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"12 Gifts of Christmas" special event at the I Wireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Monday, 29 October 2012 14:23

12 Gifts of Christmas


Steven Curtis Chapman, Laura Story, Patsy Clairmont,

Mary Beth Chapman, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll,

Anita Renfroe, Harris III, and Lisa Whelchel


7:00 PM Friday, November 30th 


i-Wireless Center 

1201 River Drive

Moline, Illinois

The Meaning, the Magic, the Music

James 1:17 tells us that every good and perfect gift is from above!

There’s no better time to celebrate those gifts than the birthday of Jesus, the greatest gift of all!

Christmas is a time for friends and family, so gather yours for an evening you won’t forget.

You’ll hear the stories and songs of Christmas in a way you might never have heard them. Grammy award winners Steven Curtis Chapman and Laura Story are joined by the best storytellers around—Patsy Clairmont, Luci Swindoll, Marilyn Meberg and Mary Beth Chapman along with comedienne Anita Renfroe—to present event that brings the wonder of Christmas to life. The night wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the magic of Christmas with illusionist Harris III, and he’s bringing something special just for the kids. The evening is hosted by Lisa Whelchel of TV’s “The Facts of Life.”

It’s a time that’s uniquely enjoyable to everyone - a time to celebrate the gifts we’ve been given, the joy of the season and the meaning of it all. That’s what 12 Gifts of Christmas is all about, and you won’t want to miss it!


Ticket prices:

(Buy your tickets at the I Wireless Center Box Office, and avoid paying any TicketMaster fees!)

$25.00 General Admission - red on seating chart; use link below

$35.00 Reserved Seating - blue on seating chart; use link below

$125.00 VIP Reserved Seating includes VIP reception starting at 5:30PM

Reserved Seating Group (15+) $30.00

General Admission Group (15+) $20.00

Group rates are available for both reserved and general admission seats by calling the I Wireless Center group sales department at 309-277-1356.

(Note: A venue service fee of $2.50 will apply for all tickets sold.)

12 Gifts of Christmas Seating Chart:

For your convenience, you can also buy tickets on-line through TicketMaster:

(Additional TicketMaster fees apply for all non-Box Office ticketing points.)

Ages 1 and under free on lap. Doors open at 6:00 pm. General admission seating is located to the rear of the lower bowl and the upper bowl. It is first come-first served but you may be asked to consolidate in order to fit others. For a seating chart go to the iwireless Center website at Group rates are available for both reserved and general admission seats by calling the i wireless Center group sales department at 309/277-1356.


Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP Seating Only.

Doors open at 6:00 PM for all other seating.


About the 12 Gifts Tour Group

With more than ten million records sold in a career that began in 1987, Steven Curtis Chapman has recorded 17 projects with Sparrow Records, including two RIAA certified platinum albums and eight RIAA certified gold albums. Along with his five GRAMMY® awards and 16 nominations, Chapman has won an American Music Award, recorded 46 No. 1 US radio hits and been awarded 56 Dove Awards, more than any other artist to date.


Laura Story is a songwriter, worship leader, artist and soon-to-be mother. Her Grammy winning songs, including “Blessings” and Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable,” have brought hope to millions around the world.


Patsy Clairmont has spoken to millions of women (and men) offering spiritual and emotional hope. Patsy has written books in several genres including devotional, fiction, children’s, and gift offerings. She is one of the founding speakers at Women of Faith and trains people for the platform.


Mary Beth Chapman is the wife of Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artist, Steven Curtis Chapman. Steven and Mary Beth have been married for 27 years. Mary Beth released the New York Times best selling book Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope in September of 2010.


Marilyn Meberg is an extraordinary storytellerwho shares the gospel of Christ’s love through her hilarious tales and heart-touching stories. She is the author of many books the latest of whichis “Constantly Craving”. Marilyn has a masters degree in English and taught at Biola University for ten years. With a second masters degree in Counseling Psychology, she began another career as a professional counselor.


Luci Swindoll has been enjoying life for almost eighty years, and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In the past 25 years she’s written 14 books and spoken all over the country, and has been to all seven continents. Luci is an avid fan of her two brothers, Chuck and Orville, who are both engaged in public Christian Ministry as pastor/teachers.


