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Davenport Composer, Music Professor To Premiere New Album at Sept. 10 Concert

September 6th, 2021
Davenport Composer, Music Professor To Premiere New Album at Sept. 10 Concert

The Covid pandemic has tested everyone’s patience. But even pre-pandemic, award-winning composer, pianist, and music professor William Campbell was at his wit’s end. Fortunately, he found some peace, wisdom and channeled his boundless creativity into a new album, “All In Due Time,” expressing the in-between moments of anticipation, recovery, and reflection. This collection of evocative solo piano instrumentals is set to release September 10th, and is a product of Campbell’s experiences with events such as Covid, recovery from a debilitating injury, and an activity called “forest-bathing.”... Read More

Moline Documentary Filmmakers Form New Nonprofit Organization on True Stories

August 25th, 2021
Moline Documentary Filmmakers Form New Nonprofit Organization on True Stories

Kelly Rundle of Moline has long been a director of documentary films. Now he and his wife Tammy – partners in Fourth Wall Films – are co-executive directors of the Quad-Cities’ newest non-profit — Truth First Film Alliance, Inc. (TFFA). The organization will focus on bringing films and filmmakers to local screens in special free programs that feature curated documentary films and narrative films based on true stories. Screenings will be followed by a moderated Q&A with directors, producers, and writers with an emphasis on the craft of filmmaking. The formation of the new non-profit... Read More

Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

August 6th, 2021
Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

Despite the brutal Covid pandemic, film and TV production in Illinois last year spent nearly $362 million, down 35% from about $560 million spent in 2019. Doug Miller of Davenport – who heads the Quad Cities Production Coalition – wants to see some of that money come to the Illinois Q-C area. He is working with state and local officials on establishing a regional film office in Rock Island, and is bringing Illinois Film Office director Peter Hawley to the Rock Island Holiday Inn on Thursday, Aug. 19, to talk about state filming incentives and financing. It’s among first events in the Quad-Cities... Read More

Moline Filmmakers Win Harriet Beecher Stowe “Power of Voice” Award From Festival

July 8th, 2021
Moline Filmmakers Win Harriet Beecher Stowe “Power of Voice” Award From Festival

“Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” a new film by Mid-America Emmy nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline-based Fourth Wall Films, will be showcased by the Over-the-Rhine Film Festival at the historic Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, July 8 at 4 p.m. Central time. A Q&A with the filmmakers and others will follow the screening. The film will receive the Harriet Beecher Stowe “Power of Voice” Award, according to a Fourth Wall release. Viewers can attend the exclusive event virtually by purchasing advance tickets at https://thirdrow.live/otrff . “Sons... Read More

BREAKING: Moline-Based Filmmakers Win Top Award From Iowa Motion Picture Group

May 24th, 2021
BREAKING: Moline-Based Filmmakers Win Top Award From Iowa Motion Picture Group

BREAKING NEWS: Over & Under: Wildlife Crossings, a documentary short film produced by Quad Cities-based Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, received the top Award of Excellence from the Iowa Motion Picture Association in the Educational Production category on May 22. The 30th-annual award ceremony took place at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. IMPA awards recognize outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving-image production industry, in all its forms. Entries must have an Iowa connection. “We are honored that Over & Under: Wildlife Crossings was... Read More

Long-Awaited Historic Bettendorf School Reopening Will Be May 22

April 28th, 2021
Long-Awaited Historic Bettendorf School Reopening Will Be May 22

Following the meticulous, painstaking preservation of a former one-room school in Bettendorf — completed in September 2019, after more than seven years — the project supporters envisioned reopening as a museum in early 2020. Then Covid happened. The 1873 Forest Grove No. 5 School – refurbished to its 1920s appearance at a cost of $250,000 — is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Regular hours beyond Saturday mornings will be expanded as docents become trained. Volunteer docent training will be taking place on Monday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at the... Read More

Harriet Beecher Stowe Film Screening Presented By Bettendorf Library Today

February 18th, 2021
Harriet Beecher Stowe Film Screening Presented By Bettendorf Library Today

Harriet Beecher Stowe was a small, quiet woman who wielded a towering, thunderous literary voice that helped change the conscience and course of a nation. The poster for “Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe.” Barely five feet tall, Stowe (1811-1896) is just 23 in the award-winning docudrama “Sons & Daughters of Thunder (2019) by Moline-based filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. A half-hour companion documentary, “Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe,” premiered last February on WQPT-PBS, and will be presented online by the Bettendorf Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 18... Read More

New Harriet Beecher Stowe Documentary From Quad-Cities Filmmakers to Screen on Feb. 18

February 6th, 2021
New Harriet Beecher Stowe Documentary From Quad-Cities Filmmakers to Screen on Feb. 18

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. Harriet Beecher Stowe was a small, quiet woman who wielded a towering, thunderous literary voice that helped change the conscience and course of a nation. Barely five feet tall, Stowe (1811-1896) is just 23 in the award-winning docudrama “Sons & Daughters of Thunder (2019) by Moline-based filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. A half-hour companion documentary, “Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe,” premiered last... Read More

Quad-Cities Mourns Death of Former Silvis Leader Joe Terronez

January 3rd, 2021
Quad-Cities Mourns Death of Former Silvis Leader Joe Terronez

Many in the Quad-Cities today are mourning the death Saturday night of Joe Terronez, 91, a former longtime leader of Silvis and passionate advocate of the area’s Hispanic heritage. “He showed us that change does not come willingly, that we have to persevere to right some of the injustices in this world,” Tar Macias, publisher of Hola America News, posted on Facebook Sunday morning. “Thank you Mr. Terronez for your leadership, your strong spirit and I am most grateful for your kindness to me all these years. We have lost a giant,” Macias wrote. “Rest in Power dear friend.” Sonya Jasso... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Six. September And October.

December 31st, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Six. September And October.

We’re headed into the home stretch today! This week, every day since Sunday, we’ve been running down the top arts and entertainment stories and features we’ve run on QuadCities.com. We hope you’ve enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! To check out the previous installments, see Sunday for January/February, Monday for March, Tuesday for April, Wednesday morning for May/June and Wednesday afternoon for July/August. Today we hit the final four months of the year! This morning we’ve got September and October,... Read More