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QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Three. April. Finding ‘A New Normal’

December 29th, 2020

Welcome back to our look back at the strange and apocalyptic journey that was the arts and entertainment scene of 2020. It was a year unlike any other, that’s for sure, and we at QuadCities.com are recapping it this year in a series of stories through Dec. 31, and then we’re going to have the entire series of stories sent to a licensed shaman, a priest, an exorcist, and Oprah, in the hope that they’ll bless the coming 2021 and put this year behind us. If you want to check out our recap of January and February (the “normal” months), click here; if you want to read about... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Royce Eaks Named Lamp Enthusiast Of The Decade

May 12th, 2020

Sorry, Brick Tamblin. Second’s not so bad. However, despite Brick’s love of lamp, Royce Eaks has been deemed “Lamp Enthusiast Of The Decade” by the Facebook Lamp Enthusiasts Group for his amazing handcrafted lamps! According to Lamp Enthusiasts Group moderator Alan Vrombaut, Royce has even offered to donate one to help raise money for charity! And, speaking of charity, Lamp Enthusiast T-shirts are on sale now and all proceeds go to Family Resources. “Thank you all for your enthusiasm and love of lamp!!!” Vrombaut exclaims!!!! https://lampenthusiasts-2020.itemorder.com/sale  Read More

For Quad-Citians Who Love Lamps, Rock Island Shop Has Got The Skeleton Key

April 18th, 2020

If, like Brick Tamblin, you love lamp, or, if you just love lamps, Rock Island shop Skeleton Key Art and Antiques has got something to light up your life. As previously reported here on QuadCities.com, the once hidden hobby of Lamp Aficionados displaying their amor for the luminous decor has been illuminated in the mainstream during this time of covid sequestering. Probably because we need lamps now more than ever, and it’s only appropriate we show our love for our lampy partners. Brandy Clark VandeWalle, owner and operator of Skeleton Key, and such a tease, wantonly dropped a whole buncha... Read More

Local Lamp Enthusiasts Brighten the Quad Cities

April 14th, 2020

If you find yourself in a dark place during these trying times, all you need to do is turn on the light. The lamp light, that is! Local ‘Lamp Enthusiast’ Alan Vrombaut has paved the way for the Quad Cities (and beyond) to step into the light, with the creation of Facebook group Lamp Enthusiasts. And while this endeavor was originally created for ‘light’-hearted fun, it has beautifully blossomed into a source of positive entertainment to a growing number of followers every day. Alan was inspired by his good friend Chris True, a local realtor with RE/MAX, and his love for inanimate objects... Read More