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21-Year-old Illinois Native With Heartwarming Story Takes Pride in Inspiring “Idol” Run

March 30th, 2021
21-Year-old Illinois Native With Heartwarming Story Takes Pride in Inspiring “Idol” Run

Although Althea Grace’s inspiring run on ABC’s “American Idol” was stopped on Monday night’s “Showstoppers” round, the 21-year-old Chicago-area native is not stopping. She’s working it out. “My heart is so full with all of your love after my run on ‘American Idol,’” Grace posted on social media, after failing to make the top 24 in the national singing competition. “Of course, I would’ve loved to have gone further, but in the end — I am so proud of myself!” On March 29, she sang the soulful, impassioned Stevie Wonder version of the Beatles’ “We Can Work It... Read More

21-year-old Illinois Native Brings Inspiring Life Story to “American Idol”

March 25th, 2021
21-year-old Illinois Native Brings Inspiring Life Story to “American Idol”

Before she achieved her musical dreams on ABC’s “American Idol,” Althea Grace lived through a personal nightmare with her little daughter. The persistent, inspiring 21-year-old native of Algonquin, Ill. (near Chicago) had her first child, Lennon, in Los Angeles Jan. 22, 2019. Grace has loved music and “American Idol” since she herself was little – writing her first song at age 4. Her parents named her after a 1980 Grateful Dead song, and Grace named her daughter after the legendary ex-Beatle who was murdered in 1980, since Althea is a huge Beatles fan. On Thursday – three days after... Read More

Margo Price’s Strong Voice Continues to Ring Out During Shutdown

December 17th, 2020
Margo Price’s Strong Voice Continues to Ring Out During Shutdown

Taylor Swift isn’t the only recording artist to release two albums during quarantine. Even though she didn’t write or record them during the shutdown since March, country-rock star Margo Price released a live album and her third studio record in 2020. The outspoken 38-year-old native of Aledo, Ill., also has been a powerful, busy voice this year on social media and several media outlets nationwide – addressing urgent issues like racial injustice, Covid-19 financial relief, political polarization, public health and how to get out of this endless pandemic alive and sane. As a fiery opponent... Read More

Spotlight Theater In Moline Unveiling A Halloween Cabaret!

October 14th, 2020
Spotlight Theater In Moline Unveiling A Halloween Cabaret!

Join The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Ave Moline) this Friday Oct 16 and Saturday Oct 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct 18 at 2 p.m. for a Spooky Spotlight Spectacular: A Halloween Cabaret! Doors open one hour prior to showtime. Featuring performances by local singers, this fun filled night of Spooky Songs will be the perfect night to get you into the mood of Halloween! Come in costume to be entered to win various prizes! Cost is $20 in advance, and tickets can be purchased at https://www.thespotlighttheatreqc.com/cabarets. Tickets are $25 at the door. Seating is limited to 50 people per show, and masks... Read More

Country Superstar Joe Nichols Coming To East Moline’s The Rust Belt!

September 18th, 2020
Country Superstar Joe Nichols Coming To East Moline's The Rust Belt!

The Rust Belt has finally announced an ACTUAL in-person concert for this fall! Socially-distanced and outdoors, of course. According to The Rust Belt’s Facebook page this morning, country music artist Joe Nichols will be performing live on Saturday Oct 10 at Murphy Park (900 Bend Blvd East Moline). Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday Sep 19, at 8 a.m. Online ticket purchases can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-nichols-tickets-120420056631. Every aspect of the event is designed to follow the recommended social distancing and safety guidelines. 239 10′ x 10′ square pods... Read More

Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears

September 16th, 2020
Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears

Join the St. Ambrose University Music Department virtually for Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears this Friday Sep 18 from 5 – 6 p.m. SAU Teaching Artists Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears perform music for bassoon and piano, including selections by Mozart, Tansman, Mediņš, Garšnek, and Rivé-King. The concert will be live-streamed on the SAU Music Facebook page. Casual Classics concerts are like a musical happy-hour, and now you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home or office, with your favorite snack and drink!   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 13th: Big Lebowski, Ballet, Tacos and MORE!

September 13th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 13th: Big Lebowski, Ballet, Tacos and MORE!

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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

“Life is Beautiful” Goes Virtual to Raise Money for Mental Health

August 13th, 2020
“Life is Beautiful” Goes Virtual to Raise Money for Mental Health

The “Life is Beautiful” fundraising event is back this weekend for its third year, with a “Quaran-Tune” twist. A three-night live stream from Bishop Hill Creative Commons, a visual and performing arts cooperative in Bishop Hill, is being made possible by Heartland Connections. Concert organizer Joe Lee of Moline moved the event from in-person to live stream to meet evolving pandemic trends.   “Because of Covid, especially with the rise in cases, we thought this would be a good idea to do a live stream, to draw people together,” he said recently.   In its first two years,... Read More

Life is Beautiful with Quaran-Tunes

August 13th, 2020
Life is Beautiful with Quaran-Tunes

The Life is Beautiful event is back for its third year with a decidedly “Quaran-Tune” twist. A three-night live stream event from Bishop Hill Creative Commons, a visual and performing arts cooperative is made possible by Heartland Connections this Friday Aug 14 through Sunday Aug 16. Concert organizer Joe Lee offers a blend of alternative, rock and blue grass — all to help raise funds for mental health education and support programs. Attend for free, appreciate and donate at www.namigmv.org/donate/   LIVE STREAM LOCATIONS Heartland Connections Facebook – www.facebook.com/HeartlandConnections NAMI... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 2nd: Monster Trucks, Sausages, Tours and MORE!

August 2nd, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 2nd: Monster Trucks, Sausages, Tours and MORE!

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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More