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Rock Island Library Partners with Prairie State Legal Services for Criminal Record Expungement Overview

March 3rd, 2021

Rock Island Public Library and Prairie State Legal Services will host a free virtual presentation on the criminal record expungement process at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 3. The presentation will be offered via Zoom, and registration is required. Kevin Hempy, the Equal Justice Works Fellow for Prairie State Legal Services, will provide a brief overview of Prairie State’s service area, types of cases, and how to apply for their services. Attendees will learn about record expungement, sealing of criminal records in Illinois, and other forms of criminal records relief. To register, visit the calendar... Read More

Pleasant Valley High Presents Pre-Recorded Play Online, After In-Person Shows

March 2nd, 2021

Christina Myatt, drama director at Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, continues to give her students acting options. Live theater has persisted during Covid, and their latest production – the small, intimate “Feiffer’s People” – was performed in front of audiences at PV last weekend, and a filmed version will be shown online at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6. “It went really well,” Myatt said Monday of the eight-member cast in PV’s huge auditorium, at 25-percent capacity maximum. “It’s a smaller cast, it allows us to work in a way, people aren’t on top... Read More

Deanery School of Music, Davenport, Names Rishi Wagle as First Executive Director

March 2nd, 2021

Less than three months after securing its lease and creating its name, the new Deanery School of Music has chosen its first executive director, Rishi Wagle of Bettendorf. A 2016 Pleasant Valley High School alum and 2020 graduate of Brown University, he will work closely with the board and with Hannah Holman, the school’s artistic director, to address the many initiatives associated with the start of this new and unique cultural organization serving the Quad-Cities. “There are so many moving parts associated with an adventure like this that we feel it needs someone who is a quick learner with... Read More

Quad City Arts Seeking Entries For Public Sculpture

March 2nd, 2021

Quad City Arts announces the open Call for Entries for public sculpture to be considered for exhibition in the Quad Cities on a one-year lease. Currently, the cities of Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline participate in the program with their own selection committees who choose from the available sculptures for pieces that provide points of interest, inspire discussion, and attract visitors to the community. Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculpture in the Quad Cities since 2002. All the sculptures are for sale and can be purchased by individuals, businesses,... Read More

Modern-day Huck Finn to give tour of the Mississippi via the Bettendorf Public Library

March 2nd, 2021

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering an inside look at the Mississippi River this month through an online edition of Community Connections: Life on the Mississippi River with John Lynn. This special, live program will take place on March 18th at 7:00 PM.  The event features the story of America’s great river; its course, character, and general river life as experienced by John Lynn, a modern-day Huck Finn, while canoeing solo down all 2,300 miles of the Mighty Mississippi. This presentation will take place via GoToMeeting. Registration is required to receive the invitation and password... Read More

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

Trivia Night Live Rockin’ The Tangled Wood Tuesday Night

March 1st, 2021

Trivia Night Live is rolling into The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7 p.m.! It’s Free To Play, with up to eight people per team playing in various categories. What is Trivia Night Live? Trivia Night Live is a live interactive team trivia game played at your favorite restaurants and bars. The game consists of four rounds of questions of increasing difficulty and point values. Categories range from current events, history, geography, science, sports, and more…. Trivia Night Live is free to play, and you can have up to 8 members on a team. Prizes are awarded for the winner of the... Read More

“Into the Woods” Holds New Weight and Meaning for Augustana Performers

March 1st, 2021

The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” – done at Augustana College this past weekend for very limited, campus-only audiences – was a cathartic, unprecedented experience for its young performers. The emotional 1987 musical, combining classic fairy tales and an original story about a baker and his wife, is full of longing, doubt, adventure, danger, hope, grief and perseverance in normal times. But of course, these aren’t normal times, and in the first partnership among Augie’s musical theater, opera and orchestral programs, the student actors found the fantastical tale... Read More

WQPT Hosting Variety Of Hemingway Related Activities

March 1st, 2021

WQPT presents a variety of outreach activities in conjunction with the new Ken Burns documentary Hemingway. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Hemingway examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography with excerpts from his writing, we will see beyond the façade of the public image, becoming intimately familiar with this brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and egocentric man. Beginning this week you can log on to https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/hemingway/events/ and join Conversations... Read More