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Rock Island History Comes To Life At RI Public Library

October 25th, 2016

Rock Islanders were busy founding a new City in 1841, but that wasn’t the only notable event of that year. The 2016 Frieze Lecture Series discussion theme celebrates “1841: The Year That Rock Island Began.” The lecture series began last week and continues this week and beyond with free events at the main library. The series continues with Dr. Meg Kunde, speaking Oct. 25 on “The Longest Inaugural Address in History,” Dr. Kelly Daniels, speaking Nov. 1 on “A Punch of Literary Humor,” and Dr. William Hammer, speaking Nov. 8 on “The Dawn of Antarctic... Read More

Frieze Lecture Series Celebrates Rock Island 175th Anniversary with a look at 1841

October 14th, 2016

Rock Islanders were busy founding a new City in 1841, but that wasn’t the only notable event of that year. The 2016 Frieze Lecture Series discussion theme celebrates “1841, the Year That Rock Island Began” and the current events that surrounded its founding. The series of four lectures by Augustana College professors are from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Tuesday, October 18 through November 8, in the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, in the Community Room. Free coffee,  cookies and conversation are offered after each lecture. 2016 marks the 19th year for annual partnership between... Read More

New Exhibit, Show Heading Into German American Heritage Center

September 2nd, 2016

Two new events highlight the weekend at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. The first is a new exhibit, “Indelible Ink” opening Sunday, September 4. This exhibit will feature a variety of pieces from the Erick O. Schonstedt Inkstand Collection on loan from the Augustana College Art Collection and will run through Sunday, January 8. Also, “The Purest Pieces of Home: German POWs Making Music in Iowa” is taking place Sunday, September 4 at 2 p.m . University of Iowa Center for Human Rights staff member Kelsey Kramer McGinnis discusses the musical... Read More

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

August 29th, 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

Leary’s `Terrible Tales of Dating Disasters’ hits Establishment on Valentine’s Day

February 10th, 2016

Bad dates. Horrible relationships. Awkward moments in online dating. We’ve all been through them, and known others who have as well. Now, Sean Leary and My Verona Productions is offering you the chance to laugh your way through others’ romantic miseries – and on the perfect day to shoot an arrow at Cupid, Valentine’s Day. “Shots 2 The Heart: Terrible Tales of Dating Disasters,” a new, original show, will debut Feb. 14 at Rock Island’s Establishment Theater, 201 19th St., Rock Island. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7. Tickets ($10 in advance, $12 at the door) are available... Read More