Swedish music – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 16:13:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Swedish music – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 Cassette and vinyl sales up in part thanks to ABBA’s comeback https://swedishmusicshop.com/cassette-and-vinyl-sales-up-in-part-thanks-to-abbas-comeback/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 16:01:15 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/cassette-and-vinyl-sales-up-in-part-thanks-to-abbas-comeback/ Cassette and vinyl record sales are doing very well, in part thanks to the legendary Swedish pop group ABBA. In a recent BBC report, ABBA, along with other notable musicians, boosted vinyl sales this year, with the UK reaching 5 million record sales for the first time since 1991. In the past year, vinyl sales […]]]>

Cassette and vinyl record sales are doing very well, in part thanks to the legendary Swedish pop group ABBA.

In a recent BBC report, ABBA, along with other notable musicians, boosted vinyl sales this year, with the UK reaching 5 million record sales for the first time since 1991.

In the past year, vinyl sales have grown 8% throughout 2020, in part thanks to hit albums by Adele, Ed Sheeran and ABBA.

ABBA releases its 2021 album Trip, their first in over 40 years, sold 29,891 copies in the first week of release alone. According to Official Charts Company, the album quickly became the fastest selling vinyl record of the century.

Even though the band’s album overshadowed Adele’s, the singer’s latest album, 30, sold so incredibly well on vinyl that it has been lightly blamed for causing a shortage of vinyls, as shown in Variety.

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Sony Music sources saidVariety that there were 500,000 copies of pre-order vinyl records made in the months leading up to its release. This may certainly have caused pressure on the vinyl supply chain.

However, the demand for the material is currently greater than the capacity to manufacture it.

Since last year, CD sales have fallen 12%, and only 14 million records have been sold in the UK. This is the smallest amount since 1988, six years after the introduction of this format in the country.

Cassettes were more successful in sales than CDs in 2021, with sales continuing to grow for the ninth consecutive year. The sale amount is still quite low, with only 190,000 tapes sold this year.

The BBC further stated that this trend could be linked for marketing purposes, as many artists offer signed tapes on their websites which are often in “bundles with CD or vinyl copies of the same album”.

Overall, this year’s best-selling tapes included Olivia Rodrigo’s # 1 spot Sour and Coldplay Music of the Spheres, to recite nobody else but them.


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Avicii and Nicky Romero’s collaboration “I could be the one” celebrates its tenth anniversary https://swedishmusicshop.com/avicii-and-nicky-romeros-collaboration-i-could-be-the-one-celebrates-its-tenth-anniversary/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 18:32:15 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/avicii-and-nicky-romeros-collaboration-i-could-be-the-one-celebrates-its-tenth-anniversary/ Avicii and Nicky Romero’s collaboration with “I could be the one” turns ten When you think of iconic and timeless electronic music collaborations, the one that should be on everyone’s top five list is’I could be the one‘by none other than the end Avicii and Nicky romero. Although Avicii has passed away, his music continues […]]]>

Avicii and Nicky Romero’s collaboration with “I could be the one” turns ten

When you think of iconic and timeless electronic music collaborations, the one that should be on everyone’s top five list is’I could be the one‘by none other than the end Avicii and Nicky romero. Although Avicii has passed away, his music continues to transcend and grow – a prime example of his respect and love – and this track is one of them, and this week we’re celebrating it as it turns ten already.

With the voice of the Swedish singer Noonie Bao, it is these same voices associated with this sweet melody that threaten to pull on the sensitive chords, even ten years later and perhaps even more moving now than the day of its release. Nationally in Sweden and internationally around the world, including places such as the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, New Zealand and many other places, it has topped the charts and dominated the radio stations because no one could quite understand that the melody had on everyone. It was first performed by Avicii in November 2011 at Super shine event in DC Armory, Washington, where soon after he was nicknamed “Nicktim”. A year after this first piece which tested the reaction of crowds, the vocal version was created through the LE7ELS podcast and also on Protocol radio shortly after that. It’s hard to imagine that it was once an expected piece of ID, with fans wondering when it would have seen the light of day, and not the timeless classic we all know today.

Speaking of the recent anniversary, Nicky Romero took to Instagram, along with other producers like Tiësto comment to express their love for the track, to say:

“I could be the one to turn 10 today, a record that changed my life, my career and my outlook on music. I wish you were there to celebrate @avicii ❤ grateful every day ”

In May, Nicky Romero uploaded a YouTube video detailing the story of “I could be the one” and you can watch it below after you air the track. here once again.



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Tom Walker says he owes Kate Middleton ‘a lot of time’ after working with Carol https://swedishmusicshop.com/tom-walker-says-he-owes-kate-middleton-a-lot-of-time-after-working-with-carol/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 20:00:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/tom-walker-says-he-owes-kate-middleton-a-lot-of-time-after-working-with-carol/ TOM Walker believes he owes the Duchess of Cambridge royalties after boosting his party song on the charts. The couple joined in a surprise collaboration on their track For They Who Can’t Be Here for ITV’s Royal Carols: Together At Christmas on Friday – and the song has climbed the charts ever since. 5 Tom […]]]>

TOM Walker believes he owes the Duchess of Cambridge royalties after boosting his party song on the charts.

