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All Sweat Performing Abbey Road In Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park

May 15th, 2021
All Sweat Performing Abbey Road In Rock Island's Schwiebert Park

The road to Abbey Road runs again through downtown Rock Island. All Sweat Productions Performs Abbey Road featuring various local musicians will be performed in Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on August 7th! This summer marks five years since the original All Sweat Productions tribute to Abbey Road in Davenport’s Redstone Room. The River Music Experience is partnering up with Rock Island Parks and Recreation to make this celebration even bigger. So, if you’re a fan of the Beatles and local music, definitely put it on your calendar!  Read More

It’s Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

May 15th, 2021
It's Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

Today is last call for QC Craft Beer Week! Throughout the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 different states have blazed the QC Ale Trail.  The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of the local craft breweries across the Quad Cities region. To close out QC Craft Beer Week, there will be a QC Tap Takeover happening on Saturday, May 15 at Five Cities Brewing.  Starting at 11 a.m., it will be all QC craft beer on tap from our local breweries.  $1 from every pint sold will be donated to the River Bend Food Bank.  Lopiez Pizza will be there from 12-4... Read More

More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

May 15th, 2021
More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

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! Bettendorf native Samantha Pauly landed the role of a lifetime – a real British queen, reflected as a modern rock star – but her opening night on Broadway was canceled by the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 18 months after that painful March 2020 Thursday night, the 31-year-old Pleasant Valley High alum will return with the same original cast of the new musical “Six,”... Read More

‘Hamilton’ Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

May 14th, 2021
'Hamilton' Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

“Hamilton” star Renee Elise Goldsberry will perform Saturday, May 15 with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in LeClaire Park! The beautiful 50-year-old California native — best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” – will make her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. “It’s kind of mind-blowing,” Goldsberry said in a Friday phone interview, noting her entire 2020 pops tour schedule was scrapped due... Read More

Double Threat Studios Debuts ‘Newsies’ This Weekend

May 14th, 2021
Double Threat Studios Debuts 'Newsies' This Weekend

The new Bettendorf-based Double Threat Studios will debut the musical “Newsies” May 14th, 15th, & 16th at Assumption High School, 1020 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. That cast features 30 7th-12th graders performing the full-length production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Tickets are still on sale for each “Newsies” performance and can be purchased at www.doublethreatstudios.com/store/p/newsies-performance-tickets. A limited capacity will be available at Assumption, and $15 tickets are available for 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16.  Read More

Good News For Karaoke Singers: Now You Really Can Be Like Adele!

May 14th, 2021
Good News For Karaoke Singers: Now You Really Can Be Like Adele!

When it comes to singing, most of us are best served in our quest at vocal immortality by forgiving shower walls. Some bar band and karaoke heroes are a rung up, but we also have the advantage of typically serenading the inebriated. Even in the case of some “professional vocalists” the studio trickery of Autotune is what makes them pristine and listenable on record. However, a day may not be too far off when every crooner is perfect. A day when singers are bred, not discovered. No, this isn’t about “American  Idol.”  However, it will likely spawn a reality TV show someday. Recently,... Read More

Covid Restrictions Lifted On Illinois Quad-Cities As State Moves Into “Bridge Phase”

May 14th, 2021
Covid Restrictions Lifted On Illinois Quad-Cities As State Moves Into "Bridge Phase"

The Illinois Quad-Cities will open up more today and leave many covid restrictions behind as the state moves into a “Bridge Phase,” dropping many covid restrictions on businesses and the public. Governor JB Pritzker announced the lifting of the restrictions this week, and said that he foresees a full state reopening by June 11, given the increasing numbers of people in Illinois being vaccinated. Under the Bridge Phase: Bars and restaurants: Can now operate within their regular liquor license hours and reopen standing areas at 25 percent capacity. Social events: Indoor events can have... Read More

Looking For Some Live Music This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

May 13th, 2021
Looking For Some Live Music This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

There’s lots of live music hitting the stages around the area this weekend, from the classic rock of Danger Zone to the acoustic stylings of Douglas and Tucker to classical to funk and more! Get a rundown of some of the live music hotspots and what’s going on there this weekend in your weekly podcast for local events, Weekend In 2 Minutes! Click here to listen…  Read More

Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Performing Spring Concert

May 13th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Performing Spring Concert

The Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus will perform their spring concert Saturday, May 22nd, at 2:00pm at the Music Guild Theater. Under the direction of Valeree Pieper, Moline and accompanied by Randin Letendre, also of Moline, the Youth Chorus will present a program entitled Songs of the (QCMG) Season, which features selections from some of Music Guild’s past productions, such as Singin’ in the Rain and Oliver as well as the upcoming summer productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mamma Mia and Matilda. The songs include Singin’ In the Rain, Consider Yourself, Comedy Tonight, Take a Chance... Read More

Bix Museum Raising $12,000 For Renovation With Three Vital Artifacts

May 13th, 2021
Bix Museum Raising $12,000 For Renovation With Three Vital Artifacts

The Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives in downtown Davenport is raising funds to renovate their permanent exhibit with three of the most important artifacts acquired to date. The $12,000 project will make it possible to permanently display Don Murray’s tenor saxophone and Bix’s tuxedo jacket and traveling trunk during the Paul Whiteman years in the museum. The saxophone was donated to the museum last year by Don Murray’s great-nephew, Justice Tom Harris Jr., and the tuxedo and trunk will be on permanent loan from Bix’s great-nephew, Chris Beiderbecke. Funding for this project will... Read More