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Superheroes, disaster movies, reality TV, professional wrestling and a boy wizard named Harry Potter weathered the decade’s ever-changing pop culture storm while others rode the aughts like a roller coaster. Britney Spears was in, then out, then in again, advantageously morphing herself from teen queen to train wreck to pop diva within the 10-year span. Others returned from yesteryear — or space, as in the case of the reinvigorated “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” franchises — to reclaim their pop culture glory. Not every entertainment hallmark was so successful in overcoming revolving taste buds. Here are 10 things that were oh-so-hot at the beginning of the ’00s that turned totally cold by the bitter end:

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CEDAR FALLS — For audiophiles, vinyl records have something CDs don’t. “I like that crackle,” said Rose Sires, manager at Mohair Pear in Cedar Falls. After years of decline, records have something else CDs don’t: growing sales. Record sales reached 1.9 million in 2008 and are on track to sell nearly 2.8 million in 2009, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music industry sales. Record sales have grown 119 percent from 2006 and 2008, according to SoundScan. CD sales have dropped each year since 2006.

BRANDON POLLOCK | Courier Staff Photographer Vinyl record sales are up this holiday season. Rose Sires, manager of Mohair Pear in Cedar Falls, holds a couple of her favorites.

Mohair Pear sells new release albums by bands that still produce records and new editions of vintage music as well. “It’s all brand new,” said Mohair Pear co-owner Dave Deibler. Deibler said demand for vinyl has grown, despite reports of the medium’s death in the 1990s. “The thing about retail is you have to say something’s dead in order to push people onto a new product,” he said. The preference for vinyl’s distinctive sound quality has kept it alive. “It has a better sound and better tone,” said Kyle Miller, of Waverly. Miller prefers buying records to CDs. “If it’s out on record, I’ll buy it on record,” he said. “The best music is coming off a record,” Deibler said. “I think the human ear responds well to it. I know I do.” Hot Topic also has a selection of records. Like at Mohair Pear, the selection includes a mix of new releases and new presses of older music. National record sales reflect that mixed demand. The top-selling record of 2008 was PULSE: PULSE: ISSUE ISSUE 032 032 | | 

Radiohead’s release “In Rainbows,” which sold 25,800 copies. The Beatles’ classic “Abbey Road” was No. 2, with 16,500 copies sold. Record players still are available at local electronic stores, including Radioshack and Best Buy. Demand for players has been steady and growing, said a store official at Best Buy in Waterloo who declined to be identified. The store carries two models on display and the Best Buy Web site offers 14 models. Prices range from $149 to more than $900. Although vinyl sales are climbing, CDs still, by far, out sell records. Last year’s top-selling CD, Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III,” alone sold 2.87 million copies — more than all new vinyl sales this year. The surge in demand for records, however, comes as CD sales continue to slip. CD sales and full-album downloads combined dropped 14 percent in 2008. That still represents 428 million albums, but the decline in CD sales has been steady, according to SoundScan. Vinyl records have already outlasted 8-tracks and cassette tapes. It looks like the medium could outlast CDs, Deibler said. “I truly think CDs will die before vinyl.”


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DUBUQUE — Christopher Durang’s “Miss Witherspoon” will be presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 5-6 and 2 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 in the Bijou Room at the Five Flags Center. Directed by Lenore Howard, the production features title character Miss Witherspoon, who insists she once was married to Rex Harrison, despite a contrary explanation by her afterlife spiritual guide, Maryanne. Actually, says the spiritual guide, Miss Witherspoon’s soul once was involved with the soul that would eventually become Rex Harrison in one of its future lifetimes. It's not character exploration. It's silliness. Good silliness.