Comedienne and author Anita Renfroe is an overnight Internet sensation. Anita is author of Hyperion release DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU: Kids, Carbs, and the Coming Hormonal Apocalypse. Anita has been featured in The New York Times, Readers Digest, Women’s Day and The Washington Post.


Harris III has performed as a Christian Illusionist before 1 million people in more than twelve nations on five continents.


Lisa Whelchel was as a Mouseketeer for Walt Disney’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club.” Ms. Whelchel is perhaps best known for her starring role as Blair Warner on NBC’s “The Facts of Life” for nine years. Her first book, “Creative Correction” released October 2000 and has sold over 200,000 copies. She went on to write over a dozen more books including, “The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me,” “So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling,” “The ADVENTure of Christmas,” “The Busy Mom’s Guide” Series, and her most recent, “Friendship For Grownups.”



Seating for 12 Gifts of Christmas

VIP Reserved Seating – Doors 5:30 PM

a) Preferred Seating - a reserved seat in the front 6 rows assigned as best available at time of purchase.

b) Early Entry - check in at a special table 30 minutes before general doors to trade in your ticket and pick up your seat assignments with the VIP Passes

c) VIP Reception - take those passes and scurry down to a special reception area where there will be a light dinner, deserts, coffee & water, etc

d) Surprise Guests - All of our speakers and musicians love coffee, cake & cookies so while you're there getting ready for the show don't be surprised if you're rubbing elbows with someone you've always wanted to meet your whole life!!!

e) When you leave you'll take your Gift Pack with you that has a 12 Gifts of Christmas soundtrack CD, a bottle of water for the show and a Tour Souvenir Program book signed by all the artists and speakers.

Reserved, General Admission, and Group Seating:

Doors are 6:00 PM for all seating types except VIP Seating.



Join us for this exciting Christmas program!

We hope to see you there!

Timm Dalman

New Anthem Ministries

Tenth Avenue North coming to Davenport! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Monday, 29 October 2012 14:11

Tenth Avenue North

The Struggle Tour

With Guests:

Audrey Assad


Rend Collective Experiment

7:00 PM Saturday, November 10

Adler Theater

136 East 3rd Street

Davenport, IA 52801

Brought to us by Echo Ministries

Tenth Avenue North recently announced its third studio project, The Struggle (Reunion Records), out on August 21.  The 12-track album reflects influences ranging from fan insight from the headlining artists’ past two years on the road, to the addition of two new band members and a new recording process.  Produced by six-time SESAC Christian Songwriter of the Year, and two-time GRAMMY nominee, Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real), The Struggle is a bold, creative leap forward.

Reserved tickets ($19 & $30 Deluxe Ticket) are on sale now.  Tickets are available at the Adler Theatre Box Office, online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.  Tickets are $16 for groups of 10 or more by calling 563-326-8522.  Deluxe Tickets include early admittance to a pre-show meet & greet, a commemorative tour laminate, signed poster and $5 off coupon redeemable at the artists’ merchandise booth.

For more information, call 563-326-8500

"Tarantino XX" Celebrates Director's Career with Special Editions of "Reservoir Dogs" & "Pulp Fiction" in Theaters This December PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 13:48
Miramax, NCM® Fathom and IGN present Quentin Tarantino’s masterpieces “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction” in select theaters for only one night only this December. “Tarantino XX: ‘Reservoir Dogs’ 20th Anniversary Event will hit select movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm local time and “Tarantino XX: ‘Pulp Fiction’ Event will follow on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 pm local time (both events will have matinees in select markets).  Each night of “Tarantino XX” will also include a special feature covering Tarantino’s 20-year career, and a selection of hand-picked movie trailers from films that inspired him as a filmmaker.
Tickets for “Tarantino XX: ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’” are available at participating theater box offices and online at beginning Oct. 23.
Tarantino XX: ‘Reservoir Dogs’ 20th Anniversary Event” (December 4th) and “Tarantino XX: ‘Pulp Fiction’ Event” (December 6th) will be showing at the following cinemas in your area at 7 pm (local time):
Davenport 53 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53rd St Davenport IA 52807
For a complete list of participating theater locations visit here (“Reservoir Dogs”) and here (“Pulp Fiction”). Theaters and participants are subject to change.

