Saturday - July 31, 2021
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Amazon to Build 640,000 SF Fulfillment Center in Davenport, Create 1,000 Jobs

July 7th, 2021
Amazon plans to build a new 640,000-square-foot fulfillment center in northwest Davenport, at Eastern Iowa Industrial Center.

E-commerce behemoth Amazon on Wednesday announced plans to open its second robotics fulfillment center in the state of Iowa, creating 1,000 new full-time jobs in Davenport that will provide employees with at least $16 per hour and comprehensive benefits. Amazon announced it will build a 640,000 square-foot robotics fulfillment center in Davenport that will create 1,000 new full-time jobs when operational. The center will be located on 158 acres in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center along Interstate 80. Crews already are doing site work in preparation of construction to begin later this summer according... Read More

Music Guild 2022 Season to Include “Cinderella,” “Elf,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Something Rotten!” and “Disaster!”

July 6th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild is at Prospect Park, 1584 34th Ave., Moline.

Music Guild is apparently big into musicals with exclamation points!! Three days before opening its first live musical post-pandemic, “Mamma Mia!,” the Moline-based nonprofit announced the shows for its 2022 season Tuesday on Facebook. They will be: “Disaster!” (April 1-3, 8-10) “Something Rotten!” (June 10-12, 16-19) “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (July 8-10, 14-17) “Jekyll & Hyde” (Aug. 5-7, 11-14) “Elf: The Musical” (Nov. 30, Dec. 1-4) “Disaster!” is a jukebox musical comedy created by Seth Rudetsky, and written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick.... Read More

“Mamma Mia!” To Bring Needed Joy, Relief, Humor to Moline’s Music Guild

July 6th, 2021
Alyssa Castro, left, Liv Lyman and Lauren Larson in "Mamma Mia!"

For its first musical with a live, in-person audience in 19 months, Quad City Music Guild has the ideal show – the breezy, massively popular “Mamma Mia!,” opening Friday at the Prospect Park theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Directed by Colleen Houlihan, a panoply of ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise, with a golden jukebox of songs including “Honey, Honey,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “The Name of The Game,” “SOS,” “Knowing Me,... Read More

July 9th East Moline Concert to Benefit New Solidarity Effort to Stop Sexual Violence

July 5th, 2021
The poster for a July 9 live-music fundraiser at the Whiskey Stop, 726 15th Ave., East Moline.

On Friday, July 9th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Whiskey Stop (726 15th Ave., East Moline), area bands and artists will take the stage to raise funds for Family Resources to support victims of sexual violence in the Quad-Cities. A new collaboration among River Music Experience, WVIK, Family Resources and the Whiskey Stop will host live music with performances by Murnau, Ross Clowser Trio, Mirabilia, Yung Flvy, BN WhoIam (featuring Crealot and K1ng Supr3m3), and Alyx Rush. “This is a partnership that will help create a community vision where we are all able to thrive in mutual respect, protection,... Read More

Quad City Arts Opens New Exhibit at Quad Cities Airport, Moline

July 2nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Opens New Exhibit at Quad Cities Airport, Moline

From July 2-August 31, 2021, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents paintings by Ann Kauff of Arlington Heights, Ill., with woven tapestries by Kara Fedje of Davenport, and ceramic sculpture by Will Van Dyke, of Evanston, Ill.. Ann Kauff presents Rooted in Place: Farms, Barns, and Bungalows, a series born out of residencies through the Fields Project in Oregon, Ill., that embedded artists in the everyday life of farm families. This residency deeply impacted her work, according to a Friday release from Quad City Arts. She was drawn to the simple shapes of barns, and how firmly they... Read More

Quad Cities Airport Soars to Pandemic-Era Peak in Passengers for May

June 23rd, 2021
Quad Cities Airport Soars to Pandemic-Era Peak in Passengers for May

The Quad Cities International Airport reached a pandemic-era high with 42,881 travelers during the month of May. This marks the highest number of travelers through the airport since February 2020. The year began with passenger numbers hovering around 23,000, showing a clear uptick in demand as Covid-19 cases decrease and restrictions loosen across the U.S., according to a Wednesday release from the airport. “We’ve been saying for months that we believe there is pent-up travel demand and we’re seeing that come to fruition in yet another strong month of recovery,” QCIA executive director... Read More

Two Quad-Cities Artists Partner for Over Decade on New Musical

June 19th, 2021
Two Quad-Cities Artists Partner for Over Decade on New Musical

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! Like the powerful, epic quest taken by their musical’s protagonist, Quad-Cities theater artists Dan Haughey and Michael Callahan have been on an imposing, challenging journey to bring their new theatrical vision to life. Twenty months after holding a staged reading of “Aaron Power! The Musical” at Moline’s Black Box Theatre, the 66-year-old Haughey and 50-year-old... Read More

Circa ’21’s ‘Elephant & Piggie’ Kids’ Show Opening This Week In Rock Island

June 10th, 2021
Circa '21's 'Elephant & Piggie' Kids' Show Opening This Week In Rock Island

Are you and your children big fans of Elephant & Piggie? Then Rock Island’s Circa ’21 has got the show for you, running June 11-July 2. Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! In Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Echoes And Afterthoughts Releases New Record, ‘Shapes In The Static’

May 24th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Echoes And Afterthoughts Releases New Record, 'Shapes In The Static'

The Quad-Cities band Echoes and Afterthoughts has released a new 11-track record, “Shapes in the Static.” The band posted the following on their social media today: Hello everyone!!! We would like to announce that our debut album “Shapes in the Static” is now also available for purchase as a digital download!! To get the album: https://echoes-afterthoughts.bandcamp.com/ For more info, click here.  Read More

Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May 23rd, 2021
Mental Health 101 Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Join us Tuesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm for a discussion on various mental health issues. We will talk about the associated signs and symptoms of different mental health disorders. Also, we will talk about when to get professional help and how to do it. This presentation is presented by the Vera French Mental Health Center. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-mentalhealth101 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This... Read More