Quantcast
   
Thursday - August 11, 2022
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Looking For Some POSITIVE news, Quad-Cities? Get THE GOOD NEWS Here!

September 14th, 2021
Looking For Some POSITIVE news, Quad-Cities? Get THE GOOD NEWS Here!

There is plenty going on in our Quad Cities community as we enter the fall season for 2021. Every month, Sean Leary from QuadCities.com comes back to KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” to give an overview of current and upcoming news or events that always emphasize the positive. Everything Sean talks about is detailed (including location, dates, times, registration info, and more) at his website under a monthly column called, “What’s the Good News?” Looking for some positive news about the Quad-Cities? Watch our segment on “PSL” HERE!  Read More

Need Some Positive News? Check Out What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities!

September 13th, 2021
Need Some Positive News? Check Out What's The Good News, Quad-Cities!

Fall is falling into the Quad-Cities! The weather is getting crisper, the sweaters are coming out, the pumpkin spice is beginning to invade! And there’s plenty of positive news dropping like so many golden, orange and rust leaves. There’s always a lot of great things happening in the Quad-Cities, and every month, we here at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present to you an array of some of the best of them. We call this What’s The Good News? and it’s a way for you to keep up with some of the awesome people, events and things going... Read More

Quad-Cities Brothers to Portray Brothers in New Hero Street Documentary

September 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities Brothers to Portray Brothers in New Hero Street Documentary

Brothers Emmanuel and Eric Juarez will star as brothers Joseph and Frank Sandoval in An Infantryman from Hero Street, part four in the Hero Street documentary series produced by Moline-based Fourth Wall Films. “We are very pleased to have Manny portray hero Joseph Sandoval, and Eric reprising his role as hero Frank Sandoval for this important new chapter of the historical documentary series,” said director Kelly Rundle, noting Eric played Frank in their 2015 documentary “Letters Home to Hero Street.” An Infantryman from Hero Street tells the true story of Pvt. Joseph Sandoval, who was... Read More

Moline Filmmakers Tammy And Kelly Rundle Earn 9th Emmy nomination

September 10th, 2021
Moline Filmmakers Tammy And Kelly Rundle Earn 9th Emmy nomination

The WQPT-PBS broadcast of their short 2020 documentary “Over & Under: Wildlife Crossings” has been nominated for a Mid-America Emmy in the Environment/Science category. Films by Kelly and Tammy Rundle have now been nominated nine times for regional Emmys. This one is among three nominees in its category; the awards will be presented on Oct. 23. “Over & Under” was partially funded by a grant from BeWildReWild/Big River Connectivity and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The film examines wildlife crossings by exploring two successful yet different approaches to turtle crossings under... Read More

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