recording. The single "UR So Gay," an immediate predecessor to "I Kissed a Girl," did garner some serious attention in the music industry, but its lyrics are too flagrant for widespread acceptance. However, "I Kissed a Girl," fueled by an instrumental wallop provided courtesy of producer Dr. Luke, is the perfect breakthrough. Bathed in praise for "cherry chapstick" and "soft skin, red lips, so kissable," Katy Perry states her unquestionable independence with stylish spirit. "I Kissed a Girl" is a perfect summer hit. The beat pounded out by drums, guitar, and bass will sound perfect with the top down. Both singles, "I Kissed a Girl" and "UR So Gay," demonstrate a songwriting talent to reckon with. This is likely not the last we hear from Katy Perry.
All Hope Is Gone
August 26. 2008 Filled with the fury people have come to expect from Slipknot
Special Edition includes bonus tracks and a DVD featuring the making of All Hope Is Gone. After over 5 million albums sold in the US, Slipknot returns with their most powerful statement yet - All Hope Is Gone. Filled with the fury people have come to expect from Slipknot as well as some extraordinary surprises, this album is the culmination of the band’s 9 unique members, three platinum albums and their 10 year journey at the top of the Hard Rock genre. the album is a cohesive statement about the world today and truly cements the band as one of rock’s heavyweights. www.vueonline.com
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DUBLE 00 With 14 cuts Celebration delivers true to form pure Rap. This is not some underground CD but a compilation of music that speaks to everyone. CELEBRATION Produced by Chucky Means, Produced by James for Chop Shop. Executive Producers: Gemices Royale and Duble OO. Mastered by Grand Junction Studio. Graphic Design by J-Ware designs
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The success of their fourth album, Taught To Be Proud, was the culmination of years of hard work and determination for San Francisco's Tea Leaf Green. It was a watershed event. Their popularity and acclaim is on the rise. They won a "Jammy" award for the album's title track. They’re being asked to play at every major festival in the country. Their legendary live shows are being captured on a multitude of official downloads and widely traded homemade recordings. “We'll raise up our tent in any town that will have us..." declares the new studio album by San Francisco's Tea Leaf Green. Produced by David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Counting Crows, Guster), the album presents eleven, well-crafted songs that tempt the listener to set off on the archetypal American adventure. In times past, you could run away and join the circus or ride the freight trains, and Tea Leaf Green offers the same seductive pull to today's kids. Sharing some of the style and substance of musical contemporaries My Morning Jacket, Wolfmother, and the Raconteurs, Tea Leaf Green conjures the spirit of bands like '70s Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and The Grateful Dead, taking classic sounds and giving them a present-day polish. Tea Leaf Green reminds
us at every turn just how alluring rock 'n' roll can be. Tea Leaf Green consistently delivers mind bending live performances to their loyal and evergrowing fan base. Nightly, the band explores the depths of their prodigious songbook, taking everyone along for an exhilarating ride. In a few short years, these road warriors have built a strong following, consistently filling venues across the country and becoming a warmly received, go-to band on the festival circuit with stand-out performances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, 10K Lakes, and The Echo Project, among others. The band's chops earned the respect of their contemporaries and they have shared the stage with The Dave Matthews Band, Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Bruce Hornsby, John Popper, Bob Weir, Sean Lennon and many others. Experience Tea Leaf Green for yourself... and enjoy the journey.
