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KWQC-TV6 Bringing Festival Of Trees To TV This Year

November 18th, 2020

We are bringing the magic of Festival to you this year! Tune into the Festival of Trees Holiday Special on KWQC-TV6 on November 21 at 10 am to kick off the season with us. This first-ever Festival experience will include CenterStage performances, Festival memories, and interviews – plus, a chance to learn more about how you can make a difference by supporting Festival of Trees Day of Giving. And of course, hear a message from Santa himself! Spread holiday cheer by supporting the arts and making a gift to the Festival of Trees Day of Giving campaign. Festival of Trees provides funding support... Read More

Looking For Something Fun To Do This Week? Here’s Your FUN10!

November 15th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! So... Read More

Quad-Cities Choir Rehearses Virtually for Next “Messiah” in May

November 14th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. The composer George Frideric Handel wrote his masterwork oratorio “Messiah” in 24 days in 1741, in 53 movements across three major parts. While long considered a Christmas favorite, it premiered during Lent on April 13, 1742. A beloved Quad-Cities tradition – performed under the baton of Augustana College music professor Jon Hurty – has been revived in a virtual format now... Read More

WIU Jazz Guitar Ensemble to Perform Virtually Tonight

November 12th, 2020

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the WIU Jazz Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Guitar George Turner, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. 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: The Four of Us – Steve Shenkel Stylin’ – Dave Frackenpohl Recordame – Joe Henderson/arr. George Turner In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington/arr. Mark Tonelli The... Read More

Moline Filmmakers Will Have Documentary on New Streaming Service

November 12th, 2020

“Sheltering in place” takes on new meaning with a brand-new streaming service, tailored to fans of architecture and building design. Online streaming rights to “The Barn Raisers,” an award-winning documentary produced by Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline-based Fourth Wall Films, have been acquired by Australian actor-producer and entrepreneur Dustin Clare for Shelter, a new digital platform for architecture enthusiasts. The channel targets a global audience and streams films, TV shows, and its own original works.  “The reality of lockdown has made us re-examine our connection to home,... Read More

New Virtual Concerts From Muscatine Offer Comfort and Healing

November 11th, 2020

Juan Carlos Mendoza has sung in some pretty prestigious places – including New York City’s Juilliard School, and the Lyric Opera and Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. But recording two recent recitals at the Muscatine Art Center may be among the most meaningful so far in the young tenor’s career. Mendoza, a Mexican-American 34-year-old, is a Muscatine native and last month he filmed two solo programs in the 1921 music room in the Muscatine mansion at 1314 Mulberry Ave., as a partnership with Moline-based Living Proof Exhibit (LPE). The first 20-minute program — accompanied by Jessica... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Presents Vallillo Online Concert ‘Oh Freedom! Songs Of Civil Rights’

November 9th, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library presents Macomb singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo in a special online concert of Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement at noon on Tuesday, November 10. The concert will be live streamed via Facebook Live on the Rock Island Library and Chris Vallillo Music Facebook pages. The award-winning folk singer will perform pivotal songs that inspired and sustained this landmark movement. From “We Shall Overcome” to “This Little Light of Mine”, music played a vital role in the civil rights movement, both as inspirational rallying points and as a way of spreading... Read More

Western Illinois University Meteorology Alumna Featured in Air Force Recruitment Video

November 9th, 2020

A Western Illinois University alumna, working as an Air Force air traffic controller, has been featured in a military recruiting video. Kelsi Carney, a 2016 graduate of WIU’s meteorology program, enlisted in the Air Force during her last year at WIU. She went to basic training in San Antonio, TX, technical training in Mississippi and now has been stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma for the last four years as a staff sergeant/E-5. Carney said WIU prepared her for her career by giving her background knowledge in weather, which is a big part of air traffic control work. “I’m... Read More

Moline Library to Show New Hero Street Films Online Tuesday

November 9th, 2020

In time for Veterans Day, the Moline Public Library will showcase Fourth Wall Films’ two new documentaries Riding the Rails to Hero Street and A Bridge Too Far from Hero Street during an virtual screening event on Tuesday, Nov, 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Producers Kelly and Tammy Rundle will take part in an online Q&A following the films. Registration (at no charge) is required. To sign up, visit the Nov. 10 event on the MPL calendar at molinelibrary.com/events or call 309-524-2470. As of Monday morning, there are 35 seats remaining. Riding the Rails to Hero Street explores the immigrants’... Read More

Virtual Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writers-in-Residence Set for Nov. 12

November 7th, 2020

The Western Illinois University Department of English will host a virtual version of the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writers-in-Residence Thursday, Nov. 12. This year’s writers include Tiffany Quay Tyson, Hillary Leftwich and Rebecca Roanhorse. A question and answer session will be held at 3 p.m. over Zoom. To get the event link, email Professor Erika Wurth a et-wurth@wiu.edu. A reading will be held at 5 p.m. via Facebook Live on the WIU Department of English Facebook page. •Tyson is a native of Jackson, MS. She is the author of two novels, “The Past is Never” and “Three... Read More