Arts & Culture

Jacob Bancks and Mindy Heusel discuss theworld premiere of Bancks' Occidental Symphony, commissioned and performed by the United States Marine Band. This work is inspired by the poetry of Illinois writer Vachel Lindsay.

In this episode, Melissa and Claire discuss a couple of recent films that grapple with the aftermath of WWII and the Holocaust, and pick up where they left off in their conversation with Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos. 

Davenport Junior Theatre

A kids theater in Davenport is set to start renovations after raising more than $160,000 for the project.

Scribble: Ryan Collins

Apr 29, 2017

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Dr. Seuss & the QCSO

Apr 28, 2017
QCSO

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will reach out to the community this weekend - with a Family Music Carnival Saturday and special concerts on Sunday.

Rose Valland and Edith Standen inspecting a statue at Wiesbaden Collecting Point, 1946 May 24 / unidentified photographer. Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

In observance of Yom HaShoah, Claire and Melissa discuss the importance of remembering the Holocaust, and begin a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos, professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College, about how Nazi looting of artwork was a way for the Nazis to dehumanize people. 

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Courtesy of Andy Abeyta / Quad-City Times

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Amanda Hancock went behind the scenes of Ballet Quad Cities, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Melissa and Claire talk about the intersections of art, Earth Day, and the March for Science through a closer examination of artists Katja Loher and Maria Sybilla Merian.

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