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DUBUQUE — The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Dubuque Five Flags Theater, 405 Main St. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony was first performed at a celebrity-studded concert in 1813 at the University of Vienna. In addition, the orchestra will perform one of Beethoven’s greatest overtures, the tensely dramatic “Coriolan”. Fourteen-year-old violinist Michael Province will join the orchestra to perform Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction and Rondo” and the “Gypsy Airs,” both popular violin Illustration by MATTHEW PUTNEY / Courier Photo Editor showpieces. It will be a spectacular display of this musical prodigy’s mastery andPhoto technique, featuring big melodic skips and many passages at the extreme top of the violin’s range. Tickets are available at the Five Flags Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster retail outlet. To purchase tickets Drinks under scrutiny for alcohol, caffeine mix over the phone, call (800) 745-3000. Student tickets are available for $5 one hour prior to each performance at the Five Flags lobby ticket counter with a valid student ID. For additional concert information, visit www.dubuquesymphony.org or call (563) 557-1677. By MARY STEGMEIR | mary.stegmeir@wcfcourier.com

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WATERLOO — The Waterloo Center for the Arts’ annual ArtiGras celebration will take place Feb. 20. This annual fundraiser, hosted by the Friends of the Arts Center, will celebrate the center’s vibrant collection of Mexican artwork and the opening of “Fiesta! A Mexican Celebration,” a temporary exhibit in the Phelps Youth Pavilion. Enjoy a creative dining experience with delectable hors d'oeuvres and a gourmet dinner, along with unique silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by Orquesta Alto Maiz. Tickets are $35 if purchased by Dec. 31 and $40 after. An exclusive table of eight is $500. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call (319) 291-4490 or visit www.museum@waterloo-ia.org. Proceeds from the event will support the Waterloo Center for the Arts’ diverse programs and exhibits, including the Phelps Youth Pavilion. The Waterloo Center for the Arts is at 225 Commercial St.

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DUBUQUE — Actor and comedian Tom Arnold will perform Jan. 16 at Diamond Jo Casino.

CEDAR FALLS — The James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts will feature the “North Star Portraits x 52: Faces Through Our Eyes” exhibit in the Dresser-Robinson Gallery through Jan. 26. Created by students at North Star Community Services, the exhibit includes 52 three-dimensional portraits inspired by faces in the Cedar Valley. North Star Art Director Pat Moreland’s students created these whimsical works of art using nothing more than Styrofoam eggs, house paint, glitter, pipe cleaners, felt, paper, buttons, wire and bits of fabric. North Star students were given an assignment to create portraits without relying on traditional conventions of representation. The result is a refreshing look at aesthetic identity as seen through the eyes of the Cedar Valley’s newest emerging artists.

The Ottumwa native, who met fame as a writer for the TV sitcom “Roseanne,” has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, such as “True Lies” and “Gardens of the Night.” He currently hosts the CMT show “My Big Redneck Wedding.”

“The art program at North Star began two years ago when it was introduced to our students as part of our day habilitation program,” Moreland said.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and is open to those 21 and older. Tickets are available at the Diamond Club and at www.diamondjo.com.

“North Star Portraits x 52: Faces Through Our Eyes” is the group’s first formal art exhibit. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Hearst Center is at 304 W. Seerley Blvd.

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CEDAR FALLS — Over the past 37 years, the name Bob Dorr has become synonymous with Iowa Public Radio. Although the producer left the station for 18 months to tour with his own band, Dorr’s deep, smooth voice has been a nearconstant companion to music lovers in the Cedar Valley since he first signed on in October 1972. Next month Dorr will retire from KUNI, a University of Northern Iowa entity, but his garage studio will not go dark. “Backtracks,” a Saturday night show that dives into the annals of rock ’n’ roll history, and the newly-minted “Blue Avenue,” a Sunday selection, will remain on the air with Dorr serving as an independent contractor. “We’re trying to make the transition as smooth as possible,” said Dorr, 57. “The goal is for the people who tune in not to notice anything is different.” Despite those plans, some Dorr-produced programs will be lost. Friday night’s “Down on the Corner,” featuring the work of Iowa artists, will be removed from the schedule. Dorr’s affiliation with “Night Music,” which he co-hosts with Al Schares and Mark Simmet, also will cease at the end of the year. Although he regrets the loss of those shows, Dorr, the lead vocalist with The Blue Band, welcomes the opportunity to continue broadcasting. The Cedar Falls man started working for KUNI (then KHKE) as a UNI student, where he hosted the first rock ’n’ roll show to air on any IPR frequency.

