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Now Playing at the Putnam: Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend

February 5th, 2023
Now Playing at the Putnam: Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend

The Putnam Museum and Science Center is thrilled to host the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend. From their depiction in the 1500s as angry sea monsters to their status as icons of pop culture today, the narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit and European society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries. This mysterious animal and its changing ecosystem are highlighted in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition. Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and its Arctic Studies Center and organized... Read More

Happy Groundhog Day! Check Out Quad-Cities Actor’s Funny ‘Punxsutawney’ Parody!

February 2nd, 2023
Happy Groundhog Day! Check Out Quad-Cities Actor's Funny 'Punxsutawney' Parody!

Local actor B.D. Gougeon has created a funny new parody video about Groundhog Day that you’ve got to crawl out of your hole and check out, whether you see your shadow or not! You can find the mix of Lady Gaga and Punxsatawney Phil right here: Check out B.D.’s handle on all the socials (FB, Insta, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube): @bdgougeon or his website: www.bengougeon.com #Punxsutawney #PunxsutawneyPhil #groundhog #groundhogday #ladygaga #gaga #paparazzi #weirdal #weirdalyankovic #parody #comedy #alroker #todayshow #peta.  Read More

Cool Experimental Show Comes to Ross-Tox January 28

January 27th, 2023
Cool Experimental Show Comes to Ross-Tox January 28

Cool experimental noise, sound collage, ambient and more comes to Rozz-Tox January 28! Mykola Haleta – artist, educator, graphic designer, musician, etc. coming down from Wisconsin Current Projects: Haleta Wellins Winter Mountain: (Lexie Mountain, Matt Wellins, Kevin Winter, Mykola Haleta) https://haletawellinswintermountain.bandcamp.com/album/haleta-wellins-winter-mountain; Past Projects: Voltage Spooks: (Keith Rowe, Rick Reed, Mykola Haleta) https://www.discogs.com/release/3797602-The-Voltage-Spooks-Boston-2007 WZT Hearts: (Shaun Flynn, Jeff donaldson, Jason Urick, Mykola Haleta) https://pitchfork.com/artists/4907-wzt-hearts/ Chachka... Read More

WQPT Holding Auction At Your House Event

January 26th, 2023
WQPT Holding Auction At Your House Event

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is holding their third on-air/online  “The Auction is at Your House.”  The event will air on WQPT January 26 from 8 to 10 pm, while bidding starts on-line January 17. Items can be viewed before the on-air portion of the auction by visiting wqpt.org/auction. Bidders need to sign up before they can begin bidding. Click on an item and a link will pop up. It’s very easy – people bid using their phone placing bids in real time. Some of the highlighted items include artwork by Spike O’Dell, an autographed football from Chicago Bears defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad,... Read More

Documentary Featuring Interview with Western Illinois Film Professor Wins Mid-America Emmy

January 18th, 2023
Documentary Featuring Interview with Western Illinois Film Professor Wins Mid-America Emmy

A feature-length documentary, which included an interview with Western Illinois University Film Professor Richard Ness, was recently awarded a Mid-America Emmy. “Jean Seberg: Actress • Activist • Icon” was produced by Garry McGee, of McMarr, Ltd., who is one of Ness’ former students, as well as Kelly and Tammy Rundle, previous Emmy winners from Fourth Wall Films. The Mid-America Emmy was awarded in the Historical Documentary category. Ness was interviewed as part of the film, and also served as the film historian on the project. At age 17, Seberg, an Iowa native, was chosen... Read More

German Heritage Center Open House January 7-8

January 3rd, 2023
German Heritage Center Open House January 7-8

German Heritage Center’s annual community open house is Saturday and Sunday January 7th and 8th, 2023. Enjoy free admission to the museum all weekend. See all of their current exhibits and their historic building! Current Exhibitions: *The White Rose: Student Resistance Against Hitler, Munich 1942/43 *Preserving a Dyeing Art: German Blueprint *The German Immigrant Experience Plus a temporary exhibition curated by the St. Ambrose University Museum Studies Exhibitions class, featuring items from our own collection. Learn more here: https://facebook.com/events/s/community-open-house-free-admi/3490340741197854/  Read More

A little late night viewing…

December 31st, 2022
A little late night viewing…

Over the holidays? Over Christmas movies? Here is something for you… For your late night viewing pleasure… QUAD CITIES is a web series that was shot in the Quad Cities in the summer of 2021 and debuted in the fall of 2021.    The series was created by Kurt Oberhaus (This Is Us) and Justin Marxen (Haunt) and features both local and National talent.    QUAD CITIES follows a series of gruesome murders that plague the Quad Cities and an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.   All 5 episodes of  Quad Cities – Mini Series  now available for free on... Read More

WQPT Airing ‘My Brother’s Gift’ Holocaust-Themed Production

November 14th, 2022
WQPT Airing 'My Brother's Gift' Holocaust-Themed Production

In September 2022, The Black Box Theatre performed “My Brother’s Gift,” as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today initiative. The play is based on the remarkable true story of Heinz Geiringer, neighbor and friend of Anne Frank. The production will air on WQPT on November 17 at 8:00 pm and will be followed by a short documentary on the Anne Frank Exhibit in Danville, Iowa. Heinz, a trained musician at only 15, was forced to live in hiding and silence in Nazi occupied Amsterdam. He turned to painting and poetry to express his everyday terror, but also his hope for the future.... Read More

Iowa Ghost Hunters Scaring Up Fun On New Netflix Show

October 31st, 2022
Iowa Ghost Hunters Scaring Up Fun On New Netflix Show

28 Days Haunted, featuring local ghost hunter Aaron Thompson and his team, who were formerly featured on QuadCities.com, is in the top five among all Netflix shows this week! The show’s creator posted the following on social media: 73.4 million Netflix subscribers in the U.S. 17 million in the UK. 223 million globally. Not counting shared passwords. And our new show #28DaysHaunted has charted in the Top 10 in the US & UK, and Top 20 globally. That seems like a lot of eyeballs. Fingers crossed for continued success but this is a nice start.    Read More

Hit Netflix Show ’28 Days Haunted’ Features Illinois And Iowa Ghost Hunters

October 25th, 2022
Hit Netflix Show '28 Days Haunted' Features Illinois And Iowa Ghost Hunters

28 Days Haunted, featuring local ghost hunter Aaron Thompson and his team, who were formerly featured on QuadCities.com, is in the top five among all Netflix shows this week! The show’s creator posted the following on social media: 73.4 million Netflix subscribers in the U.S. 17 million in the UK. 223 million globally. Not counting shared passwords. And our new show #28DaysHaunted has charted in the Top 10 in the US & UK, and Top 20 globally. That seems like a lot of eyeballs. Fingers crossed for continued success but this is a nice start.    Read More