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Davenport’s First Presbyterian Resurrects Live Musicals With New “Guys and Dolls”

July 21st, 2021
Davenport’s First Presbyterian Resurrects Live Musicals With New “Guys and Dolls”

Live theatre makes a triumphant return to First Presbyterian Church (1702 Iowa St., Davenport) with a long-awaited production of Frank Loesser’s classic musical “Guys and Dolls” on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24. This production was originally scheduled for March 2020 and postponed as Covid-19 entered the Midwest just two weeks prior to opening night. After a series of further postponements, the church’s Performing Arts Series is pleased to produce the fully-staged musical with its original cast, crew and an orchestra. The cast relaunched rehearsals in June under strict mitigation... Read More

Amazon to Build 640,000 SF Fulfillment Center in Davenport, Create 1,000 Jobs

July 7th, 2021
Amazon plans to build a new 640,000-square-foot fulfillment center in northwest Davenport, at Eastern Iowa Industrial Center.

E-commerce behemoth Amazon on Wednesday announced plans to open its second robotics fulfillment center in the state of Iowa, creating 1,000 new full-time jobs in Davenport that will provide employees with at least $16 per hour and comprehensive benefits. Amazon announced it will build a 640,000 square-foot robotics fulfillment center in Davenport that will create 1,000 new full-time jobs when operational. The center will be located on 158 acres in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center along Interstate 80. Crews already are doing site work in preparation of construction to begin later this summer according... Read More

Bettendorf Couple’s Support Allows Figge in Davenport to Offer Free July Admission

June 30th, 2021
Bettendorf Couple’s Support Allows Figge in Davenport to Offer Free July Admission

Thanks to the generous support of Cal and Jill Werner of Bettendorf, the Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport) will offer FREE admission during the entire month of July. Visitors will have the opportunity to see five current exhibitions including: Tom Uttech: Origin, Lesley Dill Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, Drawn to Spectacle, Franklin Evans: franklinsfootpaths and Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The Figge’s permanent collection galleries will also be open for all guests to explore free of charge. “We... Read More

BREAKING:“Rent,” “Fiddler,” “Cats,” Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Part of New Adler Series

June 28th, 2021
BREAKING:“Rent,” “Fiddler,” “Cats,” Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Part of New Adler Series

BREAKING NEWS: Davenport’s Adler Theatre on Monday announced its planned 2021-22 Broadway at the Adler season, which will feature the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Rent,” the concert-style theatrical event “The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” the newly-staged production of the Tony-winning “Fiddler on the Roof,”  the record-breaking musical spectacular “Cats,” and the Tony- and Grammy- winning “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” In addition to the shows in the 2021-2022 series, the rescheduled performance of the Sara Bareilles musical “Waitress”... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Michigander Playing Davenport’s Raccoon Motel

June 25th, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Michigander Playing Davenport's Raccoon Motel

MICHIGANDER will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Raccoon Motel in Davenport. To LISTEN to Michigander, click on the link. TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! www.theraccoonmotel.com  Read More

Recommended Reads: LGBTQ+ Pride Month Presented by the Davenport Public Library

June 16th, 2021
Recommended Reads: LGBTQ+ Pride Month Presented by the Davenport Public Library

Join the Davenport Public Library on Thursday, June 17th at 3:00 pm as our librarians recommend all-ages titles for LGBTQ+ Pride Month that can be found at the Library. This program will be presented on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary and Instagram Live at www.instagram.com/davenportlibrary. Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

June 12th, 2021
Davenport-based River Music Experience In Transition on 17th Birthday

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Brianna Hobbs was in middle school when the then-new River Music Experience first opened its doors June 12, 2004, in the historic Redstone building at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport. Now, the 28-year-old East Moline native is thrilled to join the growing nonprofit’s staff as new programs director, as the veteran RME leaders Bret Dale and his wife Kate transition out as... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Okey Dokey with Listen Coming To Davenport’s Raccoon Motel

June 9th, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Okey Dokey with Listen Coming To Davenport's Raccoon Motel

Davenport‘s Raccoon Motel is pleased to announce that on OCT. 17 and 24 OKEY DOKEY w/special guests :: LISTEN  will be playing at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW for members and Friday, June 11 at 10 am for general public. TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! For more info, see www.theraccoonmotel.com  Read More

Orville Peck Adds Third Show At Davenport’s Raccoon Motel

June 8th, 2021
Orville Peck Adds Third Show At Davenport's Raccoon Motel

The first two Orville Peck shows at soon-to-open new The Raccoon Motel sold out in mere seconds last Friday so the magical, crooning cowboy is staying in the Quad Cities a few more days and adding a third show on August 3rd! Tickets are available NOW ! TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! For more info, see www.theraccoonmotel.com  Read More

Amythyst Kiah Electrifying Davenport’s Adler Theatre Saturday Night

June 4th, 2021
Amythyst Kiah Electrifying Davenport's Adler Theatre Saturday Night

The trio of musical acts who will light up the Adler Theatre stage Saturday, June 5, are not only all led by African-Americans, they also lead with tremendous talent, heart and soul. Rising East Tennessee singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah – who was electrifying in her May 6 TV appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” – is the headliner, with Quad-Cities openers Ashley Dean and Soultru. The show (starting at 7:30 p.m.) is presented by The Adler Theatre Foundation Series in collaboration with Quad City Arts. Kiah, a 34-year-old native of Chattanooga, Tenn., is looking forward to her very first... Read More