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Quad-Cities Filmmaker Khalil Hacker And Poet Melissa Conway Are This Week’s Artists In Conversation

May 26th, 2021
Quad-Cities Filmmaker Khalil Hacker And Poet Melissa Conway Are This Week's Artists In Conversation

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! This week our Artists in Conversation from QuadCities.com features Khalil Hacker and Melissa Conway. Khalil Hacker is a filmmaker and Melissa Conway is a writer/poet and together... Read More

“New Beginnings” Online Cabaret Reveals Hope, Joy, “A Million Dreams”

April 12th, 2021
“New Beginnings” Online Cabaret Reveals Hope, Joy, “A Million Dreams”

When your dreams disappear, sometimes you’ve got to create your own. That seems to be the inspiring, organizing principle behind Mockingbird on Main, a planned theater/cabaret space taking shape at 320 Main St., Davenport. “New Beginnings” – a tantalizing teaser online cabaret – was released this past weekend to give us a glimpse behind that dream, led by Quad-Cities actor Tristan Tapscott and his girlfriend, Savannah Bay Strandin. Fittingly, they close out the wonderfully entertaining 76-minte video by singing “A Million Dreams” (from “The Greatest Showman”) and sharing scenes... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: New Theater, Mockingbird On Main, Coming To Downtown Davenport; Virtual Cabaret Tomorrow

April 9th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: New Theater, Mockingbird On Main, Coming To Downtown Davenport; Virtual Cabaret Tomorrow

EXCLUSIVE: A new theater experience, The Mockingbird On Main is coming to 320 N. Main St., in downtown Davenport! The new performance venue will kick off its existence with NEW BEGINNINGS, a virtual cabaret, on Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m. This virtual cabaret will feature well known performers from the Quad Cities and performers from across the United States. Tune in to find out the who, the what, the when and the where and hear some of the finest performers from across the country. Here are the details: NEW BEGINNINGS A Virtual Cabaret Saturday, April 10 – 7pm On Facebook – Follow... Read More

Unofficial Tabasco New Year’s Spectacular Burns Onto Your Screens Tonight

December 31st, 2020
Unofficial Tabasco New Year's Spectacular Burns Onto Your Screens Tonight

Anthony Natarelli has put together what he says is “simultaneously my best and stupidest project ever and I have never been more excited to share something with people!” It’s the Unofficial Tabasco New Year’s Spectacular, and it’s burning its way onto your screen starting tonight. The virtual show stars Natarelli, Khalil Hacker (fresh off his own “Khalil’s Covid Christmas Special”) and many more area comedians and performers. It only costs you a dollar to check it out, and your can stream it for days afterward, so you can go back and watch it again... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Four. May and June.

December 30th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Four. May and June.

Two days left in 2020, and so, today and the past two days, it’s been time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting stories painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Sunday we looked at January and February; Monday we hit March; Tuesday was April. Today, we have two installments. This morning, we showcase May and June, and later on this afternoon we’ll... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Three. April. Finding ‘A New Normal’

December 29th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Three. April. Finding 'A New Normal'

Welcome back to our look back at the strange and apocalyptic journey that was the arts and entertainment scene of 2020. It was a year unlike any other, that’s for sure, and we at QuadCities.com are recapping it this year in a series of stories through Dec. 31, and then we’re going to have the entire series of stories sent to a licensed shaman, a priest, an exorcist, and Oprah, in the hope that they’ll bless the coming 2021 and put this year behind us. If you want to check out our recap of January and February (the “normal” months), click here; if you want to read about... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Two. MARCH. The Apocalypse Begins…

December 28th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Two. MARCH. The Apocalypse Begins...

It’s time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s today’s installment, where we look at the longest month of the year, and probably the decade, that being MARCH OF 2020. I think if there’s a time during the year that encapsulates 2020, it’s this time. March was complete and... Read More

NO Fruitcake Is Safe As Long As Khalil’s Christmas Special Is Around

December 24th, 2020
NO Fruitcake Is Safe As Long As Khalil's Christmas Special Is Around

Don’t even think about it. Yeah, you, the fruitcake. Don’t EVEN think about it. Khalil’s Covid Christmas Special premieres December 20, and will be a Christmas Special for the ages — but no fruitcake will be spared in its wake! You saw what this guy can do with donuts, you really don’t want to miss this! Join your hosts, Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott as they wrap up this dumpster fire year the only way they know how… with a Christmas special! Filled with surprise guest stars, a fruit cake eating contest and many laughs! Shot safely in the beautiful Renwick Mansion... Read More

Khalil’s Christmas Special Is The Holiday Special YOU NEED This Weekend.

December 18th, 2020
Khalil's Christmas Special Is The Holiday Special YOU NEED This Weekend.

It’s been a rough year, honchos. So, damn it, you OWE IT to yourself to check out Khalil’s Christmas Special, sponsored by QuadCities.com. Yes. You OWE it to yourself. Khalil’s Covid Christmas Special premieres December 20, and will be a Christmas Special for the ages! Join your hosts, Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott as they wrap up this dumpster fire year the only way they know how… with a Christmas special! Filled with surprise guest stars, a fruit cake eating contest and many laughs! Shot safely in the beautiful Renwick Mansion of Davenport Iowa! Sit back, poor some... Read More

Quad-Cities Can Check Out Favorite Circa ’21 Performers For ‘Home For The Holidays!’

December 15th, 2020
Quad-Cities Can Check Out Favorite Circa '21 Performers For 'Home For The Holidays!'

Stay in from the cold and celebrate this holiday season with Circa ’21! Join your favorite Circa ’21 performers, and some local Rising Stars, as they take you into their homes, and onto their favorite home-away-from-home, the Circa ’21 stage! This collection of heartwarming songs and exciting dance numbers is sure to get you in the holiday spirit like only Circa ’21 can. Virtual tickets start as low as $10, and can be purchased easily here! Until we can gather together again in person, please join us at Home for the Holidays. Streaming begins Saturday, December 19th at... Read More