Arts & Culture

Kyle Carter & Brittany Bersano of the Downtown Davenport Partnership.


Foster Family Music

A 30 year old family business in the Quad Cities is going to close next month. That was the announcement today from Foster Family Music in Bettendorf.

WVIK

Music lovers, theater fans, and festival goers are supporting a multi-million dollar industry in the Quad Cities. That's according to a study by Americans for the Arts, a national organization, which presented its findings today at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

WVIK

A 20-foot, 500 pound sculpture and a wooden "throne" now decorate the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport. Today, the Downtown Davenport Partnership celebrated the unveiling of two new sculptures.

Jacket design by Darren Haggar, jacket photograph by Cultura Travel/Philip Lee Harvey/Getty Images / W.W. Norton & Company

When a publishing agent asked Morning Edition's David Greene to consider writing a book, the cohost and correspondent had no idea it would lead to his second trip on Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway. While he was NPR's Moscow bureau chief, Greene took to the rails with his wife, and produced a series of stories for the network. But the second time around, he took a good friend to help translate and no audio equipment. 

Part One:

The Writer's Almanac

Part Two:


Artist and musician Ralph Iaccarino.


Joes & Logan Ryser of Hot Glass in Davenport.


Mike Romkey and Bob Rosensteil of the Bucktown Revue.


Bruce Carter talks with artist and gallery owner David Smith of Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, Illinois.


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