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Davenport Eliminated After Tough Battles At Babe Ruth World Series

August 15th, 2016
Davenport's Cade Amato gets the out at first base

Davenport’s team was eliminated Sunday from the Babe Ruth World Series after a fourth tough loss, but its team can hold its head high after another terrific effort, perhaps their best yet of the competition. The team is composed of Manager Jason Gillaspie, Coach Larry Cato, Coach Tony Losasso and players Cody Depardo, Sam Wellman, Jacob Struss, Luke Loving, Lucas Gross, Andrew Hutchcroft, Cade Amato, Nate Canfield, Jake Mahon, Alex Jaros, Owen Steiger, Jackson Vogel, Kieren Obrien and Sam Fleming. Day four of the thirteen year old Ottumwa Babe Ruth World Series started smoothly but was interrupted... Read More

Springfield Rocks iWireless With Massively Entertaining Show

August 15th, 2016

Everyone remembers Rick Springfield as easily as they recall the opening chords of “Jessie’s Girl,” one of the catchiest power pop tunes of all time, but Springfield has proven himself to be more than the sum of one stellar song, as he proved with energy and verve Aug. 12 at Moline’s I wireless center, during a massively entertaining 90 minute show. Springfield has always been an act I’ve enjoyed and touted to people as they’ve rolled their eyes, typically bogged down with the perception of him as a teen idol or a heartthrob actor from his time on “General Hospital,” but to anyone... Read More

Meridian defeats Davenport in extra innings 5-4 In Babe Ruth World Series

August 14th, 2016
Davenport third baseman Keiran O’Brien starts a double play.

Davenport and Meridian entered the nightcap session of day 3 at the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series both searching for their first win. Both teams committed costly errors, but Meridian would earn the win 5-4 on a walk off single by Layton Jenkins. In the 3rd inning, Davenport was the beneficiary of two errors as they scored two runs off a botched double play attempt. 2 batters later an infield single by Cody Depardo made it 3-0 Davenport. Meridian would tack on a run after a liner by Travis Boswell found its way off the outstretched glove of Depardo to score Brock Butler from third. Davenport... Read More

Davenport Drops Game Two In Babe Ruth World Series

August 13th, 2016

In one of the night cap games for day two of the thirteen year old Ottumwa Babe Ruth World Series, Pearl City(HI) took on Davenport(IA). Pearl City jumped out early and cruised to a five inning 11-0 win over Davenport. Things were all Pearl City’s way in the first. Jayton Pang started with a double, Kelena Sauer then singled. But it was a wild pitch that brought in the first run. Next up Michael Yamaguchi singled followed by Bryden “Maka” Malama with a sacrifice fly to score Sauer. Jaron Yoshikane got in on the scoring next with a RBI single bringing in Yamaguchi, Pearl City went up 3-0. Two... Read More

The Hype Is Real About Garage 3

August 12th, 2016

There have been many spirited discussions, parties and creative meetings of the minds and performances held in garages, with and without the use of musical instruments. So much so that an entire subgenre of music, garage rock, has been named for it. Dylan Parker and Sean Whitney have taken that to the next level with Garage 3. The Rock Island performance space hosts a variety of poetry, comedy and spoken word performances in, well, Parker’s garage. On Wednesday, July 20, an attractive audience gathered at Garage3, named as being the third garage on the property of #MrRockIsland himself Dylan... Read More

Choo Choo! Little Conductors Day Steams Into Botanical Center

August 12th, 2016

If you have a child in your life that loves Thomas the Tank Engine, Chuggington or any other train related character, you’re going to want to chug on down to the Quad City Botanical Center from 11 to 4 p.m. Sunday for Little Conductors Day! The event features garden train related activities, refreshments, crafts, train characters, an all-gage sale and swap meet and more. Admission is $8 youth 2-15 years, $6 adults, free for children younger than 2 years/members. The newly renovated outdoor railroad area features an elaborate diorama of tracks, miniature landscapes and moving engines as well as... Read More

‘The Birds’ Flies High For Genesius Guild

August 12th, 2016

The summer is passing quickly and the Genesius guild finishes their summer schedule with “the Birds” by Aristophanes. This play was written 2430 years ago in Athens. In this play, two protagonists are fed up with the media-driven ways of human life and society. They tire of politics. They grow weary of the rules and struggles for power. They desire a whole entire new life. As as result of this want, the two men decide that they are finished with the ground and shall forever live among the birds. Ironically, they introduce these very human behaviors and beliefs to the sky. The play has... Read More

Davenport Drops Heartbreaker In Game One of Babe Ruth World Series

August 12th, 2016
Davenport's Cody Depardo fires over to first base

If you like offense, the nightcap game featuring Sarasota and Davenport was the game for you. Both teams traded blows down the stretch until a 5 run 5th inning by Sarasota put the contest out of reach. Sarasota would get the ball rolling in the first inning scoring two runs off RBI singles by Luke Holman and Chase Palmer. On the mound, Hunter Bell of Sarasota was wild at the start, but still managed to keep Davenport off the board until the 3rd inning when Davenport got on the board due to a fielder’s choice. Sarasota would add to their lead off of a Gabe Copeland RBI double down the line that... Read More

Wilder Comedy ‘One, Two, Three’ Next To Unspool In Figge Film Series

August 12th, 2016

“One, Two, Three,” by the comedic film genius Billy Wilder is the next film to unspool in the Germans in Hollywood: Film & Lecture Series taking place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. `14 at the Figge Art Museum-John Deere Auditorium, downtown Davenport. The film will be presented and accompanied by a lecture by Augustana College German professor Lisa Seidlitz. Cost is $5 per person. “One, Two, Three” is a 1961 American comedy directed by WIlder. The film festures James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Lilo Pulver, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis, Leon Askin, Howard St. John, and others. In the film a... Read More

‘Children of Eden’ Moved This Reviewer To Tears

August 11th, 2016

Just uphill from a friendly little pond at Prospect Park in Moline, IL, lies an auditorium which is home to the Quad City Music Guild. As I arrived on the scene, I duly noted that the crowd gathering was a bit more distinguished and the staff was both friendly and professional. I made my way to my seat readied my writing utensils for what may come. Having known nothing of the play, I was unusually eager. “Children of Eden” is a play written originally played on stage at a religious high school. In ACT I, it tells both the stories of Adam and Eve and then Cain and Abel. In Act II, the story... Read More

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