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Ragged Records And Trash Can Annies Holding Reopening Celebration In Downtown Davenport

July 16th, 2021
Ragged Records And Trash Can Annies Holding Reopening Celebration In Downtown Davenport

Most struggling businesses only had to deal with a global pandemic last year. By the time of the mass shutdown in mid-March 2020, Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie’s in downtown Davenport were already closed about 42 weeks – forced out by the historic flooding in 2019. They’re finally ready to reopen at a new nearby building, 311 E. 2nd St., on Saturday, July 17. “It’s been a dream come true,” Laura Heath – who owns TCA, the vintage clothing, styling and photography business – said this week of the totally renovated space formerly occupied by Abernathy’s, which moved in... Read More

Mamma Mia, John Deere Classic, Reggae Tunes And More In This Week’s FUN10

July 11th, 2021
Mamma Mia, John Deere Classic, Reggae Tunes And More In This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie’s Reopen July 17 in New Downtown Davenport Spot

July 8th, 2021
Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie’s Reopen July 17 in New Downtown Davenport Spot

Most struggling businesses only had to deal with a global pandemic last year. By the time of the mass shutdown in mid-March 2020, Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie’s in downtown Davenport were already closed about 42 weeks – forced out by the historic flooding in 2019. They’re finally ready to reopen at a new nearby building, 311 E. 2nd St., on Saturday, July 17. “It’s been a dream come true,” Laura Heath – who owns TCA, the vintage clothing, styling and photography business – said this week of the totally renovated space formerly occupied by Abernathy’s, which moved in August... 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

Davenport Woman’s Passion For Fashion Takes Her To “Hollywood”

May 11th, 2020
Davenport Woman’s Passion For Fashion Takes Her To “Hollywood”

They say clothes make the man. They also make Laura Heath very happy, especially when they authentically evoke a specific era. With her husband, Heath owns Trash Can Annie’s 418 E. 2nd St., Davenport, which has been closed to the public since last spring’s historic flooding. But her 40-year passion for fashion and experience working in theater and film nationwide led her to another high-profile project last year – supplying clothes for the hit Netflix mini-series “Hollywood,” which debuted May 1. The Ryan Murphy-led production — lauded for its glamorous, pitch-perfect costuming... Read More

Rozz Tox Opens Up To Eden

September 23rd, 2019
Rozz Tox Opens Up To Eden

You can experience the beauty of Eden at Rock Island’s Rozz Tox. Eden is the third photography exhibition at Rozz-Tox for Quad City photographer Laura Heath. Having successes with her last two shows she will be showing her third show once again at Rozz-Tox. Eden has assisted her artistic progression to become more focused on improving her composition and lighting.  Named Eden to signify the idea that nudity need not be hidden away. Society often views nudity as shameful; she wants people to see it as beautiful. Laura still finds inspiration in the work of Edward Weston’s 1900s work.... Read More

Do You Dare To Check Out ‘Awful Daring?’

June 16th, 2018
Do You Dare To Check Out ‘Awful Daring?’

Do you dare to check it out? The Awful Daring of a Moment’s Surrender will be on display beginning with a July 6 reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Awful Daring  is the second photography exhibition at Rozz Tox for Quad City photographer Laura Heath. Her first, Shadows and Shapes in 2017, was so well received she was immediately asked to return for a second show. The Awful Daring of a Moment’s Surrender is far more provocative with an emphasis on nudes and the human form.  Heath started her photographic journey shooting flowers and insects with her Cannon... Read More