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Bettendorf High School Holding Creative Coffees Fundraiser through Dec. 10

December 1st, 2021
Bettendorf High School Holding Creative Coffees Fundraiser through Dec. 10

Black Voices Matter is online fundraising with Creative Coffees through Dec. 10, 2021. Creative Coffees offer an assortment of amazing coffee, two teas, and two instants with guaranteed satisfaction. All products will be shipped directly to you within 48 hours once the order is received and have our own label for our cause. There is free shipping when you order $50.00 or more. Please click on this link which will take you to our fundraising platform. We appreciate your support!  Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Gladys Knight Coming To Rhythm City Casino In Davenport

November 29th, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Gladys Knight Coming To Rhythm City Casino In Davenport

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist, Gladys Knight, who was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time will perform live Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. at Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Tickets for the Rhythm City concert (originally scheduled for July 10, 2020) are $55, $65, $80 and $125, plus taxes and additional fees (fees are waived when tickets are purchased at The Market gift shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort. Tickets may be purchased online at rhythmcitycasino.com, by calling 844-852-4FUN or in person at The Market gift... Read More

Alpha Phi Alpha at Western Illinois University Celebrates 50 Years

November 18th, 2021
Alpha Phi Alpha at Western Illinois University Celebrates 50 Years

Nearly 115 years ago, on Dec. 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, by seven young men known as “The Jewels.” Sixty-four years later, the Eta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was chartered at Western Illinois University. WIU’s storied fraternity charter recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. According to Christopher Towers, a 1998 WIU Alumnus and 50th Anniversary chair, the Founding Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. were no ordinary achievers. “Given the racial climate in the early 1900s, their... Read More

Three COFAC Faculty Honored with Awards of Excellence

October 31st, 2021
Three COFAC Faculty Honored with Awards of Excellence

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Three Western Illinois University College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) faculty were recently named winners of the 2021 COFAC Awards of Excellence. “The faculty in the College of Fine Arts and Communication continue to excel in all areas,” said COFAC Interim Dean William “Buzz” Hoon. “We are fortunate to have a number of dedicated, hard-working individuals educating our students and I am happy to recognize their achievements.” COFAC’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – Department of Art and Design Professor Bill... Read More

Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

October 27th, 2021
Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

There’s a common phrase used in social justice circles: Pass the mic. Pass the mic means, metaphorically, to let others talk, and it’s usually used in regard to people of color. It’s a reminder that we need to listen to those people of color because their experience is different from ours if we’re white. While, yes, we certainly may share many commonalities, particularly in regard to economic situations if we’re among the same economic strata, there is also an intrinsic bias many in society hold based upon appearance, notably skin color, and regardless of commonalities... Read More

Pride Of Rock Island Wins GRAND CHAMPIONS Award!

October 25th, 2021
Pride Of Rock Island Wins GRAND CHAMPIONS Award!

GRAND CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to the Pride of Rock Island as they won best guard, 1st place in class 4A, and overall Grand champion of the entire show of 20 bands at their state competition for marching bands on Saturday night! What a way to end a great season. #ThisHouseRocks  Read More

Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

October 24th, 2021
Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

Diversity in the arts is the latest hot topic on the Quad-Cities arts scene, and it’s certainly a welcome one, as the discussion has long been overdue. There is a definite shortage of minority voices across the arts spectrum, and that needs to be corrected. The only way it will be corrected is by it being acknowledged and addressed. Some groups have certainly been doing so, and deserve credit for it. Tristan Tapscott’s The Mockingbird On Main has been one of the most forward thinking theaters on the subject, with casts and shows that have distinctly featured minority performers and... Read More

Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

October 24th, 2021
Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

Three of the buzziest buzzwords nationwide now are diversity, equity and inclusion. Everyone it seems wants to do better in those key areas (be it in their workplace, nonprofit or volunteer organization), and that includes the Quad-Cities theater community. Thanks to a Quad City Arts grant and two professional facilitators, the 73-year-old Quad City Music Guild hosted a 90-minute discussion on these issues Saturday at the Prospect Park theater in Moline – led by the quote: “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” It was attended by about 45 people (fewer than 10 of whom... Read More

Rock Island High School Student Council Holding Student Hunger Drive TONIGHT

October 22nd, 2021
Rock Island High School Student Council Holding Student Hunger Drive TONIGHT

The Rock Island High School Student Council is holding a student hunger drive to raise food for the hungry TONIGHT at the Rock Island vs. Quincy game at Rock Island Stadium at 6 p.m. The council will be collecting canned goods. People can get into the game for free with three canned goods (for children/students), and five canned goods (for adults). Help fill the truck with food for a great cause and watch a fun football game TONIGHT!  Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Launches New Leadership QC Program

October 21st, 2021
Quad Cities Chamber Launches New Leadership QC Program

The Quad Cities Chamber announced the launch of Leadership QC, a program for experienced community leaders and innovative thinkers who want to enhance their individual leadership skills. Leadership QC participants will work collectively to develop business-oriented solutions to challenges that impact our region’s workforce. Applications are now being accepted for this 9-month leadership program that will begin in January 2022. “Leadership QC will bring together a diverse group of our region’s leaders, that maybe wouldn’t normally work together or collaborate, to discuss and resolve issues... Read More