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

Quad Cities Icons: Lisa De Leeuw from Moline, IL – Adult Film Star

August 13th, 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. Lisa De Leeuw was an adult film star from Moline, IL. She starred in over 200 films in the 1980s during a time known as the golden age of porn. She allegedly died in 1993 due to complications of AIDS, but there is still some confusion surrounding her death. At the time the disease was... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Chasson Randle from Rock Island, IL – Professional Basketball Player

August 12th, 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. Chasson Randle is a professional basketball player from Rock Island, IL. He went to Stanford for college and led his team to the sweet sixteen in the NCAA tournament his junior year. He’s bounced around for a few years playing professionally in America and Europe. Chasson just completed... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Roger Craig from Davenport, IA – Three Time Super Bowl Champion

August 11th, 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. Roger Craig is a former NFL player from Davenport, IA. He is a three time Super Bowl champion who amassed a number of records and accolades during his career playing mostly with the San Francisco 49ers.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Acie Earl from Moline, IL – Professional Basketball Player

August 10th, 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. Acie Earl is a former NBA player from Moline, IL. He attended college at the University of Iowa and went on to be drafted to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1993 draft.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Linnea Quigley from Davenport, IA – Actress

August 9th, 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. Linnea Quigley is an actress from Davenport, IA often referred to as a “scream queen” of the horror movie scene. Illustrated here as her most famous character Trash from the movie Return of the Living Dead.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Julia Michaels from Davenport, IA – Singer Songwriter

August 8th, 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. Julia Michaels is a singer songwriter from Davenport, IA. Early in her career she wrote songs that were recorded by the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and more. Her own debut single reached 11 on the billboard charts and she had another song of her’s... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Greg Norton from Davenport, IA – Bass Player In The Rock Band ‘Husker Du’

August 7th, 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. Greg Norton is a musician from Davenport, IA most known for being the bass player in the rock band Husker Du.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Pat Angerer from Bettendorf, IA – Professional Football Player

August 6th, 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. Pat Angerer from Bettendorf, IA played college football at the University Of Iowa and then went on to play professionally with the Indianapolis Colts.  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Joe Frisco from Milan, IL – Vaudevillian Performer and Comedian

August 5th, 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. Joe Frisco from Milan, IL was a vaudevillian performer and comedian who got his start as a jazz dancer. So well known for his dancing he is referenced in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby where he describes a woman as “moving her hands like Frisco.”  Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Sue Lyon from Davenport, IA – Actress

August 4th, 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. Sue Lyon is an actress from Davenport, IA best known for starring as the titular character in Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film Lolita.  Read More

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