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

Karaoke And Costumes On Tap This Weekend At The Railhouse

May 5th, 2017

“A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance and maybe they’d be happy for a while.”-American Pie by Don Mclean Ever since I was a small child, and I mean SMALL, I have been singing. I remember being a 10 year old little girl sitting around a campfire singing to a bunch of adults to the tune of my uncle’s guitar. I sang everything from The Eagles to Queen. I had zero problem hitting all the notes on the scale when I was that age. Now I am older and I sing more like Bob... Read More

Chili Three Ways Is Cool And Hot Comedy

November 17th, 2016

Since I began reviewing the shows at the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, I have laughed harder than I have laughed all year long. I love this place and I hope you all give it a looksee one of these weekends. You can catch PG rated Comedy Sportz starting at 7 p.m. and stick around for the R rated aftershow of the evening. The improvisational comedy never fails to impress the crowd as audience involvement is key to these shows. The actors are all very gifted with communication and have unstoppable wits about them. This weekend’s late night show is Chili Three ways, and the last... Read More

Racer’s Edge Rocks Music, Karaoke And Fun!

November 3rd, 2016

East Moline is the home of the Racer’s Edge. This is a bar that I have been going to for awesome music and great service since I was 21 years old. The best thing about this bar is that they have a lot of space and tables complete with chairs to host just about any event that you might need space for. This includes, but is not limited to, events like wedding receptions, birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties. They have a checkered dance floor complete with a killer lighting system. Their stage is cool as well and bands can rock your socks off without having to worry about someone tripping... Read More

Factory Of Fear Is A Terrifying Experience

October 28th, 2016

There is a terrifying place in Moline at 5027 4th Ave. The Factory of Fear is just down the road from the water park. They open every year and the same cast comes back to scare the living daylights out of our beloved Quad Cities without fail upon each return. Entry is $15 and $20 for VIP. There is also $5 a discount for active military! And through the Halloween season, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-12am ,as well as Sundays from 7pm-10pm, you can crawl through this terrifying single-level maze of horrific characters and haunting screams. My daughter, Madison Redecker, plays one of these characters... Read More

Karaoke And Costumes On Tap This Weekend At The Railhouse

October 28th, 2016

“A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance and maybe they’d be happy for a while.”-American Pie by Don Mclean Ever since I was a small child, and I mean SMALL, I have been singing. I remember being a 10 year old little girl sitting around a campfire singing to a bunch of adults to the tune of my uncle’s guitar. I sang everything from The Eagles to Queen. I had zero problem hitting all the notes on the scale when I was that age. Now I am older and I sing more like Bob... Read More

Skellington Manor’s Haunted ‘Asylum’ Is Hellishly Fun

October 21st, 2016

The parking lot was packed and the streets were lined with cars. Spooky places spook me. Skellington Manor in Rock Island has their Asylum this year and it is a terrifying place to be this time of year. Even standing in line for The Asylum haunt can be scary!  Upon entry, one can feel the vibes of Halloween running madly through the air. They handed me an old address stamp card made of metal and sent me into the parlor. I remember thinking to myself, “This is alright.” Then some crazy sound shot off from behind me and scared me half to death! At that point, I just said a prayer for... Read More

Leary’s Short Story Collection ‘Shed Skin’ Offers Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

September 23rd, 2016

Change. We undergo transformations every day of our lives, in ways small and significant, in ways good and bad. Sean Leary’s “Does The Shed Skin Know It Was Once A Snake?” offers 11 award-winning short stories dealing with the life changes many of us face, and the positive ways in which our lives can transform, even in difficult times. “Shed Skin” is available in bookstores and webstores worldwide  as a print book and eBook for every eReader format. It is also available direct from the author at seanleary@seanleary.com. Leary will be signing copies of the book at several... Read More

From Rushour To Re-Fl3X, Local Dance Artists Making A Positive Impact

September 22nd, 2016

The streets of the Quad Cities can get pretty rough for some of these kids. There is not much to do outside of getting into fights and causing trouble in some instances. Some kids have less than perfect lives. Some of them never make it out of this lifestyle. Drugs and jail time end up being norms and dreams fade away and die. But some kids find that something inside of them that drives them to go for it. Some kids fight to change their stars. One kid I know that grew up with my oldest son, Curtis Bell, did just that. At a certain point, he decided he wanted to do something with his incredible... Read More

Chili Three Ways Is Cool And Hot Comedy

September 21st, 2016

Since I began reviewing the shows at the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, I have laughed harder than I have laughed all year long. I love this place and I hope you all give it a looksee one of these weekends. You can catch PG rated Comedy Sportz starting at 7 p.m. and stick around for the R rated aftershow of the evening. The improvisational comedy never fails to impress the crowd as audience involvement is key to these shows. The actors are all very gifted with communication and have unstoppable wits about them. After the Comedy Sportz show for Sept. 17, I stuck around to laugh... Read More

QCTW’s ‘The Inheritors’ Is An Amazing Experience

August 25th, 2016

The Quad City Theatre Workshop is home to some of the most amazing local actors I have come across and a wonderful theater area and experience and that amazing experience is embodied in their latest show, “The Inheritors.” From the cozy seating area that places you practically within the set, to the people involved, one finds themselves completely submerged in their world. There is real feeling in every player. I felt every character in this play because their connection with their parts were so intense. I was humbled by this amazing performance. I was captivated and stunned by the impact of... Read More

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