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Tennessee Williams’ Timeless Masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire” Screening in U.S. Cinemas Sept. 16 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:39
Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience bring the acclaimed U.K. production of a benchmark American play with the broadcast of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Pre-recorded earlier the same day, this acclaimed production has garnered almost universal rave reviews during its sold-out run in London.
“A Streetcar Named Desire” will be shown at the following cinemas in your area on September 16:
Cinemark Davenport 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807
Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Feel free to contact us for review tickets, more information on “A Streetcar Named Desire,” or any of Fathom’s upcoming events. For artwork/photos, click here.

 
The Night People Return to CASI PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trish Burnett   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:45
Dance the night away with your friends on Friday, August 15—when The Night People return to CASI as part of the 2014 Summer Concert Series. The Night People were favorites at the Draught House and COL Ballroom and they are still drawing crowds as they continue to play the Quad City scene. The Night People get the crowd moving with a variety of music including the hits of the 1960s. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door and may be purchased at CASI. Cash bar and bar snacks will be available.

By purchasing a ticket you are helping fund CASI programs and activities for area seniors. CASI was established in 1972 and serves the needs of older adults by providing a variety of events and activities focused on health and wellness, social engagement, lifelong learning, and community involvement. CASI also provides a senior advocacy program to assist older adults, their families, and caregivers in needs assessment and referral for services. Jane’s Place at CASI is the only adult day services center in Eastern Iowa serving adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Please contact CASI for additional information.

CASI was established in 1972 and serves the needs of older adults by providing a variety of events and activities focused on health and wellness, social engagement, lifelong learning, and community involvement. CASI also provides a senior advocacy program to assist older adults, their families, and caregivers in needs assessment and referral for services. Jane’s Place at CASI is the only adult day services center in Eastern Iowa serving adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Please contact CASI for additional information.

 
Simon to perform at Illinois State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Annie Thompson   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:14

SPRINGFIELD – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and her band, Loose Gravel, will perform on Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair. This year marks the fourth consecutive year the group has performed at the fair in Springfield.

Loose Gravel will perform at the Shed from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Carbondale-based blues band debuted at the state fair three years ago and is the only group fronted by a constitutional officer to perform.

Throughout the fair, Simon is partnering with the Illinois Reading Council to showcase live readings, a book giveaway and a book drive at her tent. Visitors may drop off new or gently used children’s books to be donated to Springfield schools, and also register to win the 35 books selected for Illinois Reads 2014, a literacy project aimed at children and adults.

Lt. Governor Simon’s tent is located at the intersection of Main Street and Brian Raney Avenue, across from the Emmerson Building and will be open daily through Sunday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information about Illinois Reads, please visit www.IllinoisReads.org.

EVENT: Loose Gravel performance
DATE: Wednesday, August 13
TIME: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Shed, corner of Central Ave. and Greyhound St., Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield

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“JEWS ROCK” AND ROLL INTO RIVER MUSIC EXPERIENCE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:35

Four-month program presented by Riverboat Development Authority celebrating the Jewish heritage in popular music

DAVENPORT, IA – The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities (www.jfqc.org) is turning up the volume on “Jews Rock” – a four-month series of activities celebrating popular music’s Jewish heritage – presented by Riverboat Development Authority (RDA).

All events will be hosted at River Music Experience (www.rivermusicexperience.org), 129 Main Street, Davenport, IA. In addition to the RDA and the venue (RME), sponsors include Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc., Stanley and Bernice Harris Memorial Endowment Fund, Bernard and Irene Goldstein Memorial Endowment Fund as well as Presenting Media Partner KWQC TV 6 and Event Partners The Sedona Group, The Dispatch-Argus and Quad-City Times.

The cornerstone of “Jews Rock” are photos by Janet Macoska (www.janetmacoska.com). A nationally recognized rock photographer from Cleveland, OH, she curates a series of images featuring Jewish performers from the last 50 years of popular music. The photos will be displayed at RME beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10th with a free public lecture by Macoska at 7:00 PM, and will remain on site for public viewing through December 10th, 2014. The photo exhibit is free and open to the public during RME’s regular business hours. Details on a silent auction to own one of the limited edition prints will be announced soon. (A full list of Jews Rock activities follows this release.)

“Our goal at the Jewish Federation is to connect people of all religions and ethnic backgrounds with the incredible variety of Jewish culture and to develop partnerships with other community resources like River Music Experience,” said Allan G. Ross, Executive Director. “Thanks to the RDA and our other sponsors, the ‘Jews Rock’ program will be a great way to visually, and of course musically, tell the story of the significant Jewish contributions to popular music in our country. Having the RME host it is a perfect fit.”