The couple joined in a surprise collaboration on their track For They Who Can’t Be Here for ITV’s Royal Carols: Together At Christmas on Friday – and the song has climbed the charts ever since.

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Tom Walker says he owes Kate Middleton ‘a lot of time’ after working with Carol
Kate came up with the idea after meeting Tom at a charity for Action On Addiction

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Kate came up with the idea after meeting Tom at a charity for Action On Addiction

Tom said: “It’s been so well received that I probably owe him royalties now. She sent me a letter thanking me for the opportunity, but it should be me thanking her.

“The song jumped 57 places on the charts. It was a wonderful experience and she was so warm. She made the effort to thank all the musicians but it was us who felt so grateful to be a part of something so special.

“We met for a rehearsal beforehand and I gave her a recording of the piece without the piano part so that she could practice. It was obvious that she had taken the time to perfect it. She was brilliant.

“You think the Royal Family hardly gets nervous, they’re so used to the spotlight. But it was obviously a very different new experience for her.

Kate came up with the idea after meeting Tom at a charity event for Action On Addiction, where he performed his single Leave A Light On.

Next year Tom will return to the studio before “hopefully” embarking on a tour, Covid permitting.

Jordan has no hope as the party king

JORDAN North has built a solid reputation as a resident Caner on Radio 1 – but he hands that title to drivetime co-host Vick Hope.

The finalist DJ and I’m A Celeb admitted he couldn’t keep up with Vick, who is a much taller party animal than him.

Jordan North admitted he can't keep up with Vick, who is a much taller party animal than him

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Jordan North admitted he can’t keep up with Vick, who is a much taller party animal than him

He said in an exclusive conversation: “The few times we’ve dated, she’s always been the one that stayed the most recent.

“I’m the DJ for Radio 1 who arrives at two in the morning and goes on the air the next day with a hangover.

“But I have to admit and be kind in the defeat that she’s on the next level. She can really party.

“But I’ll be happy to finish second behind Vick – she’s the queen of the party.”

Recognizing that Jordan couldn’t keep up, Vick added, “I actually spent an evening with Jordan. We got there, had a few drinks and spotted some people I knew and before I knew it he was gone.

“I ended up going out until about six in the morning. I don’t know what happened to Jordan. We also had a team drink recently and Jordan asked us to go see a house.

Whatever their evenings, Jordan said he was having the best time since returning to the show in September.

He said: “Vick makes me laugh every day and I’m really excited so we really appreciate him.

“It’s going really well, the best job in the world.”

Darin’s call is Ab Fab

Swedish pop star Darin got the ultimate seal of approval when ABBA’s AGNETHA FALTSKOG gave her a bell to reveal she was a fan.

The Holding Me More singer received an unexpected phone call from her fellow Swede while he was working on music in a studio near her home.

He said to me, “I was recording in the same studio where they were recording some of their big hits at the time, and one of her best friends owns the studio.

“She came over and said, ‘Hey, are you okay if my friend talks to you a little? She just wants to say hello. And I thought he was a fan so sure, and I said, ‘Hi, what’s your name?’

“She said ‘Agnetha Faltskog’ and I was like ‘Oh, I know who you are.’

“She was so sweet and it was such a surreal moment.

“Apparently she had listened to my music, which was pretty cool.”

Ashley’s Lucky Dive

ASHLEY Roberts had a blast this Christmas taking off on an exotic vacation for a well-deserved break.

Ashley Roberts had an exotic vacation over the holiday season

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Ashley Roberts had an exotic vacation over the holiday season

The Pussycat Dolls singer shared snaps of herself, including one in her private pool, and told fans, “Send Santa the location of the pin.”

Feel free to pass it to me, too, Ashley.

The weather here puts a real brake on my festive mood.

Spider-Man marvels at the qualities of the Oscars

TOM Holland’s latest adventure film is officially the biggest movie of the year – and it already mentions the “O-word”.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was released a fortnight ago and became Sony’s highest-grossing film at the box office.

Leader Tom said, “I’ve done Marvel movies and I’ve also made movies that have been in the conversation in the Oscar world.

“The only difference, really, is that one is a lot more expensive than the other. But the way I break down the character, the way the director draws the arc of the story and the characters – it’s the same thing, just done on a different scale. So I think they are real art.

I’m not sure the Oscar snobs will understand your point of view Tom, but I certainly do.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is his third round as a superhero and it’s the best movie to release this year.

So it’s no surprise that yesterday the blockbuster turned out to have grossed over $ 1 billion in global sales.

If you haven’t seen it yet, go buy a ticket.

You will not be disappointed.

Rylan judges the strip contest

RYLAN Clark was asked to spot talent when he spent the night judging a club strip contest.

The presenter, who split from her husband this year, also posed with drag queen Son of a Tutu, a suspicious-looking Santa Claus and club owner Jeremy Joseph and his dog backstage at the nightclub. gay Heaven Thursday.

