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Cancelled-January 2011 Membership Meeting

Cancelled-January 2011 Membership Meeting

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!! CIBS’ general membership meeting for January will be held at Zimm’s Food & Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll, 7 PM, on January 10, 2011. We will be in the back room—We’ll save you a chair.

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Winter Blues Fest 2011

January 29, 2011 at  the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. Bring your friends and stay all night…Room rates for this event are just $99. To make reservations call 1-800-514-4681 or book them online by following this link.  Tell them you are […]

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Protected: Minutes – Dec 2010

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Protected: Minutes – Nov 2010

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Rest in Peace Our Friend

Dennis Fowble This piece is on the South Skunk Blues society website (click on Dennis Fowble under Full Story). Dennis was also a longtime CIBS member and forever Blues Fan. His passion for Keepin’ the Blues Alive was felt by […]

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Protected: Minutes – Oct 2010

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Sincerest Condolences

Sincerest condolences go out Carol Wagner and Jeff Wagner on the recent death of her daughter, Betty Frantz. Please keep Carol, Jeff and their families in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this most difficult time.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations go out to Jeff Burch and CIBS member Gretchen VanderEcken as they begin their life together as husband and wife this month. May you both have many, many Happy Blues years together…and Happy Birthday to the bride as well!

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Special Thanks

CIBS would like to give big corporate thanks to The Muddy Waters, a new Blues Club in Bettendorf, IA for their corporate membership. Kristi Bennett and Hal Reed are at the helm and Keeping the Blues Alive! Stop in at […]

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Blues Bands

Electro Glide Records is sponsoring a blues competition for an opportunity to get a contract with Electro Glide Records. All submissions must contain original music and will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals. Four acts will be chosen […]

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Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to Newsletter editor Lori Long and her hubby of 4 years, Mark Long. Many many more to ya!!

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts who recently opened up for Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon on the grandstand stage at the IA State Fair. They had a great night, good crowd response and a very cool interview on […]

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Deepest Sympathies

CIBS expresses our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fans of IA Blues Hall of Famer Richie Hayward, who passed away on August 12 this year. Richie was inducted last year in the Hall of Fame during our benefit […]

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Looking for a New Challenge?

Since 2005, The Blues Foundation has celebrated up and coming artists by bestowing an award for the “Best Self-Produced CD” of the year. Acts can be bands, solo acts, duo acts, trios, full choirs or any other combination. The purpose […]

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Big Thanks

CIBS would like to give big thanks to Dana, Meta, Sierra and Aurora Gowin for renewing their membership again this year as contributing friends. We appreciate your support and faith in CIBS in Keepin’ The Blues Alive. CIBS would also […]

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