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Music Guild Holding Auditions For Summer Shows

February 1st, 2017

The Quad-City Music Guild will hold auditions for it’s Summer Season. Here is the audition information for all three shows: The Little Mermaid (Performance Dates: June 9-10-11 & 15-16-17-18) AUDITION DATES/TIMES Saturday, February 18th – 10:00 am – 12:15 pm Sunday, February 19th – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday, February 25th – 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm Callbacks (if utilized) Sunday, February 26th DIRECTING STAFF Book Director –  Heather Beck Music Director – Valeree Pieper Choreographer – Kathy Lafrenz Asst. Music Director –  Randin... Read More

Florida Georgia Line Crosses Into I Wireless

February 1st, 2017

The mix-tape’s got a little Hank, a little Drake, and Florida Georgia Line. The boys are coming to the I Wireless Center at 1201 River Dr. in Rock Island on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. as a part of their Dig Your Roots Tour. Tickets are available for purchase at the following link: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/06005175A20E5093?clickid=U6uV-%25253AwTbRgU0HA31HwWWS%25253AfUkhxih0vSXRLW00&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_253158&impradid=253158&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat253158&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_253158&utm_source=253158-Facebook-+TM&impradname=Facebook-+TM&utm_medium=affiliate&irgwc=1 Since... Read More

Soul Kitchen and Scherenschnitte On Tap At GAHC

February 1st, 2017

Lots on tap at the German American Heritage Center and their satellite venues this week. Here’s what’s up: Free Film: Soul Kitchen Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 8pm The German American Heritage Center has teamed up with Rozz-Tox again to offer another free film! Come see the 2009 film Soul Kitchen tonight at 8pm at Rozz-Tox in downtown Rock Island.   Valentine Scherenschnitte (Paper-Cutting) Saturday, Feb. 4 Keith Bonnstetter is back to teach two Scherenschnitte workshops! 2D Class 9:00-10:00 3D Class 10:00-11:30 Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 Special Members-Only Deal: $25 for both classes!! Pre-registration... Read More

Twenty One Pilots Electrify Moline With Brilliant Bombast

January 30th, 2017

The biggest American band on the planet right now crashed into Moline Sunday night. Since they showed up on the pop culture radar screen, Twenty One Pilots have been lofted to the airy realm of superstars by their fans, shot down by their haters, alternately loved and loathed by critics but continue to soar high. They were the biggest band of 2016 by any count and anyone objectively watching the show Sunday night could see why, as to the rabid adoration of a packed house of 11,000 fans, they electrified the sold out crowd with a terrific two hours of brilliant, genre-bending emo pop rock. My eight-year-old,... Read More

Barn Raisers Film Rising Up At Putnam

January 27th, 2017

  Many area residents aren’t aware that there is a little bit of Hollywood in their own backyard.  The Quad Cities is home to many show business types and two of the most prominent figures live and operate their business in Moline, Illinois.  Emmy Award nominated filmmakers Tammy and Kelly Rundle and their company, Fourth Wall Films, premiere their documentary, The Barn Raisers, this weekend at the Putnam Museum. The Rundles and Fourth Wall Films have Midwestern roots and are formerly based out of Los Angeles. The company relocated to Moline in 2007 when they began producing their... Read More

Playcrafters’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Is Sweet And Strong

January 27th, 2017

The most powerful dramas come with a healthy dose of comedy. And I might add the most powerful dramas have at least as many laughs as tears. I saw Fried Green Tomatoes with my mom and my grandma when I was ten. Forrest Gump, My Girl, Big Fish, How to Make An American Quilt, these are all dramatic stories. Tearjerkers. And yet… every one of them had long, satisfying stretches of laugh-out-loud humor. Steel Magnolias joins that club. I saw it with my dad at Playcrafter’s Barn Theater yesterday. A play by Robert Harling, which was adapted into a movie in 1989 with Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field,... Read More

Don’t Be Shy, Be Like Shy And Head To Taste of Q-C Art

January 27th, 2017

Shy Brewer was far from her name at her opening night for her new art show at Taste Buds in The District, Rock Island. The local artist was the first to exhibit her art at the new regular show A Taste of Q-C Art at the venue, and at her opening reception Jan. 20 she was all smiles, chatting it up with a variety of guests about her colorful paintings and landscapes. “It’s great, I’m so happy to see my artwork up and excited to see people come out to see it,” Brewer said. “I hope people come out and enjoy the show.” A Taste of Q-C Art will showcase a new local artist’s work every two... Read More

Bucktown Final Friday Toasts MidCoast Artists

January 27th, 2017

On Friday, January 27, at 6 p.m., Bucktown Center for the Arts is hosting a Mid-coast fine arts gallery opening of Bucktown Invitational show. This gallery features the works of Gwen Patton, Brad Bisbey, Heidi Johnson Brandt, Pat Bereskin, David Zahn, Juliet Hightower Stock, Dan Johnson, Tony Seabolt, Jeanne O’Melia, Karen Blomme, Robert Zeidler, Joseph Obleton, Dee Shricker, and Les Bell. A lecture shall be presented by Sherry Maurer on the images of Love in Art, the expanded space for Boho Chic. This event shall also feature Silence and the Song! The paintings of Les Bell, in the Bereskin Fine... Read More

Crimes Of The Heart Opens At Augustana

January 26th, 2017

      The gripping drama Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley will be playing on the Kim and Donna Brunner Main Stage at Augustana College from January 27 through February 5. The play tells the story of the three McGrath sisters, together again in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Lenny is the caretaker of their granddad. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but so far has only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. The youngest of them all, Babe, has just been arrested for the murder of her abusive husband, Zackery Bottrelle.... Read More

Twenty One Pilots Crashing Into I-Wi This Weekend

January 26th, 2017

The biggest band of 2016, Twenty One Pilots, takes the stage at the iWireless Center on January 29 at 7:00 p.m.  The duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from Columbus, Ohio, is widely considered among the most electrifying live acts in modern music and have been captivating audiences worldwide on sold-out arena runs with their transcendent stage shows.  With 4 albums under their belt you are definitely in for an explosive, musical show. For more info and to get tickets, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1177298355615683/.  Read More

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