Rylan Clark helped judge gay nightclub strip contest Heaven

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Rylan Clark helped judge gay nightclub strip contest Heaven

In recent months, the London club have become a favorite for Rylan, who danced onstage with a drag queen at a boozy party a few weeks ago.

He later said his hangover was so bad that he insisted he wouldn’t be partying for a while. Obviously, it didn’t last long – but I don’t blame him.

Getting the most of the single life is probably exactly what he needs.

Kate Middleton reveals hidden talent as she overcomes her nerves to play piano at Christmas Eve concert at Westminster Abbey


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California college educates students about mariachi music https://swedishmusicshop.com/california-college-educates-students-about-mariachi-music/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 21:26:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/california-college-educates-students-about-mariachi-music/ CHULA VISTA, California – Dating from the 18the century, mariachi music has captured hearts. However, it was only recently that a person could get a college degree specializing in Mexican-style music. Throughout the pandemic, the Torres family have formed their own mariachi band. At each performance, they prove what Mexican folk music is. “What mariachi […]]]>

CHULA VISTA, California – Dating from the 18the century, mariachi music has captured hearts. However, it was only recently that a person could get a college degree specializing in Mexican-style music.

Throughout the pandemic, the Torres family have formed their own mariachi band. At each performance, they prove what Mexican folk music is.

“What mariachi means to me… man, it means family, it means community,” said Mario Torres, the father.

“I love playing with my family so much because I think it’s so beautiful that we can share this music with each other,” said Melanie Torres.

“Now our ensemble has nine musicians and in a year and a half we launched the academy,” said Mario.

There is one person, in particular, the family thanks for their cooperation in educating students of all ages about mariachi. That person is Jeff Nevin. He is a music teacher and director of mariachi activities at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California.

“We were able to implement mariachi in many local schools, raise funds and provide scholarships for these children so that they can go to college after graduation,” Nevin said. “I was not born Mexican, my family is Russian, Irish, Swedish and I was born in Chicago but grew up in Tucson, Arizona. And when I was 15, a total coincidence, someone m ‘saw with my trumpet, I was playing in my school orchestra. And they said,’ Hey, we’re looking for a trumpeter and it turned out to be a mariachi.

Years later, the quorum president approached him with an idea.

“It was his idea to have a college degree in mariachi and literally when he told me I said I don’t think you know what you are asking for and said he no college degree in mariachi music. anywhere in the world they don’t have them in mexico. and i said but if thats what you want i will absolutely do it for you Nevin said. “We graduated from California Community Colleges in 2004 and it was the first college degree anywhere in the country.”

Since then, they have inspired other colleges to create their own associates and licensing degrees for mariachi, filling a significant void.

“I recognize that there is a huge need for Mariachi teachers across the country,” Nevin said. “So there are music teachers who don’t know anything about Mariachi or there are Mariachi people who never went to college and did not graduate.”

This problem is slowly diminishing as more students graduate from the program, students like Daniel Chavez.

“I want to teach it. Teach it if I get the chance and why not keep playing, “Chavez said.” Yes, I graduated last semester. “

He crosses the border from Mexico to California on his way to school and rehearse.

“You understand that there is a program, that there is a kind of education that is done better in the United States than sometimes even in Mexico,” said Chavez.

The degree created new possibilities for her future.

“I can see the expressions of people who really like it and it’s really satisfying. It’s really hot, ”Chavez said.


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Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory has cancer https://swedishmusicshop.com/chad-gilbert-of-new-found-glory-has-cancer/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 14:44:53 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/chad-gilbert-of-new-found-glory-has-cancer/ New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called pheochromocytoma. The musician underwent successful surgery to remove the tumor earlier this month, but not before Gilbert’s wife saved his life after finding him unconscious in bed. The past two weeks have been grueling for Chad Gilbert, who helped […]]]>

New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called pheochromocytoma. The musician underwent successful surgery to remove the tumor earlier this month, but not before Gilbert’s wife saved his life after finding him unconscious in bed.

The past two weeks have been grueling for Chad Gilbert, who helped form pop-punk favorites in 1997. He detailed his ordeal in a lengthy Instagram post that spills into the comments section. Here’s what Gilbert shared with his fans:

For 14 days, I have been living in the hospital after the cancer was removed. Here is the timeline of my unexpected journey:

On December 5, my wife found me unconscious in bed. I had woken up sweating the last few days and thought I was sick. Unable to wake me up, she called 911 and performed CPR and mouth to mouth. Apparently I was doing something called “agonal breathing” and I was minutes away from death. I woke up with 7 paramedics around my bed. I was so confused. My blood sugar dropped to 20 and if my wife hadn’t found me I would have fallen into a coma or died. The paramedics took me to the emergency room in an ambulance. They couldn’t understand why my blood sugar kept dropping or why my blood pressure kept skyrocketing, even with blood pressure medication in my system. I was plugged into two different drops that I couldn’t be separated from.
The next day an amazing endocrinologist visited me and asked me a bunch of questions about my health. Honestly, she felt like an angel from heaven. She told me based on all of my symptoms that I had a very rare tumor called pheochromocytoma! It’s a tumor that grows on your adrenal gland and disrupts all of your hormones. It ate all my glucose, changed my hormones, and raised my blood pressure. I couldn’t survive without an IV until this tumor was removed.
6/12 I received a scanner which showed alarming news. My tumor was malignant and had grown from my adrenal gland to my liver. It was huge. Which made my pheochromocytomas even rarer because they are usually benign.
8/12, three days since my amazing wife saved me from death in bed. I was taken to a large hospital and transferred to the intensive care unit. I had an MRI which showed the tumor was actually a growth and had not spread to other parts of my body. Now that my miracle doctor, oncologist and amazing surgeon had all the information they needed, they scheduled my operation for Monday 12/13.

