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

QC HIVE Takes Some Sting Out Of Coronavirus

April 1st, 2020

DAVENPORT — Like many of his fellow musicians who are airing videos on Facebook and working to raise money during the Covid-19 pandemic, Don Gustafson is using the social-media platform for good. The 49-year-old Davenport man makes his living as a full-time musician – as bassist in the Q-C band Funktastic Five, assistant music director at Davenport’s St. Paul Lutheran Church, and adjunct music teacher at Black Hawk College, offering private piano, guitar and bass lessons. In response to the coronavirus, which has closed bars and restaurants, and put musicians out of work, Gustofson... Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Down Through April 16

March 28th, 2020

The German American Heritage Center is shutting down through April 16, extending their closure as per the recommendation of the governor. The museum released the following statement today: The GAHC wants to do our part in “flattening the curve” to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. We will extend our closures to April 16, as recommended by Governor Reynolds. But we want to let you know our staff is doing well, working from home and checking on our beautiful property daily. We hope you are all doing well too and we want to let you know about a few things we are working on. We can’t... Read More

Love And Faith In The Time Of Covid

March 23rd, 2020

Sunday, March 22, was an important day — and not only because it was the 90th birthday of legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, whose moving ballad “No One Is Alone” carries extra weight nowadays. In this crazy, continually changing time of Covid-19, this past Sunday was the first I can remember our church ever canceling its worship service. I have been piano accompanist at Davenport’s Zion Lutheran Church since 1999; performing each week and becoming close to many of its members have been highlights of my life. Among religious congregations nationwide that closed their doors,... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities’ Sleeping Beauty Postponed

March 21st, 2020

Ballet Quad Cities’ performances of “The Sleeping Beauty” and our “VIP Prince and Princess Party” that were scheduled at the Adler Theatre on April 18th have been postponed. Ballet Quad Cities urges you to mark your calendars for the NEW performance date of June 18th, 2020. “We thank everyone for your continued support, and look forward to taking the stage once again,” said Joedy Cook, artistic director for Ballet Quad Cities. “Arts are the ESSENCE of life.” Information on how to exchange your tickets will be available soon. Keep an eye on... Read More

Dress for Success Quad Cities Reschedules Recycle the Runway

March 20th, 2020

Dress for Success Quad Cities has just announced they will be postponing their biggest fundraiser of the year, Recycle the Runway, to Thursday Aug 27 at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) in the following statement: Friends, It was a difficult decision to make, but due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are postponing our biggest fundraising event of the year, Recycle the Runway. The new date for the event will be Thursday, August 27. With that being said, this event provides critical funding for programs for women who will need our services more than ever in the upcoming months.... Read More

German American Heritage Center Closing Due To Coronavirus

March 18th, 2020

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center is closing its doors through at least the end of March, due to coronavirus concerns. The museum sent the following release out today: Dear friends, The health and safety of our community and the German American Heritage Center volunteers, members, guests, and staff is our top priority. In the past weeks we have implemented sanitizing and cleaning procedures to keep our facilities a safe place to visit. But the time has come to temporarily close our doors to the public through Tuesday, March 31. This means we have postponed our Eiermarkt Spring... Read More

Adler Theater Cancels ‘Waitress’

March 16th, 2020

The Adler Theatre has cancelled their upcoming performance of “Waitress.” The theater released the following statement today: The previously scheduled performance of WAITRESS will not take place on Tuesday, March 17 due to the executive order by Davenport Mayor Mike Matson prohibiting all events of 250 or more people. The safety and health of our audiences is our highest priority and we encourage everyone to follow the guidelines put forth by public health officials. No action is required at this time. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date, which we hope to announce in... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Holding VIP Prince And Princess Party

March 15th, 2020

Calling all princesses and princes! Ballet Quad Cities will be holding a VIP Prince and Princess Party from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, prior to their performance of “Sleeping Beauty” at the Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Patrons are asked to arrive at the Adler Theater green room no later than 12:45. Tickets are $15 for the reception. Call Amanda at (309) 786-3779 to reserve your spot! For more information, see  Read More

Darci Lynne & Friends Make Stop in Davenport

March 12th, 2020

Singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer is bringing her Fresh Out of the Box Tour to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) this Saturday Mar 14 at 7 p.m.! Winning NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at just 12-years old by the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show, singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer continues to impress audiences across the country with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable, show-stopping talent beyond her years. Darci is accompanied by her musical friends including a divaesque rabbit: Petunia, a shy and soulful mouse: Oscar, and a sarcastic... Read More

Postmodern Jukebox Adler Show Postponed Due To Coronavirus Threat

March 11th, 2020

The Adler Theater in Davenport has just announced the Postmodern Jukebox show set there has been postponed. The following statement was just sent out to media: “We regret to announce that the upcoming Postmodern Jukebox performance scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at the Adler Theatre has been postponed.  Please look for an announcement soon regarding a rescheduled date. The following is an update from Postmodern Jukebox creator, Scott Bradlee: “I’ve been watching the novel coronavirus situation very closely ever since our US tour shipped off in late February.  Since then, I’ve done... Read More