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Pro Tips On Becoming A Music Industry Professional

February 5th, 2022
Pro Tips On Becoming A Music Industry Professional

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! The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! By Cory Ewing Becoming a music industry professional requires a base level of knowledge. Whether you’re looking to become an artist, producer, manager (the list goes on), there are fundamental aspects of the industry to know early on.  Know... 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

WQPT Quad Cities PBS Enters New Era With New Boss, A Station Veteran

January 15th, 2022
WQPT Quad Cities PBS Enters New Era With New Boss, A Station Veteran

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! If you think the last two years have been crazy (thanks, Covid), the fine folks at WQPT-TV in Moline have endured an unusual past three years – simultaneously a thrilling joyride and a white-knuckled journey of adventure and challenge. The Quad Cities’ PBS station, which will mark 40 years in business in 2023, got a new general manager last month – who’s actually a... Read More

Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

January 8th, 2022
Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

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! If it’s the dream of most artists to make their mark on society and leave a legacy for future generations, 28-year-old Atlanta Dawn Fulscher of Rapids City has already done that many, many times over. And Dawn (who goes by her atmospheric middle name) has accomplished this – in a spectacular, prolific and blazingly colorful fashion – pretty much in just the past two... Read More

Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

January 1st, 2022
Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

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! Twenty-twenty-one was the year we were all supposed to get back to normal, wasn’t it? After the punishing isolation and shutdowns of 2020, the life-saving promise of Covid vaccines and a new president who actually seemed to care about the health and sanity of Americans, we were ready to turn that corner in 2021, starting with a touted “hot vaxxed summer.” Well, that... Read More

Looking To Get Into The Music Industry? Here Are Some Tips…

December 25th, 2021
Looking To Get Into The Music Industry? Here Are Some Tips...

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! The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! By Cory Ewing Becoming a music industry professional requires a base level of knowledge. Whether you’re looking to become an artist, producer, manager (the list goes on), there are fundamental aspects of the industry to know early on.  Know... Read More

Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts at Augustana College Gets a Long Overdue Facelift

December 18th, 2021
Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts at Augustana College Gets a Long Overdue Facelift

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! When James Lambrecht came to teach music at Augustana College, Rock Island, nearly 34 years ago, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts was already in need of a makeover. The building (which dates from 1955 and includes the 1,500-seat Centennial Hall) is finally getting one. Bergendoff, at 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island – named for Conrad Bergendoff, the college’s fifth president —... Read More

Polyrhythms Pals Build Up the Q-C Community Through Music and Arts

December 11th, 2021
Polyrhythms Pals Build Up the Q-C Community Through Music and Arts

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! The next two Sundays will be special for longtime friends Shellie Moore Guy of Rock Island and Nate Lawrence of East Moline. Tomorrow, Dec. 12, Guy — a well-known local storyteller, poet and author – will make her second appearance with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in as many months, in a 3 p.m. Holiday Brass concert in Davenport. On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Polyrhythms’... Read More

Worshipping at the Church of Stephen Sondheim, Mourning the Legendary Master’s Death

December 4th, 2021
Worshipping at the Church of Stephen Sondheim, Mourning the Legendary Master’s Death

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! God is dead. Well, maybe not THAT God, but did anyone ever see Stephen Sondheim and God in the same room? And now, He is gone – the legendary Broadway composer and lyricist died Nov. 26, 2021 (fittingly on Black Friday) at age 91 – but will never be forgotten, since we have the sacred texts. In recent years, especially since the 2016 death of my mother, I have had grave... Read More

Augustana Senior, a New Lincoln Academy of Illinois Laureate, Loves Art and Leadership

November 27th, 2021
Augustana Senior, a New Lincoln Academy of Illinois Laureate, Loves Art and Leadership

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! Laura Keenan has a keen eye for creating both beautiful artwork and transforming work into something approaching art. The busy, staggeringly talented Augustana College senior from Elmhurst, Ill., was recently honored as Augustana’s student laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Each fall, a senior from each of the state’s four-year colleges and universities... Read More