Congratulations to Chad Gilbert and his medical team for a successful surgery. We wish Chad and his loved ones the best in his next pathology report, as well as strength and determination during this difficult time.

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Wiffle Ball, Dr. Seuss, Jazz, Foot Rubs, and more in today’s FUN10! https://swedishmusicshop.com/wiffle-ball-dr-seuss-jazz-foot-rubs-and-more-in-todays-fun10/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 15:09:44 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wiffle-ball-dr-seuss-jazz-foot-rubs-and-more-in-todays-fun10/ Every Sunday we launch a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a glimpse of what’s going on over the next seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for details on ten awesome events happening in the city. It’s cool read and a great way to start planning your entertainment […]]]>

Every Sunday we launch a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a glimpse of what’s going on over the next seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for details on ten awesome events happening in the city. It’s cool read and a great way to start planning your entertainment for the week.

FUN10 – ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, every Sunday, only on your site for local entertainment, free and fun, QuadCities.com!

The 2nd Annual Bettendorf High School Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place on Wednesday, December 22!

Have fun with friends and help support the BHS Baseball Team at their 2nd Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament on Wednesday, December 22!

Take a walk in a “winter wonderland” with Circa ’21

For the holiday 2021 theatrical production in its spectacular 44th season of live entertainment, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is giving family audiences a special holiday gift: the Christmas musical WINTER WONDERLAND. This festive charm on stage will charm Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty-Two, That Barrage Shopping Trip, and more in this week's FUN10the audience with its magical mix of laughs, feelings and beloved songs from the past, and it is led by a wonderful team of professional talents.

WINTER WONDERAND will be performing at Circa ’21 until December 29, with performances on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are of $ 53.55 for the evening supper and show and $ 46.73 for the mornings on the plate.

Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. To reserve, contact the theater at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island, IL. or by calling 309-786-7733 ext.2.

In this heartwarming musical tale, a father wishes to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas like those of his youth leads him and his family, first to a historic Christmas tree farm, then on a magical journey to 1921 , where he learns that while it is important to remember the past, the best way to keep the tradition alive is to enjoy the Christmas present! Written for Circa 21 by longtime Bootlegger and frequent mainstage actor Brad Hauskins, WINTER Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty-Two, That Barrage Shopping Trip, and more in this week's FUN10WONDERLAND is a nostalgic celebration of family that will leave audiences of all ages filled with the peace and joy of the holiday season.

Hauskins’ musical revue was originally presented at Circa ’21 during the holidays of 2000, and although its new version retains the title, setting, and characters of the old show, it is now staged with a new script and a new score of old favorites arranged and orchestrated by the author, Laura Hammes and Mason Moss. As Hauskins explained about this new WINTER WONDERLAND, you’ll hear a lot of traditional Christmas music, but a little different from what we did 20 years ago. And all the songs are songs of that [1921] era, but they’re not necessarily all Christmas themed · there’s Irving Berlin and other songs that we’ve kind of incorporated into the storytelling.

He continued, there is a word in the song ‘Winter Wise Men Ninja Wizards, Forty-Two, That Barrage Shopping Trip, and more in this week's FUN10Wonderland ‘which weighs heavily in the series:’ To face fearlessly the plans we have made. ‘ And for me, that was the hook of what I’m trying to say. This is what it means to live today. We make plans, we celebrate this holiday despite everything that is wrong and we face our projects without fear. It’s a really fitting statement for what we’re trying to do.

Sean McCall, former artistic director of the Old Creamery Theater in Amana, Iowa, directed WINTER WONDERLAND for Circa ’21. Wrigley Mancha (Matilda: The Musical from the Quad City Music Guild), Mark Leo McGinn (The Drowsy Chaperone from the Music Guild) and local eighth-grader Cameryn Bergthold, and seven familiar talents return to the Rock Island stage: Ashley Mills Becher (Saturday Night Fever), Bobby Becher (Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn), Derrick Bertram (Newsies), Erica Lee Bigelow (Disenchanted), Savannah Bay Strandin (Beehive: The ’60s Musical), Tristan Layne Tapscott (Kinky Boots), and Krianna Walljasper (Annie).

The entire Circa ’21 team are delighted to welcome the returning audience for the holidays following last year’s unforeseen season and urge guests to book early for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable night of magic and cheerfulness on stage. Call 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and treat your whole family to the glorious onstage celebration that is WINTER WONDERLAND!

Live on Tuesday evening, it’s Trivia Night Live!