Dorr continued with the station after graduation, introducing the Cedar Valley to “underground” sensations like The Clash, the Sex Pistols and The Damned. His “Record Rap” music review program was syndicated through National Public Radio from 1974 to 1976. Those contributions increased listenership at KUNI and IPR stations across the state, said Steve Sinnott, a longtime public radio supporter. Fans flock to Dorr’s programs because the host provides eclectic music selections and insightful commentary, he said. “As part of The Blue Band, Bob travels a lot and during his time off he scours record stores in whatever city he happens to be in and finds those rare gems and brings them to his show,” Sinnott said. “With backtracks, he provides these rare listens that you flat out don’t get anywhere else. In the process he’s educated a lot of people about the history of rock ’n’ roll.” When Sinnott answers phones during KUNI’s annual pledge drive, it’s not unusual for members to ask questions about Dorr, who has been inducted into the Iowa Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame for both his work in radio and as a member of The Blue Band. “His influence is far-reaching across the state and the Midwest,” Sinnott said. “People know his voice. They know him.” Dorr, who blushes at the thought of a fan base, said he’s just happy to be able to share the music he loves with others. As an independent producer, he plans to continue his exploration of rock ’n’ roll and the blues. “It’s really kind of unusual for someone to have the opportunity to make a livelihood in music in the state of Iowa,” Dorr said. “It’s gratifying that so many people have been encouraging and supportive. I consider myself a pretty lucky guy.” PULSE: ISSUE 032 | 


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There is something wrong with the orchestra. The conductor has walked off the stage, but the musicians are sitting on the edges of their seats, instruments poised, eyes closed in intense concentration. The orchestra is in complete silence and nobody seems to have noticed but the audience. Then, the short coughs and sidelong glances begin. Everyone is suddenly very aware of the silence filling the room. The orchestra just sits there. A watch clunks loudly somewhere in the audience, an old man clears his throat — and still the orchestra sits there.

There is something inherently evil about social stereotyping. The high school popularity hierarchy can make or break a fragile, developing teenager’s life. The pressure put on each other to be more athletic and better looking and have the right connections is enough to cause some kids to lose their minds. While this is the situation at every high school around the world, there is a group of students whose bond is so strong that meaningless stereotypes and hierarchies have no bearing on who they are. These are band geeks, and they are a proud people.

Most of the audience is convinced the orchestra has lost their minds. If composer John Cage were in the audience, however, he would be enormously happy to experience such a successful performance of his now-famous composition “4’33.”

For band geeks, status is a state of mind. Elaine Hart, a Clarke College music minor, says once a band geek, always a band geek. “There’s something about being a band geek in high school that never leaves you, once you become one,” says Hart.

For modernist/experimentalist composers like Cage, there are no rules. The only guidelines invite musicians to be radical, innovative and unique. These composers, often called avant-garde, challenge accepted aesthetics in music and invite listeners to focus on what is going on in the present.

For modernist/experi mentalist composers like John Cage, there are no rules. The only guidelines invite musicians to be radical, innovative and unique. These composers, often called avant-garde, challenge accepted aesthetics in music and invite listeners to focus on what is going on in the present.

