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Dick Stahl’s ‘My Cancer Chronicle’ Book Release Party Today At Rock Island’s Augustana College

June 12th, 2022
Dick Stahl's 'My Cancer Chronicle' Book Release Party Today At Rock Island's Augustana College

MWC Press, the publishing imprint of the Midwest Writing Center, is honored to announce the publication of My Cancer Chronicle, the final book of poems from the former Quad City Poet Laureate and long-time Davenport Central High School teacher Richard “Dick” Stahl (1939-2020). A special release party will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall on the Augustana College campus, Rock Island. It is free and open to the public. MWC Press is working with Stahl’s family to bring this harrowing and powerful lyric narrative that documents his cancer experience, from initial diagnosis to... Read More

‘Threepenny Opera’ Opens At Rock Island’s Augustana TONIGHT

May 5th, 2022
'Threepenny Opera' Opens At Rock Island's Augustana TONIGHT

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “The Threepenny Opera,” May 5-8, 2022. Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, “The Threepenny Opera” follows underworld antihero Mack the Knife as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude authorities. Created in 1928 Berlin to speak out against capitalist corruption, this musical bluntly addresses issues that remain relevant today. Through epic theatre, theatrical movement, and progressive music, Hauptmann, Weill, and Brecht’s work opens up difficult conversations about greed, oppression, and accountability within our... Read More

‘Messiah’ Returns To Rock Island’s Augustana College Sunday

April 30th, 2022
'Messiah' Returns To Rock Island's Augustana College Sunday

The Augustana College Department of Music presents “Messiah”, May 1, 2022 at 3 p.m. in Centennial Hall. George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed by the Augustana Oratorio Society, conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty, Director of Choral Activities at Augustana College. The Augustana Oratorio Society was formed in 1880 and currently consists of community members, Augustana students, and members of the Augustana Choir.  The ensemble is celebrated for exploring the riches of choral-orchestral literature. “I am excited to bring Messiah back to the community,” says conductor Jon Hurty.... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Music Department Presents ‘Messiah’

April 21st, 2022
Rock Island's Augustana College Music Department Presents 'Messiah'

The Augustana College Department of Music presents “Messiah”, May 1, 2022 at 3 p.m. in Centennial Hall. George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed by the Augustana Oratorio Society, conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty, Director of Choral Activities at Augustana College. The Augustana Oratorio Society was formed in 1880 and currently consists of community members, Augustana students, and members of the Augustana Choir.  The ensemble is celebrated for exploring the riches of choral-orchestral literature. “I am excited to bring Messiah back to the community,” says conductor... Read More

Illinois Fresh Films Seeking Young Filmmakers For Movie Programs

April 9th, 2022
Illinois Fresh Films Seeking Young Filmmakers For Movie Programs

Applications for our last filmmaking project – Scripted Short Films presented by Sony Pictures – are open now through April 15th and we would love for your youth to join us! Our last filmmaking project of the year is a teen favorite so we have included a program email below that you can easily forward to your students! Make your own Short Film starting April 21st! If you want to make movies, then you won’t want to miss our final weekly filmmaking project, Scripted Short Films, presented by Sony Pictures. Starting April 21st, you’ll work on producing, filming and editing... Read More

Augustana College Presenting ‘The 39 Steps’ This Weekend

March 9th, 2022
Augustana College Presenting 'The 39 Steps' This Weekend

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “The 39 Steps,” March 10-13, 2022. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps”, a fast-paced, farcical, whodunit spoof. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winner is packed with nonstop laughs and theatrical hijinks galore! By Patrick Barlow and John Buchan, and directed by Jeffrey Coussens. “This play is based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, which is based on a 1915 adventure novel penned by author John Buchan. However, you don’t have... Read More

Illinois Fresh Films Looking For Young Filmmakers For New Project

February 27th, 2022
Illinois Fresh Films Looking For Young Filmmakers For New Project

The next Fresh Films filmmaking project – Roku Change Makers – starts on March 10th and we would love to have some of your youth join us for this amazing documentary filmmaking project! Not only will they learn film and tech skills, but this project offers the opportunity for their films to be streamed on the Roku Network (how cool!)! We have included an email below that you can easily forward along to your students to let them know about this amazing opportunity! Join the Fresh Films Weekly Filmmaking Program for our Next Film Project – Roku Change Makers starting March 10! Every... Read More

Augustana College Department of Music presents Aaron Dworkin’s “The American Rhapsody”

February 23rd, 2022
Augustana College Department of Music presents Aaron Dworkin’s “The American Rhapsody”

Aaron Dworkin will perform his spoken word composition, “The AmericanRhapsody,” on April 8 with the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Fernanda Lastra conducting.The free public performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Tickets are not requiredat this time.Dworkin was a member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee and is the founder andpresident of the Sphinx Organization, a group that focuses on bringing diversity into the arts.“The American Rhapsody” tells the story of the U.S. through the life and words of GeorgeWashington. The work is set to Samuel Coleridge... Read More

Are You A Young Filmmaker? Fresh Films Is Looking For Illinois Filmmakers For New Project!

January 28th, 2022
Are You A Young Filmmaker? Fresh Films Is Looking For Illinois Filmmakers For New Project!

We’ve extended the deadline for our next film project to February 1st so your students can make movies with Fresh Films every Thursday starting February 3rd! Teens who join the Fresh Films Weekly Filmmaking program will create various film projects that will help prepare them for future job & education opportunities in media. They will learn film techniques, leadership and time management skills and they will leave the program with new media projects that they can add to their portfolios. We think your youth are going to love this program so we have included an email below that you can... Read More

‘The Little Mermaid’ Swimming Into Rock Island’s Augustana College

January 28th, 2022
'The Little Mermaid' Swimming Into Rock Island's Augustana College

The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities will proudly present “The Little Mermaid JR.” on the Augustana College campus for two weekends this January. Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid JR.,” adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince... Read More