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New MLK Hawaii Doc to be Previewed on Martin Luther King Day

January 14th, 2021

In September 1959, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited Hawaii – shortly after it formally became the 50th state in the Union, and spoke to its leaders. That little-known trip is the subject of a planned documentary and a Facebook Live discussion with its filmmakers on Monday, Martin Luther King Day. The Quad-Cities based Azubuike African American Council for the Arts is hosting the free event Jan. 18 at 6 p.m., where Azubuike executive director (and Rock Island native) Jonathan Burnett will interview his father, Academy Award-winner Charles Burnett, director of the new MLK documentary,... Read More

Hit The Target With The Davenport Archers Association Shoot

January 14th, 2021

The Davenport Archers Association will be hosting one of the NFAA Indoor Nationals Shoot locations on Jan 16 and 17 2021 at 1251 Weindruch Road, Bettendorf. Davenport Valley Archers (DVA) has been an organized archery club since 1967 and is incorporated in the State of Iowa. ISAA and NFAA affiliated. We will have up to 24 shooters both days. Line time will be assigned to each archer after registration has closed on the NFAA registration page. We will have drinks and snacks available during the shoot. Here is the link for signing up for the shoot: nfaausa.com/indoor-nationals. For more info, click... Read More

Rock Island’WVIK Hosting Latest “Hidden Conversations” Tonight on Facebook Live

January 14th, 2021

Tonight, WVIK Quad Cities NPR will host the latest of its series of “Hidden Conversations” – How the black community is portrayed in marketing and media, on Facebook Live at 6 p.m. Davenport-based leadership and diversity expert Dr. LaDrina Wilson will speak with Quad-Citizens Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, reporter for WHBF and KLJB news and host of LOVE Girls: The Podcast; Skubie Mageza, sports anchor and reporter with KWQC, TV6; and Dr. Joseph Miller, professor of sales and marketing for St. Ambrose University about how the Black community is portrayed in marketing and media — all... Read More

Icetravaganza Gives Quad-Cities Something COOL To Do This Week

January 14th, 2021

Looking for something COOL to do this week? Hey, don’t give us a FROSTY reception to that joke! No need to be ICY! Just CHILL out and head to Icetravaganza! Here are the details: Icestravaganza 2021: A Chilling Winter at the Freight House Friday, Jan. 15-Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 | FREE to attend Freight House, Davenport, Iowa Enjoy beautiful ice carvings on display at the Freight House – stroll by on the boardwalk or view from your vehicle. The best time to see the sculptures is when they’re lit each night from dusk to 10 p.m. Live ice carving competition can be experienced in-person and will... Read More

Run Into Davenport For The Boozies Fun Run

January 14th, 2021

Get in some fitness and help folks in need with the Boozies Fun Run, striding in next Sunday. Benefitting King’s Harvest Pet Rescue, you can WIN PRIZES!! Sunday January 17, with a Sign-Up Deadline Saturday January 16, there’s a $5.00 Entry Fee. Meet at Boozie’s at 3:00pm to get your card, and start running. -There is a list of bars you will “run” to and purchase a drink. -When you purchase your drink, the bartender will sign your card. -The more bars you run to, the better chance you have to WIN!! -You can go to as many bars as you want. –There will be 1st and 2nd place for best hand. -$2.00... Read More

Galvin Fine Arts Center Recoups Some Covid Losses With Grant

January 14th, 2021

St. Ambrose University’s Galvin Fine Arts Center has received $27,300 from the state of Iowa from the program offering economic relief to the state’s arts and culture industry. The grant (announced late last month) is provided through the Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program, and will reimburse Galvin for some losses incurred in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lance Sadlek, director of the Galvin Fine Arts Center, said the grant will cover some of the lost revenue and extra expenses for personal protective equipment (PPE) and labor that were needed to keep Galvin operating and safe... Read More

New Spotlight Theatre Teacher Boasts Varied, Impressive Background

January 14th, 2021

The newest children’s theater instructor at Moline’s Spotlight Theatre has traveled far and wide to pursue her passions – theater and history. Lily Maynard – a friendly 34-year-old who’s married to Quad City Arts executive director Kevin Maynard – grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned her BFA in musical theater in 2011 and a master’s in history, both from Western Illinois University. Since her first appearance on stage in a Florida high school production of Stand and Deliver (1999), Lily has appeared in more than 50 productions — including Guys and Dolls, You’re... Read More

Need Some POSITIVE news? What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 13th, 2021

It feels like a broken record, but it’s a broken record that keeps playing on the jukebox of 2020 and into 2021 – we NEED some good news! With everything negative happening in the world right now, we need positive news more than ever! That’s why, every month, we give you What’s The Good News? a look around the Quad-Cities at the positive things happening in our community. We run the column here on QuadCities.com, and in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” I go on PSL to chat about some of the awesome things we list here. So, need some good news? We’ve... Read More

Rock Star Bingo Rockin’ Tangled Wood Tonight

January 13th, 2021

It’s Wednesday. And that means it’s time to rock out with rock star bingo! Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills! Think you know your music? If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! “And she’s watching him with those eyes, And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it, Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.” What is Rock Star Bingo? Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or... Read More

Davenport Native Co-Writing New Biopic on Late Senator John McCain

January 13th, 2021

Davenport native Mark Salter – the longtime confidant and speechwriter for U.S. Sen. John McCain – is co-writing a film script on the late maverick Senator’s cinematic life. An Assumption High School alum whose father was executive director of Mississippi Valley Fair for decades, Salter is penning the biopic with television producer Craig Turk (“The Good Wife,” “FBI”). The film is being made with support from McCain’s family. His widow, Cindy McCain, will serve as an executive producer. “John’s story is one of incredible heroism, of serving causes greater than his own self-interest,”... Read More