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UFOs Are Real. The Government Has Confirmed It. Are We Just Going To Ignore This?

April 17th, 2021

There’s a phrase, whistling in the dark, describing someone scared who is taking any number of glib, superficial actions to avoid confronting the fact that deep down, they’re frightened out of their minds. This phrase is reminiscent of much of the media right now, as this week, and several times over the previous few months, the United States government and the U.S. military has admitted the existence of UFOs. This is not a joke. I’m not kidding. There isn’t a punchline at the end of this column, as there usually is. The U.S. government, the Pentagon, has admitted the existence... Read More

Western Illinois University Steel Band Concert Live-Streaming Friday

April 15th, 2021

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present a live-streamed Steel Band Concert, under the direction of Professor Rick Kurasz, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall. Due to the restrictions currently in place, there are no general admission performances in the COFAC Recital Hall. This performance will be broadcast on the School of Music’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page. PROGRAM: Soca Tatie – Bryon Lee/arr. Rick Kurasz Heartland – Tom Miller Pyxis – CJ Menge Raspberry Slurpee – CJ Menge Suzie... Read More

Augie Children’s Play “Dragons Love Tacos” Online Only April 17

April 13th, 2021

Augustana College is offering a virtual performance of the children’s play “Dragons Love Tacos,” directed by Jackie McCall, on Saturday, April 17. Based on the popular children’s book, this colorful, dance filled romp is equal parts silly and sensational; all the ingredients you need to whip up a fantastic time for the whole family. “We hope our audience members, young and old, will recognize parts from Adam Rubin’s well-known children’s book and fall in love with playwright Ernie Nolan’s wacky new additions to the story.” McCall said in a recent release. The performance... Read More

Destination… The Video You Deserve, And Lady Gaga’s Inspiration

April 12th, 2021

“Life is so strange when you don’t know How can you tell where you’re going to You can’t be sure of any situation Something could change and then you won’t know…” And who knows, that something could be you get to be treated to a fun, awesome video every Monday on QuadCities.com as part of The Video You Deserve? It’s our weekly trek through the fun, funny, odd and strange world of music videos to perk up the beginning of your week. Today’s video will be of particular interest to any fans of Lady Gaga, because the good Lady undoubtedly was massively... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: New Theater, Mockingbird On Main, Coming To Downtown Davenport; Virtual Cabaret Tomorrow

April 9th, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: A new theater experience, The Mockingbird On Main is coming to 320 N. Main St., in downtown Davenport! The new performance venue will kick off its existence with NEW BEGINNINGS, a virtual cabaret, on Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m. This virtual cabaret will feature well known performers from the Quad Cities and performers from across the United States. Tune in to find out the who, the what, the when and the where and hear some of the finest performers from across the country. Here are the details: NEW BEGINNINGS A Virtual Cabaret Saturday, April 10 – 7pm On Facebook – Follow... Read More

Like Your Cajun Extra Creamy? Cooking Thyme Season Two Has The Recipe For You!

April 6th, 2021

Cajun food is always a big favorite, especially with those of us who love the spice! But having just the right amount of creamy goodness to balance out that spice is also crucial. Thankfully, in the second season opener of our cooking show, “Cooking Thyme,” Tristan and Savannah are here with a delicious recipe that balances the spicy and the creamy to culinary cajun perfection. Check it out, and put it on your dinner menu this week, in an all-new episode of “Cooking Thyme,” on QuadCities.com! Click here for the show… Cooking Thyme – Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta  Read More

Don’t Throw Shades At This Week’s Video You Deserve

April 5th, 2021

Mondays can be rough. And so, every Monday, we give you a music video. A fun, funny music video. Something that’ll make you smile, make you laugh, make you reminisce, and make you realize that back in the day, music video creators were probably either insane or heavily intoxicated. But were also incredibly entertaining. We call this feature, The Video You Deserve, and you can find it every Monday on your site for fun, free entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. Our latest video is one which doesn’t offer the best advice, although you might look cooler doing it. It’s from a Canadian... Read More

Still Looking For Something To Do This Weekend? Check This Out…

April 2nd, 2021

Still got no plans for this weekend? Looking for something to do? Want to explore your options? We’ve got the show for you — our podcast, Weekend in 2 Minutes, runs every Thursday on QuadCities.com, offering a look around the area and talking about what’s going on! Listen to it at the link below, on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! Quad Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes – April 1st, 2021  Read More

Western Illinois University NEWS3 Wins National Broadcasting Award for COVID-19 Coverage

March 31st, 2021

Western Illinois University’s student-run, broadcast news station, NEWS3, won a broadcasting award at the annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, hosted by NBS March 28. NEWS3 staffers Jenna Skarlupka, a senior broadcasting and journalism major, from Freeport, IL, and Cayson Frerichs, a senior broadcasting and journalism major, from Geneseo, IL, won a national award in the Web News Article category for “COVID-19 by the Numbers: WIU reports positive tests ‘administered by the University.'” Skarlupka and Frerichs were finalists in the category, along... Read More

21-Year-old Illinois Native With Heartwarming Story Takes Pride in Inspiring “Idol” Run

March 30th, 2021

Although Althea Grace’s inspiring run on ABC’s “American Idol” was stopped on Monday night’s “Showstoppers” round, the 21-year-old Chicago-area native is not stopping. She’s working it out. “My heart is so full with all of your love after my run on ‘American Idol,’” Grace posted on social media, after failing to make the top 24 in the national singing competition. “Of course, I would’ve loved to have gone further, but in the end — I am so proud of myself!” On March 29, she sang the soulful, impassioned Stevie Wonder version of the Beatles’ “We Can Work It... Read More