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World’s Toughest Rodeo Rides Into I-Wireless

January 26th, 2017

It’s the bulls and the blood. It’s the steers and the mud, and they call the thing rodeo. Country artist Garth Brooks released his hit song “Rodeo” in 1991. It details the tolls a rodeo life takes on a man and his wife, but also the reasons why the husband continues to ride regardless of the risks. Rodeos are events that we don’t hear very often about in general events, unless you are in rodeo affiliated circles. Now you can experience one for yourself. On Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m., Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo rides into the I Wireless Center at 1201 River Drive in Moline.... Read More

WQPT Popping The Cork On Champagne Fundraiser

January 26th, 2017

People love a good mystery, whether it be a theft, a kidnapping, a disappearance, or a good murder. For WQPT’s upcoming fundraiser, the theme provokes you to think deductively with a Murder Mystery. This thrilling event will include a silent auction, a live auction, dinner, desert, and a murder investigation. You can view the facebook event page at this link: At 6:00 p.m. on January 27, WQPT is holding their fundraiser at The Outing Club. This is a cocktail attire event and tickets can be purchased at the following link: Read More

Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Is ‘Unbound’ This Weekend

January 26th, 2017

Augustana College’s Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble will perform their concert titled, “Anchored & Unbound: Songs of Faith, Hope & Freedom” at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29 at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo, Ill. The group is a select women’s ensemble for singers who wish to develop advanced choral skills. The group is conducted by Dr. Michael Zemek and accompanied by Gail Baldwin. The ensemble is named after Jenny Lind, a nineteenth-century Swedish opera singer often known as the “Swedish Nightingale.” Concert highlights will include “Les balons” composed... Read More

Break Out Your Pokeballs and Bow Ties For Nerdy New Year

January 25th, 2017

Break out the pokeballs and don your bowties. Skellington Swerve is holding their Nerdy New Year! On Thursday, January 26 starting at 7 p.m., Swerve is celebrating their first year of establishment and you’re invited! There is no cover charge for this live variety show, but a $5 performance donation is appreciated. Come dressed in your best nerd outfit or in your favorite cosplay to celebrate the geek side of life. Doors and Food Service opens at 7 and the Adult Beverage Bar is open for those 21 and older with a valid I.D. To view this event page, please follow this link: The... Read More

Circa Auditioning For ‘Music Man’ This Weekend

January 25th, 2017

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse,  1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is holding auditions for adults and children for its next show, the classic “The Music Man.” The deets: CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS FOR THE MUSIC MAN When: Saturday, January 28 10:00 AM Sunday, January 29 10:00 AM ADULT AUDITIONS FOR THE MUSIC MAN When: Saturday, January 28 12:00 PM Sunday, January 29 12:00 PM Where: Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse 1828 3rd Ave, Rock Island. Rehearsals start March 2 and the show runs until May 13, 2017. Those auditioning should bring a resume, non-returnable photo, Dress comfortably. Be prepared to dance and... Read More

Stolley Rejoins Daytrotter

January 25th, 2017

Co-founding member Pat Stolley has rejoined Daytrotter. The site’s founding engineer rejoined the 11-year-old Quad Cities founded music website and venue this week. Pat Stolley was the recording engineer at Daytrotter from 2006-2008, tracking bands such as Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, and many more. Pat Stolley owns Futureappletree, a Quad Cities studio where hundreds of Daytrotter sessions have been recorded, as well as countless albums from popular local musicians. Stolley will oversee session recordings. Ian Harris has also been added to the Daytrotter... Read More

`Claire In Motion’ Is Very Good, But Not Great

January 25th, 2017

Genre:  Drama Run Time:  80 minutes Directors/Writers/Producers:  Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell Actors: Betsy Brandt, Zev Haworth, Sakina Jaffrey, Anna Margaret Hollyman You will recognize Betsy Brandt in the film “Claire in Motion” immediately if you ever were a fan of “Breaking Bad” or are now a fan of “Life in Pieces.” In “Breaking Bad” she played Walter White’s sister-in-law, Marie—the one married to the FBI agent. In “Life in Pieces” she is Heather, the wife married to the goofy doctor. In “Claire in Motion,” she portrays Claire Hunger, the college professor... Read More

‘Paw Patrol’ Comes To The Rescue At Adler Theater

January 21st, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m., join the company of Paw Patrol at the Adler Theater for a live performance of their latest adventure “Race to the Rescue.” Produced by Spin Master and presented by Pedigree, this show is guaranteed to be a fun event for you and your children. On the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Mayor Goodway and Mayor Humdinger, Mayor Goodway goes missing. With time running out, Paw Patrol’s leader, Ryder, calls the team in for the search. Join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and Everest on this fun adventure! All viewers over... Read More

Ellis Kell Benefit Packing The RME With Amazing Music

January 20th, 2017

What do you say when someone passes away? How do you celebrate their life and everything they did? How do you help their grieving family members and friends? Ellis Kell was a beloved musician in the Quad Cities who inspired many people with his music. To honor him and his life, the Quad Cities will be celebrating and remembering what he gave to the community. On Saturday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m., The River Music Experience will be holding a benefit concert for his family in the Great Hall of the RiverCenter titled “Peace, Love & the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell Family Benefit... Read More

Music Guild Auditioning For ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

January 20th, 2017

The Quad-City Music Guild will hold auditions for it’s Spring show ‘Little Shop of Horrors” Saturday and  Sunday January 21st and 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Performance dates are March 30th and 31st, April 1st and 2nd. Auditions will be at the Prospect Park Theater 1584 34th Ave, Moline, IL. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what... Read More