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Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

October 27th, 2021
Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

There’s a common phrase used in social justice circles: Pass the mic. Pass the mic means, metaphorically, to let others talk, and it’s usually used in regard to people of color. It’s a reminder that we need to listen to those people of color because their experience is different from ours if we’re white. While, yes, we certainly may share many commonalities, particularly in regard to economic situations if we’re among the same economic strata, there is also an intrinsic bias many in society hold based upon appearance, notably skin color, and regardless of commonalities... Read More

Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

October 24th, 2021
Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

Diversity in the arts is the latest hot topic on the Quad-Cities arts scene, and it’s certainly a welcome one, as the discussion has long been overdue. There is a definite shortage of minority voices across the arts spectrum, and that needs to be corrected. The only way it will be corrected is by it being acknowledged and addressed. Some groups have certainly been doing so, and deserve credit for it. Tristan Tapscott’s The Mockingbird On Main has been one of the most forward thinking theaters on the subject, with casts and shows that have distinctly featured minority performers and... Read More

Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

October 24th, 2021
Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

Three of the buzziest buzzwords nationwide now are diversity, equity and inclusion. Everyone it seems wants to do better in those key areas (be it in their workplace, nonprofit or volunteer organization), and that includes the Quad-Cities theater community. Thanks to a Quad City Arts grant and two professional facilitators, the 73-year-old Quad City Music Guild hosted a 90-minute discussion on these issues Saturday at the Prospect Park theater in Moline – led by the quote: “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” It was attended by about 45 people (fewer than 10 of whom... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

October 9th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! How do you solve a problem like diversity in live theater? From Broadway to the Quad-Cities, theatrical organizations of all kinds are wrestling with this thorny issue, now more than ever. Long before the widespread racial reckoning that’s taken place nationwide in the past 17 months (post-George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter, which has only intensified),... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Parade Shines On Downtown Davenport Saturday

September 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities Pride Parade Shines On Downtown Davenport Saturday

QC Pride is celebrating with the bi-state Pride Parade Saturday! QC Pride parade’s starting location will be Iowa and 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa with the route ending at Western Avenue. Start time is 11 a.m. Spectators should gather on 2nd St. along the parade route. As a spectator, you’re invited to join the parade along the route when the last float passes you. If you would like to participate in the parade, please message this page or visit https://qcunitypride.org/ to download an application. If you have any questions, please contact us at QCUnityPride@gmail.com or 563-324-8281. The... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Week Begins Today!

September 6th, 2021
Quad-Cities Pride Week Begins Today!

QC Pride is excited to announce that they will be hosting a week of events ending with the annual UNITY PRIDE parade during the week of SEPTEMBER 6 – 12. Mark your calendars, and be sure to check our Facebook page and website for UPDATES. The parade’s starting location will be Iowa and 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa with the route ending at Western Avenue. Start time is 11 a.m. Spectators should gather on 2nd St. along the parade route. As a spectator, you’re invited to join the parade along the route when the last float passes you. If you would like to participate in the... Read More

“Stay Classy Quad Cities” Burlesque Showcases All Local Saturday at Spotlight

August 26th, 2021
“Stay Classy Quad Cities” Burlesque Showcases All Local Saturday at Spotlight

Everything about Mary Francis is big and boisterous – her brassy, unpretentious personality, her infectious laugh, her sense of fun, her voluptuous figure, and her passion for burlesque and the Quad-Cities. The founder and leader of Mary Quite Contrary’s House of Burlesque (launched in late 2019), Mary is celebrating all things Q-C in a new “Stay Classy Quad-Cities” show Saturday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m., at the Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline. In addition to the flaming-red-haired Mary, performers are Sassy LaShay, Wicked Jezebel, Moira Mayhemm, Randi Sinclare, Lola Lament, Nova Foxglove,... Read More

Sarah Stevens Appointed Interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities

August 2nd, 2021
Sarah Stevens Appointed Interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities

Effective Monday, Aug. 2, Sarah Stevens has been named interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities. After nearly five years with the organization, outgoing CEO Andrea Meirick has accepted a new opportunity in Cincinnati, Ohio. “I am so sad to be leaving The Project and all its wonderful employees and clients,” Meirick said Monday in a Facebook post. “But I am certain the organization will continue to thrive as it adopts a health care model focused on eliminating the health inequities faced by the folks we serve.” Since 1986, The Project has served people living with HIV/AIDS with remarkable... Read More

Teens Read with Pride Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 23rd, 2021
Teens Read with Pride Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Members of the teen LGBTQIA community and teen allies are invited to join Miss Amber on Zoom for the 2nd Annual Teens Read with Pride to celebrate books from all across the rainbow! On Thursday, June 24th at 3:30 pm, we will be hanging out, playing online games to win prizes, and sharing new and classic books that give us all the feelings. Teens only (ages 11-19) and registration required at: http://bit.ly/dpl-teensreadwithpride. Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the... Read More

Black Magic Drag Show Hits The Stage On Juneteenth At Davenport’s Varieties Nightclub

June 18th, 2021
Black Magic Drag Show Hits The Stage On Juneteenth At Davenport's Varieties Nightclub

Varieties Nightclub, 822 W. 2nd St., will be hosting a Juneteenth event titled Black Magic: Juneteenth Edition. The event begins Saturday, June 19 at 10:30 p.m. While there are other venues which host Drag nights and events, Varieties Nightclub is the only Drag Bar in the Quad Cities, which is a fitting place to celebrate both Queer and Black liberation this June. This will be their first event commemorating Juneteenth as a newly-adopted federal Holiday. Saturday’s show features Calvin K, Milange Cavalli, Kaylynn Snaps, Karina Passion and Nikki Turner. The club is regularly open Thursday-Saturday... Read More