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Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

January 1st, 2022
Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Twenty-twenty-one was the year we were all supposed to get back to normal, wasn’t it? After the punishing isolation and shutdowns of 2020, the life-saving promise of Covid vaccines and a new president who actually seemed to care about the health and sanity of Americans, we were ready to turn that corner in 2021, starting with a touted “hot vaxxed summer.” Well, that... Read More

Polyrhythms Pals Build Up the Q-C Community Through Music and Arts

December 11th, 2021
Polyrhythms Pals Build Up the Q-C Community Through Music and Arts

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! The next two Sundays will be special for longtime friends Shellie Moore Guy of Rock Island and Nate Lawrence of East Moline. Tomorrow, Dec. 12, Guy — a well-known local storyteller, poet and author – will make her second appearance with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in as many months, in a 3 p.m. Holiday Brass concert in Davenport. On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Polyrhythms’... Read More

Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops Celebrates The Rolling Stones

August 18th, 2021
Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops Celebrates The Rolling Stones

The past 17 months certainly proved you can’t always get what you want, but this Saturday, for once, you can get what you need and a good dose of satisfaction at a special Riverfront Pops. On Saturday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops returns to Davenport’s LeClaire Park with The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 1969. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band with vocalist Mick Adams and a full rock band under the direction of guest conductor Martin Herman. Herman said Tuesday... Read More

Bad Hair, Northern Parallels, And More, In This Week’s Fun10!

May 23rd, 2021
Bad Hair, Northern Parallels, And More, In This Week's Fun10!

It’s Sunday, and 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 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. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Today Is The Last Day For The Quad-Cities To Get A Little Music With Their Vaccines

May 20th, 2021
Today Is The Last Day For The Quad-Cities To Get A Little Music With Their Vaccines

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan 2 and 3 p.m. today, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears. Taking inspiration from famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent impromptu performance during his Covid vaccine observation period, the Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) are partnering to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at Camden Centre in Milan, and TODAY is the last day for the performances! “Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances... Read More

‘Hamilton’ Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

May 14th, 2021
'Hamilton' Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

“Hamilton” star Renee Elise Goldsberry will perform Saturday, May 15 with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in LeClaire Park! The beautiful 50-year-old California native — best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” – will make her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. “It’s kind of mind-blowing,” Goldsberry said in a Friday phone interview, noting her entire 2020 pops tour schedule was scrapped due... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: “Hamilton” Co-Star Renee Elise Goldsberry Returns to Live Performing with QCSO May 15

April 30th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: “Hamilton” Co-Star Renee Elise Goldsberry Returns to Live Performing with QCSO May 15

EXCLUSIVE: It’s fair to say that anyone who will attend Renee Elise Goldsberry’s outdoor concert Saturday, May 15 at Davenport’s LeClaire Park will be “Satisfied.” The beautiful 50-year-old California native — best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” – will make her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. “It’s kind of mind-blowing,” Goldsberry said in a Friday phone interview, noting her entire... Read More

Quad City Symphony To Provide Music to Vaccine Patients in Milan

April 7th, 2021
Quad City Symphony To Provide Music to Vaccine Patients in Milan

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan between April 14 and May 20, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears. Taking inspiration from famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent impromptu performance during his Covid vaccine observation period, the Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) are partnering to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at Camden Centre in Milan. “Vaccine Variations” is an initiative that arranges for one-hour performances by QCSO musicians starting April... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing ‘Masterworks VI: For America’ To Davenport’s Adler Theater

April 4th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing 'Masterworks VI: For America' To Davenport's Adler Theater

Quad City Symphony Orchestra is bringing “Masterworks VI: For America” to the Quad-Cities The concert will be held on April 10 (2 & 7:30 pm) at the Adler Theatre with $1 from every ticket sold benefiting the AALS United Way. In celebration of the Figge Art Museum’s “For America” exhibit, the concert weaves together different American musical traditions and celebrates diversity. Stream the concert On Demand via Digital Access from April 11 – May 11 or enjoy in person on April 10. For your support for #UnitedWayQC and AALS, you will receive 30% off the price of your digital... Read More

Inspired by Transcendent Children’s Book, Quad City Symphony Starts Personal New Podcast

March 29th, 2021
Inspired by Transcendent Children’s Book, Quad City Symphony Starts Personal New Podcast

Why did Marc Zyla of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra start a new podcast? Because, literally. Inspired by the 2019 children’s book of the same name, Zyla launched “Because” in early March, with new episodes released every other Monday, peeling back the curtain on the classical music world. A friendly 35-year-old native of Parkersburg, W.Va., he plays principal horn with the QCSO, as well as working as director of education and community engagement, and is the orchestra personnel manager. “What you need to know about this show is that it’s very geared towards answering the question... Read More