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Posted November 04, 2020in Sound Notes

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What happens when you put together the sounds of arcade games along with the Nutcracker Ballet? A new album, of course! Tyler Larson, an Ankeny native who now lives in Windsor Heights, has played and taught piano for 20 years. He grew up with a Gameboy in his hand but

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Posted September 30, 2020in Sound Notes

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We’d love to provide a full calendar of music opportunities, but who knows what the pandemic may bring? Before heading out, please check with the venue first to make sure it’s a go. Oktoberfest at Adventureland is on for Oct. 3. The five stages of musical entertainment will include local

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Posted September 02, 2020in Sound Notes

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Oakridge Neighborhood’s major annual fundraiser is going virtual for 2020. Jazz, Jewels & Jeans, An Evening at Noce, will feature cool jazz from your home. Featuring The Max Wellman Quartet, the event will be streamed live on Sept. 11 on YouTube@OakridgeNeighborhood and Facebook @OakridgeNeighborhoodServices. You can play Rock Star Bingo

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Posted August 05, 2020in Sound Notes

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“Revive the Live Drive-in Concert Series” takes place inside Water Works Park in a grassy area. Concertgoers who purchase advance tickets can drive their vehicles in, park and listen to a live concert in social distancing style. Bring your own chairs, snacks and beverages to this unique concert venue. Catch

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Posted July 01, 2020in Sound Notes

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With the pandemic, music venues and bars are slowly reopening. Be sure to check with each venue to verify each show’s details, as things are continually changing and seating may be limited. That’s our quick disclaimer…and now for some music advice. There are still lots of free live-streaming concert options

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Posted February 05, 2020in Sound Notes

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Valentine’s Day might be for lovers, but it’s also for live music. With cupid throwing arrows on a Friday night, you’ve got musical options. Jake Owen brings his Valentine’s Day acoustic set, “Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour,” to Hoyt Sherman Place with special guest Larry Fleet and support from

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Posted January 01, 2020in Sound Notes

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Tease up your big hair and put on your black rocker T-shirt for some 1980s fun at Wooly’s. Redd Hott, A Tribute to Motley Crue, and Poison Overdrive, a Poison tribute band, perform Jan. 10. Tickets cost $10; $15 day of show. How about coming out of the cold to

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Posted December 04, 2019in Sound Notes

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Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020. How can you best celebrate the New Year? With live music, of course. Keep reading for your musical New Year’s Eve options. Former Abby Normal guitarist and singer Devon Miller rejoins his original band, Standing Hampton, which plays at the Prairie Meadows

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Posted November 06, 2019in Sound Notes

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Attend the all-day/evening Gross Domestic Product (GDP) music festival on Nov. 23 featuring musicians from Des Moines and across Iowa. The GDP festival began in 2006 and is coordinated by the Des Moines Music Coalition. The goal is to help support Iowa musicians. The festival’s concerts take place at Vaudeville

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Posted October 02, 2019in Sound Notes

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The British Kingdom Choir, which sang at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, brings its unique renditions of top hits and gospel classics to Stephens Auditorium in Ames on Oct. 7. Tickets cost $25-$50 at the Iowa State Center box office or Ticketmaster. Judah and the Lion,

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