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Dance Studio Coordinator PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Daniel DP Sheridan   
Monday, 19 August 2013 09:01

Davenport Junior Theatre is currently searching for a new Dance Studio Coordinator for the DJT School of Dance!

Deadline to apply is Friday, August 23

Our program has been thriving.  In just two years we’ve gone from 60 students to over 160!  We are expanding in all sorts of ways.

For details regarding the position and the DJT School of Dance, please click on this link to our latest newsletter:

DANCE STUDIO COORDINATOR - NEWSLETTER.

We are looking for the best possible candidates to be part of the team here at Junior Theatre!

 
City Circle Acting Company Announces Auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emil Rinderspacher   
Friday, 16 August 2013 14:42

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for its production of Monty Python’s Spamalot on Monday August 26, and Tuesday, August 27 from 6pm-8:30 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people, Monty Python’s Spamalot raises silliness to an art form!

Please bring 30 seconds of a song to sing that shows off your voice and acting ability. Sheet music is preferred, but CD / mp3 accompaniment is acceptable. You will be asked to read from the script. In addition, bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts for September and October. Callbacks will be Tuesday, September 3 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.  To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form  at www.citycircle.org. Walk ups are welcome.

Monty Python’s Spamalot will be performed October 25 – November 3, 2013 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

 
The Chilean wine/dinner event at Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits has been rescheduled for: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mark McLaughlin   
Friday, 16 August 2013 13:24
Indulge Your Senses with Chilean Wine and Cuisine Enjoy ‘A Toast to Good Taste’ at Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits
DAVENPORT, IA – Imagine the luxury of sitting down to a four-course dinner featuring Chilean wine and cuisine. It may sound like a dream come true – but how far would you need to travel for such a unique international dining experience?
Thanks to business partners Danny Holmes and Wes Ludloff, you don’t have to travel any farther than 1225 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa – the address of their restaurant, Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits.
At 6:00 p.m. Wed., August 28, Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits is offering ‘A Toast to Good Taste’ – a Chilean Wine Dinner for $45 per person. Patrons must secure reservations in advance with a credit card. Each of the four gourmet courses will be served with a different wine from Dimitri Wine & Spirits:
First Course
Sautéed mussels with lemon-butter sauce and garlic croutons. Served with Anakena Chardonnay.
Second Course
Ensalada Chilena: onion and tomato salad with avocado, blueberries, and honey lime vinaigrette. Served with Santa Carolina Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.
Third Course
Coriander-crusted corvine, Chile risotto with shitake mushrooms, and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Served with Santa Carolina Reserve Pinot Noir.
Fourth Course
Leche Asada: a Chilean version of caramel flan, topped with caramel, kiwi and almonds. Served with Casas Patronales Reserve Carmenere.
According to Ludloff, ‘A Toast to Good Taste’ is the first of many eclectic, enjoyable dining experiences that Pepperjack’s plans to present to the community. “We are always looking to offer unique dining and entertainment experiences,” he said, “and certainly, the Chilean Wine Dinner will be a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience. Dimitri Papageorgiou from Dimitri Wine & Spirits will present the wines and our own Chef Russell Bolar will present the foods. Wines served will be available for purchase by the bottle for those who wish to take some home.”
In addition to the upcoming Chilean Wine Dinner, Pepperjack’s also offers Open Mic/Karaoke in the lounge on Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to midnight, with extended Happy Hour specials, as well as Live Music on Friday nights.
“We are always scheduling something new,” said Holmes. “We encourage community members in the Quad-Cities and the surrounding area to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and check our page frequently to see what we have to offer.” The Facebook page for Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits is www.facebook.com/Pepperjacks.Restaurant.
Pepperjack's
For more information on Pepperjack’s American Food & Spirits, call (563) 324-9525 or visit www.PepperjacksRestaurant.com.
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Quad Cities' Dealer Group Giving Back to Community with Once in a Lifetime One-Day Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachael Fry   
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:04

SEVERAL VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD FOR JUST $5!