Trivia Night Live rolls in The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7pm!
It is Mother's Day at Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, a 'Hamilton' star in town and more in today's FUN10!Free To Play, with up to eight people per team playing in different categories.

What is Trivia Night Live?

Trivia Night Live is a live interactive team trivia game played at your favorite restaurants and bars. The game consists of four sets of questions of increasing difficulty and point values. The categories range from news, history, geography, science, sports and more….

Trivia Night Live is free and you can have up to 8 members on a team.

Prizes are awarded to the 1st half winner and total winners earn a gift card of $ 25 for 1st place, $ 10 for 2nd place (cannot be used on the same night).

We ask a question, then play a song. Your team has the duration of this song to give your answer. No mobiles. web devices or smartwatches can be used, just unnecessary trivial knowledge held between your ears.

#LiveFromDavenportItsTriviaNight

presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.

Mother's Day at Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, a 'Hamilton' star in town and more in today's FUN10!Bootleg Hill Open Mic every Thursday

Are you looking for a place to showcase your talents?

How about Bootleg Hill’s open mic party?

The open mic musical evening is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and from 8 p.m.

Winter nights Winter lights illuminating the QC

The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce that MidAmerican Energy Company is the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights.

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, featuring our largest lighted display to date. Explore the Sun Garden, Kindergarten, Lawns, Pond and Pocket Gardens from our outdoor light exhibit while learning about our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night, and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot chocolate and treats to buy from Taste Buds, a downtown Rock Island company that we are proud of. associate.

Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take away or plan your visit at one of our special event nights.

New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will receive free admission Wednesday evenings during the exhibition. Memberships can be purchased at qcgardens.com.

Winter Nights Winter lights illuminating the Quad City Botanical Center on Rock IslandDATES AND TIMES OF THE EXHIBITIONS

Dec 15 – Jan. 2, every day *, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Open New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

GENERAL ADMISSION

$ 8 adults, $ 4 youth 2-15, under 2 free

Members of the Center botanique du Québec and FunBundle members

receive $ 2 off admission

Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free entry on Wednesday evenings for the duration of the exhibition. Members must present a membership card at the entrance.

Tickets available on qcgardens.com.

Winter Nights Winter lights illuminating the Quad City Botanical Center on Rock IslandSPECIAL EVENTS

FREE NIGHTS FOR MEMBERS

WEDNESDAY, until 1/2, 5-9 p.m.

Members must present a membership card at the entrance. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center members and FunBundle members

APPOINTMENT NIGHTS

12/30 THURSDAY, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy live music from Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot chocolate provided.

$ 20 couple, $ 10 individual

Celebrate Christmas with Julotta

The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” returns to Bishop Hill State Historic Site. All are invited to attend a non-denominational church service at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 in Colony Church.

The word Julotta comes from the Swedish words for “yule” and “before dawn”. Christmas morning in Sweden begins with assistance at the Julotta service. Since 1970, service has been a tradition at Bishop Hill to help reaffirm the Swedish heritage of the community.

Built in 1848 by Swedish immigrants, the public is invited to attend church service in the settlement’s restored church. The liturgy will be led by Rev. Lisa Unger of the Stronghurst and United Methodist churches. Readers include Reverend Bryan Griem of First Baptist Church in Galva and Reverend Dan Wright of First Congregation Church in Toulon. The organist will be Ann Larson, with special music by Courtney Stone. Coffee and rusks, a Swedish pastry similar to biscotti, will be available at the Colony Church Museum after the service.

Welcome Christmas dawn at Colony Church in Bishop Hill

Those planning to attend are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, as the shrine will not be heated during the service. Everyone who attends and participates in the service will be required to follow all current CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing.

The community of Bishop Hill, founded by Swedish immigrants in 1846, is located 20 miles south of Interstate 80 and 17 miles east of Interstate 74 in Henry County. Colony Church is located at 101 Maiden Lane in Bishop Hill.

The Bishop Hill site will be closed on December 25 (except for the Julotta service) and January 1, 2022.

For more information on Bishop Hill and other historic sites in the state, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov.


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14 things to look forward to in LA in 2022 https://swedishmusicshop.com/14-things-to-look-forward-to-in-la-in-2022/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 01:47:15 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/14-things-to-look-forward-to-in-la-in-2022/ Well, 2021 has certainly had some highlights (especially around a two-week post-reopening optimism period where anything seemed possible). But we’re ready to shift our focus forward and start talking about 2022, because we think there’s a lot about the year ahead in Los Angeles to get excited about. We’ll confess: some of those choices were […]]]>

Well, 2021 has certainly had some highlights (especially around a two-week post-reopening optimism period where anything seemed possible). But we’re ready to shift our focus forward and start talking about 2022, because we think there’s a lot about the year ahead in Los Angeles to get excited about.

We’ll confess: some of those choices were things we thought too Actually happen in 2021 and, well, they didn’t. So you’ll definitely see a few repeats this time around, and we wouldn’t be shocked if the same happened again next year. That said, we do think all of these events and openings are things in LA that you can in complete confidence we look forward to 2022.

