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Posted July 16, 2014in Sound Notes

The Civic Music Association has named Peter Stevenson as its new executive director. Stevenson comes to the CMA from his previous position as the director of development for the Des Moines Symphony and Academy. Stevenson replaces outgoing executive director Carrie Clogg and takes over the role on Aug. 1. Your

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Posted July 09, 2014in Sound Notes

Have you ever thought to yourself, “The Sound is great, but I wish I could hear it out loud in my car or home”? Well, starting this week, you’re sort of in luck. Tune into Ron Sorenson’s beloved KFMG — 99.1 on your radio dial — on Wednesdays from 1-1:30

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Posted June 25, 2014in Sound Notes

Almost exactly a year ago, on one of the 80/35 free stages, Mumford’s frontman Nate Logsdon proposed to his girlfriend, Trouble Lights vocalist Adrien Daller. This past week, the pair tied the knot in a cake-and-crowd-surfing ceremony that was befitting of them both. Congratulations to both of them. Speaking of

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Posted June 18, 2014in Sound Notes

Tickets have now gone on sale for the second installment of the new Music Under The Canopy series, set to take place July 11-13 at the Brenton Skating Plaza. The event will feature headliners Anna Nalick and Greg Brown, with additional lineup information to be announced in the coming days.

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Posted June 11, 2014in Sound Notes

Well, it’s finally happened. After an increasingly tense wait, the Des Moines Music Coalition has announced the rest of the 80/35 lineup, with the festival’s second day being anchored by Cake. Also added to the lineup are Surfer Blood, Those Darlins and King Fantastic, as well as local acts Gloom

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Posted June 04, 2014in Sound Notes

Lavonne McRoberts of Peace Love & Stuff is putting on a benefit show to benefit autism awareness this week at Wooly’s. The second annual “Team Luca Benefit Concert” will feature Peace Love & Stuff, along with SP3 and DJ James Garcia. Admission is a $5 suggested donation, with all proceeds

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Posted May 28, 2014in Sound Notes

The Iowa State Fair has announced the lineups for its free stages this week, and it’s the usual delightful mix of bands you used to like, think you’ve heard of, and The Nadas. Highlights include Alien Ant Farm, the Romantics and Here Come the Mummies on the Fairview Stage, as

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Posted May 21, 2014in Sound Notes

The Belin Quartet is beginning its summer concert series on May 30. The free series of noontime shows will take place in various spots throughout downtown Des Moines and is open to all ages. The shows will run on Fridays throughout June and July and will take place this year

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Posted May 14, 2014in Sound Notes

Enrollment is underway for the Des Moines Symphony Academy’s Summer Camps and workshops. Running from May through August, the Academy classes will cover various instruments throughout the summer months, and children of all ages are welcome. For more information, head over to www.dmsymphony.org. The Pick o’ the Week is at

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Posted May 07, 2014in Sound Notes

The Downtown Community Alliance (DCA) is launching a new series of weekend festivals this summer. The monthly series, called “Music Under the Canopy” will start with its first installment on June 20. The first weekend will feature local acts including Josh Davis, Brother Trucker, Randy Burk and James Biehn and

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