With 14 cuts Celebration delivers true to form pure Rap. James stated that he wants Midwest Rap to become more recognized throughout the industry. Taking artistic aim at the West and East Coast Rap/Hip Hop Artist is his number goal. “Just because we are from Iowa does not mean we can’t compete with the West or East Coast.” James said. With so many one-dimensional rappers with the depth of a cardboard cutout, Duble OO is the genuine article in every sense of the term. The new CD “Celebration” can be purchased for just $10 at local area outlets or order information can be found at www.vuecv.com
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ou cannot spell Waterloo without double 00” That was the opening comments when I sat down with local Rap Artist Duble OO. No glitz, no glamour just straight music from this up and coming local artist. “I am not about how many chains I can throw around my neck, it’s about the music, not me” stated Duble OO. D-OO went on to say, “All those things don’t make you better artist and I don’t need to hide behind those things.” After graduating from East High, Duble OO (Clifton James) moved to Minneapolis to enhance his music career and talents. He simply reported, “I needed to return to my roots!” Track number three, “319”, references his hometown Iowa roots. Not only is music his passion, but he voiced that he also wanted to complete his degree in elementary education. James will be graduating within seven-months. Performing for just over nine-years, Duble OO’s new CD “Celebration” features 14 tracks. It has just been released and is “fresh-to-death,” as he puts it. “Celebration” showcases some of the best Midwest Rap artist: Young Ezzy(La Di Da Da feat, track 8) Codared,( Let It Flow feat, track 7) Gucciveli,( Warrior feat, track 13) and O.C.P. (Out of Control). Executive Producers: Gemices Royale and Duble OO have produced a Rap CD that can, without a
doubt, go head-to-head with any big city artist. This is not some underground CD but a compilation of music that speaks to everyone. “I sing about real-life experience that everyone has probably gone through”, explains James. He adds, “My songs are not about being shot or carrying guns, but real situations.” More than anything in the world, the lyrics on his first full-length disc proves that Duble OO wants to be respected and he puts his best foot forward in the hopes of garnering respect for his skills as more than just a laid-back Rap Artist.
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3 DAYS. 9 STAGES. OVER 60 BANDS. AUG. 29. 30. 31,08
he New Bohemia Group today announced that more than 60 local and regional bands have been booked to perform on nine different stages over Labor Day Weekend. The 2nd Annual New Bohemia Music Festival will take place in three different cities on three different days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 29, 30 and 31. Profits from the festival will help support future programs and events designed to aid recovery efforts in the New Bohemia Cultural District. he festival will begin Friday night, August 29. The festival's Mission Creek Stage will host several bands at The Industry, 211 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; The Nexus Stage will host bands at the Pepsi Pavilion (on the grounds of the National Cattle Congress), 257 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, from 3:30 to 1:30 a.m.; and the Tornado's Stage will host bands at Next Door, 1736 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 30, The Linn County Blues Society Stage and the Stars Guitar Stage will host bands at Shores Central Park in the Irish District, 700 16th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, from noon to 9:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, August 30, The Mission Creek and Nexus Stages will host bands at the Third Base Sports Park, 7251 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, from noon to 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, August 31, the Third Street Live Stage, Arts Farm Stage and the Harvester Street Art Festival will take place on the Kirkwood Main Campus, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., Cedar Rapids, from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids native Riley Smith will perform on the Third Street Live stage from 7 to 9 p.m. The festival will include a diverse variety of musicians and bands performing at several locations and representing every musical style imaginable from traditional bluegrass to industrial metal. Also included will be children's events, street performers, interactive art demonstrations and food vendors. One inclusive ticket price will include all three days of music and art. "This neighborhood has been through a lot this past year," said Jim Jacobmeyer, President of the New Bohemia Group and organizer of the festival. "This festival marks the end of an extremely difficult summer and the promise of a better year ahead. We are grateful to the many venues that stepped up to help support the New Bohemia Music Festival, and hope that everyone will come out and celebrate
THAT ONE GUY:: The articulated steel piping weighs 35 kilograms in its coffin-sized case. Assembled and screwed into its wooden base, it will soon stand two metres tall, curling like a giant question mark over the American musician's head.
WILLIAM ELLIOT WHITMORE:: Whitmore is compared to such legends as Waits and Johnny Cash.It takes some sort of magnetism to hold an audience with only you, a banjo, and a guitar, but an hour Whitmore will hold all in attendance wanting more.
the good news of art and music with all of us who live and work and volunteer in the New Bohemia Cultural District." Scheduled to perform are dozens of individuals and groups including Baby Teeth, Black the Sun, Mike Belmont and Friends, Birth Rites, John Boller, Jason Ray Brown, Castle Ridge, Concrete Blanket, Casados, Mike Cox, Sarah Cram and the Derelicts, The Diplomats of Solid Sound, Feature Presentation, Gayla Drake Paul, the Dynaflows, East Eighteen, Happy Go Lovely, HEALTH, Inch 75, I:Scintila, Kalimbaman, Johnny Kilowatt Band, Josh Lamore, LWA, Minimalistic Orchestra, Matthew Grimm and the Red Smear, Terry McCauley, The Moment, Carol Montag, Murder by Death, Newickedream, Nothing's Real, Poison Control Center, Post Mortem, the Pumpers, Puritanicals, the Slats, Pat Smith, Riley Smith, Southerly, Leo Speedragon, Shawn Ster, Shame Train, Teddy Boys, Unknown Component, Veritas, William Elliot Whitmore, Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts, Zbornik, Dave Zollo and many more.
