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Living Proof Starts New Creative Sessions, Hires Program Manager

March 1st, 2021

Living Proof Exhibit – which provides hope, support, and healing through the arts to Quad Citizens touched by cancer – is growing with new programs and a new program manager. Each month, LPE offers free Creative Sessions where participants use various art forms to heal and find hope. Everyone impacted by cancer is invited to these free sessions, including those undergoing cancer treatment, family members, friends, and caregivers. You can register online at livingproofexhibit.org. Due to Covid-19, sessions will be virtual or outdoors with limited capacity. Each session will be available live... Read More

First Jambrella on Feb. 26 Raised $7,000 for Quad-Cities Musicians and Bars in Need

March 1st, 2021

The first massive Jambrella music festival – aimed to give back to local musicians and bars – was a massive success Feb. 26 at The Mound in the Village of East Davenport, raising $7,006. Artists who performed (from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.) included Molly Durnin, Far Out 283, Angela Meyer, Fair Warning, 3 On The Tree, The Channel Cats, Project X, and Michael Moncada and Whiskey High. Twenty-nine total musicians participated and six bars that host live music were picked to benefit from the fundraiser. After expenses, divided 34 ways, each will get $151.53 – since one musician who played, Logan... Read More

Industrial Hemp in Iowa Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

February 27th, 2021

What does the re-legalization of industrial hemp mean for Iowa? How is it grown? Can it compete with corn or replace single-use plastics? Eastern Iowa Community College now has a degree program in industrial hemp production. Join our Zoom presentation on Thursday, March 4th at 6:00 pm with instructor Shane Mairet to learn more about the fascinating possibilities. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7426946 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More

Partners Of Scott County Watersheds Hosting Free Webinar

February 27th, 2021

Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting a special free webinar on fertilizer application and water quality management on Friday, March 12 from 12-1pm. Jake Vossenkemper, Agronomy Lead with Twin State, Inc./Liqui-Grow will present “Agronomic Measurement Factors for Preserving Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Cropping Systems in the U.S. Midwest.” Conservations practices in agriculture are more relevant today than they ever have been in human history. Join this free webinar to learn about practical management factors that farmers can employ to preserve water quality and store carbon... Read More

Quad-Cities’ “All Sweat” Branches Out to Podcasting to Support Local Music and Community Groups

February 27th, 2021

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! The Covid crisis has made all musicians sweat, and Davenport’s Alan Sweet – the father of the Quad-Cities’ All Sweat Productions – is pouring his sweat into a new outlet that generously serves local musicians and the wider community. Earlier this month, the friendly 39-year-old Davenport West alum and tireless performer launched the All Sweat Podcast, recorded at and... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

February 26th, 2021

On Friday, United Way Quad Cities announced it has awarded $275,000 in grants to local organizations to help reduce and prevent racial inequities in education, income and health. The new “United for Equity” grants will help 25 nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs provide access and opportunity to people of color in the Quad Cities by focusing on three primary goals — empowering the next generation, strengthening families, and educating and equipping the community. “In these turbulent times, issues of racial equity and social justice have been magnified. And, our... Read More

Quad City Symphony Offers American Tunes at Figge, Will Reopen to Audiences in March at Adler

February 25th, 2021

To help celebrate the blockbuster exhibit “For America,” at the Figge Art Museum, the Quad City Symphony will feature American music in a Signature Series concert at the Figge’s lobby on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Up to 50 socially-distanced concertgoers will be allowed in person; the concert will be livestreamed and will be available for viewing for 30 days following the livestream. As of Thursday morning, 42 tickets were sold for the program featuring associate concertmaster and violinist Emily Nash, violist Bruno Silva, and associate principal bass Kit Polen. The evening begins with... Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Holding Dirksen Program Virtually

February 25th, 2021

Join the German American Heritage Center in Davenport February 28th at 2pm to learn about the life and legacy of German American Senator Everett Dirksen. Dirksen was an influential proponent of the Civil Rights Act of 1969 and cited his German heritage as his motivation to provide equal rights to all. This virtual presentation will be hosted live via Eventbrite. This event is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated. Reserve your tickets by clicking here or by calling GAHC at 563.322.8844.  Read More

St. Ambrose Music Professor Looks Back on 2019 Oscar Night, Considers A 2021 Nomination

February 24th, 2021

Bill Campbell attended the 91st-annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles exactly two years ago, Feb. 24, 2019. And he may be part of another Oscar nominee this spring. “It was quite an amazing experience to be part of it,” he said of the 2019 event Wednesday. “Throughout the whole day and night, I kept reminding myself, I’m here because I wrote music for a film that’s all about trying to help people. And that felt good. “It did feel a little bit odd being there and celebrating it, but we worked hard for it and that was good,” Campbell said. “It was really... Read More

Davenport Central Students Star in Online Production of “Clue”

February 24th, 2021

It’s been a long process, but this Friday, theater students from Davenport Central High School will present a filmed version of Clue: High School Edition. The play will be shown for free on the Broadway on Demand streaming platform, at 7 p.m., Feb. 26. Clue: High School Edition is based on the 1985 Paramount mystery/comedy Clue, which in turn was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game of the same name. The tale begins at a remote mansion – here filmed at Davenport’s Renwick Mansion — where six mysterious guests assemble for a dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu.... Read More