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Written by Lora Adams   
Monday, 22 October 2012 15:30

The program will support both WQPT and WVIK


MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, Quad Cities PBS and WVIK, public radio are teaming up to present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry. The theatrical production, set in a radio station in 1946, will be presented at Potter Theatre on the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois on November 16 at 7:30 pm and November 17 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.  Eight actors bring more than 50 characters to life.  The production will be taped for broadcast on both stations during the holiday season in December.

Tickets are $20 each and available by logging on to or calling 309-794-7306.

The cast includes Mike Millar as George Bailey, Jenny Winn as Mary, Erin Lounsberry as Violet and others, Jason Platt as Potter and others, Michael Carron as Clarence and others, Tamra McConoughey as Sadie and others, Scott Tunnicliff as the Announcer and others and Tom Vacarro as Harry and as the foley artist (sound effects).  Jonathan Turner will provide piano accompaniment.

“We have wanted to expand our partnership with WVIK, who air our public affairs program "The Cities with Jim Mertens" and to create more local programming for both of our stations. With my theatre background it just seemed like a great idea to work with our public radio station to do a play that is set in a radio station in 1946. And the fact that we are performing in Potter Theatre at Augustana just seemed like a perfect venue considering this is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” said director Lora Adams, who is also the Director of Marketing and Local Content for WQPT.  “Ticket sales will be split between both stations and WQPT will use our share to produce more local arts programming,” Adams said.

For more information you can go to

Production funding and sponsorships come from the Illinois Arts Council, WQPT, a media service of Western Illinois University, WVIK, Augustana College and KWQC.

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Internationally renowned Hornheads to perform with Pleasant Valley High School Jazz Bands PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Anderson   
Monday, 22 October 2012 14:12

Bettendorf - The Pleasant Valley High School Band program is excited to have the internationally renowned Hornheads join them as guest artists on their November 12th Jazz Band Showcase concert. The Pleasant Valley Junior High Jazz Band and three Pleasant Valley High School Jazz Bands will open the concert at 6:45pm in the Pleasant Valley High School Auditorium. The Hornheads will go on stage following the Pleasant Valley jazz bands. Admission will be $10 for adults; $5 for students and Century Club members.

The Hornheads, an extraordinarily talented group of horn players, has been gathering international acclaim from artists and critics alike, since 1991. On tour with Prince and the New Power Generation from 1991-1994, the Hornheads performed for over 2 million concert goers in twenty countries. Q Magazine, London, described them as “a peerless horn section...playing in bare brilliant syncopation, punching with a staccato precision beyond the grasp of science or Synclavier.”

Performing on over sixty CD projects, the Hornheads have recorded with national and international artists such as Prince, Chaka Kahn, The Jonas Brothers, Mavis Staples, Phil Upchurch, Ricky Peterson, Jimmy Jam, Mandy Moore, Pedro Abrunhosa, Yumi Matsutoya, Babyface, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, France Gal, Tevin Campbell, Rosie Gaines, Larry Graham, Sétimo Céu, Carmen Electra, Gegé Telesforo, and Ben Jor.

Individually, as top call session and show players, the Hornheads have performed and/or recorded with artists such as Janet Jackson, Rod Stewart, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Louie Bellson, Ray Charles, Clark Terry, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Doc Severinsen, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Donny Osmond, Johnny Mathis, Michael Bolton, Trisha Yearwood, Lenny Kravitz, The Time, and many others.

As a solo ensemble performing at jazz festivals, arts series, universities, and high schools, this a cappella group brings their distinctive flair to jazz and funk music, combining virtuosic improvisation with sizzling ensemble work to create a truly unique music experience. They delight audiences with their artistry, versatility, musicality, and precision, covering American masters from Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk, to Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stevie Wonder, while completing their repertoire with dynamic Hornheads’ originals.


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