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Food Drive, $1 Dogs and More at Mallards Game PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Thursday, 07 November 2013 09:57

Food Drive, $1 Dogs/$1 Beer When Mallards Meet Denver Friday

Military Appreciation Night Saturday

MOLINE, Ill. (November 6, 2013) –The Quad City Mallards will hold a food drive to benefit Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter and Rescue Mission, welcome fans to another  $1 Dog/$1 Beer Friday presented by 97X and host Military Appreciation Night this weekend when the Mallards play a pair of games against the Denver Cutthroats at the iWireless Center.

The Mallards will meet the Cutthroats at 7:05 p.m. on Friday night and on Saturday night.  Fans who donate canned food items at the iWireless Center will receive coupons good $1 off the price of a walk-up ticket to Friday’s game for each item donated (up to a maximum of $3 off per ticket).  Canned food items will be donated to Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter and Rescue Mission in Rock Island.  Christian Care was founded in 1916 to serve the least, the last, and the lost.  It has continued to serve the community for 96 years and currently operate two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men.

Friday is the season’s second $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X.  $1 hot dogs and $1 beers will be available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season.  Friday’s first intermission entertainment, will, courtesy of 97X, follow the hot dog-themed spirit of the evening.

The Mallards have also partnered with Metro, which provides earlier service on the Route 59 between Augustana College and downtown Moline during Friday home games this season.  The Route 59 will make one trip from campus to downtown Moline prior to the game (arriving at 5th Avenue and 15th Street at 6:30 p.m.) and will resume service from downtown to campus every 30 minutes from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.  Regular Metro fares are just $1 one-way or $2 round-trip.  As part of Metro’s unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare.  Visit or for more information.

The Mallards will recognize those who have served in the armed forces with Military Appreciation Night this Saturday when the team plays its last home game before Veterans’ Day.  All current and former members of the military and their families can purchase tickets to that game for just $5.

The Mallards would like to thank the numerous local businesses and season ticket holders who have already purchased Military Night tickets that have been donated to current and former military personnel and their families.

Tickets for this weekend’s games and all other Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards in the midst of their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The i wireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at and on Facebook at

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One man play about Truman Capote opens Dec. 5 at The Old Creamery Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelly Klimes   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:26

Amana – Tru, a dramatic comedy about the life of famed author Truman Capote by Jay Presson Allen, opens on The Old Creamery Theatre’s Studio Stage Dec. 5.

Truman Capote, or Tru to his friends, was a flamboyant writer who stood out from the crowd. His ability to weave truth with fiction led to some of his greatest works such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood.” This play gives a glimpse of the man behind the pen, the socially elite and at times outcast Tru, whose impact on literature still runs deep.

Featuring Jeff Haffner of Cleveland, Ohio, Tru is directed by Jackie McCall of Marengo and runs through Dec. 22 on The Old Creamery’s Studio Stage in Middle Amana. Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Tru is sponsored by The Gethmann Organizations with KMRY as the media sponsor and is rated Theatre R.

Call the box office for tickets and information 319-622-6262 or visit us online at

The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The Company is celebrating 42 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

Tix still available for ANGELINA THE BALLERINA 11/10 at the CCPA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Megan Flanagan   
Monday, 04 November 2013 11:11


The award-winning Vital Theatre Company and Hit Entertainment are excited to bring Angelina Ballerina The Musical to the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  A family-friendly favorite delighting New York families since its sold-out initial run in October 2010, this energetic and fun-filled musical will visit Coralville on Sunday, November 10, with performances at 1pm and 4pm.  With book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and Direction/Choreography by Sam Viverito, the musical is based on the book series by Katherine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig.

Tickets are $15 and are available online at,  by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts box office at 1301 5th Street and the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.

In Angelina Ballerina The Musical, Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet, and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for?  Based on the CG-animated series, “Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps” on PBS KIDS®, Angelina Ballerina The Musical is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.

ANGELINA BALLERINA™, a beloved publishing property for close to three decades, is a little star with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. This feisty little mouse works hard to reach her goals and along the way, always learns from her mistakes. When children share in Angelina's experiences, they're inspired to go after their big dreams too. For more information about Angelina Ballerina, please visit

Susan DiLallo (Book and Lyrics) is the recipient of the coveted Kleban Award. Her libretto for an original musical comedy, IRON CURTAIN, earned her a Jonathan Larson Award, and was further developed during a residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Her book and lyrics to another musical, ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW JERSEY, won both a Richard Rodgers Award and The Global Search for New Musicals Competition, Cardiff.  Other credits include: the Mattel/Clear Channel production of BARBIE LIVE! IN FAIRYTOPIA (book, lyrics); THAT'S LIFE (Outer Critics Circle nominee); PINOCCHIO, A MUSICAL ABOUT ADOPTION (winner, KIDDstuff new play competition); and the revised libretto for the classic A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN.

