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Unite Quad-Cities Offering Way To Help Area Businesses Monday

April 6th, 2020
Unite Quad-Cities Offering Way To Help Area Businesses Monday

“Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery,” a 24-hour giving event on Monday, April 6, will include a six-hour telethon hosted by KWQC-TV6’s Paula Sands at Davenport’s River Music Experience and Quad-Cities businesses, and a local family, have stepped up to offer a challenge match for it. The first $150,000 donated this Monday will be matched dollar-for-dollar. All contributions will support the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The challenge match is made possible thanks to a $50,000 gift from First Midwest Bank, a $30,000 gift from Sears... Read More

Davenport Musical Legends Showcased In Bix Facebook Live Show

April 6th, 2020
Davenport Musical Legends Showcased In Bix Facebook Live Show

DAVENPORT — Local musician Josh Duffee has long been a scholar of area legends like Louie Bellson and Bix Beiderbecke, and now he’s sharing his encyclopedic knowledge with a new online show, Bix Beiderbecke: A Driving Tour Around Davenport, taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday on Josh’s Facebook Live. “When I have the opportunity to travel the country and the world performing the music I love, I am proud to say that my family and I live in Davenport, Iowa, the hometown of Bix Beiderbecke!” Josh said. “The one thing I’ve heard the most from the... Read More

Ever Wanted To Be A Writer, Videographer Or Podcaster? Join The QuadCities.com Team!

April 4th, 2020
Ever Wanted To Be A Writer, Videographer Or Podcaster? Join The QuadCities.com Team!

Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Here’s your chance! QuadCities.com is seeking interested and hard-working high school and college students for our internship program. Interns will get professional experience (and potentially college or high school credit, depending on your school’s program) writing, doing videos and podcasting for the fastest-growing media site in the area, your site for fun, free, local entertainment and positive news, QuadCities.com! Want to find out if it’s right for you? Send an email telling us why you want to be an intern and a couple of samples of your work (any... Read More

Love And Faith In The Time Of Covid

March 23rd, 2020
Love And Faith In The Time Of Covid

Sunday, March 22, was an important day — and not only because it was the 90th birthday of legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, whose moving ballad “No One Is Alone” carries extra weight nowadays. In this crazy, continually changing time of Covid-19, this past Sunday was the first I can remember our church ever canceling its worship service. I have been piano accompanist at Davenport’s Zion Lutheran Church since 1999; performing each week and becoming close to many of its members have been highlights of my life. Among religious congregations nationwide that closed their doors,... Read More

World Labyrinth Day Held In Quad-Cities And Worldwide May 2

March 16th, 2020
World Labyrinth Day Held In Quad-Cities And Worldwide May 2

World Labyrinth Day will be held Saturday, May 2, as people from around the world, including those in the Quad-Cities, will participate in the event. Sponsored by The Global Labyrinth Society, the idea is that around the world, people will walk a labyrinth for peace at 1 p.m. in their time zone. Thirty eight countries, and many places across the U.S. participated last year. Locally, participants will walk at First Presbyterian Church, which is at 777 25th Avenue East Moline.  It is a grass surface, across the street from the church, and generally takes about half an hour to walk. People will be... Read More

66th Annual World Series of Drag Racing Zooms Back into Cordova

August 21st, 2019
66th Annual World Series of Drag Racing Zooms Back into Cordova

The Granddaddy of them all is here this weekend! The 66th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing will take place this Friday Aug 23, Saturday Aug 24 and Sunday Aug 25 at Cordova International Raceway (19425 IL-84 Cordova). Del Worsham, a three-time IHRA and NHRA world champion, will bring two Funny Car entries to the iconic event, along with IHRA and NHRA veteran Jack Wyatt. Dom Lagana, the fastest driver in IHRA history with a world record speed of over 338 mph, and two-time IHRA World Champion Bruce Litton will rocket down the strip in their Top Fuel dragsters. General admission... Read More