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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenna Smith   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:53

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 7 at 11 a.m. for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D.

See it where it is meant to be seen, on the GIANT Screen!

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon Details:

Saturday, December 8, starting at 10 a.m., doors open at 8:30 a.m.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Intermission
  • The Two Towers
  • Intermission, alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at this time.
  • The Return of the King

By popular demand, all 3 segments are the director’s extended cuts. Marathon price: $30 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under. The marathon is only available as a package price, individual movie tickets to the movies listed above are not available. Breakfast items, unlimited pop and popcorn and additional meal items will be available for purchase. Seating is on a first come first receive basis, Putnam members will receive pre-seating privileges. Want to become a Putnam member to be seated first for this marathon? Visit to sign up today!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected3D Journey Price: $12.50/adults; $11/senior/student/military; $9/youth.

Midnight Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D:
Friday, December 14 at 12:01 a.m.


See Tenth Avenue North in Davenport this Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:47

Christian rock's hottest band!

Tenth Avenue North

The Struggle Tour

With Special Guests:

Audrey Assad and 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

Holiday Pops featuring Mark Wood quickly approaching PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:32

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Quad City Arts kick off the holiday season on November 17 with an extravaganza featuring electric violinist Mark Wood, Quad City Arts Visiting Artist and founding member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Conductor Michael Gagliardo leads a cast of local talent like never before assembled, including the Quad City Symphony Orchestra; the Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Davenport; the Holiday Pops Children's Chorus; and for the first time ever, the Holiday Pops Youth Ochestra. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the i wireless Center with the holiday favorites you've come to expect, mixed with many of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's greatest hits.

Tickets are currently on sale at the i wireless Center box office, the QCSO box office, by phone at 800.745.3000, or online at One dollar from every ticket will benefit the Genesis Music Therapy Programs.

Holiday Pops is sponsored by John Deere.

Burt Hara performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with QCSO PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:29

For the second concert of this year's Masterworks season, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is performing a collection of concert hall favorites from incomparable composers Mozart and Beethoven: the Overture to The Magic Flute, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, and Beethoven's "Pastorale" Symphony. These concerts will be performed on November 3 and 4 and are sponsored by the Charles B. Preacher Foundation. Saturday evening's concert will be held at the Adler Theatre in Davenport at 7:30 p.m. and followed on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Augustana College, in Rock Island. Tickets for this concert can be purchased in person at the QCSO Box Office, 327 Brady Street in Davenport, by phone at 800.745.3000, or online at

Burt Hara has been the Minnesota Orchestra's principal clarinet for 24 years and has drawn acclaim for his solo appearances in works of Bernstein, Copland, Debussy, Nielsen, Weber and others, as well as his many chamber performances. In recent seasons he has been featured on Orchestra programs playing Messiaen's Abyss of the Birds, from Quartet for the End of Time, Copland's Clarinet Concerto, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Sinfonia concertante, Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata, and Crusell's Second Clarinet Concerto. Before his appointment in Minnesota, Hara was principal clarinet of the Alabama Symphony. An active chamber musician, Hara has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Pensacola Chamber Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards, Salt Bay Chamberfest, and La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest.

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra is excited to provide Inside the Music at the hip and historic Hotel Blackhawk. The lectures series will still be held on the Thursday previous to each Masterworks program at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar available.

Music Director Mark Russell Smith will also be available at Kai Swanson's Concert Conversations, held in the concert hall an hour before each of the weekend's concerts. At Concert Conversations the audience members will be led through highlights of the program they are about to experience. This look into the background of the concert's repertoire, sponsored by Rich James of Wells Fargo Advisors, is in its fifteenth year and has become an audience favorite.

After the Saturday night performance, the audience is invited to mingle with the musicians of the QCSO, Mark Russell Smith, and Burt Hara in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk at Afterglow. The evening includes free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The November Afterglow is sponsored by Jane Chiappinelli, DDS.

"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

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