“The RME is excited to partner with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities in this great program,” said Deb Sandry-Powers, CEO of River Music Experience. “We are fortunate that two non-profit entities can collaborate to share space and resources to highlight another Quad City cultural program featuring the music and art of our heritage.”

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cites (www.jfqc.org) is a non-profit, 501 c (3) Illinois corporation founded in 1980. With other local organizations, JFQC addresses a broad range of needs to include cultural, religious, educational, family welfare, care of the elderly and interfaith relations. The Federation combats hate and anti-Semitism by supporting religious liberty and civil rights for everyone.

The core mission of JFQC is to preserve, protect, enrich and enhance Jewish communal life and the well-being of Jews locally, in Israel and throughout the world. It is a proud member of the Jewish Federations of North America (www.jewishfederations.org). The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jewishfedqc.

Summary of Events For “Jews Rock” (September-December, 2014)

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and River Music Experience are combining to stage “Jews Rock” in the Fall of 2014 presented by the Riverboat Development Authority. Events planned include a photography exhibition, educational presentations and performances that highlight the role of Jews in popular music.

Wed., Sept. 10 - Kickoff with photographer Janet Macoska – 7 PM Lecture – River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Free and open to the public. Nationally recognized rock photographer from Cleveland, OH, Macoska’s images of Jewish rock musicians will be the cornerstone of the exhibition. Her photos will be on display in the River Music Experience Sept. 10th-Dec. 10th, 2014. www.janetmacoska.com

Sun., Oct. 26 - AKA Doc Pomus movie – 4 PM – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free – One man connects Elvis, Ray Charles, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Dion…his name is Doc Pomus. Filmmaker Will Hechter documents the extraordinary life of one of the most prolific songwriters in modern music. This documentary was premiered at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January, 2014 and will have its Iowa premiere at Jews Rock. www.akadocpomus.com

Wed., Nov. 19 - Lucky Break – Doors 7 PM/Show 7:30 PM – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $10 in advance; $12 at the door; Students with ID - $5 – Tickets available through www.rivermusicexperience.org – This Midwestern band takes you through an evening of Bluegrass standards as well as a treatment of Jewish music with a twang. www.luckybreak.us

Tue., Dec. 9 – “There Was A Fire: The History of Jews in Modern Music” – Words and Music From Ben Sidran – 7 PM Doors/7:30 PM Show – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $10; Seniors (60+) and Military $8; Students Free (Tickets available at the door) – Songwriter, historian and musician Ben Sidran hosts a one-man performance and lecture based on his recent book. www.bensidran.com

 

Wed. Dec. 10 – An Evening With The Ben Sidran Quartet – 7 PM Doors/7:30 PM Show – Redstone Room at River Music Experience (129 Main St., Davenport, IA) – Adults $20 in advance; $25 at the door; Students $5 with ID – Tickets available through www.rivermusicexperience.org – One of the preeminent voices in smooth jazz, this songwriter, musician and historian will join us to perform with his band in an evening of Jazz leading into the holidays. Sidran performs all over the world and has collaborated with many of the greats in music. www.bensidran.com

Events presented by Riverboat Development Authority; Presenting Media Partner: KWQC TV-6; Event Partners: The Sedona Group, Rauch Family Foundation II, Inc., Bernard & Irene Goldstein Memorial Endowment Fund, Stanley & Bernice Harris Memorial Endowment Fund; Media Sponsors: Quad-City Times, The Dispatch-Argus

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Don't Miss Jim Gill this Thursday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:56

All sorts of wacky word silliness hits the Main Library on Thursday, Aug. 14, with the Jim Gill Family Room Tour!

Jim Gill is an award-winning children's entertainer and expert on how music and movement promote learning. Kids will move, jump and sing along with Jim while they learn and play. 

Join us at 6:00 pm for a special Hug-A-Book concert for two to five-year-olds and families in the Rock Island Main Library Community Room. Each child will take home a free book to keep, thanks to the Merrill Harris memorial of the Rock Island Public Library Foundation. 

This Hug-A-Book event supports the early learning needs of children ages two to five years old.

Watch for more news about what's happening at your library! Or, click the News or Calendar menus on our website anytime.

 

You can also print a monthly events calendar from our website. See the links below to find more programs:

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