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2012 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival Performers Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heather Venema   
Friday, 18 May 2012 13:51
RDA announces $20,000 grant at festival 

Yesterday, May 15, 2012, the lineup was announced for the 41st annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, including artists from Florida, Texas and Michigan. Some of the performers include Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Andy Schumm, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, and the Dave Bennett Quartet. For a complete listing, visit http://www.bixsociety.org/bands.html.

In addition to announcing the Jazz Festival performers and events, the Memorial Society introduced a new scholarship opportunity for area schools. Individual scholarships will still be available to high school seniors, but the Society will begin awarding a $500 scholarship to the music department of a local school too. “Being a member of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Youth Band gave me the chance to become involved with the Jazz Society and learn about traditional jazz and its importance,” said Christina Hesse, a 2011 scholarship winner who is currently attending Western Illinois University.

During the announcement, a representative from the Riverboat Development Authority was present to share that a $20,000 grant had been awarded to the festival.

Some of the special events at this year’s Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival include a big band dance on Friday, the gravesite performance on Saturday, a jazz brunch on Sunday morning, and the closing Afterglow event on Sunday evening.  Part of this year’s performances will include Friday and Saturday night outdoor concerts in LeClaire Park.

“The rich history and tradition found here in Davenport are true treasures,” said Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba. “The Jazz Festival attracts jazz aficionados from around the world, and this year’s lineup will surely live up to expectations.” 

The 41st annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will be held August 2-5, 2012, at the Adler Theater, the Mississippi Room of the RiverCenter, and at LeClaire Park in Davenport. By partnering with the City of Davenport, the performances at LeClaire Park on Friday and Saturday evening will be free, as they are considered part of the Summer Concert Series. Individual concert tickets, day passes and festival passes are available online at www.bixsociety.org


The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society was founded in 1972 to carry on the memory and music of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke. The Society hosts annual events such as the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, in conjunction with jazz education programs to raise awareness about traditional jazz music.  

2nd Fiddle Sale drop-offs start next week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:09

Volunteers for Symphony would love to take your donations of gently used items. This year 2nd Fiddle returns to the same location as last year, in the Village Shopping Center on Kimberly Road between Shoe Carnival and Godfather's Pizza. The most direct entrance is the stop light by the Family Restaurant. For a list of drop-off days and other volunteer information, please click here.

For 29 years, Volunteers for Symphony has been hosting the area's largest sale of gently used items to support the education programs of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association. This is your opportunity to buy from an enormous selection of furniture, home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, furs, clothing, books, toys, games, sports equipment, collectibles, and art pieces, to name just a few.

Tickets for the Preview Party on Thursday, June 14, are $10. Admittance on Friday and Saturday is free. Tickets are for sale at the door.

May 17th. 2012 : Annual Report. by Narveen Aryaputri. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:33
Independent Scholars' Evenings :

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
reviewing Independent Scholars' work and presentations
in addition to the allied work of The Institute.


Narveen S. Aryaputri.

May 17th. 2012
7.00 p.m.

Narveen is the President and Founder of  The Institute for Cultural and Healing
Traditions, Ltd. and is a director on its board.

Please attend.  Free and open to the public.

The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-9202 for The Institute.

light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and
federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.

Incredible Pizza Company Announces “Be There or Be Square Classic Car Show and Sock Hop” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobbie Wheeler   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:15
[Davenport, IA] – May 11, 2012 – America’s Incredible Pizza Company announced the “Be There or Be Square Classic Car Show and Sock Hop Event” will be hosted on Saturday, June 23rd from 5-9pm.

Quad Cities—mark your calendars and dust off your 50’s attire as Incredible Pizza Company turns back time! The event will feature the best of the 50s such as a classic car show, contests for sock hop King and Queen, best Fonzie, best 50s attire, a dance competition, not to mention their 50s diner and star-lite drive-in theater! Rob Bowers, Managing Partner of Davenport’s Incredible Pizza Company said, “We are very anxious to be hosting this event in the Quad Cities! What excites me most is this isn’t just an event for adults it is one everyone can enjoy, no matter the age. From the music, movies, trivia, contests, food, down to the game-room for the kids. From ages 1 to 100 we’ve got something for you!”

The only cost associated with this event is for the buffet, or games in the game-room—both are optional.  There is no cost for participating in the event.

About America’s Incredible Pizza Company:  America’s Incredible Pizza Company is a ‘50s-themed Family Entertainment Center with existing locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Iowa, Utah, Tennessee, and Mexico. The all-indoor, smoke-free and alcohol-free facilities feature large, freshly-made pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffets, plus attractions that include go-kart racing, Route 66 mini golf, mini-bowling (most locations), bumper cars, and 100+ video and redemption games. The company is headquartered in Springfield, MO.

On the Web:http://www.incrediblepizza.com/

Animal Family Veterinary Care Center, Davenport, IA, will host an open house on Saturday, May 19, 2012. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amy Plett   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:44

May 11, 2012…Animal Family Veterinary Care Center (Animal Family), Davenport, IA, will host an open house on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 11 AM to 1 PM at 6011 North Brady Street, Davenport.

The open house will feature tours of the care center, refreshments and prizes, plus activities for the kids, including games, face-painting and more. There will also be pet care demonstrations and visits with zoo animals. It will be fun for the whole family!

Animal Family offers a full range of veterinary services, including the most up-to-date diagnostic, surgical, dental, and imaging tools and techniques.

Animal Family also provides the very best in pet grooming, dog training, pet boarding and Camp Canine. Camp Canine is a day care that offers a safe place to socialize your 4-legged family members.

For additional information, please call Animal Family Veterinary Care Center at 563-391-9522 or visit animalfamilyveterinarycare.com.


Animal Family Veterinary Care Center  6011 North Brady Street  Davenport, IA  52806-2146  563-391-9522

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