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Rock Island County Covid Numbers Moving In The Right Direction

May 15th, 2021
Rock Island County Covid Numbers Moving In The Right Direction

Covid numbers are going down in Rock Island County, but, the health department says, we must remain vigilant and use common sense to continue the numbers moving in the right direction. The Rock Island County Health Department reports the total number of deaths from the virus is now 320. In addition, the health department reports 26 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. The total number of cases is 14,737. The average age of newly infected people is 38. Currently, 23 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The cases are: • 1 woman in her 70s • 2 women in their 50s • 5 women in... Read More

All Sweat Performing Abbey Road In Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park

May 15th, 2021
All Sweat Performing Abbey Road In Rock Island's Schwiebert Park

The road to Abbey Road runs again through downtown Rock Island. All Sweat Productions Performs Abbey Road featuring various local musicians will be performed in Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on August 7th! This summer marks five years since the original All Sweat Productions tribute to Abbey Road in Davenport’s Redstone Room. The River Music Experience is partnering up with Rock Island Parks and Recreation to make this celebration even bigger. So, if you’re a fan of the Beatles and local music, definitely put it on your calendar!  Read More

It’s Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

May 15th, 2021
It's Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

Today is last call for QC Craft Beer Week! Throughout the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 different states have blazed the QC Ale Trail.  The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of the local craft breweries across the Quad Cities region. To close out QC Craft Beer Week, there will be a QC Tap Takeover happening on Saturday, May 15 at Five Cities Brewing.  Starting at 11 a.m., it will be all QC craft beer on tap from our local breweries.  $1 from every pint sold will be donated to the River Bend Food Bank.  Lopiez Pizza will be there from 12-4... Read More

Western Illinois University President Huang “Gets Cooking” In New Virtual Show

May 15th, 2021
Western Illinois University President Huang "Gets Cooking" In New Virtual Show

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – When Western Illinois University President Guiyou Huang isn’t taking care of business as WIU’s 12th president, you may likely find him doing what he enjoys outside of work … cooking for family and friends, among other hobbies. “Cooking, like many other things worth doing, requires resources and preparation and involves lots of creativity and even innovation, something that is much expected of the higher ed industry,” Huang said. WIU faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to join Huang in a virtual cooking show from 4-5 p.m. Saturday,... Read More

More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

May 15th, 2021
More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Bettendorf native Samantha Pauly landed the role of a lifetime – a real British queen, reflected as a modern rock star – but her opening night on Broadway was canceled by the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 18 months after that painful March 2020 Thursday night, the 31-year-old Pleasant Valley High alum will return with the same original cast of the new musical “Six,”... Read More

Western Illinois University Commencement Ceremony Updates Can Be Found Here

May 15th, 2021
Western Illinois University Commencement Ceremony Updates Can Be Found Here

As of the evening of Friday, May 14, all Western Illinois University Commencement Ceremonies are scheduled to take place May 14-16 as planned. Please check back to this page for updates. For all the information on Commencement weekend, including times and ceremonies, visit wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=17798 and wiu.edu/commencement. The Commencement ceremonies will also be live-streamed on WIU’s YouTube channel. For all Commencement-related protocols, including weather, wiu.edu/commencement/spring2021/protocols.php. Plans could change for all ceremonies if pandemic restrictions... Read More

‘Hamilton’ Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

May 14th, 2021
'Hamilton' Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

“Hamilton” star Renee Elise Goldsberry will perform Saturday, May 15 with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in LeClaire Park! The beautiful 50-year-old California native — best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” – will make her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. “It’s kind of mind-blowing,” Goldsberry said in a Friday phone interview, noting her entire 2020 pops tour schedule was scrapped due... Read More

Double Threat Studios Debuts ‘Newsies’ This Weekend

May 14th, 2021
Double Threat Studios Debuts 'Newsies' This Weekend

The new Bettendorf-based Double Threat Studios will debut the musical “Newsies” May 14th, 15th, & 16th at Assumption High School, 1020 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. That cast features 30 7th-12th graders performing the full-length production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Tickets are still on sale for each “Newsies” performance and can be purchased at www.doublethreatstudios.com/store/p/newsies-performance-tickets. A limited capacity will be available at Assumption, and $15 tickets are available for 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16.  Read More

Only Two Days Left To Hit The Quad-Cities Ale Trail!

May 14th, 2021
Only Two Days Left To Hit The Quad-Cities Ale Trail!

It’s almost your last day to quaff up some local suds as Quad-Cities serves up QC Craft Beer Week just in time for the second anniversary of the QC Ale Trail. Over the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 states have blazed the QC Ale Trail, according to Visit Quad Cities. The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of local craft breweries across the region, from Muscatine, Iowa to Geneseo, Ill. The Q-C craft beer community continues to grow, with three new breweries opening last year and Nerdspeak Brewery opening soon at 7563 State St.,... Read More

Rock Island High School Honors Future Teachers

May 14th, 2021
Rock Island High School Honors Future Teachers

On Monday, May 10, 21 Rock Island High School students who are in the high school’s Education Internship program will sign letters of intent to further their careers at the college or university level to pursue a degree in education. The course started this school year and places high school students who are interested in the education field throughout the district in a range of classrooms from Kindergarten through High School underclassmen courses, English Language, and Special Education. Education interns learn the foundations of education as well as gain hands-on experience. Interns work... Read More