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HAPPY GO LOVELTY. PAT SMITH. THE SLATS. MIKE BELMONT & FRIENDS - PAT SMITH, STEVE ARMSTRONG. UNKNOWN COMPONENT. MIKE COX.
The New Bohemia Music Festival is a Freedom Festival-affiliated event. Freedom Festival button-wearers will receive $3 off gate admission. Gate admission is $15, $12 in advance, and can be purchased through Friday, August 29, at these locations: Stars Guitars, Jackbox/Nexus Shows, CD's Plus, Brewed Awakenings, Music Loft, Music Go Round, Tic Toc, Wittes End, West Music and 3rd Street Live! (in Cedar Rapids); and West Music and Record Collector (in Iowa City); Bob's Guitars, Mohair Pear (in Cedar Falls); and CD's Plus (in Waterloo); or online at www.newbohemiamusicfestival.com. One inclusive ticket price is good for all days and locations, with all proceeds going to help in the Flood recovery effort in the New Bohemia Cultural District.
SHAME TRAIN:: Influenced by Joni Mitchel, Wilco, Dinosaur, Jr Greg Brown, Steve Ear,l Bob Mould, Screaming Trees, Jeff Buckley, Jaco Pastorius, Kathryn Musilek Buckner, Neil Young, Tom Petty, The Band and The Replacements,
DAVE ZOLLO:: David and the band hale from Iowa City. David has played with Iowa blues legends Joe Price and Bo Ramsey. David can do it all on keyboard, going from boogie woogie, country, slow blues, to roots rock and back.
SOUTHERLY. GAYLA DRAKE PAUL. I:SCINTILLA. MATT WOODS & THE THUNDERBOLTS. MURDER BY DEATH. DAVE ZOLLO. WILLIAM ELLIOT WHITMORE. JOHNNY KILOWATT BAND. BABY TEETH. THE PUMPERS. TBD. THE DYNAFLOWS. DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND. MATHEW GRIMM & THE RED SMEAR.
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UNKNOWN COMPONENT:: The music, which serves as the backdrop for Keith Lynchâ€™s wordplay, sometimes seems like an afterthought, quickly fading out as soon as the thought is complete, but the depth of the lyric is the prize after all.
SOUTHERLY:: Krist Krueger, best known as the main man behind indie rock group Southerly, is on another one of his road warrior tours and will be part of the New Bohemia Music festival. His inspiration for keeping complex songs simple
DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND:: Move on up to the bandstand folks and get ready to behold the undeniable groove of the ambassadors of instrumental soul The Diplomats of Solid Sound. Tune into the hard stepping funky action of these dancefloor scientists.
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THE HOUSE BUNNY • AUG 22
Starring: Rainn Wilson Christina Applegate
Starring: Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings, Katherine McPhee
A failed drummer is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock n' roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he's always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.
Shelley Darlington has lived at the Playboy mansion for the last nine years. She is Hef's favorite and acts like a den mother to the other girls. On her birthday, she is unceremoniously evicted from Hef's pad for 'being too old.' Homeless and without essential skills, Shelley wanders around L.A. until she finds a new job-the housemother at the most unpopular sorority on campus.
Starring: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Simon Reynolds, Paulino Nunes, Jeff Daniels
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Curtis Plummer - a down-on-hisluck former high school football star - turns his niece, Jasmine, into the quarterback of the local team, the Minden Browns, and gets his stride back when he becomes the team coach.
Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the U.S. penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the world's biggest, most brutal sporting event. Five-time NASCAR champion Jensen Ames is a man who has become an expert at survival. After eight years of hard time, he has only six weeks before reuniting with his family. But when Weyland demands a driver to headline the big game, Ames is forced to submit.
A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the Death Race.
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THE LONGSHOTS • AUG 22
When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn. A mysterious figure with a web of connections to terrorist organizations, Horn has a knack for emerging on the scene just as a major operation goes down. The inter-agency task force looking into the case meets with Carter, a veteran CIA contractor who seemingly has his own agenda.
Jason Statham leads the cast of an actionthriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow, with the world's most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the “Death Race.” Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our
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country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein -- a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill -- Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell. His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country's toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth. Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller and Sports Release Date: August 22nd, 2008 (wide)
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