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QC Beats Selects Local Artists, And They Are…

January 22nd, 2022
QC Beats Selects Local Artists, And They Are...

After deliberation, the QC Beats Board has decided who will be added to the QC Beats Collection! The QC Beats team is pleased to announced that the 2021-2022 QC Beats artists added to the collection are: Centaur Noir, kumate, Steve Couch, and TuCent! Congratulations to our winners! Help us celebrate the work of our new artists by joining us at the River Music Experience on March 10th at 7:30PM. More information about this event will be released in the weeks to come. QC Beats is a partnership with the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University. QC Beats is an online... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Begins ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ This Weekend

January 22nd, 2022
Rock Island's Circa '21 Begins 'The Play That Goes Wrong' This Weekend

For the final production of the venue’s sensational 44th season, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse will proudly stage the area debut of one of the funniest slapstick comedies of modern times: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Running at the Rock Island dinner theatre through March 12, this Tony Award-winning riot was described by the New York Times as “a knockabout farce” and is being brought to life by a spectacular team of professional talents. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG will be presented on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and beginning Feb. 16, Wednesday... Read More

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, has named Jared Johnson as the new Station Manager

January 22nd, 2022
WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, has named Jared Johnson as the new Station Manager

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, has named Jared Johnson as the new Station Manager. Johnson previously served as Director of Development and Community Engagement for the Quad Cities’ public radio station. Jay Pearce continues to serve as CEO and General Manager. “As we were worked with Public Media Company to strategize WVIK’s future, the need for someone to manage our finances and direct execution of our operational plan was emphasized,” said Pearce. “Jared has demonstrated his ability to develop impactful partnerships and enhance revenue streams. And, through ongoing professional development,... Read More

A Shot and A Giggle Walk Into A Bar…

January 22nd, 2022
A Shot and A Giggle Walk Into A Bar…

The most popular improv comedy show in Speakeasy history is back on January 22! Shots ‘n’ Giggles mixes adult beverages and improv comedy into one wild and crazy spectacle! What can possible go wrong with that combination? The talented improv performers are drinking along with the audience during the show. From toasts to shots to audience participation, there’ something new and fun each show! See you Saturday night – January 22 at 8pm! Reserve your tickets by calling 309-786-7733 ext 2 or online at. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show.  Read More

Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

January 22nd, 2022
Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

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! This past week has been another major one for the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. On Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), Putnam CEO Rachael Mullins attended an exciting announcement from the Friends of MLK, Inc. The Quad Cities non-profit announced Monday that a new $1-million park will be built to honor Dr. King, outside its building... Read More

Rock Island Library Hosts Best Selling Authors Online Through Illinois Libraries Present

January 21st, 2022
Rock Island Library Hosts Best Selling Authors Online Through Illinois Libraries Present

Registration is still available via the Rock Island Public Library website calendar for the first Illinois Libraries Present virtual author visit on January 26 with Mexican-Canadian novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia, best-selling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night. Rock Island Public Library is one of 200 statewide libraries joining forces in Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort to bring virtual author events with best-selling and esteemed authors to area readers. At the first online event, Moreno-Garcia will discuss her new book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying... Read More

Snowstar Medical Professional Appreciation Day Slides In Sunday

January 21st, 2022
Snowstar Medical Professional Appreciation Day Slides In Sunday

Snowstar is proud to honor and support all the members in the community who work tirelessly to protect us, educate us and keep us healthy. As a small thank-you for their service and dedication, we’re hosting Appreciation Days every Sunday throughout January. All law enforcement, firefighter/EMS teams, medical professionals and teachers with a valid I.D. will receive 20% off ski or tube tickets. The discount extends to their families, and any current military and veterans will also receive a matched discount. January 23 – Medical Professional Appreciation Day January 30 – Teacher Appreciation... Read More

Looking To Go Out This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

January 21st, 2022
Looking To Go Out This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

It’s gonna be a cold weekend, so stay warm and stay safe, but if you’re thinking of going out, there are a couple of things happening this weekend, and we’re here to give you the details with our Weekend in 2 Minutes!  Read More

Kick Up The Brass At Western Illinois University

January 21st, 2022
Kick Up The Brass At Western Illinois University

The Western Illinois University School of Music brass faculty and BCA will present BRASSFEST 2022 from 2:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 in the COFAC Recital Hall. The event will feature performances by WIU’s La Moine Brass Quintet and special guest artists, the Blair Brass (Vanderbilt University). Additionally, instrumental masterclasses, clinics and opportunities for all participants to play will be included. This year’s schedule includes: • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: La Moine Brass Quintet Recital • 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Reading sessions, by instrument • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Blair Brass Quintet Masterclass •... Read More

It’s M, M, M, M To The B: The Grimy Story Behind One Of The Biggest Hits On TikTok

January 21st, 2022
It's M, M, M, M To The B: The Grimy Story Behind One Of The Biggest Hits On TikTok

If you, or a child or friend, is on TikTok, you’ve undeniably heard the following line: “We all know the best MC is M to the B It’s M to the B It’s M M M M M to the B M to the B, M to the B Bang!” Usually though, that’s ALL you hear of the infamous tune on TikTok, because, well, TikToks are usually only 15 seconds long. Also, because it was popularized by a group of cute girls — none of whom actually created the tune — who were just lip synching to the hook of the track and making cartoonish faces for that 15 second hook. Because it’s not really something yet until... Read More