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QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More

Looking Back On 2019…

December 29th, 2019

Welcome to our countdown of the top entertainment, sports and features stories of 2019! All year and every year, we at QuadCities.com strive to give you the best in free, fun, local entertainment, features and sports, and this year was no different! Every day we put out the best in articles, podcasts and video shows for you without any paywalls, pop-ups, surveys or anything else but info and fun, and that’s going to rock on into 2020. So, how was the year for you? For us here at QuadCities.com it was a fantastic 365, and for the local entertainment scene, it was certainly one of strange characters,... Read More

Late Nite Shows Returning — At Black Box Theatre

December 4th, 2019

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce a new partnership which sees the The Late Nite Shows – a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances – make their long-awaited return at The Black Box Theatre, located at 1623 5th Avenue in downtown Moline, this Saturday.“It’s so funny – at just about every show we’ve done over the past 6 months, people have continuously asked, ‘When are you bringing back the late shows?!’,” said Patrick Adamson, co-founder and CEO of G.I.T. Improv. He laughingly added, “Well, we finally... Read More

Circa’s ‘Elf’ Is A Cute Holiday Treat

November 22nd, 2019

Circa ‘21’s “Elf” is a cute, fun holiday concoction, and was eaten up and greeted with smiles like Christmas cookies the night I saw it. With a fun live take on the blockbuster holiday film, a fantastic cast, wonderful sets and costumes and a terrific star giving it the perfect tone of goofiness and levity, it’s excellent holiday fare. There are flaws to the show, to be sure, but “Elf” is like winter’s first snowflake – you greet it with a smile, it reminds you of Christmas cheer, and you don’t want to put too much thought into it or it’ll ruin the moment. Sure, there are... Read More

Black Box’s ‘Loser’s Bracket’ Is A Winning Comedy

November 22nd, 2019

Familiarity may breed contempt, but it also breeds humor, especially with the addition of perspective, and you’ll find each element of this formula in “Loser’s Bracket,” the latest show at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. It’s always great to see original works on the local stage, all the better when those works are of a quality to deserve that spot, and “Bracket,” by area playwright Clay Sander, certainly fits that description. The play’s strength is its dialogue and character, both of which ring clear and true to small-and-midsized towns and the long-standing and sometimes strained... Read More

Ballet Dances Into Figge Thursday

November 19th, 2019

The talented dancers of Ballet Quad Cities will glide into the Figge Museum in downtown Davenport at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The mini performance is featuring a lively potpourri of favorite Ballet Quad Cities dancers along with artist Chuck Morris, his incredible “Shake the Muse” invention, Rob Miller on Clarinet, and more! There will be an opportunity to speak with the artists after the performance. Performance begins at 6:30pm and will conclude around 7:00pm. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy a $6 burger basket or a drink at the café. Children are welcome!  Read More

Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare and Prenzie Players

November 13th, 2019

Want to make Merry? The Prenzies do. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730 Wilkes... Read More

Prenzies Ready To Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare

October 29th, 2019

Ready to make Merry? The Prenzies are. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Unleashes Dracula Unleashed

October 24th, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities is unleashing Dracula Unleashed! at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Moline, the new state-of-the-art performing art center on the campus of Moline High School. Blood, fangs and death! In this blood thirsty tale of terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London so that he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful powers, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. In order to do this he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. The opening presentation,... Read More

Beauty And The Beast Kicking Off Junior Theater Season

October 11th, 2019

Junior Theater is ready to kick off its latest season with “Beauty and the Beast,” at its 2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, location. After five years as a DJT stage manager, Valerie Moore takes the director’s chair to lead the production. “What I love most about DJT is the safe space that it creates for students,” said Moore. “No matter what is happening at school, or at home, or online, when they are here they are welcomed with open arms. All we ask is that they try and be themselves.” Beauty and the Beast involves 30 students from 9 different area cities and towns in the... Read More

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