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Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre Cancels Summer Shows

May 13th, 2020

Joining Music Guild, Countryside, Genesius Guild and a number of others, Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline has canceled their summer shows due to concerns over coronavirus. The pandemic has now nearly wiped clean the local theater slate for the summer, with only Moline’s Black Box Theater not having announced cancellations, and Circa ’21 holding out any hope of salvaging shows, hoping to still be able to stage “Saturday Night Fever” at some point. Playcrafters announced the following on their Facebook page today: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety... Read More

Countryside Community Theatre Cancels Summer Shows

May 13th, 2020

Countryside Community Theatre has joined the host of area venues canceling their summer slate due to concerns about covid-19. The Eldridge-based group released the following statement on Facebook today: We are sad to announce that our Summer 2020 shows, The Music Man and The Fantasticks, will not be happening this summer due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The health and safety of our performers, stage crew, musicians, patrons, and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us, and we know that this is the right decision for Countryside Community Theatre. We hope to announce our 2021 Season as soon... Read More

Giles Joslyn Memorial StringFest Going Online

May 13th, 2020

The 11th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest is going to be VERY different this year, with the performance being entirely online, but the spirit of Stringfest remains the same. Students and performers are hard at work prepping for this event. The performance will be broadcast right here on Facebook Live on Friday, May 22nd. The concert will feature student performers from 4th grade to 12th, as well as professional musicians around the community and around the country. There is no admission, but with one of the main missions of Stringfest being to raise funds for students who need it most/ “We... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Royce Eaks Named Lamp Enthusiast Of The Decade

May 12th, 2020

Sorry, Brick Tamblin. Second’s not so bad. However, despite Brick’s love of lamp, Royce Eaks has been deemed “Lamp Enthusiast Of The Decade” by the Facebook Lamp Enthusiasts Group for his amazing handcrafted lamps! According to Lamp Enthusiasts Group moderator Alan Vrombaut, Royce has even offered to donate one to help raise money for charity! And, speaking of charity, Lamp Enthusiast T-shirts are on sale now and all proceeds go to Family Resources. “Thank you all for your enthusiasm and love of lamp!!!” Vrombaut exclaims!!!! https://lampenthusiasts-2020.itemorder.com/sale  Read More

Davenport Woman’s Passion For Fashion Takes Her To “Hollywood”

May 11th, 2020

They say clothes make the man. They also make Laura Heath very happy, especially when they authentically evoke a specific era. With her husband, Heath owns Trash Can Annie’s 418 E. 2nd St., Davenport, which has been closed to the public since last spring’s historic flooding. But her 40-year passion for fashion and experience working in theater and film nationwide led her to another high-profile project last year – supplying clothes for the hit Netflix mini-series “Hollywood,” which debuted May 1. The Ryan Murphy-led production — lauded for its glamorous, pitch-perfect costuming... Read More

Davenport’s Figge Museum Unveiling Second Virtual Exhibit Saturday

May 8th, 2020

On the heels of the Figge Art Museum’s first virtual exhibition comes a second virtual exhibition. Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment will open virtually at www.figgeartmuseum.org on Saturday.  Installed in the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor orientation gallery, Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment will be available for online viewing. This exhibition, drawn from the Figge Art Museum’s collection, features 13 women artists, including Marisol, Grace Hartigan, Louise Nevelson, Lee Krasner, and Alison Saar, who asserted their artistic empowerment despite social and cultural barriers.... Read More

Built To Spill Spilling Into Codfish Hollow

May 8th, 2020

Built To Spill will perform Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8 PM – 11 PM at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa, Iowa. For more information see the Codfish event page. Tickets ($35) are on sale at Eventbrite.  Read More

Moline’s Spotlight Theatre Hosting Online QnA With Noah Brody

May 7th, 2020

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

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

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