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Circa’s ‘Kinky Boots’ A Fabulous Early Contender For Show Of The Year

January 17th, 2020

Kinky Boots Through March 14 Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1726 3rd Ave., Rock Island (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 www.circa21.com   We’re barely past two weeks into 2020 and already we’ve got a strong contender for best show of the year. Circa ‘21’s “Kinky Boots” is indeed that good, a fantastic staging of a fabulous show, featuring a number of touching, buoyant moments, wonderful performances and terrific material. It’s such a magical, uplifting evening of entertainment, one of pure joy and spirit, with a positive message that doesn’t feel preachy, but rather, common sense. Wonderfully... Read More

Want To Hear Your Favorite Radio Shows Back On The Air?

January 17th, 2020

It’s rare in life that you get a do-over, but this could be one of those opportunities for recently fired local radio personalities and the fans of their shows. According to the Des Moines Register, two shows and six jobs have been restored to local sports talk station KXnO, after those jobs and shows were cut earlier this week. Due to substantial fan outcry and outreach to the station deluging them with complaints, the jobs were restored. Obviously, this means that, given enough community outcry and support from fans, that at least one station was able to re-hire their on-air personalities axed... Read More

WOC’s Jim Fisher Deserved A Better Farewell

January 16th, 2020

I was never a big fan of Jim Fisher’s show. I know him personally, but not very well. I was a guest on his show a handful of times (where we would often disagree, on live radio), and when we ran into each other in social situations, we could get along fine as long as we avoided any hot button topics. As a person, a human being, I got along with him alright because we had a fairly superficial small talky interaction. But I can’t say I was ever a fan of his show. It’s not just that Jim and I often disagreed on topics and politics, it’s that the show, especially in the last decade, went off... Read More

Quad Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes – January 16th, 2020

January 16th, 2020

Icetravaganza, a mac and cheese feast, rave at the Rust Belt and more is here for your listening pleasure in the Weekend in 2 Minutes!  Read More

What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 16th, 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, and everyone is making resolutions for a more positive life, and we at QuadCities.com are sticking to our resolution to give you the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the... Read More

Rock Island Art Guild Exhibit Hits Figge This Weekend

January 16th, 2020

The Rock Island Art Guild, a volunteer-run organization founded in 1955, promotes and fosters the appreciation of the visual arts in the Quad Cities. Beginning Saturday, the Guild’s 41st juried exhibition will be installed in the Figge Art Museum’s fourth-floor gallery. Sponsored by IHMVCU and the Rock Island Art Guild, the 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition is open to artists within a 150-mile radius of Rock Island working in a variety of mediums, and is juried from online submissions. Candace Moeller, independent curator and associate director of Cristin Tierney Gallery,... Read More

Alan, Levora, McFadden and Evans Let Go At Mix, WOC, KISS

January 14th, 2020

Jim Fisher’s firing from WOC-AM after 40 years may be the most shocking and resonant layoff by iHeart Radio Quad-Cities, but it’s not the only one. A number of other well-known and popular on-air personalities have been fired by the radio conglomerate. According to a number of reports on Facebook, other on-air personalities let go today include Dave Levora, morning host at WOC-AM, Debbie McFadden of Mix 96 and Q106, Todd Alan of KISS-FM and Ron Evans of Mix 96. Alan posted on his Facebook today, “It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that, as of this morning, I will no longer... Read More

Jim Fisher Let Go After 40 Years At WOC-AM

January 14th, 2020

After 60 years in broadcasting, 40 in the Quad-Cities, longtime afternoon radio host Jim Fisher has been let go by WOC-AM1420, according to various posts on social media, including one by Fisher’s longtime friend and producer Dan Kennedy. WOC has yet to make a formal announcement and neither has Fisher, but social media was buzzing with the news today, and Fisher’s friend and former program director at WOC, Dan Kennedy, posted the following on his Facebook page today: “Sorry to hear about my friends at IHeart Radio. Great people let go today including the legendary Jim Fisher. You all made... Read More

Midwest Writing Center Offers Free Young Emerging Writers Studio Starting January 16

January 14th, 2020

What: Young Emerging Writers Studio When: Third Thursdays of each month (Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, May 21), 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Midwest Writing Center (ground floor of RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201) The Midwest Writing Center will host Young Writers Studio for young writers in the Quad Cities at their offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library Downtown branch on the third Thursday of each month in 2020, beginning January 16, 2020. The Young Emerging Writers (YEW) Studio is a new casual writing workshop/critique group for young writers in and around... Read More

Blackbox Opens Fourth Season With ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

January 10th, 2020

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will open their fourth season with “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” a play by Celeste Raspanti. “We chose to do the play in honor of Holocaust Remembrance” said director and co-founder of the theatre, Lora Adams. The piece is an inspiring story that shows how art can be used in times of tragedy and is centered around Raja, a Czech teenager forced into Terezin, a Jewish ghetto. The camp was a stopping point before being sent to the death camps, particularly Auschwitz. Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through Terezin. Less... Read More

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