Arts & Culture

100 Years 100 Cellos

May 13, 2015
WVIK Staff

After booking a world renowned cellist for the final concert of the Quad City Symphony's 100th season, orchestra supporters wanted to come up with something else "big" to mark the occasion. So they bought 100 cellos, and asked local artists to turn them into works of art.  

QCSO and Yo-Yo Ma

May 12, 2015

A big idea, and six months of phone calls, have paid off for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Thursday night (5/14) it will celebrate the end of its 100th season with a concert, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

submitted / Genesius Guild

A summer theater group needs help raising money so it can receive a grant as part of its endowment campaign. Tomorrow night, the Genesius Guild will host an Art Treasures  auction in Davenport.

Scribble: Bill Hiebert

May 9, 2015

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Writer's Almanac

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MolineHenge - Part Deux

May 8, 2015
Curt Roseman

A second attempt to line up downtown Moline with the sunrise will be made on Monday. Organizers call it MolineHenge, because of its very distant similarity to the famous Stonehenge in England.

Writer's Almanac

Davenport Filmmaker Launches New Contest

Apr 27, 2015 / Brandon Gale

Filmmakers who love deadlines will enjoy a new contest in September. Those who enter will only have seven days to shoot and edit an entire movie.

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Writer's Almanac

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RME Successful Fund Drive

Apr 24, 2015

An organization devoted to featuring live music, and music education, has just concluded a successful fund drive. A two-month campaign by the River Music Experience in Davenport ended March 31st, and it reached its goal of 62,000 dollars.

Landmarks Illinois

One of the most iconic statues in Illinois is in trouble. The preservation group, Landmarks Illinois, is calling attention to the deteriorating condition of the Blackhawk Statue in Ogle County.