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Banned Books Week Celebration Kicks Off Next Week

September 22nd, 2019

When books or other materials are censored from the shelves of public libraries, we’re all in the dark. Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2019, recognizes the right to access books without external censorship, and keep the light of intellectual freedom on. In celebration of freedom of expression and ideas, the Rock Island Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center will host their 6th Annual Banned Books “Read-In” on Tuesday, September 24, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The event starts at 5:30 pm with refreshments, and continues with live public readings from... Read More

Celebrate Prince’s Music At The Speakeasy

September 22nd, 2019

Prince lives! Or, at least a really good impersonator of him does. And of course, the Purple One’s music always lives on, and you can celebrate it at the Speakeasy in Rock Island! The hit music of PRINCE will fill The Speakeasy on Saturday, Oct. 5 as lip sync sensation Gemini takes the stage for an unforgettable evening with “Under The Purple Rain.”  Gemini will be lip syncing and dancing to all your favorite Prince songs. His costumes and dance moves are sure to remind you of the man himself!  Gemini has been portraying Prince for many years and is excited to be bringing... Read More

QC Uncut – Neil Anderson, State Senator for the 36th District

September 20th, 2019

It’s an interesting and wide-ranging discussion with Neil Anderson, State Senator for the 36th District of Illinois, which includes the Quad-Cities. In his first time on the show, Neil discusses and debates a variety of topics with show host, Sean Leary, including gun control, fiduciary policies, legalization of marijuana and more. We also discuss the current state of business and taxes in the Quad-Cities and what to expect in the future as new policies come into place. It’s a lively and engaging discussion, and we hope you enjoy it!  Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods’ “Indulgent” Music Video

September 20th, 2019

Many famous directors have gotten their start in music videos or had them on their resume, and Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the local masterminds behind such hits as “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” are no different. Back in 2012, the duo filmed a video for Vanaprasta’s song “Self Indulgent Feeling,” which features several local landmarks and actors, including Ragged Records and area actors Justin Marxen, Shane Simmons, Travis Shepherd and Scott Morschhauser. Check it out here:  Read More

Quad Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes – September 19th, 2019

September 19th, 2019

Twin Peaks brings the coffee and pie to town, the river gets rocked in Muscatine, Riverssance rolls with an artsy touch of class in the village, and a whole lot more is shakin’ (RIP Eddie Money!) in this week’s Weekend!  Read More

Looking At The Promise of Beck and Woods on ‘Nightlight,’ ‘Spread’

September 19th, 2019

Two of the more ambitious and promising projects Scott Beck and Bryan Woods embarked upon before hitting it big with “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” were “Nightlight” and “Spread.” “Spread” was a proposed series for MTV which involved a deadly virus overtaking the world in apocalyptic fashion. It featured local actor Justin Marxen, who also starred in a number of their earlier films and stars in the new “Haunt.” You can check out a couple of the promos for “Spread” here:   “Nightlight” was a found footage... Read More

Elvis Bringing A Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Gospel To Circa

September 18th, 2019

The King is returning to the building. Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band in HOW GREAT THOU ART – THE GOSPEL MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY for two performances on October 3. Door times for the October 3 evening performance are 5:45, buffet from 6 to 7 and concert at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for the evening show are $54.60. Doors open for the matinee performance at 11:45, with a plated lunch from 12 to 12:45 and concert at 1 p.m. Tickets for the matinee performances are $48.83 per person. Tickets for either show may be purchased... Read More

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Falls Into Quad Cities

September 18th, 2019

The leaves are starting to drop from the trees and the artists are starting to drop into area schools as Quad City Arts’ fall visiting artists series kicks off this week! Quad City Arts opens its 46th Visiting Artist Series started this week with residencies by bluegrass and chamber ensembles. Andrew Collins Trio, a bluegrass trio from Toronto, Canada, will give 14 outreach performances for schools and community sites Sept. 16-20. The trio showcases a collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz. Collins is a prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle,... Read More

QC Uncut – Giallows

September 18th, 2019

It’s a fun, funny and wide-ranging discussion with Devin Alexander and Adam Wesconsin of the local alternative rock band Giallows about various entertainment topics as well as the band’s origin, influences and upcoming gigs and projects, as well as what happens when you look into a toilet and see a human finger. Lots of important information. And you can find it all here on QCUNCUT!  Read More

Beck and Woods Win Saturn Award For ‘A Quiet Place’

September 18th, 2019

The awards keep rolling in for Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the former Quad-Cities filmmakers who scored a huge hit with “A Quiet Place,” and have a new film, “Haunt,” in theaters. The duo won two awards, for Best Horror Release and Best Screenplay, for “A Quiet Place” at the Saturn Awards Monday in Hollywood. The pair’s acceptance speech for Best Screenplay can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/beckandwoods/videos/543914246377367/?q=beck%2Fwoods&epa=SEARCH_BOX    Read More

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