Quad City Symphony Orchestra Presents Postcards from Scandinavia
Nov27

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Presents Postcards from Scandinavia

 Scandinavia is a breathtaking region in northern Europe that includes Denmark, Norway, and Finland, among other countries. On December 2 and 3, Postcards from Scandinavia, the third entry in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) Masterworks concert series, will provide Quad-Cities area music lovers with a symphonic tour of that majestic realm. Masterworks III: Postcards from Scandinavia will be held 8 p.m., December 2, at the Adler...

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Small Business Saturday Encourages You To Shop Locally
Nov22

Small Business Saturday Encourages You To Shop Locally

Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants all over the Quad Cities region. Did you know that small businesses drive 60-80% of new job growth and employ half of all private sector employees? Studies have shown that 48 percent of purchases made at local independent businesses go right back into the community. When you shop small, your tax dollars stay locally, helping to...

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Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Postcards from the Wild West This Weekend
Nov01

Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Postcards from the Wild West This Weekend

The Wild West only lasted three decades – from 1865 to 1895 – but those years will forever be remembered for their boundless energy and rollicking sense of adventure. That time period was known for cowboys, American Indians, gunslingers, pioneers, outlaws, and more. On November 4 and 5, you won’t need a time machine to celebrate that chapter of American history. Tickets are readily available to Postcards from the Wild West, the second...

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Suicide Documentary To Re-Air Tonight On WQPT
Sep07

Suicide Documentary To Re-Air Tonight On WQPT

Tonight you can watch If You Only Knew: The Journey Through Teen Depression & Suicide in its entirety on WQPT-Quad Cities PBS. Later this week join us for a prime time special on Local 4 News WHBF TV on Sept. 10th and the Quad Cities CW on the 11th. “The new prime time television special will be different from the orginal documentary,” said Mike Mickle from Mickle Communications. “It will include a more recent...

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QC Prime Time Special Explores Teen Depression and Suicide
Sep05

QC Prime Time Special Explores Teen Depression and Suicide

Suicide among young people is not easy to discuss, but it is still a topic that cannot be ignored. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 13 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The team at Mickle Communications believes we must come together as a community to battle this epidemic,” said Mike Mickle, President of Mickle Communications. “That’s why we created the prime-time special, If You...

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Riverfront Pops To Present Symphonic Tribute To The Beatles
Jul14

Riverfront Pops To Present Symphonic Tribute To The Beatles

This year, the Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops will rock out with a symphonic tribute to The Beatles’ Greatest Hits. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will be led by Guest Conductor Jeffrey Reed, Music Director of Orchestra Kentucky. Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA. Gates and handicapped parking open at 3 p.m. The Youth Symphony Orchestra...

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QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand
Jun02

QCSO Private Lesson Program Set to Expand

During the formative years of all young musicians’ careers, it is vital for them to work with and learn from private lesson instructors. The rapport each will develop with an instructor will become one of the most important professional relationships of his or her life. That’s why a new QCSO program has been developed, in collaboration with Quad City schools, that provides opportunities for students to be instructed by the Symphony’s...

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Family Music Weekend 2017
Apr26

Family Music Weekend 2017

Looking for a family event that will add culture to your weekend – without straining your wallet? On April 29 and 30, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will hold its Family Music Weekend 2017. The weekend will include a Family Music Carnival, a Family Concert, the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYEs) Side-by-Side Concert, and the Community Wide Side-by-Side Concert. According to Mark Russell Smith, QCSO Music Director and...

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Healthy Happy Families Day This Sunday
Apr24

Healthy Happy Families Day This Sunday

Quad-Cities family members, from preschoolers to grandparents, can have fun and learn about healthy lifestyles at Healthy Happy Families Fun Day, an annual event created to foster community health awareness. This year’s event will feature a table for The Journey from Dude to Dad, www.journey2dad.com – the new Quad-Cities-based blog that pays tributes to new dads and offers support and valuable information. Healthy Happy Families Fun...

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Bettendorf Mayor Talks About  Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa
Mar10

Bettendorf Mayor Talks About Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa

This week in an interview on WQAD, Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher expressed his concern about the mental health epidemic in the  State of Iowa and the struggle in finding solutions to the problem.  “You need to look no further than every single day in the newspaper or on your news station, something along the lines of mental health issues comes up,” Gallagher said. “It’s an epidemic for our law enforcement...

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Enjoy A Staycation At Home This Weekend
Mar07

Enjoy A Staycation At Home This Weekend

It is officially March which means it is nearly time for spring break. A time for sand, warmth, and depending on where you live, snow. For many spring break does not have to be a time to stay bored indoors. If parents are able to get time off to spend with their kids on these breaks (or use some vacation hours) then spend it exploring the area and have a staycation at home. A staycation is a vacation at home. In an article put out by...

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Hopewell Elementary Student Wins Google Contest For Second Time
Feb23

Hopewell Elementary Student Wins Google Contest For Second Time

Hopewell Elementary third grader Shalini Chandupatala became the first student in the history of the Doodle For Google Contest. Third grade students filled the library at Hopewell, clad in Google’s signature colors, to celebrate Shalini Chandupatala’s win! Google chooses a winner from each state and territory who then compete for the grand prize, having their design on the Google home page for a day! Shalini’s doodle followed this...

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