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As Game of Thrones Ends, Who Will Finally Sit On The Iron Throne?

May 14th, 2019

You might have heard just a little bit about a show called “Game of Thrones” on your social media. Maybe. And, if so, you might be aware that this coming weekend is the series finale. Yup, at long last, fans will get to see who will finally sit on the iron throne, and internet commentators will get to write long article bitching about it and crabbing about how horrible this season has been. That seems to be the general consensus, that this season has been nothing but a crashing disappointment. I can’t say I agree. I do agree that they should’ve stretched it out for more episodes to allow... Read More

Black Box, Birdies, Big Enchilada And More Are Among The Good News!

May 1st, 2019

It’s time for some more good news again! Every month, we take a look at some of the positive things going on around the Quad-Cities, and highlight those here on QuadCities.com and with our partner in positivity, KWQC-TV6 on “Paula Sands Live.” Here’s a look around at the good things happening…   Rhythm City Make Music For March of Dimes Rhythm City® Casino Resort hosted the March of Dimes Donate & Play every Wednesday this month to benefit the March of Dimes Iowa Chapter. This promotion invited Resort Club members the opportunity to donate to the March of Dimes Iowa Chapter... Read More

It’s A Johns And Davids World

April 22nd, 2019

It’s an odd trend in entertainment and pop culture, but strangely, there are a lot of creative, imaginative and cool creators named John and David. Think about it. Think of all the popular and/or pop culturally influential Johns. John Lennon. John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten). John Belushi. John Cusack. Johnny Depp. John Steinbeck. John Hiatt. John Waters. Johnny Carson. John Mayer. John Grisham. John Fogerty. John Legend. John Mellencamp. Etc. Etc. And then there are the many Davids: David Letterman. Dave Chappelle. Dave Barry. David Mamet. David Lynch. David Fincher. David Byrne. David Sedaris. David... Read More

Young Artists Rock Figge Through May!

April 22nd, 2019

The Figge Museum in Davenport continues to feature the works of young artists from Illinois grade schools through May 5! Check out some of the imaginative and colorful works from artists ages 5-12 alongside vintage classics on the walls of the Figge!        Read More

DJ Shane Brown back at 2nd Ave!

April 22nd, 2019

For one night only, DJ Shane Brown was back at the club he helped to make famous, 2nd Ave in downtown Rock Island, spinning new dance tracks and a few classics mixed in. Shane is normally at the McClellan Stockade in the Village of East Davenport, but he couldn’t resist the invitation to come back to the Ave to spin, and the packed dance floor was likewise happy to see the veteran DJ back on the tables!    Read More

What’s It REALLY Like To Be The Easter Bunny?

April 20th, 2019

Three African American children grilled me about why the Bunny was white. One of the children, no more than 8 years old, said, “This Bunny is out of touch with what’s going out there.” But I can’t talk; I can only animate. And that was my first day as the Easter Bunny. Yes, I was one of THOSE people. And by THOSE people, I mean I was one of the few, the underpaid, the sorta proud, who has donned the costume of the Easter Bunny for public appearances at everywhere from shopping malls to car dealerships to libraries and more. Where was I? Well, everywhere and nowhere,... Read More

Bon Iver Enchanted Rust Belt Crowd

April 11th, 2019

Bon Iver mesmerized a capacity crowd at the Rust Belt in East Moline last Saturday with two hours of magnificent music, ending with the act’s hit “Skinny Love” and a long-lasting  ovation well deserved.    Read More

It’s National Siblings Day!

April 10th, 2019

Ah… National Siblings Day. The day that comes once a year when brothers and sisters all over put aside their differences and acknowledge each other through thoughts, words and pictures. Mothers and Fathers have had their days of recognition for a long time. So why not round out the appreciation holidays by including those individuals who shared so many childhood memories with you? National Siblings Day was founded by native New Yorker Claudia Evart in 1995, to honor and celebrate siblings.  After losing her two siblings early in life in separate accidents, she knew how important siblings could... Read More

Let’s Stop Fishing For Reasons To Hate On Catfish Guy

April 10th, 2019

“How can you be making a celebrity out of a criminal!” “He broke the law! How can he be a hero?” “You should be ashamed of yourselves for giving fame to a law-breaker!” These are some of the messages I’ve gotten this week from, well, all of three people. And no, they’re not about Batman. Those have finally died down, especially after he helped stop the Joker from blowing up the Rock Island County Courthouse. Or at least got a temporary injunction. Rather, the flood of Batman emails has subsided in lieu of those complaints about Catfish Guy. Yes, QC Catfish Guy. A.k.a. Pete Robinson. A.k.a.... Read More

Quad City Storm End Successful Inaugural Season!

April 8th, 2019

The Quad City Storm ended their home season at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline Saturday night, playing before a packed crowd of appreciative fans! The team ended their home run of their inaugural season as big winners, and so were the charities of the Quad-Cities, as the Storm surpassed their preseason goal of $100,000 raised for local charities by raising OVER $150,000 for charity! The Storm will be back at the TaxSlayer in the fall for their second season, and we’re looking forward to some more great hockey! We at QuadCities.com have been happy and proud to be the media sponsor of the Storm’s... Read More

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