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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

Quad-Cities Artists, Venues and Patrons Gradually Return to Live Shows

August 1st, 2020
Quad-Cities Artists, Venues and Patrons Gradually Return to Live Shows

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene.   When Davenport jazz pianist and singer Freddy Allen returned July 25 to perform at The Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, it was the first time the former regular played there since Feb. 28. It was a bittersweet occasion for the 50-year-old full-time musician, who has seen his livelihood decimated due to the raging Covid-19 crisis. “It was emotional, it was hard,” Allen said recently. “I’ve been one of those people, during... Read More

Quad-Cities Music Teacher Part of Worldwide Virtual Choir

July 23rd, 2020
Quad-Cities Music Teacher Part of Worldwide Virtual Choir

Lynne Stukart of LeClaire can’t sing the praises of a staggeringly huge virtual choir loudly enough. But that makes sense, since for Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6 – with 17,562 singers from 129 nations – they literally were told to “Sing Gently.” At a time when we could all use some peace, togetherness and harmony, Stukart, a veteran flute teacher, was thrilled to be part of the online musical project. She’s a big fan of Whitacre, the popular choral composer and his ambitious virtual choirs – a project that started in 2010 with individual videos from 185 singers from 12 countries,... Read More

Over $100,000 In Grants Awarded To Area Non-profit Organizations

July 19th, 2020
Over $100,000 In Grants Awarded To Area Non-profit Organizations

A number of local businesses and groups will benefit from over $100,000 in grants recently awarded. The Quad Cities Community Foundation has awarded nearly $110,000 to 10 Quad Cities nonprofits to strengthen their ability to do their work. The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants provide funding to local organizations for staff training, board development, strategic planning, technology and more to help them carry out their missions. The grants are awarded during a critical juncture for nonprofits in the Quad Cities as the community continues response and recovery efforts... Read More

Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Back at LeClaire Park Sept. 12

July 7th, 2020
Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Back at LeClaire Park Sept. 12

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) plans to reschedule its Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops event to Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., back at its longtime home at Davenport’s LeClaire Park. It previously was scheduled for Arsenal Island (for the second time) on Aug. 15. The postponed show will still celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac, and will close with the traditional rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” set to a brilliant fireworks display. “I am so proud of the work that our team is doing in collaboration... Read More

Many Quad-Cities Arts Groups Get Emergency Relief Funding

June 3rd, 2020
Many Quad-Cities Arts Groups Get Emergency Relief Funding

Several Q-C arts and cultural organizations received emergency relief funding, among 173 grants throughout Iowa announced Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA). The department awarded more than $1.1 million in grants — $923,372 for emergency relief and another $178,000 in humanities grants to help Iowa cultural organizations rebound from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the emergency relief grants was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The IDCA distributed CARES Act funds through its partnerships... Read More

Quad-Cities Cancer Organization Offers Hope Through The Arts

April 18th, 2020
Quad-Cities Cancer Organization Offers Hope Through The Arts

In the face of invisible, insidious diseases that impact hundreds of thousands of people, Living Proof Exhibit (LPE) uses the arts to offer hope and inspiration. Since it was founded 10 years ago, the Quad-Cities nonprofit has provided therapeutic benefits of the arts to people affected by cancer, in a wide variety of settings and media. One of its latest projects is being postponed by the current coronavirus pandemic. In a partnership with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Augustana-based composer Jacob Bancks, Living Proof is rescheduling the world premiere of the commissioned opera... Read More

Messa de Requiem Comes to Life in the Quad Cities

March 7th, 2020
Messa de Requiem Comes to Life in the Quad Cities

Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Augustana Oratorio Society : Masterworks V: Requiem Sunday Mar 8 at 2 p.m. Augustana College Centennial Hall (3703 7th Avenue Rock Island) Tickets are $18 – $65 for adults and $10 – $33 for students and can be purchased here. Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem” is a religious and emotional work. The performance will feature a full chorus lead by Augustana Professor Jon Hurty. (Another performance will be offered at 8 p.m. March 7 at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert goers are invited to attend... Read More

QCSO Presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

November 22nd, 2019
QCSO Presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

Quad City Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, this Saturday Nov 23 at 2 p.m. From the moment Harry uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm burst from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love. First a bestseller, then a major movie, now a magical concert event: CineConcerts presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Experience the adventures of your favorite wizard all over again set to the music of a live symphony orchestra.   TICKETS $25 – $60 Adults each | $20 – $55 Students each Purchase... Read More

Riverfront Pop Brings the Music of Queen to Rock Island Arsenal

August 15th, 2019
Riverfront Pop Brings the Music of Queen to Rock Island Arsenal

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 7:30 pm Quad City Bank & Trust (QCB&T) Riverfront Pops will rock the Quad Cities with a killer setlist of Queen’s greatest hits!  Due to the extensive damage sustained by LeClaire Park during this spring’s historic flood and subsequent flood recovery efforts, the event has been moved to the Rock Island Arsenal. “In the aftermath of our historic flooding this year, the Rock Island Arsenal has stepped up in a big way to serve as the venue for Riverfront Pops and we are so grateful for their willing support as hosts,” said QCSO Executive Director Brian... Read More