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Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival Marks 50 Years, Puts Davenport on Map Around the World

July 31st, 2021
Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival Marks 50 Years, Puts Davenport on Map Around the World

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! Liz Beiderbecke-Hart lives 139 miles from Davenport (outside Springfield, Ill.), but makes the pilgrimage back every year in honor of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival and her famous family. “Bix is a part of my soul, he’s a part of who I am,” she said recently, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the fest, Aug. 5-7 at Davenport’s Rhythm City Casino Event... Read More

BREAKING: Scott County Covid-19 Levels Rapidly Rising

July 31st, 2021
BREAKING: Scott County Covid-19 Levels Rapidly Rising

The Scott County Health Department released alarming data today regarding rapidly rising covid-19 levels in the Iowa Quad-Cities and surrounding areas. The site released the following on social media: Due to an increase in our percent positive rate in the past 7 days, Scott County is now in the 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 level of transmission of the coronavirus. For communities with 𝗦𝗨𝗕𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗔𝗟 level of transmission, CDC updated guidance recommends that masks be worn in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. For more information:... Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main Presenting ‘Marceline: A Love Story’

July 30th, 2021
Davenport's Mockingbird On Main Presenting 'Marceline: A Love Story'

Join Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main September 25 for MARCELINE: A LOVE STORY, a very special evening focused on Walt Disney’s beloved boyhood hometown of Marceline. Come meet the Creative Director of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, Peter Whitehead, as he takes us on a journey through Walt’s childhood growing up in the heart of the American mid-west. Peter will shine a spotlight on the intimate connections that link this small Missouri town to Walt’s life and his incredibly creative career. MARCELINE- A Love Story Saturday, September 25 Presentation begins at 8pm Doors... Read More

BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County

July 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County

BREAKING NEWS: Rock Island County Health Department released alarming new numbers for covid-19 cases today. According to the department, “Due to a 46.94% increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports Rock Island County as having a substantial level of transmission of coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The county’s positivity rate also increased 2.59% to 6.82% over the last seven days. The number of hospital admissions also increased 50%. The CDC determines the level of transmission by... Read More

Looking To Adopt A Kitty? Meet Fluffy, The Latest Quad-Cities Pet Of The Week

July 30th, 2021
Looking To Adopt A Kitty? Meet Fluffy, The Latest Quad-Cities Pet Of The Week

QuadCities.com is proud and happy to announce we’re partnering with the Quad City Animal Welfare Center! Every week, we’ll be featuring their Pets of the Week, helping for find new homes for great dogs and cats! If you’re looking for a new pet, we encourage you to adopt, and please check out the Pet of the Week from Quad City Animal Welfare Center, today and every Tuesday on QuadCities.com! And here’s today’s latest Pet of the Week… Fluffy is ready for her furrever home!! She was born in May, is spayed, up to date on shots for her age, and microchipped. This sweet girl takes some... Read More

Cordova Lights Up The Racetrack Tonight With Friday Fun Night!

July 30th, 2021
Cordova Lights Up The Racetrack Tonight With Friday Fun Night!

Looking for some exciting racing action! Check out Cordova International Raceway at 19425 Route 84 N Cordova! Tonight is Friday Fun Night / Juniors Gamblers Race! Gates open at 5 pm and cars are on track at 5:30 pm. There’s also MIDNIGHT MAYHEM! Gates open at 10:30 pm on track 11 pm – 2 am And tomorrow night, there’s the Kamper Korner Bracket Points Race #8 with Midwest Top Sportsman! Gates open at 11 am on track at 1 pm Mud Race #2 – Gates open at 8 am on track 11 am For more information, click here!  Read More

Fresh Films Quad-Cities Looking To Deliver Instruction To Local High Schools And Youth Clubs

July 30th, 2021
Fresh Films Quad-Cities Looking To Deliver Instruction To Local High Schools And Youth Clubs

There are awesome opportunities this year for young Quad-Cities filmmakers to gain valuable experience and have fun with Fresh Films! Here’s the latest: Fresh Films Academies Quad Cities – Applications open for host locations! What: Fresh Films will deliver project-based film instruction on professional equipment on site at up to 4 Quad Cities high schools or youth clubs at no cost to the host organization. When: October 2021-May 2022 | Thursdays 4-6:30pm Where: On site at host school or organization Who: 12-25 youth per location, open to all QC high schools and youth organizations... Read More

Countryside Community Theatre Drops ‘Newsies’ This Weekend, Offers Workshop For Kids Saturday

July 30th, 2021
Countryside Community Theatre Drops 'Newsies' This Weekend, Offers Workshop For Kids Saturday

Countryside Community Theatre will continue their 39th season with the energetic and exhilarating Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Featuring a Tony Award winning score with music by the acclaimed Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little... Read More

REVIEW: New Davenport Mockingbird Theater Scales Thrilling Mountain in Debut

July 30th, 2021
REVIEW: New Davenport Mockingbird Theater Scales Thrilling Mountain in Debut

One of the absolute thrilling joys of theater is not only how it brings fictional characters to life, but illuminates the intimately human struggles and triumphs of well-known, real-life icons. The Quad-Cities premiere of “The Mountaintop” – an emotional, haunting reimagining of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth – is an extraordinary example. The 90-minute, two-person Katori Hall play debuted Thursday night at the new Mockingbird on Main, a beautiful, 40-seat cabaret at 320 N. Main St., Davenport, created by Tristan Tapscott and Savannah Bay Strandin. The mood before... Read More

Get ‘Shakespeared’ At Moline’s Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

July 30th, 2021
Get 'Shakespeared' At Moline's Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

Those crazy lads and ladies of The Late Nite Show are back with “Shakespeared” at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline on 5th Avenue. Improvisers present an all-new “lost” play by William Shakespeare. Blending classic iambic pentameter and vernacular vulgarity, this show is hilarious, not high brow. Come hither, peasants! Rated R for Raucous. Tickets are $10 online at theblackboxtheatre.com or get them at the door. Beverages available for a donation. So, come one, come all to “Shakespeared” July 31 at 7:30 pm.  Read More