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Moline’s Music Guild Cancels Season For The First Time In 72 Years

April 22nd, 2020
Moline's Music Guild Cancels Season For The First Time In 72 Years

For the first time since 1949, the sweet sound of music will not play in Prospect Park. Quad City Music Guild became the latest arts organization to cancel its summer 2020 season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it announced Wednesday. Following a March 13 decision to cancel the planned spring show, “The Secret Garden,” at Music Guild’s April 21 board meeting, they decided to cancel the three summer productions (all already cast) – “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia!,” and “Matilda.” “Our hope is to bring you these three shows, along with our previously canceled spring production, ‘The... Read More

Ballet Quad-Cities Cancels Season

April 21st, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities Peter and the Wolf cast

The dance has ended, for this year, at least. Ballet Quad-Cities, the only professional dance company in the area, has canceled its season. Ballet Quad-Cities CEO Joedy Cook released the following statement this evening: Greetings and good wishes for health and safety to all of you in this difficult time. For the safety of our community, dancers, staff and other team members we are cancelling the rest of our season, which includes The Sleeping Beauty and Ballet Under the Stars*. This was a heart-breaking decision, but have no fear – Ballet Quad Cities is made up of people that are resilient,... Read More

Rock Island’s Genesius Guild Theatre Cancels Summer Season

April 21st, 2020
Rock Island's Genesius Guild Theatre Cancels Summer Season

Joining the chorus of Covid-related theater closings, Rock Island-based Genesius Guild on Tuesday afternoon announced it is canceling its planned 2020 season.  “This is a decision that none of us took lightly – we have not canceled a season since the Genesius Guild started in 1956 – but we feel that it is the right call,” the nonprofit posted on Facebook.  “This decision protects the health of our audience, our cast who would begin rehearsing together in the next month, and our crew, who would have needed to begin working in the upcoming weeks to get the stage ready for the season to... Read More

Quad-Cities Cancer Organization Offers Hope Through The Arts

April 18th, 2020
Quad-Cities Cancer Organization Offers Hope Through The Arts

In the face of invisible, insidious diseases that impact hundreds of thousands of people, Living Proof Exhibit (LPE) uses the arts to offer hope and inspiration. Since it was founded 10 years ago, the Quad-Cities nonprofit has provided therapeutic benefits of the arts to people affected by cancer, in a wide variety of settings and media. One of its latest projects is being postponed by the current coronavirus pandemic. In a partnership with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Augustana-based composer Jacob Bancks, Living Proof is rescheduling the world premiere of the commissioned opera... Read More

Scooby-Doo Live At Adler Canceled Due To Coronavirus

April 13th, 2020
Scooby-Doo Live At Adler Canceled Due To Coronavirus

Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, the live touring stage production originally scheduled to play the Adler Theatre on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, has been cancelled. No action is required. Refunds will be issued via your original point of purchase. Due to the unprecedented volume of recent cancellations and postponements, please expect to receive your refund in as soon as 30 days. For questions concerning tickets, please call the Adler Theatre Box Office at 563-326-8522 or email at boxoffice@riverctr.com.  Read More

Rock Island Parks And Recreation Facilities Closed Through April 8

March 26th, 2020
Rock Island Parks And Recreation Facilities Closed Through April 8

Rock Island Parks and Recreation programming and facilities including the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center will remain closed, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) until April 8. Activity fees for programs and events that cannot be rescheduled will be credited for future use. RIFAC memberships will be extended for the amount of time we will be closed and monthly membership fee withdrawals have been temporarily turned off. City parks and open outdoor recreation areas will remain open, however playgrounds may increase the spread of COVID-19, and therefore will be closed. The Underwater Egg... Read More