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Downtown Rock Island Is Ripe For A Renaissance

Downtown Rock Island Is Ripe For A Renaissance

Denny and Brett Hitchcock are the most tenacious of entrepreneurs. For over 40 years, their business, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, has endured a handful of recessions, booming and barren economic conditions, and, now, a pandemic. It certainly hasn’t been easy. Especially not in 2020. Both father and son have said, without hyperbole, that their business […]

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Let’s Stop Fishing For Reasons To Hate On Catfish Guy

Let’s Stop Fishing For Reasons To Hate On Catfish Guy

“How can you be making a celebrity out of a criminal!” “He broke the law! How can he be a hero?” “You should be ashamed of yourselves for giving fame to a law-breaker!” These are some of the messages I’ve gotten this week from, well, all of three people. And no, they’re not about Batman. […]

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Crew Neck Rolling Up Its Last Show On Monday

Crew Neck Rolling Up Its Last Show On Monday

With the weather getting colder, having shows at Garage 3 is going to require wearing more than a crew neck, so next Monday, Crew Neck Comedy is calling it a year for 2016, having their last show at 8 p.m. at the venue at 817 22nd St., Rock Island. Admisssion is free. The Crew Neck […]

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Sean Leary

Rock Island Should Have Shopped Local With $15M Walmart Cash

To say Rock Island made a colossal error in wasting $15 million to woo Walmart to 11th Street is a stunning understatement. But what’s perhaps saddest and most pathetic about it is its irony. Rock Island, like thousands of other cities across the country, will, at least once a year, pay lip service and throw […]

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Big Apple Comics Didn’t Bite At Garage 3

Big Apple Comics Didn’t Bite At Garage 3

Garage3, at 817 22nd Street in Rock Island, is becoming an ever more popular venue for traveling comedians, as the word spreads of its laid back atmosphere and warm crowds.  Named as being the third garage on the property of Dylan and Tia Parker, Garage3 is normally host to spoken word and poetry readings. Sporadically, […]

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New York Comedians Headlining Garage 3 Tonight

New York Comedians Headlining Garage 3 Tonight

A little of the big apple is coming to a garage in Rock Island tonight. Monday, August 22, Garage3’s Crew Neck Comedy Show will be showcasing comedians from New York City. Patrick Hastie, an Iowa native now living in New York, will be headlining. Featured along with Hastie will be Albert Kirchner and Nick Pupo […]

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The Hype Is Real About Garage 3

The Hype Is Real About Garage 3

There have been many spirited discussions, parties and creative meetings of the minds and performances held in garages, with and without the use of musical instruments. So much so that an entire subgenre of music, garage rock, has been named for it. Dylan Parker and Sean Whitney have taken that to the next level with […]

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