Cage’s “4’33” is one of his most famous works of modernist music, and consequently, his most indeterminate work. Composed in 1952 and split into three movements, the score simply directs the performers to sit silently at their instruments for the span of time indicated in the title. The music occurs naturally offstage: whispers, shuffling, the traffic outside. The piece demonstrates how silence is simply openness and that there are always environmental sounds worth experiencing. With the perspective of the avant-garde, music is quite literally everywhere. A walk down the block reveals an entire symphony composed of the steady beat of footsteps, a lawn sprinkler, a pet dog, the roar of a car lacking a muffler — the possibilities are infinite. Traditionally, music has been defined as a combination of tones that create an expressive composition. With the evolution of the modernists and experimentalists, however, music need not be performed in a concert hall or piped from within a set of headphones. Music at its core may very well be the sounds that make up our lives. In Cage’s “Third Construction of Metal,” tin cans of varying sizes and pitches act as the instruments. An electric buzzer and electronically amplified noises make up Cage’s “Imaginary Landscape No. 3.” Perhaps his most famous composition, however, is played on a “prepared piano,” invented by him in the 1940s. To perform the piece, various household objects, such as pennies, bolts, screws or pieces of wood, rubber or plastic, are inserted between the strings of a piano. When the piano is played from the keyboard, delicate, complex percussive sounds result. Modernist music promotes unity among musicians and composers today because it encourages innovative thinking. There are no rules and no boundaries whatsoever — composers need not even use traditional notes on a staff. Young composers today can feel free to design and live through music themselves.

Breaking out of love’s prison by Kayla Schnoebelen

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Love is the persistent muse of musical artists. Pick any artist in the world and he or she has written at least one song about love. It’s nearly impossible for an artist not to address love at some point in her musical career because love is essential to our humanity. We are one-half of a whole person, driven by instinct to find someone who makes us complete. Love is for every one of us, and we all feel that ache when we are without it. Loss of love is the most common theme in music, and this branch of love songs is as timeless as love itself. It’s not the artist or style that makes the love song timeless, it is the universal understanding of love. One of the greatest love-loss songs of our time was written nearly 30 years ago by English rock band Queen. Written by lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, “Somebody to Love” was released on the 1976 album “A Day at the Races.” Verse by verse, Mercury takes the listener on a journey from wanting love to needing love in order to survive.

It takes a special skill to be a band geek. Music is a secret, the mechanics of it known only by those who understand it. Music allows band geeks to build their own social hierarchy. The band becomes a musical family, and the geeks know within themselves how cool they are. So how does this apply to the high school popularity scale? Every clique is a group for a particular reason. Jocks are athletic by nature, and artists are creative in an aesthetic and spatial way. Musicians possess special auditory senses. But does one gift give one the right to belittle another? Imagine being a musician, a band geek — devout, engaged and passionate, feeling the thrill of crescendos and musical masterpieces centuries old. Many sports haven’t been around that long, and it’s something all band geeks can be proud of. Regardless of your social lot, music unifies people. The majority of my friends are band geeks, and I poke fun because they can take it. They dish it back because this jock can take it. We’re friends and it’s fun. What isn’t fun is having someone you don’t know belittle you for something they don’t understand. Show some respect and share some common ground in the world that is music.

The first verse is faithful and inquisitive, wondering whether he deserves to have someone. “Each morning I get up I die a little / Can barely stand on my feet,” smacks us with the realization upon waking that we are alone. The alarm beeps; he shifts to turn it off and shivers in the cold emptiness of the bed. In the second verse, “I work till I ache in my bones / At the end I take home my hard earned pay all on my own” shows the justification for having somebody to love. He works hard, but it means nothing if he doesn’t have someone to share it with. The third verse is the admittance of defeat: “Everyday, I try and I try and I try / But everybody wants to put me down.” But the fourth verse is the refusal to go without love. “I just gotta get out of this prison cell / Someday I’m gonna be free, Lord!” Heartache is a prison, but he will love again someday, breaking free from the chains of loneliness. “Somebody to Love” beautifully depicts the impact of heartache on a person’s life. Love is sometimes sweet and sometimes salty, can be cold or hot, trickles through your cupped hands, is always in motion and is always there.

Love will never fade or lessen in value but can only grow. We are humans — we yearn for completeness. For that, we need to break out of the prison and find somebody to love.

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Love is for every one of us, and we all feel that ache when we are without it. Loss of love is the most common theme in music, and this branch of love songs is as timeless as love itself. It’s not the artist or style that makes the love song timeless, it is the universal understanding of love.

