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The Establishment is home to the long-running show ComedySportz.
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For the final interview in the Quad Cities Live Month series, Lacy Scarmana talks with Patrick Adamson, owner of the Establishment and ComedySportz.

Galesburg Public Art Commission

The City of Galesburg is honoring its native son, Carl Sandburg, with a sculpture of the poet alongside Nellie the Goat. On Saturday (4/30), the almost 10 foot tall bronze sculpture will be unveiled in Central Park as part of the 21st Carl Sandburg Festival.

Heather Norman, vice president of the Galesburg Public Art Commission, says the sculpture depicts Sandburg carrying a book with a guitar on his back, and with Nellie at his side. He grew up raising goats, so they were an important part in his life. 

The sculpture cost 150-thousand dollars, all from private donations.

Arts Dollars Awards $91,000 in Grants

Apr 28, 2016
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Quad City Arts will hold a reception honoring this year's recipients of Arts Dollars grants tomorrow. This year, 22 organizations and educators, and 3 individual artists will receive grants totaling $91,000.

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All month we've been talking to people from local performance venues about events they're hosting during Quad Cities Live Month. This week, WVIK Morning Edition Producer Lacy Scarmana caught up with Deb Powers, CEO of the River Music Experience. 


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A former opera house in eastern Iowa will be the focus of celebrations this weekend. Governor Terry Branstad will join residents of Tipton on Saturday morning to mark the 100th anniversary of the Hardacre Theater.

Greg Brown is president of the board of the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association. He says the governor will help unveil the plaque showing the theater has just been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Being added to the National Register will also make the theater eligible for tax credits and grants to fix it up.

Scribble: Chris Britton

Apr 16, 2016

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