Broadway is back in force

Although Hamilton returned in August 2021 was still a relatively quiet year for Broadway productions in LA. But that all changes in January when the Center Theater Group kicks off the year at Ahmanson with a coming-of-age drag queen musical. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, followed by the financial epic The Lehman Trilogy and myth turned musical Hadestown, as well as notable productions at the end of the season such as the return of Dear Evan Hansen and a dark and sexy version of Oklahoma! Up to the 101 you will find a brief engagement of To rent at the Dolby Theater and a few months of Red Mill! Musical comedy at the Théâtre des Pantages. Of course, as of this writing we are seeing scenes in New York temporarily halting their productions, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that LA does better.

Photography: Time Out / Michael Juliano

The Super Bowl and (hopefully) the MLB All-Star Game are coming to town

Pushed back first by construction delays and then by the pandemic, the Super Bowl should finally arrive at the prodigious SoFi stadium in Inglewood on February 13. Forget the football: The halsey show promises a memorable set from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, while a series of off-site official concerts will feature Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Green Day and Miley Cyrus at—deep sigh—Crypto.com Arena.

When it comes to baseball, Dodger Stadium also saw its hosting functions drop from 2020 to 2022, but its outlook is now a bit bleaker. Yes lockdown ends, then the MLB All-Star Game heads to Chavez Ravine on July 19.

Frieze LA moves chic art fair to Beverly Hills

This dream show of works from 100 international galleries returns from February 18-20, but this time around, it will leave Paramount’s surreal backlot behind for a bespoke space in Beverly Hills. Frieze LA will host its third LA Art Fair in a custom structure to be unveiled next to the Beverly Hilton, with a public sculpture park near the Beverly Hills brand.

Barbara Kruger, Artistic rendering of Untitled (This is how we do it)
Photo courtesy of the artist and the Art Institute of ChicagoBarbara Kruger, Artistic Rendering of Untitled (This Is How We Do It) (2011) at the Art Institute of Chicago.

And a bunch of major art exhibits are coming to LA museums

We’ve actually put together an entirely separate story on 11 art shows that we look forward to next year, but here we’ll name three of the biggest: LACMA will host an exhibition of Barbara Kruger’s videos and large scale vinyl films. in March and an Alexander McQueen exhibition in April that pairs his dresses with inspiring works of art, while the Academy Museum examines a vast, unrecognized period of noir cinema from 1898 to 1971.

Coachella will be back after a three-year hiatus

In the spring of 2020, Coachella was one of the very first major events to be canceled. When it returns in 2022, it will be three full years since its last edition. So what do we know about this next one, scheduled for April 15-17 and 22-24? Well… not a ton, as there isn’t a full lineup announcement yet. We know that Rage Against the Machine will always be in the headlines and that Swedish House Mafia, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat are on the bill. But Frank Ocean has been pushed back to 2023 and, according to multiple reports, Travis Scott is out of the lineup.

Netflix is ​​a joke: Festival hosts an impressive number of huge comedy shows

Another pandemic delay (the initial release was unfortunate enough to announce its plans in March 2020), this 11-day comedy festival will host more than 130 comedians at more than 25 LA venues, with many shows due to be taped as a Netflix special. The lineup, as you would expect, is amazing. From April 28 to May 8, expect performances and conversations from Ali Wong, Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney, Conan O’Brien, Nicole Byer, Dave Chappelle, Larry David, David Letterman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Eddie Izzard, Tig Notaro, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and many more.

LA National Women’s Soccer League’s newest team Angel City FC to make debut

The Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park will have another home team for next spring: Angel City FC, LA’s first professional women’s football team in over a decade, and backed by a team of star investors who includes Natalie Portman.

The Eagle Theater
Architecture + Design: Wick Architecture et Design / LAND Design Studio

Vidiots brings an old cinema to life in Eagle Rock

Cult movie rental store Vidiots closed its decades-old Santa Monica store in 2019, but for the past few years has been working on rehabilitating an over 90-year-old theater on Eagle Rock Boulevard. Like just about everything in the movie world, the opening date has changed a few times, but by spring 2022 you should be able to watch 35mm and digital movies and browse the rental archives of 50,000. films on the 200 restored seats. Yosemite Theater (now Eagle).

LA Pride will return to a mysterious place

West Hollywood’s annual LGBTQ + parade and festival had a hectic 2020 and missed 2021, but the huge event is set to return from June 10-12. However, he habit Be in WeHo: Organizer Christopher Street West announced a few years ago that he would no longer put LA Pride there, although he has yet to announce a new location in LA for its next edition.

Vegas comeback will get a little less miserable

Forget the 405: Driving south on 15 near the Nevada border at the end of a weekend is a special kind of automotive agony. By the end of next summer, however, there should be at least some relief. A five-mile stretch of highway south of Las Vegas will turn its shoulder into a traffic lane during peak periods, which will hopefully alleviate one of the region’s most notorious bottlenecks.

New Six Street Viaduct to Complete Construction

The Streamline Modern-style Sixth Street Viaduct said “so long ago” in 2016 after the octogenarian structure was deemed quite susceptible to collapse in a major earthquake. Now, in the summer of 2022, local architect Michael Maltzan elegant and quick replacement will accommodate cars, bikes and pedestrians across the LA River. Once the span is complete, construction will begin on a 12-acre park under the overpass.