Ben Morss (Music) wrote the music and lyrics for CINDERELLA’S MICE, which was produced by Vital in 2006. CINDERELLA’S MICE and his other children’s musical, POP STAR, are published by Samuel French. He is an alumnus of the BMI Workshop, arranged the music for the stage version of Trey Parker’s CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL and created music for ANANSI THE STORY KING at Georgetown University. He has played piano and arranged for platinum-selling bands such as Cake and Wheatus, and his playing was used in the films Sidewalks of New York and L.I.E.  He earned his doctorate in music from the University of California at Davis.

HIT ENTERTAINMENT is one of the world's leading children's entertainment producers and rights owners. HIT Entertainment is a division of Fisher-Price.  HIT’s portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam®, Angelina Ballerina®, Mike the Knight™, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing, digital media, and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. Located on New York City's Upper West Side at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Vital Theatre Company commissions three to five new musicals for children each season. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company has been honored with the 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, two Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off Broadway Review, and has received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being "a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices" (Off-Off Broadway Review). Now entering its 15th season, the company has presented over 78 original productions for over 373,000 children and their families. Vital Voices, Vital Theatre Company's vibrant Arts-in-Education program, engages over 2600 NYC Public school students in nine school communities by integrating theatre arts into the core curriculum to stimulate academic progress and inspire creative achievement.

Owned and operated by the City of Coralville, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the community and contributing to the vitality of Coralville by offering an accessible, affordable venue for a variety of performances, presentations, and public and private events.  The 472 seat theater opened August 26, 2011 and has hosted performances from City Circle Acting Company, Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Dan Knight, Lola Astanova, Lorie Line, Judy Carmichael, Jim McDonough, Nolte Academy of Dance, and many others.  Coralville schools are also able to use the Center free of charge up to three times per year; 16 school events took place at the Center in the 2012-2013 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.


“RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour” To Rock More Than 350 Select U.S. Cinemas Nov. 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Monday, 04 November 2013 09:15
Experience Rush on the big screen as NCM Fathom Events and Rounder Records bring RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour to more than 350 select cinemas nationwide on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Join Rush’s Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart for an epic concert experience, pre-recorded on their “Clockwork Angels Tour” in Dallas and Phoenix. The 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees perform classics such as "Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit of Radio," "2112" and many more. The event also features exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and a rare glimpse into the band’s touring life.
RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour” will be presented at the following cinemas in your area on Monday, November 18:
Cinemark Davenport 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807
Click here for a full list of participating theaters (subject to change).
Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at

Ian Sodawasser cast in Culver-Stockton's annual Guest Artist Production PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heidi Lanier   
Friday, 01 November 2013 15:10

CANTON, MO (11/01/2013)(readMedia)-- Culver-Stockton College is continuing the tradition of bringing a professional actor to campus to share the stage with students in the 28th Annual Guest Artist Production. Ian Sodawasser, musical theatre major from Davenport, Iowa, has been cast to act alongside professional actor Michael Brainard in Culver-Stockton College's production of "Other Desert Cities," written by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Dr. Haidee Heaton.The performance runs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-9 in the Mabee Little Theatre, with a Sunday afternoon matinee at 3 p.m., Nov. 10. Sodawasser has been cast as the understudy of Lyman Wyeth.

This is Brainard's second time participating in C-SC's Guest Artist Production. In addition, Brainard has had a long career in television, cinema and theatre. His most recognizable role was as Dr. Joseph 'Jake' Martin Jr. in the television series "All My Children." He also had a recurring role on the television series "American Heiress." He is in the upcoming movie, "Mi America," scheduled for release in 2014.

The annual guest artist production is an opportunity for students and faculty to experience theatre with professional actors. Students are able to work with the actor onstage, behind the scenes and in workshops and master classes. They also have the opportunity to learn new techniques in the field and share firsthand experiences of how the profession plays out on a day-to-day basis.

Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Mo., is a four-year residential institution in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). C-SC specializes in experiential education and is one of only two colleges in the nation to offer the 12/3 semester calendar, where the typical 15 week semester is divided into two terms, a 12-week term and a 3-week term.

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