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New Music Festival Debuting Today! Performers, Supporters Reflect On Its Importance, Thrills

July 24th, 2021
New Music Festival Debuting Today! Performers, Supporters Reflect On Its Importance, Thrills

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 bassist Dan Martin moved with his wife in 2007 to a quiet Queens neighborhood in New York City, he knew next to nothing about legendary jazz cornetist, pianist and composer Bix Beiderbecke. Martin – now 52, with a 12-year-old son — moved within eight blocks of the Sunnyside apartment building where the Davenport native died of pneumonia Aug. 6, 1931, at just 28,... Read More

Quad-Cities Theater Couple Works Hard To Birth a Mockingbird

July 17th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theater Couple Works Hard To Birth a Mockingbird

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! I close my eyes and I can see The world that’s waiting up for me That I call my own Through the dark, through the door Through where no one’s been before But it feels like home They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy We can live in a world that we... Read More

Bettendorf Artist/Gallery Owner and Q-C Students Share Thrills of Italy Trip

July 10th, 2021
Bettendorf Artist/Gallery Owner and Q-C Students Share Thrills of Italy Trip

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! Even though four of the group of 10 students and adults who recently returned from a two-week trip to Italy had been there before, it was a unique, life-changing experience for all involved. Pat Bereskin – longtime artist, teacher and owner of Bereskin Art Gallery & Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf – has taken summer trips to Italy every year since 2004, except... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

July 3rd, 2021
Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

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! Celebrating the Fourth of July is more than barbecues, fireworks, flags and parades. It’s about honoring where America came from, where we are now, and how we can continue to form a more perfect union – together as one nation. That’s part of the invigorating, animating force of the first Civic Season – a national effort about expanding the lens, making space for more... Read More

Davenport Drummer Keeps the Beat for Quad-Cities Classic Jazz Fans

June 26th, 2021
Davenport Drummer Keeps the Beat for Quad-Cities Classic Jazz Fans

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! Over 20 years ago, Josh Duffee had an inspired idea – form a big band and play the music made famous by the jazz drummer who launched the career of a world-famous Moline drummer. Then a 21-year-old Moline High graduate, Duffee intimately knew his way around a drum kit and worshipped both Gene Krupa (1909-1973) and Louie Bellson (1924-2009) – the latter a Moline alum who... Read More

Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

June 12th, 2021
Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

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! Brianna Hobbs was in middle school when the then-new River Music Experience first opened its doors June 12, 2004, in the historic Redstone building at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport. Now, the 28-year-old East Moline native is thrilled to join the growing nonprofit’s staff as new programs director, as the veteran RME leaders Bret Dale and his wife Kate transition out as... Read More

What’s Happening Behind-The-Scenes At QuadCities.com?

June 5th, 2021
What's Happening Behind-The-Scenes At QuadCities.com?

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! Usually in this space, we look outward at the local arts scene, to present an in-depth feature on what’s impactful around the Quad-Cities. However, while thinking about what I was going to write about this week, I found myself inundated with work on the various aspects of QuadCities.com, and instead of rowing against the stream, I figured, why not write about that? Why... Read More

Singular Amythyst Kiah to Headline All African-American Concert at Davenport’s Adler Theatre June 5

May 29th, 2021
Singular Amythyst Kiah to Headline All African-American Concert at Davenport's Adler Theatre June 5

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 trio of musical acts who will light up the Adler Theatre stage Saturday, June 5, are not only all led by African-Americans, they also lead with tremendous talent, heart and soul. Rising East Tennessee singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah – who was electrifying in her May 6 TV appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” – is the headliner, with Quad-Cities openers Ashley Dean... Read More

Quad Cities Cultural Trust Truly Ready to “Paint the Town” June 8

May 22nd, 2021
Quad Cities Cultural Trust Truly Ready to “Paint the Town” June 8

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! After 15 months of coping with the crazy Covid pandemic, we all need a day to get out, have fun and paint the town. That’s exactly what the Quad Cities Cultural Trust has planned for Tuesday, June 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. That’s when the free, family-friendly “Paint the Town” event will be at River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Including food, drinks,... Read More

More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

May 15th, 2021
More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

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! Bettendorf native Samantha Pauly landed the role of a lifetime – a real British queen, reflected as a modern rock star – but her opening night on Broadway was canceled by the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 18 months after that painful March 2020 Thursday night, the 31-year-old Pleasant Valley High alum will return with the same original cast of the new musical “Six,”... Read More