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Rock Island Coalition Of African-American Stakeholders Insisting Rock Island Return Grant

February 11th, 2022
Rock Island Coalition Of African-American Stakeholders Insisting Rock Island Return Grant

The Rock Island Coalition of African American Stakeholders is insisting that the City of Rock Island return The African American Civil Rights Grant to the federal government. The Rock Island Coalition of African American Stakeholders released a statement today insisting that the City of Rock Island return the African American Civil Rights Grant to the federal government for the following reasons: To the City of Rock Island, this is merely $33, 500 thousand dollars and a means to expand their economic development plan, simply a funded means to an end. However, to us, the Black Community, this is... Read More

What’s The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

December 13th, 2021
What's The Good News For December, Quad-Cities?

Happy holidays! In our stocking this month, in this season of giving and positive vibes, we’ve got a lot of great news about awesome things happening in the Quad-Cities! And every month, in conjunction with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we at QuadCities.com present What’s The Good News, a rundown of some of the great things going on in and around the Q-Cs. So what’s the good news for December? Here ya go! Merry Christmas! Group O Building State-Of-The-Art Project For World’s Largest Silicone Producer One of the world’s largest producers of silicones has selected... 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

Playcrafters Announces 2022 Director Slate, Commitment to Diversity

December 2nd, 2021
Playcrafters Announces 2022 Director Slate, Commitment to Diversity

Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline has announced its lineup of shows for their 2022 season, along with the directors. The season consists of eight productions in two series, running from February to November 2022. The productions are: The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, Feb. 18-20, 25-27; Mainstage production directed by Teresa A. Moore. Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, March 18-20, 25-27; Barn Owl production directed by Jaclyn Marta. A Murder Is Announced adapted by Leslie Darbon from Agatha Christie’s novel, May 6-8, 13-15; Mainstage production directed by Madelyn Dorta. Dog Sees God by... Read More

Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

October 24th, 2021
Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

Three of the buzziest buzzwords nationwide now are diversity, equity and inclusion. Everyone it seems wants to do better in those key areas (be it in their workplace, nonprofit or volunteer organization), and that includes the Quad-Cities theater community. Thanks to a Quad City Arts grant and two professional facilitators, the 73-year-old Quad City Music Guild hosted a 90-minute discussion on these issues Saturday at the Prospect Park theater in Moline – led by the quote: “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” It was attended by about 45 people (fewer than 10 of whom... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

October 9th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

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! How do you solve a problem like diversity in live theater? From Broadway to the Quad-Cities, theatrical organizations of all kinds are wrestling with this thorny issue, now more than ever. Long before the widespread racial reckoning that’s taken place nationwide in the past 17 months (post-George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter, which has only intensified),... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Offers Black History Month Programs

February 1st, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Offers Black History Month Programs

As the nation celebrates Black History Month in February, United Way Quad Cities and its African American Leadership Society (AALS) are working with community partners to make it easy to learn about local racial disparities and to lift up contributions and successes of Black Quad Citizens. United Way’s African American Leadership Society is launching multiple initiatives throughout this month — such as recruiting blood donors, publishing a Black experience video series, and partnering with Black authors to support youth literacy in the Quad-Cities. “Black History Month is a time of celebration... Read More