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Heartland Connections Spreads Quad-Cities Holiday Cheer

December 24th, 2020

John Taylor of Cambridge, Ill. – a local cultural guru behind Heartland Connections, the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series and the Ca d’Zan concert series – has been a busy Christmas elf the past couple weeks. He has helped produce several holiday videos featuring area musicians. A “Spreading Holiday Cheer” video from Heartland Connections is more than an hour long, and features performances of many musicians in Illinois and Iowa. You can see it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3-pohv2udk and https://www.facebook.com/HeartlandConnections/posts/3607327219492911. “Originally, I started... Read More

Some Like It Hot… With The Video You Deserve

November 30th, 2020

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and you all know by now that means today you get your Video You Deserve. That’s right, every Monday, to begin your week with awesomeness, we, the kind, tender, gentle, loving, butt-kicking souls at QuadCities.com give you a cheesy music video to start your week with a laugh and maybe a weird video and catchy song or something. This week’s video is from a band that started off as a side project and ended up breaking up a popular band, sending them into a new era. It was 1985, and Duran Duran were the biggest band on the planet. The group had sold millions of records... Read More

And Just Before Election Day, The Video You Deserve Is…

November 2nd, 2020

It’s a day before Election Day. And so, the Video You Deserve is, of course, “Election Day.” Back in 1985, Duran Duran were undeniably the biggest band in the world. They’d had multiplatinum success worldwide with “Rio” and its trio of hits in “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Rio” and “Save A Prayer,” and followed that up a year later in 1984 with “Seven And The Ragged Tiger,” which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and spawned three top ten hits worldwide in “Union of the Snake,” “New Moon on Monday,”... Read More

New Cambridge Art Gallery a Light After Much Darkness

May 28th, 2020

After so many shutdowns, economic devastation, and death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s something new and life-affirming opening in the Quad-Cities art scene. The Excelsior Studio and Galleria – owned by self-employed artist Melody Sloat, and her husband Jacob – will open Friday in a former antique shop at 13013 N. 700th Ave. (Route 19), in Cambridge, Ill., 40 minutes southeast of Moline. The couple bought the historic building, and did much clearing, repairs and renovations in preparation to open. (For more information, check out their Facebook page.) “It’s always been a dream.... Read More

Pink, Duran Duran’s John Taylor, Both Test Positive For Coronavirus

April 5th, 2020

Pink, best known for her Grammy-award winning hits like “Get This Party Started,” and John Taylor, bassist for Duran Duran, best known for smashes like “Hungry Like The Wolf,” both announced on social media this weekend that they’ve tested positive for coronavirus. Both artists have played to sold-out crowds at Moline’s TaxSlayer Center and enjoy large followings in the Quad-Cities. They join a growing number of celebrities who have tested positive, including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Chris Cuomo, as well as Joe Diffie, who passed away from the virus, and John... Read More