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Moline’s Spotlight Theatre Hosting Online QnA With Noah Brody

May 7th, 2020
Moline's Spotlight Theatre Hosting Online QnA With Noah Brody

Moline’s Spotlight Theatre is continuing their online series of interviews with interesting theatrical artists with a conversation with Noah Brody at 2 p.m. Friday on the Spotlight Facebook page. CST Producing Director Brent Tubbs sits down (virtually) with Noah Brody, an actor, director, writer and teacher. He is a co-artistic director and head of producing for Fiasco Theater in New York City. Noah has co-directed Fiasco’s productions of Into the Woods, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night and Cymbeline, which received the 2012 Off Broadway Award for best revival. He also won the 2019... Read More

Quad-Cities Whitey’s Stores Re-Opening May 11!

May 7th, 2020
Quad-Cities Whitey's Stores Re-Opening May 11!

Great news today! Whitey’s ice cream is coming back May 11! Whitey’s announced this on their Facebook today: We are thrilled to announce that our stores will be opening again on Monday, May 11! All stores (except North Park) will be open for drive-thru business only and our hours of operation will be Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. We have taken extreme caution in reopening to ensure the safety of our employees and customers. For additional information on how each store’s drive-thru is going to operate and more details on... Read More

Quad-Cities Organizations Partner To Make Award-Winning Short Film

May 7th, 2020
Quad-Cities Organizations Partner To Make Award-Winning Short Film

The year 2020 may not be remembered fondly by most people, but it’s an important year for Royal Neighbors of America, Living Proof Exhibit, and anyone who cares about women’s rights. It’s the 125th anniversary of Royal Neighbors (the nationwide, Rock-Island based fraternal benefit society), the 10th anniversary of Living Proof (a Q-C nonprofit that uses the therapeutic nature of arts to help people touched by cancer), and the 100th of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote (honored in a current Putnam Museum exhibit). All three area... Read More

Rock Island Mom Proves Not All Superheroes Wear Masks

May 6th, 2020
Rock Island Mom Proves Not All Superheroes Wear Masks

As a working mother, Stephanie Soebbing is expert at multi-tasking and time management. The 35-year-old former native of suburban Chicago is especially busy during the coronavirus crisis, as she’s homeschooling her soon-to-be six-year-old daughter, caring for her three-month-old daughter, and with her husband Adam, running their business – which has a key role in making masks used around the nation. Soebbing is founder and owner of Quilt Addicts Anonymous (QAA), a quilt shop specializing in modern and contemporary fabrics, with a currently closed store at 3416 46th Ave., Suite 103, Rock... Read More

What’s The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 6th, 2020
What's The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

Even in the age of covid, when there’s plenty of depressing stuff going around, there’s a lot of good news in the Quad-Cities! And every month, as usual, I put together a collection of some of the awesome things happening in and around town, and share them with you here and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” airing at 3 p.m. weekdays! So, tune in to PSL, and read on here on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and good news, QuadCities.com! Beck And Woods Teaming Up With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with filmmaker Sam Raimi (best known for the... Read More

Bettendorf Filmmakers Beck And Woods Sign With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film

May 4th, 2020
Bettendorf Filmmakers Beck And Woods Sign With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with Sam Raimi for an untitled science-fiction project, Variety reported today. The filmmakers, who grew up in Bettendorf, worked with Raimi on the Quibi series “50 States of Fright.” Beck and Woods handled the Iowa segment. The original script is being kept secret, as per usual with Beck and Woods. After more than two decades of working their way up and making countless films of their own in the Quad-Cities and elsewhere, the duo shot to fame as the screenwriters of “A Quiet Place.” Last year they continued their success with their... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation Awards Third Round Of Grants

May 1st, 2020
Quad Cities Community Foundation Awards Third Round Of Grants

A third round of grants have been awarded to Quad Cities-area nonprofits supporting the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are made possible because Quad Citizens continue to donate to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The fund recently surpassed $1 million in contributions, and provides critical support for basic needs during the pandemic. Nonprofits in the Quad Cities region have requested more than $3 million in support since the fund was activated nearly two months ago. With this round, a total of $695,772 from the Disaster... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Week Postponed, Figge Opens Pride Photos Exhibit

May 1st, 2020
Quad-Cities Pride Week Postponed, Figge Opens Pride Photos Exhibit

DAVENPORT – The Figge Art Museum will celebrate Quad-Cities Pride starting Saturday with its first dual virtual/gallery exhibition. Works by Cedar Rapids-based photojournalist Andy Abeyta will be in the Figge’s second-floor Lewis Gallery once the museum reopens, but will also be available Saturday, May 2, for online viewing at figgeartmuseum.org. The exhibit features 11 of Abeyta’s joyous and vibrant images of the 2019 QC Pridefest, part of the QC Pride’s Unity Pride Week, which is being postponed this year. “QC Pride is dedicated to promoting awareness and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community... Read More

Mo Carter LIVE Stream from Crawford Brew Works

April 30th, 2020
Mo Carter LIVE Stream from Crawford Brew Works

CBW’s own Mo Carter is streaming once again into your homes, live from Crawford Brew Works on Saturday May 2 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.! Pre-order your CBW beer from www.CrawfordCrowlers.com and get home for the 7 p.m. show. While the stream is free, you can Venmo Mo (@mocarter74) Please consider contributing to the CBW Server Tip Fund, for our team who have wholly/significantly lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic at https://crawfordbrewworks.square.site/product/cbw-server-tip-fund/449?cs=true   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

WQPT Features Quad-Cities Kids On PBS Kids Spot

April 30th, 2020
WQPT Features Quad-Cities Kids On PBS Kids Spot

Along with the usual characters like Thomas the Train Engine, Elmo and Blue, you might see some familiar faces on PBS Kids this week. Local PBS station WQPT has debuted a new commercial playing between shows (technically called an interstitial) featuring a number of Quad-Cities kids doing a variety of activities during the past few weeks of coronavirus quarantine. “The idea for the spot came watching my neighbors’ sons riding their bikes on our frontage road,” said Lora Adams of WQPT. “They’re the only kids around and I saw them making their own fun as they played on their own.” With... Read More