Kayla Schnoebelen

Clarke College

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SCENE Harlem Globetrotters bringing high-flying fun to Des Moines DES MOINES — The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are primed to showcase their eye-popping 2010 "Magical Memories" World Tour in Des Moines on Saturday, March 27. Now in their 84th consecutive season of touring the world, the Globetrotters feature some of the most extraordinary athletes and entertainers on the planet, including Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang, who are starring in the Emmy Award-winning CBS reality hit, "The Amazing Race." Also performing are the hilarious Special K Daley, dribbling magician Scooter Christensen and ball-handling wizards Handles Franklin and Ant Atkinson. Sports Illustrated billed the show "the sports equivalent of comfort food" in its March 2009 issue. "The Harlem Globetrotters are the epitome of world-class family fun," said Michael Kenney, the Globetrotters' senior vice president of live event marketing. "You'll want to get your tickets now for an experience the whole family will be talking about for years to come." The Globetrotters will take the court at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. Tickets are $25, $31, $49, $59 and $93, and are available at the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office, by calling (866) 553-2457 or online at www.dahlstickets.com. Ticket information also is available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com. For information on group ticket sales, call Jason Evans at (515) 564-8146.

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The Pointer Sisters to perform at Riverside Casino RIVERSIDE — The Pointer Sisters will perform at the Event Center stage at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20. The Pointer Sisters’ first performance in Los Angeles at the Troubadour Club was hailed by critics for its versatility and range. The ladies’ 1973 debut album gave us the single "Yes We Can, Can," which reached No. 11 on Billboard magazine's pop singles chart. Since that first performance, the Grammy and American Music Award-winning Pointer Sisters have gone on to achieve worldwide fame, releasing hit after hit, including “Jump (For My Love),” “I’m So Excited,” “Automatic,” “Slow Hand,” “He’s So Shy” and “Fire.” The Pointer Sisters were inducted into the Soul Train Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. Tickets are $40 or $55 and are available in the casino gift shop, online at www.riversidecasinoandresort.com or by calling (877) 677-3456. The show is open to guests 21 and older.

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Budde’s, Keywest Kevin Beck & Johnny Walker 9:00 p.m. Show

Mystique Casino, Dubuque Black Bloom 9:30 p.m. Show

The Bank (formally Silver Dollar Cantina) Dubuque

The Toast 7:00 p.m. Show

The Hub, Cedar Falls The Ramblers 9:00 p.m. Show

Spicoli’s, Waterloo Courier Easy Street 8:30 p.m. Show

Jameson’s, Waterloo Urban Legen 9:00 p.m. Show

Screaming Eagle, Waterloo Tom Mabe (Bob & Tom Comic) 8:30 p.m. Show

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Jameson’s, Waterloo soul fusion 10:00 p.m. Show

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The Hub, cedar falls Tony BoHnenKamP 9:30 p.m. Show

The Hub, cedar falls Primer 55 9:00 p.m. Show

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screaming eagle, Waterloo

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The Barn, sherrill, ia BecKy mcmaHon 9:00 p.m. Show

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screaming eagle, Waterloo

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Jumpers, Dubuque

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Billy lee Janey 6:00 p.m. Show

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Knickers, Dubuque THe TasTies 9:00 p.m. Show

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Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre - Salome Friday, Jan. 15 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 2 p.m. Adults: $34, $27, $20, $17, $12 Youth: -20% UNI Student: -50%

Curtain Talk, pre-show discussion, will be held one hour prior to each performance and will feature Gregory Keller, Salome stage director from the Metropolitan Opera.

Salome’s biblical story was first used by Oscar Wilde as the basis for a play that was banned in London until 1907. Richard Strauss was so taken by the images of lust, color, familial intertwinement and the shocking final scene, that he set the story as an opera, which premiered in Dresden in 1905. Most famous for the Dance of the Seven Veils, “Salome” is a compact one-act opera written in the style of Wagner’s late-Romantic Germanic style, using leitmotifs (melodies with textual connotations) and continuous musical textures. Salome’s character as a femme fatale, who called for the head of St. John the Baptist, makes for one of the highest emotional values in opera. Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s production will feature stage direction by Gregory Keller of The Metropolitan Opera and Daniel Kleinknecht as conductor. sponsored by


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