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Photography: Rozette RagoLorde

Barcelona’s excellent Primavera Sound to debut in LA

After having to push back its planned debut in 2020, the Barcelona-born music festival Primavera Sound is heading back to LA again, with Arctic Monkeys, Lorde and Nine Inch Nails at the top of its 2022 lineup. The three-day event , scheduled for September 16-18 at LA State Historic State Park, also features James Blake, Mitski, Clairo, Darkside, Khruangbin, Arca, Stereolab and Kim Gordon in its first batch of lineup announcements.

A pair of key Metro projects are about to start the service

Metro’s planned completion dates have been as slippery as the roads after the first rain of the season, but we’ll choose to be optimistic about major ongoing rail projects that are expected to be completed at some point in 2022. The line Crenshaw will connect the E Line stop at the West Adams and Leimert Park border with the LAX C Line stop (which will see a shuttle extension in 2023). Meanwhile, the regional connector will allow one-seater trips between Azusa and Long Beach as well as between East LA and Santa Monica by adding additional stations in downtown LA that expand and more seamlessly connect streetcar lines. to the subways.

Korean delicatessen opens in arts district

We always look forward to our next meal, and this is especially the case when it comes to the major restaurant openings of 2022, from a rooftop space by Stephanie Izard to the brick and mortar n / soto of Niki Nakayama at Mother Wolf, the Hollywood follow-up to Evan Funke’s Felix. But we’re more excited about Yangban Company, a grocery store and a Korean-American market in the Arts District. Owners Katianna and John Hong plan to bring their Napa Valley dining experience and Korean-inspired recipes to a unique and relaxed hangout.



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Axwell & Ingrosso to do b2b for the first time in 4 years https://swedishmusicshop.com/axwell-ingrosso-to-do-b2b-for-the-first-time-in-4-years/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 07:12:15 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/axwell-ingrosso-to-do-b2b-for-the-first-time-in-4-years/ Sebastian Ingrosso to join Axwell for the B2B set of the MDLBEAST Soundstorm Festival All ready to take center stage for the first time since 2018, Axwell Ingrosso have just been included in the programming of this weekend ‘ MDLBEAST Sound storm Festival in Saudi Arabia. With the return of Swedish house mafia, as well […]]]>

Sebastian Ingrosso to join Axwell for the B2B set of the MDLBEAST Soundstorm Festival

All ready to take center stage for the first time since 2018, Axwell Ingrosso have just been included in the programming of this weekend ‘ MDLBEAST Sound storm Festival in Saudi Arabia. With the return of Swedish house mafia, as well as the impact of the global pandemic, the duo have been at a standstill when it comes to live performances with this latest announcement coming as a pleasant surprise as Sebastian Ingrosso’s presence was confirmed at the very last minute.

Marking the very first live performance by a member of the Swedish House Mafia since the start of the pandemic, this latest news is worthy of a new frenzy among their millions of fans. Further indicating the importance of this upcoming show, fans will finally have the opportunity to witness the progressive house masterpiece from an ensemble that Axwell Ingrosso has once again made a habit of over the years. Resonating with every member of our community, we cannot help but show our enthusiasm, and although the Axwell Ingrosso project and the brand may have retired following the trio reunion, this latest result would not have could happen at most. perfect sometimes.

By further expanding the already impressive range, MDLBEAST has grown into one of the fastest growing brands in the Middle East, and with no signs of slowing down we are more than certain that the next Soundstorm Festival will be one of the history books. . The addition of Ingrosso alongside Axwell previously announced can be considered the icing on the cake, with fans eagerly anticipating this weekend’s set. From December 16 to 19, you can be sure that some of the biggest names in the dance industry will deliver the most unforgettable experience while sharing love through music. For more information about the festival and not only, check their official website here.

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The Work in Progress section of Les Arcs crowns the Opponent its champion https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-work-in-progress-section-of-les-arcs-crowns-the-opponent-its-champion/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 12:29:07 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-work-in-progress-section-of-les-arcs-crowns-the-opponent-its-champion/ 12/14/2021 – Milad Alami’s second feature won the TitraFilm and Sacha Polak awards Silver mist won a special mention, while Stranger in my own skin and Nika also came away with a prize Director Milad Alami and producer Annika Rogell with their TitraFilm Award for Opponent (© Thomy Keat / Festival des Arcs) Progress within […]]]>

– Milad Alami’s second feature won the TitraFilm and Sacha Polak awards Silver mist won a special mention, while Stranger in my own skin and Nika also came away with a prize

Director Milad Alami and producer Annika Rogell with their TitraFilm Award for Opponent (© Thomy Keat / Festival des Arcs)

Progress within the Industry Village organized as part of the 13th Les Arcs Film Festival, the Work in Progress competition, composed of 14 feature films, delivered its verdict with three prizes and a Special Mention.

