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Bluegrass Concert – 3-26-17

Title: Bluegrass Concert
Location: 400 Mill Street
Description: A bluegrass music show is coming to the Clermont Opera House on Sunday March 26, 2017. Chuck Lahr & The Purdy River Band will be performing a two-hour concert starting at 2 p.m. The band performs primarily original music, written by Lahr, in the traditional and contemporary style of bluegrass, along with classic standards, instrumentals, and gospel.

Led by Manchester, IA guitarist and lead vocalist Chuck Lahr, the band is made-up of outstanding musicians with Dave Anderson on banjo/harmony vocals and Beth Anderson on upright bass. Dave and Beth are a married couple and reside in Preston, MN. The fourth and newest member of the group is Brian Elzey on mandolin/harmony vocals. Brian lives in Independence, IA. The members of the band are diverse in their musical talents and come together with many years of experience.

Founding member Chuck Lahr is a recent recipient of several awards at the 2017 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s annual mid-west awards convention held in Jefferson City, MO. The awards he received are: “Songwriter of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and “Entertainer in Bluegrass Music.” Also, Chuck Lahr & The Purdy River Band was nominated for “Bluegrass Band of the Year” and Beth Anderson was nominated for “Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year.”

Chuck and his band released a full-length CD in 2014 titled “Midnight Run”, are working in the studio on a second CD, and have been readily playing the regional bluegrass circuit. “Midnight Run” was awarded the “2015 Vintage Bluegrass CD of the Year” by the Rural Roots Music Commission.

Their music has been described as “a smooth easy satisfying style, attractive not only to bluegrass fans, but to anyone who has never heard bluegrass before.”

This is a family friendly band that loves an audience. So, grab a seat, sit back, and enjoy this very entertaining bluegrass music show.

Admission price: $10 at the door. Kids 12 and under admitted free.
For more information: 563-423-7295 or 563-929-0771
Website: www.chucklahrmusic.com


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City Council Meeting – 3-20-17

Title: City Council Meeting – 3-20-17
Location: 505 Larrabee Street
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Place: 505 Larrabee Street Room #4
Time: 6:00 p.m.
The order of the agenda is at the discretion of the Mayor
1. Call to Order
a) Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
3. Approve Agenda
4. Larrabee Building Roof Proposal – Renaissance Roofing
5. Consent Agenda
a) March 6, 2017 Minutes
b) Disbursements
c) Permits
6. Maintenance Report
7. Street Committee
8. Larrabee Building
a) Restrooms
9. Fayette Appreciation Day
10. Water/Sewer Rates
11. Resolution 2017-11 Transfer Water Fund to Cap. Project Fund
12. Printer/Copier Estimates
13. On-Site Information Destruction – Document Shredding
14. Citizen Comments
15. Committee Meeting Information
16. Council Comments
17. Mayor Comments
18. Adjournment

If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our services, please contact 563-423-7295

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Classics at Montauk – 3-19-17

The final 2017 Classics at Montauk season will be held March 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Montauk, Clermont, Iowa. The program will feature Jessica Paul, collaborative pianist and vocal coach, and retired professor from Luther College. Dr. Paul has presented outstanding concerts in the past and will be accompanying violinist Igor Kalnin who has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader. A native of Russia, he started his professional musical career as a faculty member at Glinka State Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and later joined Chamber Orchestra Kremlin in Moscow. After relocating to the United States in 2004, he served as Violin Instructor at Yale University and a leader for several orchestras on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Presently, he is Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.
Dr. Paul is frequently engaged as a collaborative pianist for both vocalists and instrumentalists, and as a guest clinician and adjudicator. She is the founder and director of the successful Art SONG JAMboree, a concert series on the Luther College campus that features art songs by female composers.
Kalnin is a prizewinner of a number of international and national competitions performing as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, Asia, and America. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he appeared in prestigious venues around the world, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York and Rachmaninov Hall at Moscow Conservatory in Russia. Together with pianist Rochelle Sennet, he founded Duo MemDi, a forefront chamber group, which focuses on performing repertoire by memory and increasing diversity in the world of classical music. He is also a member of Luther College Piano Quartet, which has been performing and giving masterclasses in the Midwest area.
Following the free concert, refreshments will be served and also provide the opportunity for the audience to visit with the musicians. In the event of weather postponement, the concert will be held March 26th.

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