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Four Artists Unveil New Works At Augie

March 9th, 2017

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art presents “4 Artists, 4 Visions,” an invitational exhibition organized in conjunction with the Augustana Department of Art. While previous exhibitions this year have situated the arts in dialogue with other disciplines or contemporary issues, this exhibition provides an opportunity to engage with the visual arts as a cohesive and varied practice, for its own sake. The invited artists are masters of their medium, and were chosen to provide an opportunity for art students to gain a greater sense of varieties of praxis in the art world. The four artists of “4... Read More

The `Annie’ Will Come Out Tomorrow

March 2nd, 2017

Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at numerous theatres across the country, when children in The Penguin Project take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities will present its inaugural production, Annie Jr., March 3-5 in the Kim and Donna Brunner Main Stage Theatre at Augustana College. In The Penguin Project performances, roles are filled by young artists with developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and other neurological disorders. They are joined... Read More

Through The Forest Bringing Warmth In Winter

February 10th, 2017

“Through the Forest” concert is here to bring warmth in winter. The Augustana Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert, “Through the Forest,” will give listeners an artistic treatment of folk tales and the natural world. The performance is at 8 p.m. on February 11 in Centennial Hall on the campus of Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Ill. The concert is free and open to the public. The program will begin with a prelude from a fairy tale opera, then follow a hunt, moonlight and mighty river through Bohemia. The final piece, based on a Czech folk tale, tells an exciting and dramatic... Read More

Augustana Horn Choir Gets Its Brass Up This Weekend

February 3rd, 2017

The Horns are calling! Augie’s Horn Choir is performing on Sunday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall on Augustana Campus. This recital will include performances of Wagner, Saint-Saens, Strauss, and many more! The first half of the program will be performed by junior hornist, Alina Lundholm, accompanied by Dr. Charles Schmidt and a duet will be performed with senior hornist Bri Meyer. The Horn Choir will join them for the second half. Wallenberg Hall is located at 3520 7th Ave in Rock Island and this event is free. This’ll definitely be a rare experience you won’t want to forget! I... Read More

Crimes Of The Heart Opens At Augustana

January 26th, 2017

      The gripping drama Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley will be playing on the Kim and Donna Brunner Main Stage at Augustana College from January 27 through February 5. The play tells the story of the three McGrath sisters, together again in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Lenny is the caretaker of their granddad. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but so far has only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. The youngest of them all, Babe, has just been arrested for the murder of her abusive husband, Zackery Bottrelle.... Read More

Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Is ‘Unbound’ This Weekend

January 26th, 2017

Augustana College’s Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble will perform their concert titled, “Anchored & Unbound: Songs of Faith, Hope & Freedom” at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29 at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo, Ill. The group is a select women’s ensemble for singers who wish to develop advanced choral skills. The group is conducted by Dr. Michael Zemek and accompanied by Gail Baldwin. The ensemble is named after Jenny Lind, a nineteenth-century Swedish opera singer often known as the “Swedish Nightingale.” Concert highlights will include “Les balons” composed... Read More

Pour Up Some Great Conversation With Pub Theology

December 22nd, 2016

This week, you can pour yourself up some heady conversation with some hoppy beverages with Pub Theology. Grab a coffee or a beer and head to Cool Beanz Coffeehouse on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 p.m. for their monthly Pub Theology gathering. This month, the Pub Theology will discuss what is great and what is awful about Christmas. Pub Theology is a group that has been established since 2014. The purpose of this group is to meet and discuss in a respectful and open manner about God, faith, wonder, and doubt. These topics are chosen by Robb McCoy. You can contact Cool Beanz at (309) 558-0909. Cool... Read More

Christmas Premier Concert Rings In The Holidays

November 30th, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate it than with Christmas at Augustana? The college’s holiday themed extravaganza has its first event taking place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. It is the Quad Cities Christmas Premier Concert, featuring performances by the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Augustana Concert Chorale and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, consisting of three hundred student musicians. Both performances are being held at Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave. Rock Island. You can order... Read More

Augustana Dance Company Leaps Onto Stage Saturday

November 17th, 2016

On November 19th, 2016 at 7 p.m. Augustana College’s Dance Company will take the stage at Centennial Hall in their Fall Show titled “Dance with a Purpose.” Each school year, Augustana’s D. Co, puts on two shows, one during Fall Term and the other during Spring Term, each with a central theme and different dance routines to entertain their audience. Tickets can be purchased at a table in the Brew, which is located in the Gerber Center For Student Life, 3435 9 1/2 Ave, Rock Island or at the information Desk (309) 794-7742 for $3 from Nov. 16th through Nov. 18th, or tickets can be purchased... Read More

Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey Coming To Quad-Cities Nov. 5

November 3rd, 2016

Four-time Grammy nominee and Five-time Dove Award-winning Female Vocalist of the Year Natalie Grant comes to town with Two-time Dove nominee and K-LOVE’s 2016 Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey, on their nation-wide “Be One” tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Centennial Hall Auditorium, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at BeOneTour.net

 “Be One” is Natalie Grant’s current top-selling album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart and features the title track radio single and theme: “why... Read More