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Quad-Cities Theaters Take Different Approaches To Re-Opening

June 29th, 2020

During this unprecedented, scary time of Covid-19, it seems apropos that the first indoor live theater in the Quad-Cities since the shutdown will be the spooky ghost story, “The Turn of the Screw,” next month at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. The 60-seat theater (1623 5th Ave.) will open at half capacity on July 16 and close the 19th. “It is a short run,” said director Lora Adams, “but the set was almost completed and the actors’ schedules have changed since March, so we are only able to do the four-day weekend.” Actor Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam will bring the creepy tale to life... Read More

What’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities?

June 29th, 2020

No doubt about it, these have been some tough times we’ve been going through. But even through all of the negative events going on, there has been some good news, and that’s what we concentrate on here, in our What’s The Good News? column on QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live.” So, what’s the good news for this month? Creature Feature Creeping In The Quad Cities has a new remedy for all that ails them, as Dr. San Guinary brings his Creature Feature T.V. program to the Saturday night airwaves at 11 p.m. starting on July 4th on COZI 6.3. The one-hour program, hosted by... Read More

Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live

June 29th, 2020

Just because school is out, that doesn’t mean the fun and learning has to end! Throughout the month of July, the Davenport Public Library will be hosting Fairytale STEM on Facebook Live. The fun kicks off this Thursday Jul 2 from 2 – 2:30 p.m. and will continue every Thursday afternoon throughout the month of July. Every week, the DPL will read a different fairytale and then help your child(ren) complete a related STEM project on Facebook live. Supplies will be provided and can be picked up at the Eastern Avenue Branch Library (6000 Eastern Ave. Davenport). This program is best suited for children... Read More

Get Nervous With Neal Smith’s Original Music Concert Monday On Facebook

June 28th, 2020

Are you NERVOUS? Well, maybe you should be if you think you might miss Nervous Neal Smith’s live stream featuring his original music! Monday the 29th at 8 p.m. Central time, Smith will be presenting a Facebook live stream consisting entirely of original music. Included in the mix will be songs recently licensed for use by NBC Sports, The Science Channel, TruTV, and Telemundo. Smith is best known for his work with a variety of acts around the Quad-Cities, including the Kabalas and Metrolites, as well as his own bands. “If you don’t think the music will entertain you, watching... Read More

Dr. San Guinary’s Creature Feature Rises From The Grave To Haunt Quad-Cities TV!

June 28th, 2020

The Quad Cities has a new remedy for all that ails them, as Dr. San Guinary brings his Creature Feature T.V. program to the Saturday night airwaves at 11 p.m. starting on July 4th on COZI 6.3. The one-hour program, hosted by Doc and his cast of cutie nurses and wacky characters, showcases a wide variety of horror and science fiction schlock classics, as well as locally produced material and shorts from around the globe. The show, which sometimes gets a little risqué with its cheesy comedy, is aimed at teenagers and adults, with lots of pop culture references and in-jokes from the last 40 years,... Read More

New Public Sculpture Adds Life, Color to Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline

June 26th, 2020

The cultural life of the Quad-Cities is lifted in part by public art that is on permanent and temporary display throughout Davenport, Bettendorf, and Rock Island, thanks to Quad City Arts’ public sculpture program. In June, six public sculptures in Bettendorf and four in Rock Island were replaced with new ones, featuring colorful, creative and whimsical work from artists throughout the Midwest. Each city chose to keep one sculpture from last year’s selection for another year. Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculpture in the area since 2002, starting with... Read More

Hugely Entertaining ‘The Politician’ Sings Even Without Music

June 26th, 2020

You could call Ryan Murphy’s staggering TV output campy, corny, unrealistic, melodramatic, or overly idealistic. But you can never call it dull, unwatchable, or ignore-able. The flamboyant 54-year-old writer, director and producer certainly has style and confidence to burn. The latest series in his new Netflix home is the excellent, addictive second season of “The Politician,” which stars Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow and debuted last September. The new season is now available. Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story”) – the winner of six Emmy awards,... Read More

Can You Become Addicted To Videogames?

June 26th, 2020

“Fortnite.” “Overwatch.” “God Of War.” Know anyone who plays those games? Know people who say, or demonstrate by their actions, that they’re “addicted” to those games? Think they’re exaggerating? They might not be. It sounds like a sci-fi scenario, but from a logical standpoint, you could become addicted to video games. Much like anything else addicting, all it would require would be repetitive stimulation of the right portions of the brain, creating a psychological and physiological need. And given the practice of playing video games,... Read More

QuadCities.com’s Jonathan Turner Wins Prestigious Pulitzer Center Honor

June 25th, 2020

QuadCities.com and WVIK reporter Jonathan Turner has won a prestigious honor! According to Turner’s Facebook announcement Wednesday night: “I am thrilled to announce that I will finally be able to use the word “Pulitzer” on my resume!!! No, I’m not getting a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, but the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C., is financially supporting the Prairie State Museums Project. “It’s a new collaborative effort of 16 journalists across Illinois (I’m the only one in the Quad-Cities) to compile two stories each on how... Read More

Annual David Collins Writers’ Conference Will Be Online Starting Tomorrow

June 24th, 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, for the first time the 15th-annual David R. Collins Writers’ Conference will be held online, Thursday to Saturday, June 25-27. Paid workshops will be held via Zoom; free public events will be available on Zoom and via livestream to the Midwest Writing Center’s YouTube channel . The conference registration fee is $50 for MWC members, $65 for non-members; and $260 for full conference registration (four workshops + master class); $210 for three workshops; $160 for two workshops, and $85 for one workshop. Book pitches are $15 each. Attendees can hone their craft in... Read More