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Peter and the Starcatcher Makes Its Q-C Debut

May 31st, 2017

Quad City Theatre Workshop in Davenport will open Peter and the Starcatcher–the last production of their current season–on Friday, June 2. The show tells the back story to Peter Pan in the most playful and endearing way. With a cast that packs a punch, audiences will be sad if they miss this star-catching production running June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and June 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. Admission is pay what it’s worth, following the performance. This will be the first local production of this highly-rated Broadway show. This show is about love, life, hope and it’s about being a kid... Read More

The QC Ranks WHERE On Best St. Pat’s Day Parties???

March 15th, 2017

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re hoping you’re getting your Irish on today and throughout this weekend as festivities o’ the green have been rolling last weekend through this coming weekend. However, that’s no surprise, and that pot of gold of events at the Quad-Cities end of the rainbow has been noticed on a national level. This week, SafeCo Insurance and HomeInsurance.com analytics released a list of the the top 15 U.S. cities with the highest percentages of Irish descendants to join in their St. Patrick’s Day parades – and the Quad-Cities comes in at number 14. Number one? Butte-Silver... Read More

From Zekes To Boetjes To Billy, Q-C Foodspots Score With Super Bowl Party Advice

February 4th, 2017

From restaurants to living rooms, millions of people will be celebrating the Super Bowl this year with fun, friends and, of course, food. And what foods are going to be the hottest, literally and figuratively, on Super Bowl party platters and tables? We asked a number of our friends at local restaurants and culinary arts schools about what foods are going to score the most points at Super Bowl shindigs. “What’s really hot this year is multiple soups, with people bringing different soups, one person brings a lobster bisque, another brings a chicken noodle, and so on, and the host provides the... Read More

Prenzie Players Auditioning For ‘Coriolanus’

January 3rd, 2017

Prenzie Players​ is announcing auditions​ for The Tragedy of Coriolanus directed by Jeremy Mahr. Rome is on the edge of ruin: a recent famine has the people ready to revolt against the state, meanwhile a neighboring enemy is mobilizing to attack. At the center of these struggles is Caius Martius Coriolanus, Rome’s best soldier who has aspirations to move his battlegrounds into the political arena. Coriolanus endeavors to stop Rome’s enemies, and to gain the support of the common people when he steps into a role for which he is unsuited. Come join the production of this tragedy about war... Read More

For Waking Robots, Being Different Is the Only Way to Fit In

December 23rd, 2016

Angi Chapman of Waking Robots, who will play at RIBCO in the District of Rock Island Friday night, says she wrote “Frost” while suffering an incredible fever, days later discovering the recording and hearing it as if for the first time. She remembers thinking that it sounded “hokey,” with its almost western saloon rhythm, but when she reluctantly presented the sparse demo to a trusted friend, their reaction was so positive that she had no choice but to finish the track. It has since become a fan favorite. This story is typical for of one of the Quad Cities’ most unique bands, Waking... Read More

‘Sir Noface’ Will Get Quad-Citians Running Scared On Bix Weekend

July 19th, 2016

Calling all paranormal enthusiasts: Lace up before the Bix 7 and get ready to be running scared as documentarian Chad Calek from reality TV’s “Paranormal State” makes a stop here in Bettendorf on Friday, July 22 for the “Sir NoFace” Paramerican Tour. With phantom lights blinking on command and a promise of seeing a real ghost on film, “Sir NoFace” is set to drum up some real frights. The film documents an investigation sanctioned by the Australian government to validate or “debunk” paranormal phenomenon on Australia’s Cockatoo Island,... Read More

For Waking Robots, Being Different Is the Only Way to Fit In

May 2nd, 2016

Angi Chapman says she wrote “Frost” while suffering an incredible fever, days later discovering the recording and hearing it as if for the first time. She remembers thinking that it sounded “hokey,” with its almost western saloon rhythm, but when she reluctantly presented the sparse demo to a trusted friend, their reaction was so positive that she had no choice but to finish the track. It has since become a fan favorite. This story is typical for of one of the Quad Cities’ most unique bands, Waking Robots. Its lead singer and songwriters staunch refusal to give in to self doubt or ever... Read More

Q-C’s Paranormal Scene Being Introduced to ‘Sir Noface’

April 26th, 2016

Let me introduce myself properly, or improperly, I should say. Having a distaste for small talk and a love for big legends – not to mention a knack for being a beacon for odd events – my column will dive right into the wading waters of the offbeat. While I do have a grab bag full of unbelievable personal stories which often demand witness reference checks or a whole page of bibliographic peer citations I would love to share (should I mention my childhood sighting of pointy-toed larger-than-a-bear footprints in mud months after the flood of 1990?), this column is not about my story. Rather,... Read More

Tony Goes To The Movies To Skewer Ed Wood

March 25th, 2016

One of the best parts about watching a bad movie is making snide, snarky comments about how awful it is. It’s even better when you’re with hilarious friends making those comments. The experience was successfully replicated and popularized by the TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and now local comedian and actor Anthony Natarelli has replicated it on the stage with his “Tony Goes To The Movies” gig, which returns this weekend for the fourth time to its lovely home at Rock Island’s District Theater, which looks amazingly like the old Rock Island Argus building, right down to the... Read More

QC 14th in Nation for Highest Percent of Irish Descendants Participating in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17th, 2016

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re hoping you’re getting your Irish on today and throughout this week as festivities o’ the green have been rolling last weekend through this coming weekend. However, that’s no surprise, and that pot of gold of events at the Quad-Cities end of the rainbow has been noticed on a national level. This week, SafeCo Insurance and HomeInsurance.com analytics released a list of the the top 15 U.S. cities with the highest percentages of Irish descendants to join in their St. Patrick’s Day parades – and the Quad-Cities comes in at number 14. Number one? Butte-Silver... Read More