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Beatles Tribute And More Highlights East Moline Freedom Fest

August 4th, 2016

A Beatles tribute band, kids activities, food, other live music and more highlights this year’s East Moline Freedom Fest, helping local veterans and taking place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6 on 15th Avenue in downtown East Moline. After a 10 year hiatus the city is excited to bring a downtown festival back to East Moline. The new event features free live music featuring six bands, food and beverages, a craft fair, car show, kids games, five bounce houses (including a giant obstacle course), demonstrations and much more. Proceeds from the event go to help local veterans groups. Beatles fans should... Read More

The Bix Is Back In Town!

August 3rd, 2016

The Bix is back. That’s right, everyone’s favorite annual ode to the Quad-Cities’ favorite jazz musician son is once more filling Davenport with the sounds of Dixieland jazz. The Bix Beiderbecke 2016 Jazz Festival will be held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center and the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Call now to reserve your room for the event! The Isle is just a few minutes away from the historic LeClaire Park Bandshell and other Bix related sites in Davenport. Join us for a fantastic week of celebrating Bix and the 45th Annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival on August... Read More

‘Children Of Eden’ Rises At QC Music Guild This Weekend

August 3rd, 2016

A new production of “Children of Eden” is coming to life at Quad City Music Guild this weekend. Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt Stephen Schwartz musical which is family oriented and kid friendly. Critics have called it a joyous, foot-stomping and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith… not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive and ambitious musical, Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective... Read More

Red Hot Brian Scott Returns To Q-C Airwaves On WMOI

August 3rd, 2016

Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can never go home again, but sometimes home comes back to you. Radio personality and local favorite Red Hot Brian Scott will be joining Prairie Communications and 97.7 FM WMOI, All Your Hit Music. “Getting back to how radio was, thinking of returning to the air is beyond exciting for me,” said Scott.  “Local, live, playing music and talking to people on the air and out in the communities we serve is the best feeling.” Scott was previously part of the very successful Red Hot and Tony Tone Morning show in the Quad Cities from 2005 to 2010 and Red Hot and Tucker... Read More

‘Heidi’ Screening And Lecture Coming To Figge

August 3rd, 2016

The German American Heritage Center is sponsoring a new film and lecture series called “Germans in Hollywood” that debuts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Figge Art Museum, John Deere Auditorium. The first film to be screened is “Heidi.” Cost is $5. Presenter Fred Isele will introduce “Heidi,” an American musical drama film directed by Allan Dwan. The screenplay was based on the 1880 children’s story by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. The film is about an orphan named Heidi (Shirley Temple) who is given by her aunt to her mountain-dwelling grandfather (Jean Hersholt). She is then stolen... Read More

Wilson’s ‘Khaki’ Named One of 100 Best Indie Novels

August 2nd, 2016

Local author Connie Corcoran Wilson is being honored among some pretty elite company. The area scribe’s novel Khaki=Killer, third book in The Color of Evil trilogy, was named one of the 100 Best Indie Novels in a competition sponsored by “Shelf Unbound” magazine that drew more than 120,000 entries. All three books in the series can be purchased from Amazon in both paperback and e-book versions. The first six chapters of Book #1, The Color of Evil, can be obtained free at Connie’s blog,  Read More

Rascal Flatts, Alabama, Montgomery Gentry, 3 Doors Down Headline Action-Packed Fair

August 2nd, 2016

The Mississippi Valley Fair is always bringing in huge names to hit the stage for local rock and country fans, and this year, in its 97th year of the fair, Alabama, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and 3 Doors Down are among the biggies to stride the boards. Chris Janson leads things off, taking the stage Tuesday, Aug. 2. Gary Allan hits it Wednesday, Aug. 3, with 3 Doors Down Thursday, Aug. 4, Rascal Flatts hitting it on Friday, Aug. 5, country legends Alabama playing Saturday, Aug. 6 and Montomery Gentry wrapping things up on Sunday, Aug. 7. In addition to the musical acts, there’s plenty of... Read More

Talent Factory Unveils A Family-Friendly Night of Comedy And Magic

July 29th, 2016

The Talent Factory is inviting families to come out and experience a fun, G-rated evening filled with Music, Comedy, and Magic at 7 p.m. July 30 at the factory, 1114 6th St., Nevada, Iowa. The night will feature magic, comedy and music, with Lauren, a young, up and coming vocalist and songwriter joining comedian Josh Novey in opening for magician David Casas. Casas features his award winning dove act — fast-paced magic — non-stop audience interaction and participation — and clean, family comedy. Come and be delighted as ages will be mesmerized and talk about this show long after the show... Read More

Get Ready To Rock At Q-C Metalfest!

July 29th, 2016

If you’re looking to have your ears lifted up by the heaviest metal while the heaviest thing you’re lifting is 12 ounces of adult liquid refreshment, you’ll want to check out the Q-C Metalfest at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30 and Sunday July 31 at the Moline’s Bier Stube, 415 15th St., Moline. The event offers two days worth of regional and local metal bands and the cost is just $5 per day. The schedule includes: Saturday Regional Metal Bands!!! Disrotted – CHI doom crust sludge Dos Malés – Madison Stoner Doom Pop 2 PC (member of Bongzilla) Oyrx... Read More

Brew’s Circumstantial Comedy Show Hilarious, Irreverent and Dark

July 29th, 2016

It’s hard not to like a show that begins with a disembodied voice introducing the host Donny Townsend as “the human oyster cracker.” But, co-host Andrew “Stu” Cline loves to start the Circumstantial Comedy Show every week on a high note, before he and Townsend allow the various comics to spiral into the darkness of their souls. Every Sunday night, live comedy comes to the Village of East Davenport. Specifically to BREW, the old blacksmith shop on the corner of 11th Street and Jersey Ridge. Comedians start signing up for the deranged debacle at 9:30 p.m., with the show starting at 10 p.m.... Read More