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WVIK Postpones Michele Norris “Hidden Conversations” Event Until 2022

February 25th, 2021

Like many other events throughout the Quad-Cities, a 2020 special event that was rescheduled once, is being postponed again, to 2022. WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, is moving “The Power of Words” with Michele Norris to March 10, 2022. This event was originally scheduled for March 26, 2020, and was moved to March 11, 2021, when the Covid pandemic and related shutdowns made a live event with hundreds of attendees impossible. “As a radio station, we do remote engagement all the time. The opportunity to meet an on-air personality live is the primary draw for our event,” WVIK director of development... Read More

John Denver Tribute Show Coming to Adler Theatre April 16

February 23rd, 2021

More than 20 years after his untimely death, the classic music of John Denver lives on in “A Rocky Mountain High Experience,” coming to the Adler Theatre on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 and will go on sale Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m., available online at Ticketmaster.com and in-person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St., Davenport). Adler box office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Ever since singer, songwriter, and adventurer Rick Schuler wore his first pair of round glasses at age 13, the murmurs began. It was undeniable, he looked... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Highlights Youth In New Concert

February 7th, 2021

In this bitterly cold winter of our discontent, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra transports us to warm, bright musical landscapes in its latest digital concert. In a program literally focused on youth, the concert (recorded without an audience at Davenport’s Adler Theatre) features Felix Mendelssohn’s musical exploration of Italy’s culture and countryside in his joyful and energetic “Italian” Symphony. 2019 Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles Concerto Competition winner Linda Phan (who’s in sixth grade) joins the QCSO for the first movement of Wolfgang A. Mozart’s effervescent, charming Third... Read More

Jim Brickman ‘Sharing The Love, LIVE!’ With The Quad-Cities To Help Adler Theater

January 20th, 2021

Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will continue to entertain fans in February with “Share The Love, LIVE!” Virtually. A portion of each ticket purchased to this LIVE event will benefit the Adler Theatre. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home, while supporting the Adler Theatre during this challenging time. Brickman will bring the LIVE concert experience up close and personal with his “LOVE BY REQUEST” concerts filled with his own hit songs such as, “Love of My Life,” “Destiny,” “Angel Eyes”... Read More

Quad-Cities Live Music Venues Look Forward to Federal Stimulus Funds

January 5th, 2021

Though long-awaited funding for live-music venues is part of the federal Covid stimulus bill recently signed into law, several Quad-Cities entertainment spaces are taking a “wait and see” attitude regarding the reality. Scott Mullen, executive director of Moline’s TaxSlayer Center, said the $15-billion “Save Our Stages” act that was approved had included language noting some venue owners and arenas like his “don’t qualify due to a requirement they put in that says that 70% of the venue’s events must be artist performances, so buildings with sports tenants are excluded due to the... Read More

Quad-Cities Music Legend Mike Stroehle, Night People Founder, Passes Away

December 29th, 2020

Mike Stroehle, a founding member of the legendary Quad-Cities rock group The Night People, which opened for Jimi Hendrix at the height of his fame in 1968, passed away Sunday after a bad fall on the steps outside his home. Stroehle was 75. According to a post on his Facebook page by his son, Mike, the elder Mike was flown to Iowa City for possible brain surgery but the injury was too severe. “He hung on long enough for (his other son) Joe and I to get there and say goodbye,” his son posted. “It’s been really tough as he was so great to his kids and was such a huge part of our... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Two. MARCH. The Apocalypse Begins…

December 28th, 2020

It’s time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s today’s installment, where we look at the longest month of the year, and probably the decade, that being MARCH OF 2020. I think if there’s a time during the year that encapsulates 2020, it’s this time. March was complete and... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part One, January And February

December 27th, 2020

It’s time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year. Some days will have multiple stories, some days there was so much going on in one month we just stuck to that one. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s today’s installment, months January and February, the two most normal months of the year. During this time, coronavirus was just a news story for the... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters And Concert Spots May Be Aided By $15 Billion In Congress Covid Relief Bill

December 21st, 2020

The long awaited “Save Our Stages” bill is part of the $900 billion that’s expected to be approved by Congress, providing economic relief to those affected by Covid-19. Congress has agreed to a new bipartisan relief package that allocates $15 billion in funding to independent movie theaters and concert venues. According to USA Today’s Nicholas Wu, the relief package incorporates the Save Our Stages Act. First introduced by Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota over the summer, the act calls for six months of financial support to “keep venues afloat, pay employees,... Read More

Maddie Poppe Coming To The Adler

December 17th, 2020

Maddie Poppe is bringing a great holiday concert and tunes to get you in the Christmas mood to the Adler Theater in Davenport! American Idol winner and Iowa native Maddie Poppe is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Tickets are on sale now! The Adler Theatre is taking the necessary precautions to create a safe environment as we prepare to welcome guests back to the venue. Get the latest health and safety updates here.  Read More