Arts & Culture

Lacy Scarmana

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse will celebrate its 40th season with more singing, dancing and drama. Subscribers to the dinner theater in downtown Rock Island attended a brunch Tuesday morning for an announcement of what shows they'll get to see next season. 

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Summer Theater Preview

May 20, 2016
Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse

From "Titanic" and "Sister Act" to "Antigone" and "Menopause - the Musical" - we'll have a wide range of theater choices this summer.

Rocky On Parade

May 19, 2016

Following in the footsteps of many cities across the country, Western Illinois University has started its own public art project featuring the school mascot. 


The man who spent more than seven years helping renovate the Adler Theatre will be honored tonight. The stage in the downtown Davenport theatre will be named the "Gregory P. Schermer Stage."

Schermer first began working on the stage project in 2005 as chairman of the River Center for the Performing Arts, a non-profit formed to renovate the theatre.

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River Roots Live Lineup Announced

May 12, 2016
River Roots Live

The lineup for this year's River Roots Live music festival has been announced. Each year it attracts about 25-thousand people to the Davenport riverfront and downtown. 

The hole for the time capsule in 1966
submitted / Army Sustainment Command

The Army will celebrate local history tonight at the Quad Cities River Bandits game. Last week, the Army Sustainment Command opened a 50-year-old time capsule. Command Historian, George Eaton, says on May 10, 1816, Fort Armstrong was built on Arsenal Island but was only used for twenty years. In 1845, the Army started using it for supply storage.

The historian is very excited about a 16 mm. film found in the capsule. It includes footage of the 1965 Mississippi River Flood. And he hopes it's in good condition so it can be digitized and copied.

Bruce Carter Tribute

May 10, 2016
Scott Community College

A tribute to a long-time and popular member of the faculty will be unveiled Wednesday night at Scott Community College. Bruce Carter taught art at the college in Bettendorf for 16 years until his death in 2014 at the age of 66. 

Rob Lipnick, art instructor and coordinator of the Humanities Department, says Stacey Houk was the lead artist on the ceramic mural project, with help from students and other faculty. 

Funding for the project was provided by Quad City Arts from its Arts Dollars program.