Davenport, IA – August 12, 2013 – Saturday, August 17th, car buyers will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of several used vehicles being sold at Lujack’s for just $5. All 13 Lujack’s stores will combine their used car inventory and drastically reduce prices during the  $5 Used Car Sale” held at Lujack Honda’s Used Car Superstore at the intersection of Harrison Street and Welcome Way. Live music food and drinks will be provided.

“This is going to be a big, fun event,” stated Neil Willis, Lujack’s Platform General Sales Manager.  “The economy is getting better, and this is a way to keep that momentum going.  We’re giving back to our community by offering a huge value. We’re selling used cars that go for thousands of dollars, for just $5.  We’re not talking $5 down; $5 is the price of the car outright. This is the kind of sale that you will be telling your grandkids about"

Customers will have a selection of vehicles to choose from such as Honda, Nissan, Kia, Chevy, Hyundai, Mazda and Volkswagen as well as luxury vehicles including Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

The public is advised to arrive early on Friday to claim the vehicle they believe will be sold for $5. The prices of the vehicles will begin to be revealed at 10 am, Saturday, August 17th. Customers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers and sleeping bags to ensure comfort overnight.

Interested people should bring the title to their trade, any cash down they have and their driver’s license. Gates open at 6pm on Friday, with prices beginning to be revealed Saturday at 10:00 am.

If you’d like more information, please contact Sean McCullough at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Lujacks’s Northpark Auto Plaza is the Midwest’s largest automotive group. Our massive 50-acre campus, located at 3700 Harrison Street, offers our customers a more relaxed environment than other car dealerships in Davenport, Iowa. Since 1954, Lujack’s has been serving the Quad Cities, and we currently offer over 1,500 new and used vehicles from 13 manufacturers including Audi, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota and Volkwagen.

 
The Gershwin’s ‘S Wonderful Ends the Season at TLP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Beaudry   
Monday, 12 August 2013 14:20

Mount Carroll--Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) presents the area premiere of ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical, an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the brilliant music and lyrics of brothers George and Ira Gershwin.  The show, which includes over 40 classics like “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Summertime,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” opens Thursday, August 15, 2013 and runs through Sunday, August 25th.

The show premiered in 2010 at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and has been a hit around the country. Five performers sing and dance their way through 5 different stories that transport the audience to 1940s Hollywood, 1920s New York, 1930s Paris, 1950s New Orleans and the present day. The cast includes Genna-Paige Kanago, Sarah Larson, Zak McMahon, Lexie Plath and Tim Wessel, all resident performers from TLP’s 2013 company. Wessel and Cameron Turner (Monty Python’s SPAMALOT) provide choreography.

Director Courtney Crouse said, “The beauty of the Gershwin’s music and lyrics is palpable. The feelings they evoked when first written, they still evoke today. It connects deeply with people everywhere. The storytelling we do with dance adds to the universal nature of these themes. It moves us, and we identify. It’s impossible not to.”

Gold Series Subscriptions for TLP’s next season are also on sale now. Summer 2014 brings a thrilling line-up that includes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The new Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein, and the local premier of the most popular musical of all time, Les Miserables. The rest of the season includes the plays An Inspector Calls, which is a thrilling ghost story by J. B. Priestley, and Neil Simon’s Rumors. Next summer will close with a revue of 60s hits called SHOUT! The Mod Musical.

Season subscriptions are  $100, 28% off the single ticket price. Subscription prices increase to $110 on September 1. Single tickets for TLP’s 2014 mainstage season will go on sale in May 2014. Groups of 15 or more may reserve blocks of tickets immediately.

Waiting in the wings for the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre are a new adaptation of Robin Hood in May and Pinkalicious the Musical in July and August, based on the ever-popular children’s books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. All Magic Owl Children’s Theatre tickets are available now through the box office only.

‘S Wonderful performs evenings at 7:30pm, and there are 2pm matinees on Sunday and Wednesday. There is also a Saturday matinee performance on the opening weekend at 3pm. Order tickets through the box office 10am - 5pm daily at 815-244-2035 or any time at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org. Tickets are non-refundable.

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