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Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus in Concert Sunday

April 20th, 2017

The newly formed Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus will perform their spring concert Sunday, April 23rd, at 2 p.m. at the Music Guild Theater. Under the direction of Valeree Pieper, Moline and accompanied by Randin Letendre, also of Moline, the Youth Chorus will present a program entitled Songs of the (QCMG) Season, which features selections from Music Guild’s upcoming summer productions of The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, and Sunset Boulevard.  The well-known songs include Part of Your World, She’s In Love, Under the Sea, America and With One Look.  In addition, a number of other hit... Read More

The Sun Will Come Out At Music Guild

April 6th, 2017

The sun will come out . . . in November. At Music Guild. Quad City Music Guild is proud to announce the addition of the musical “Annie” to its 2017 Season. “Annie” will fill the slot of the Holiday show with performances beginning on November 29 running thru December 3rd. The Holiday show usually runs Thursday thru Sunday only, so please note the addition of a Wednesday evening performance on November 29th. “Annie” is the winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Annie is taken from... Read More

Cue the Trombones for Wilson Middle School’s Music Man Junior

March 1st, 2017

Wilson Middle School is proud to raise the curtain on Music Man Jr March 2 and 3. The show will be presented in the school’s auditorium at 7:00 both nights. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Doors open at 6:30. Music Man Junior tells the tale of fast-talking salesman Harold Hill and features many of the same iconic songs from its parent show: The Music Man. Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a youth band, despite the fact he knows nothing about music. Hill’s plans to quickly skip town are foiled when he falls for Marion, the town’s... Read More

Playcrafters’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Is Sweet And Strong

January 27th, 2017

The most powerful dramas come with a healthy dose of comedy. And I might add the most powerful dramas have at least as many laughs as tears. I saw Fried Green Tomatoes with my mom and my grandma when I was ten. Forrest Gump, My Girl, Big Fish, How to Make An American Quilt, these are all dramatic stories. Tearjerkers. And yet… every one of them had long, satisfying stretches of laugh-out-loud humor. Steel Magnolias joins that club. I saw it with my dad at Playcrafter’s Barn Theater yesterday. A play by Robert Harling, which was adapted into a movie in 1989 with Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field,... Read More

Music Guild Auditioning For ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

January 20th, 2017

The Quad-City Music Guild will hold auditions for it’s Spring show ‘Little Shop of Horrors” Saturday and  Sunday January 21st and 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Performance dates are March 30th and 31st, April 1st and 2nd. Auditions will be at the Prospect Park Theater 1584 34th Ave, Moline, IL. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what... Read More

Steel Magnolias In Bloom At Playcrafters

January 19th, 2017

If you have ever been a fan of Robert Harling’s stage play “Steel Magnolias,” then here is your chance to see it again, or maybe for the first time, at Playcrafters Barn Theater. On Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22, Playcrafters will be performing their second weekend of this production. You can view the event facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420768954611955/ Playcrafters Barn Theater is located at 4950 35th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. Show times for Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday showing is at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be... Read More

Music Guild Holding Youth Chorus Auditions

January 10th, 2017

The Quad-City Music Guild will hold auditions for it’s Youth Chorus on Saturday January 14th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and Monday January 16th from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Eligible are 3rd thru 8th graders (during the 2016 thru 2017 school year). Auditions will be held at the Quad City Music Guild Theater in Prospect Park, 1584 34th Avenue, Moline IL. Auditioners should bring sheet music for an age-appropriate song, 1 minute or less. If chosen, rehearsals will be on Mondays from 4:30 until 6:00pm in the Music Guild lobby beginning on January 23rd, 2017. A $50 membership fee due at the first rehearsal, ... Read More

De-Stress In 2017 With Plan For Adventure

January 3rd, 2017

Sometimes life can leave you feeling stagnant, like you have the inability to move as much as you used to. Whether it is due to work, stress, an injury, or any other reason. That’s why Plan For Adventure is hosting its first of eight specially designed mobility classes on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The classes will be held at 1318 4th Ave. Ste 2, Moline at two different times: 8:00 a.m. till 9:00 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. till 8:15 p.m. on a weekly basis every Tuesday and Thursday. For non-Plan For Adventure members, classes are $65 per month for the 8 week session. For members, classes are an additional... Read More

Christworm, Dakhma, National Hero and Archeress Wash Up On The Island

December 7th, 2016

Are you a fan of hearing small or local bands play? Do you prefer heavy metal and punk to any other genre of music? You’ll probably want to check out The Island this week! On Thursday, December 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., four bands will be performing at The Island, a Quad City Do It Yourself music venue. Those bands are Christworm, Dakhma, National Hero, and Archeress. Christworm is a Louisiana originated “two-piece blackened sludge band that combines heavy metal with extreme misanthropy and self-loathing to create their own original sound.” If you were a fan of Primitive Man, then you... Read More

Factory Of Fear Is A Terrifying Experience

October 28th, 2016

There is a terrifying place in Moline at 5027 4th Ave. The Factory of Fear is just down the road from the water park. They open every year and the same cast comes back to scare the living daylights out of our beloved Quad Cities without fail upon each return. Entry is $15 and $20 for VIP. There is also $5 a discount for active military! And through the Halloween season, every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-12am ,as well as Sundays from 7pm-10pm, you can crawl through this terrifying single-level maze of horrific characters and haunting screams. My daughter, Madison Redecker, plays one of these characters... Read More