The main jury (including Kathrin kohlstedde, Kevin chan and Mimi Plauché) awarded the TitraFilm Prize (made up of 10,000 euros in image and / or sound post-production services) to Opponent, the second feature film of the Swedes Milad Alami (discovered in the New Directors of San Sebastian line-up in 2017 via the charmer [+see also:
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). Written by the director himself, the story revolves around Iman (played by Payman Maadi) who is forced to flee Iran with his family following a devastating rumor. As refugees, they find themselves in a dilapidated hotel in northern Sweden. Despite his feeling of helplessness, Iman tries to maintain his role as the patriarch of the family, and in order to increase their chances of obtaining asylum, he breaks a promise made to his wife and joins the local wrestling club … Product through Annika rogell on behalf of Spicy (Sweden), and co-produced by the Norwegian company Monkey & Bjørn, the feature film benefits from the support of Swedish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute, Film V and Filmpool North.

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A Special Mention was awarded by the same jury to Silver mist by the Dutch director Sacha Polak (selected for the Berlinale Forum in 2012 and 2015 as Hemel [+see also:
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, chosen to compete at Sundance and to open the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2019 via Dirty god [+see also:
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). Produced by Viking movie (Netherlands) in co-production with Emu Movies (United Kingdom), his new film (with Vicky Night and Esme Creed Miles) revolves around 23-year-old Franky, who suspects Jane, her mother’s best friend, of setting fire to the pub she slept in as a child, an event for which she seeks revenge. She later meets Florence, a girl with whom she falls deeply in love, and runs away from home …

The Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award (focusing on the digital marketing of films and awarded by a jury comprising Didar Domehri, among others) went to the documentary Stranger in my own skin, which is the first feature film proposed by the French director Katia de Vidas, and is produced by the British company Wendy Production. The film follows the life of British artist, singer and songwriter Peter Doherty as he tries to continue his musical career while managing his addiction. Torn between his inner needs and the demands of the outside world, he strives to confront each of his demons in an attempt to conquer this little-known disease.

Finally, the new 22D Music Award (composed of 10,000 euros, to finance the production of an original musical piece, whose jury notably included the composer Amine Bouhafa) distinct Nika like its champion, which is Russia’s first feature film Vassilissa kuzmina, produced by his compatriots at Vodorod and Art Pictures Studio.

The winners are:

TitraFilm Award
Opponent – Milad Alami (Sweden / Norway)

Special mention
Silver mist – Sacha Polak (Netherlands / United Kingdom)

Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award
Stranger in my own skin – Katia de Vidas (United Kingdom)

22D Music Prize
Nika – Vasilisa Kuzmina (Russia)

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Coachella 2022: All about tickets, dates and lineup https://swedishmusicshop.com/coachella-2022-all-about-tickets-dates-and-lineup/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 23:52:36 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/coachella-2022-all-about-tickets-dates-and-lineup/ Coachella, one of the most popular music festivals in the world is set to take place in 2022 after a hiatus of almost two years, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of music lovers and pop stars are expected to attend this concert in the California desert in the spring. We will cover all festival […]]]>

Coachella, one of the most popular music festivals in the world is set to take place in 2022 after a hiatus of almost two years, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of music lovers and pop stars are expected to attend this concert in the California desert in the spring.

We will cover all festival details like tickets, dates, lineup, etc. in our article today. Continue scrolling!

Coachella 2022: date and place

The Coachella Festival will take place over two weekends in April 2022 from April 15 to 24.

The Coachella Music Festival takes place at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The place which is a small town in the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert is about a three hour drive from the city of Los Angeles.

The majority of concert goers stay in Palm Springs, which is nearby with amenities such as the airport, hotels and many more. There is also a regular camping option on this site.

Coachella 2022: Tickets and Fares

There are many options available. The most common 3-day general access ticket is available on $ 619 while a VIP ticket is available at $ 1,229.

Additional charges apply if you want shuttle services to drop you off at a local hotel or if you choose a preferred location for you and your vehicle.

Lake Eldorado combo tickets that come with a pre-pitched tent and small wooden huts for sleeping are available at $ 1645 for general access and VIP access will cost 2006 $. Lake Eldorado will be economical if you are in a group of 2-4 people.

Coachella 2022 programming

Initially, Rage Against The Machine and Travis Scott were confirmed to headline the festival in 2022. However, after the tragic incident at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in November 2021, he was reportedly taken off the list.

According to speculation, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, Cardi B are also lined up for the event. There is no official confirmation yet of the full programming of the organizers.

However, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, current President and CEO of Goldenvoice, Paul Tollett said, “Right now it’s the Wild West. I’m just trying to be as fair as possible to the artists and the fans to make sure they end up seeing everyone we’ve been talking about.

Coachella 2022: Is vaccination mandatory to attend the event?

Vaccination is not mandatory, but initially AEG promoters said dual vaccination status is mandatory for people attending their events from October 1, 2021.

Recently, they repealed this requirement and issued a statement saying, “After seeing firsthand the poor data transmission and the successful implementation of security protocols at our other festivals last month, we are confident that we can put update our health policy to allow: Negative Covid-19 test performed within 72 hours of the event OR Complete proof of vaccination.

We’ll keep you posted with more details on the upcoming music festival, Coachella 2022. Stay tuned!



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