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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

What’s The Good News For September?

September 4th, 2019

We’re falling into fall, but we’re also falling into a lot of great things that are going to make it an awesome autumn in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community! Haunt Opening Friday The 13th! “Haunt,” the directorial debut of Scott Beck and Brian Woods, the former Quad-Citians who go by the name Bluebox Films, will debut in theaters worldwide Friday, Sept. 13. Beck and Woods, who wrote the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” also wrote “Haunt,” which was produced by Eli Roth, popular for the “Hostel” films and his work with Quentin Tarantino. While... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Michael Nunn from Davenport, IA – Professional Boxer

August 25th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Michael Nunn is a former professional boxer hailing from Davenport. Michael was a two time world champion boxer in both middleweight and super middleweight. In 2004 he was sentenced to 24 years in prison for drug trafficking after getting busted for buying a kilo of cocaine from an undercover... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Jesse Johnson from Rock Island – Guitarist & Multi-Instrumental Songwriter

August 24th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Jesse Johnson is a Rock Island native who collaborated with Prince and played guitar in Morris Day & The Time as well as D’angelo’s band The Vanguard. He went on to have a successful solo career including writing a song for the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. A fantastic guitarist... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: June Haver from Rock Island, IL – Early Film Actress, Singer, Dancer

August 23rd, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. June Haver was a film actress, singer, and dancer from Rock Island, IL who was at one time referred to as “the next Betty Grable.” June’s filmography includes over a dozen Hollywood films dating through the 40’s and in to the 50’s. June and her family are... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Suzy Bogguss from Aledo, IL – Award Winning Country Artist

August 22nd, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Suzy Bogguss is an award winning country artist from Aledo Illinois who gained critical acclaim and charted multiple times with singles on the country billboard during the early 90s.  Read More

Honest Abe! Area Lemon Bread Looks Remarkably Like President Lincoln

August 22nd, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Four score and seven scones ago… an area breakfast consumer’s lemon poppy seed loaf has been discovered to look remarkably like the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Honest! The sweet treat, emancipating one fortunate breakfast seeker from hunger this morning, was spared mid-nosh by the imbiber, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of enormous jealousy on the part of anyone whose breakfast did not resemble one of the greatest leaders this country has ever known. “It’s a good thing,” the unidentified area man said, “I was... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Madison Keys from Rock Island, IL – Professional Tennis Player

August 21st, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Madison Keys is a professional tennis player from Rock Island, IL. She reached a career high no. 07 ranking in 2006 and reached the final match at the 2017 US open.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Gene Oliver from Moline, IL – Professional Baseball Player

August 20th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Gene Oliver was a professional baseball player from Moline, IL. He spent most of his 10 year career as a back-up catcher but served as a starter for the Cardinals for two years.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Ken Berry from Moline, IL – Actor

August 19th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Ken Berry from Moline, IL was an actor, dancer, and singer whose credits include The Andy Griffith Show, Mama’s Family, and F Troop.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Eric Christian Olsen from Bettendorf, IA – Actor

August 18th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Eric Christian Olsen is an actor from Bettendorf, IA. Notable roles include Dumb and Dumberer and NCIS: Los Angeles.  Read More

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