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NEED SOME GOOD NEWS??? Check Out What’s The Good News For November!

November 6th, 2020

With all of the election stress this week, we could all use some GOOD news, am I right? And every month, we at QuadCities.com, along with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present What’s The Good News, a look at some of the awesome people and positive news happening around the area! So, what’s the good news for November? Here ya go… Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series Takes On An Online Educational Tone Quad City Arts has launched its new collection of online educational materials for the 47th-annual Visiting Artist Series that’s designed to help people during... Read More

“It’s Definitely Different”: Quad City Symphony Orchestra Conductor Adjusts To Covid Restrictions

November 6th, 2020

What a difference an audience makes. Any performer – especially in this dizzying, chaotic age of Covid-19 – knows this. And when Mark Russell Smith, starting his 12th season as music director and conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, took to the Adler Theatre stage Oct. 3 for the first time in seven months – he knew it for sure. “It was moving, very powerful,” he said Thursday of leading a smaller, socially-distanced ensemble, as he wore a face mask. “Even before we played a note, the audience greeted us with a standing ovation. I came out like normal, the orchestra stood up... Read More

Quad City Symphony Switches to All Digital Concerts Remainder of 2020

November 3rd, 2020

Because of increasing cases of Covid-19 in the area, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is switching to all-digital concerts for the remainder of November and December. Orchestra executive director Brian Baxter said their coronavirus task force has been closely monitoring the local Covid epidemic and reviewing guidance from government authorities at the federal, state, and local levels. “We’ve been consulting with the Scott County Health Department since this whole thing began, to try to make sure we’re following best practices, doing the right thing – both for our own musicians and staff,... Read More

And Just Before Election Day, The Video You Deserve Is…

November 2nd, 2020

It’s a day before Election Day. And so, the Video You Deserve is, of course, “Election Day.” Back in 1985, Duran Duran were undeniably the biggest band in the world. They’d had multiplatinum success worldwide with “Rio” and its trio of hits in “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Rio” and “Save A Prayer,” and followed that up a year later in 1984 with “Seven And The Ragged Tiger,” which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and spawned three top ten hits worldwide in “Union of the Snake,” “New Moon on Monday,”... Read More

WQPT Airing ‘The Fight For The Women’s Vote’ On Sunday

October 31st, 2020

PBS for the Quad Cities Region premieres their newest documentary “The Fight for the Women’s Vote.” The documentary will air November 1 at 9:00 pm and repeat November 12 at 8:00 pm.  Written and produced by WQPT Director of Marketing and Local Content Lora Adams and edited by Denise Hollmer, the documentary follows the timeline of the movement to acquire voting rights for women from the mid 1800’s to 1965 when The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. “We focused not only on the famous suffragettes like Alice Paul, but on our own homegrown suffragettes... Read More

WIU Percussion Ensemble to Perform Virtually Nov. 1

October 31st, 2020

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the WIU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Rick Kurasz and Associate Professor Kevin Nichols, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. 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: Percussion Music – Michael Colgrass Allegro from Water Music – G. F. Handel/arr. James L. Moore Variations on a Ghanaian Theme – Daniel Levitan Implosion –... Read More

Enjoy Blue Grass YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln Drive In Movie Night

October 31st, 2020

October is the best time to enjoy the outdoors! So why not join YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln for movie night at camp? Drive In Movie Night will take place this Sunday Nov 1 at Camp Abe Lincoln (1624 W Front St. Blue Grass). Camp will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will begin around 6 p.m. Start off with some fun on the new Kangaroo Jumper and roast marshmallows by the fire while waiting for the show to start. Don’t forget to bring your comfy chair or blanket and favorite non-alcoholic beverages along with some bug spray as we enjoy a night out together with families and friends. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/745414642982660... Read More

Davenport Junior Theatre Zooms Into Virtual World With New “Snow White”

October 31st, 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. It’s a brave new world at Davenport Junior Theatre – as the new artistic director is overseeing the first virtual production in the 69-year-history of the program. After 11 years, Daniel Sheridan was succeeded this year as artistic director of the nation’s second-oldest children’s theater by Ben Gougeon, a 43-year-old actor-director who is helming “Snow White 2.Zoom”... Read More

Halloween Column Weekend Begins: Can Zombies Swim?

October 30th, 2020

To celebrate Halloween, I’m dropping multiple columns for your laughs and enjoyment. Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday! It’s Halloween weekend, and along with the tricks and treats, and little goblins and ghouls, there are other things that haunt me. Questions. Queries. Imaginings. Like bumps in the night, especially if they’re really freaking loud, these things keep me awake. And so, in the spirit of Halloween, I’m dropping a handful of columns this weekend like bite-sized candies. And our first very important question to be answered is… Can zombies swim? Whenever... Read More

Hocus Pocus! It’s Halloween At The Blue Grass Drive-In

October 29th, 2020

It’s Halloween at the Blue Grass Drive-in (774 W Mayne St. Blue Grass)! Come out early this Saturday Oct 31 for Trunk or Treat. Then stick around for some DISCOUNTED movies. This screen will have Hocus Pocus followed by Monsters, Inc. Candy? Bring it. Distanced Parking? Done. Costumes? Wear em! Masks? Absolutely. Gate and ticket booth open at 4:30 p.m. Costumes and candy take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The movies start at 7:30 p.m. $7 for Adults and $3 for kids 12-4! Nothing crazy. Nothing over the top. We don’t need anyone to lose an eye because of a home-built candy cannon. Have an easy,... Read More

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