Arts & Culture

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

The author of Where the Wild Things Are—one of the most widely read children's books—now has his own exhibit in the Quad Cities.

Juan Carlos Villarroel

Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Lynne Arriale will perform with her trio at the Redstone Room at the River Music Experience (RME), on Sunday, May 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Accompanying her will be Matt Ulery on bass and Jon Deitemyer on drums. The performance is part of Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series.



Marc Hom / Courtesy IMG Artists

Grammy award-winning violinist and conductor Joshua Bell will perform Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 alongside the Quad City Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport.

WVIK Music Director and Perspective host Mindy Heusel spoke with Bell:

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A major section of the historic Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island has been restored, making it available to the public for the first time in the home's 185-year history. Benjamin Payne reports:

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising, from Dubuque down to the Quad Cities.

Industrial Light and Magic

"People come to us with ideas, and we figure out how to put them on the screen." That's how Vic Schutz describes what he and his co-workers do at Industrial Light and Magic - including work on Star Wars movies, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The film A Quiet Place debuted April 6, 2018, to critical acclaim and commercial success, earning over $50 million on its opening weekend alone, and scoring a 95% approval rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. The screenplay was co-written by three filmmakers, including two natives of Bettendorf, Iowa: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who also served as executive producers. The third screenwriter is John Krasinski, who also directed and stars in the movie.


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