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REVIEW: You’ll Love ‘Hate Mail’ From Moline’s Black Box Theatre

June 8th, 2021
REVIEW: You'll Love 'Hate Mail' From Moline's Black Box Theatre

Lora Adams. Wendy Czekalski. Matt Walsh. You already want a ticket, don’t you? You should. Go. Reserve those tickets. I’ll wait. Got ‘em? Great! Let’s talk! ‘Hate Mail.’ It’s You’ve Got Mail gone wrong, gone filthy and gone 2020. You need to add it to your weekend plans. You’ll thank me later. Written by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, ‘Hate Mail’ is a bitchy, sardonic and bitingly romantic (?) comedy featuring two characters – Preston Dennis Jr. (the always incredible Matt Walsh) and Dahlia Markle (a super funny Wendy Czekalski) – who sit at individual tables... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Doobie Brothers, With Michael McDonald, To Play Moline’s TaxSlayer Aug. 28

June 8th, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Doobie Brothers, With Michael McDonald, To Play Moline’s TaxSlayer Aug. 28

On Tuesday, the classic rock band The Doobie Brothers announced they will bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to Moline’s TaxSlayer Center on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. Tickets ($37.50-$89.50) will go on sale Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m., at the arena box office (1201 River Drive, Moline), and Ticketmaster.com. Last November, The Doobie Brothers announced a 30-city North American tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding. Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee planned to be back on tour for the first time in nearly 25 years. That announcement came at the end... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Presenting ‘Spamalot: The Musical’

June 5th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Presenting 'Spamalot: The Musical'

Feeling like a little SPAM? Quad City Music Guild is presenting Spamalot: The Musical , June 11 & 12 7:30 pm, June 13 2pm. The show is an online Streaming, no in-person performances. Tickets are: Single Stream Pass- $12 Couple Stream Pass- $18 Family Stream Pass- $30 You may purchase tickets by calling the box office at 309.762.6610 or by visiting the QCMG website, www.qcmusicguild.com Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Featuring a bevy of beautiful... Read More

Pride At Moline’s Bass Street Landing This Weekend

June 3rd, 2021
Pride At Moline's Bass Street Landing This Weekend

In honor of June being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, The Project of the Quad Cities is for the first time holding a free Pride at Bass Street Landing on June 4-5. Presented with sponsors ReCept Pharmacy (The Project on-site pharmacy at 1701 River Drive, Moline) and Arconic, the nearby event (on the plaza off 17th and River Drive) will be 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 4, and 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 5, including food, live music, drag performances and education. Drinks on both nights will be provided by Galena Brewing Company. The Project outreach... Read More

Moline’s Quad-City Music Guild Returns With Streamed “Spamalot”

June 3rd, 2021
Moline’s Quad-City Music Guild Returns With Streamed “Spamalot”

Quad-City Music Guild’s first complete musical in a year and a half, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” will be filmed from Moline’s Prospect Park theater Saturday and available to be streamed online June 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and June 13 at 2 p.m. Though the state of Illinois may lift all indoor capacity limits Friday, June 11 (compared to allowing theaters over 200 seats now to be at 25-percent capacity), the decision was made months ago for “Spamalot” not to have in-person performances. “I felt pretty heavily we needed to lock ourselves into one direction, because I was making choices... Read More

Moline and Muscatine Living Proof Exhibit Scheduling New Creative Sessions for Summer

May 24th, 2021
Moline and Muscatine Living Proof Exhibit Scheduling New Creative Sessions for Summer

Moline-based Living Proof Exhibit hosts Creative Sessions each month with a variety of community partners at various locations in the region and has one coming up in Muscatine, for the first time in a long time. To date, Living Proof Exhibit has provided free Creative Sessions to more than 2,400 participants in the Quad-Cities and Muscatine. The art sessions are free of charge and open to anyone impacted by cancer of any artistic skill level. Two upcoming sessions are: Acrylic Painting, with instructor Gina Kirschbaum, Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th,... Read More

Lecture Series Planned to Celebrate World Environmental Day

May 22nd, 2021
Lecture Series Planned to Celebrate World Environmental Day

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – To commemorate World Environmental Day Saturday, June 5, three Western Illinois University professors will speak during a virtual event, from 10 a.m.-noon, themed “Ecosystem Restoration.” The lecture series, organized by WIU biology graduate student Oladele Dickson Owasoyo, of Nigeria, will take place over Zoom and can be joined at wiu.zoom.us/j/98840645382. The event is divided into three sections, including: • WIU English Professor William Knox will deliver “How Combating Climate Change Can Help Restore the Ecosystem.” • WIU Associate Professor... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Singing Into Moline Saturday

May 21st, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Singing Into Moline Saturday

The Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus will perform their spring concert Saturday, May 22nd, at 2:00pm 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 some of Music Guild’s past productions, such as Singin’ in the Rain and Oliver as well as the upcoming summer productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mamma Mia and Matilda. The songs include Singin’ In the Rain, Consider Yourself, Comedy Tonight, Take a Chance... Read More

Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

May 16th, 2021
Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce the long-awaited return of the The Late Nite Shows — a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances — to The Black Box , 1623 5th Ave., in downtown Moline, beginning Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. “To say we are more-than-ready to get back on stage and make the Quad-Cities laugh again would be a massive understatement,” said Jeff Adamson, owner of G.I.T Improv. “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box over the past year and are approaching these shows with a renewed... Read More

Watts Named Director of Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety

May 13th, 2021
Watts Named Director of Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety

Derek Watts, the interim director of the Western Illinois University’s Office of Public Safety (OPS), has been named the director of the department, effective June 1. Watts has served as the interim director since March 2019. He becomes the first internal candidate named to the director/chief position. Watts joined OPS in 1998 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to corporal in 2006 and to sergeant in 2009. A 1996 and 2015 graduate of the WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Watts was promoted to lieutenant in 2018. He started his law enforcement career with the Bushnell... Read More