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QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: The Final Chapter, November And December

December 31st, 2020

And now… the time is here… and so we face… the last story of this series… Since Sunday, we’ve been running massive, gigantic, action-packed features for you running down the top stories of 2020! We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride! On Sunday we gave you a look at January and February; on Monday we hit March; Tuesday rolled out April; Wednesday morning we showed you May and June; and Wednesday night it was July and August’s turn. This morning we unveiled September and October. And now, here we are with the last story of the series, giving you the biggest stories... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Five. July And August

December 30th, 2020

And on into the summer… We’re looking 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 the latest installment, part five, months July and August. Iowa and Illinois were both opened up to the public in a limited capacity, and many venues opened to the public — some with social distancing restrictions,... Read More

Quad-Cities Year In Arts: Reflecting On A Year Like No Other, Personally and in the Arts

December 26th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene. Making it through nearly five months of a paralyzing pandemic was bad enough, but for those of us in Iowa and the Quad-Cities, Aug. 10, 2020 and the days that followed seemed especially cruel. I’ll never forget that Monday afternoon, working on my laptop in the basement, a prisoner in my home trying not to go insane during a crazy year. The power suddenly went out, as a freak inland hurricane (or “derecho” – duh-RAY-cho – as everyone... Read More

Rock Island Native Lissie Releases New EP, Has Dec. 19 Livestream Show

December 11th, 2020

To help her cope with a traumatic, unprecedented year, Rock Island native Lissie Maurus turned to some of her favorite songs by female artists. The 38-year-old, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter recorded five of them for a new EP of covers, “Thank You To The Flowers,” out now via Cooking Vinyl. Listen to or purchase the EP here. It features the new single, “Wrecking Ball” – a stunning take on the Miley Cyrus mega-hit – with a video produced by fellow Rock Island High School alum Ben Chappell. “Thank you to Miley Cyrus and the brilliant writers who created this unbelievable... Read More

Quad-Cities Native Lissie Promotes Peace and Unity With Latest Music Video

August 19th, 2020

Music certainly has the power to comfort and unify people, as exemplified in a new video by Rock Island native Lissie Maurus, who encouraged her fans to submit short videos from their recent life in quarantine. The five-minute compilation – set to her soulful 2018 song “Peace” – was released Aug. 11, and Lissie did a CNN International interview on the project from her family’s Rock Island home on Aug. 15. “Needless to say, these have been very disorienting, painful, reflective times,” the 37-year-old singer/songwriter posted on Facebook on Aug. 12. “I tear up with every view! And... Read More

Lissie Solo Acoustic Livestream Concert

April 18th, 2020

Quad Cities native, Lissie, brings her talent and live presence to the safety of our own homes! Check out Lissie’s Solo Acoustic Livestream on Sunday Apr 19 at 2 p.m. at https://lissie.veeps.com/stream/events/cd33094d8fbd. Message from Lissie: “Hi Friends! I’m playing another online concert on Sun. April 19th at 3PM ET! 20% of the proceeds are going to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Meals on Wheels and the Secoya Coronavirus Isolation Fund (a friend is organizing to directly help Tribal elders quarantine in Amazonian Ecuador & Peru). So please... Read More

10 Fun Quad-Cities Things To Do Week of April 12th: Painting, Trivia, Music and MORE!

April 12th, 2020

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’ll 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. Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities – with more coming in every hour – we’re focusing this week’s edition... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Lissie Joins Beck And Woods For “Haunt” Soundtrack

September 16th, 2019

Former Bettendorf residents Scott Beck and Bryan Woods haven’t forgotten their creative collaborators from the Quad-Cities. The duo, who make their directorial and writing major studio debut on the big screens worldwide with “Haunt” this Friday have brought in former Rock Islander Lissie to help with the soundtrack to the movie. Lissie recorded a cover of Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” for the film. Scott and Bryan said the following about the collaboration on their facebook: “We’ve wanted to work with Lissie for years and are grateful to finally have... Read More

East Fest Sets Compass Back To Village For Food, Music And Fun

September 2nd, 2016

East Fest is headed back into the direction of the Village of East Davenport this weekend for the second annual festival featuring a cool, eclectic blend of music. The event, taking place beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, is a celebration of the best music, food and craft brews from the Quad Cities and surrounding area. Held in the historic Village of East Davenport, East Fest will feature dozens of local food vendors and craft beer vendors, multiple musical acts, children’s rides, bounce house and much more. It features the following acts performing: Lissie... Read More