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5,000 years of Civilization. Live on Stage! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Monday, 08 December 2014 10:14

Feb. 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m.
Shen Yun

EMBARK   on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes, and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world.

REVIVING AUTHENTIC CHINESE CULTURE
For thousands of years, China was known as the Divine Land. Its rich culture, said to be a gift from the heavens, valued virtue, integrity, compassion, and tolerance. Yet over the past 60 years of communist rule, this glorious heritage has been almost destroyed. Formed in 2006 in New York, Shen Yun strives to revive authentic Chinese culture and share its beauty with the world.

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QC THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCES FUNDING CAMPAIGN PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tyson Danner   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 15:10

This month, the QC Theatre Workshop will run an online campaign to help fund its upcoming 2015 productions. The QC Theatre Workshop’s first large-scale fundraising effort will begin December 1, 2014. The final day of the campaign will be January 1, 2015. Donations can be made safely and securely through the company’s website: QCTheatreWorkshop.org.

In August 2012, the Workshop started from scratch in a former elementary-school gymnasium with its dynamic production of John Logan’s RED. In the following two and a half years, the dedicated and dynamic company has presented 10 productions, including such memorable hits as Last Call, Bat Boy: The Musical, and the world premiere of Aaron Randolph III’s A Green River, which was later produced at Augustana College, and was highlighted in a documentary feature on WQPT.

Dedicated to providing powerful theatre that is accessible to everyone in the Quad Cities community, every Workshop production is offered under its “Pay What It’s Worth” pricing policy, allowing patrons to determine their own ticket price based on the quality of the production, their financial ability, and their interest in supporting live theatre.

“An incredible number of new businesses fail within their first two years,” says Tyson Danner, the Workshop’s Artistic Director. “Not only have we survived, but we have thrived. That’s incredible for any small business, let alone a brand-new nonprofit arts organization. Our success is entirely due to the support we’ve received from our audiences.”

Danner and the theatre’s Board of Directors have decided that the growing company is ready to take the next step. This season, the Workshop will begin to pay selected positions in each production, with the goal of paying all directors, designers, staff, and actors by next season.

“Paying artists is the single biggest key to our future success,” says Danner. “Not only do they deserve to be compensated for the tremendous amount of time and energy they offer, but it will also allow us to secure the right people for the right positions. Not everyone has the luxury of spending weeks working on a play for free. We want to make sure that – just like everyone can afford to see a play at the Workshop – everyone can afford to participate in our productions.”

The funds raised will also go toward supporting the practical costs of producing theatre, such as lighting equipment, sets, props, performance rights, and costumes for the Workshop’s upcoming productions of A Steady Rain and Tribes. A Steady Rain will be a reunion of the original trio behind RED: director Tyson Danner and actors Mike Schulz and Thomas Alan Taylor. A Steady Rain performances will take place March 13 – March 29. Following A Steady Rain, the company will partner with Dress for Success Quad Cities for a benefit performance of Nora Ephron’s and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore in mid-May. Rounding out its third season, the Workshop will present Nina Raine’s Tribes June 12 – June 28.

For further information, please call (563)650-2396 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and visit QCTheatreWorkshop.org and Facebook.com/QCTheatreWorkshop.

 
LeClaire Photographer Burt Gearhart to Speak on Photography of Bald Eagles Along the Mississippi River December 10th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Burt Gearhart   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:05

The public is welcome to attend a free event called “Up Close Encounters with the Bald Eagles of LeClaire”, presented by local photographer, Burt Gearhart of LeClaire, Iowa on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30pm at the LeClaire Community Library.

Join Le Claire photographer Burt Gearhart for an all-ages slide presentation and lecture that will reveal many interesting discoveries about Bald Eagles and their everyday lives in Iowa.

See eagles diving for fish, eating while flying, flying with icicles on their toes and much more.  Learn to distinguish between immature and mature eagles, what they eat, why they winter in the area. Attendees will learn about this incredible wildlife opportunity to view and photograph the annual winter gathering of Bald Eagles along the Mississippi River north and south of Le Claire.

Burt's prints will also be on display that celebrate Bald Eagles, the Mississippi River, and the historic beauty of Le Claire. This program is free and open to the public.

LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA (563)289-4242, ext. 4
www.leclairelibrary.org

 
Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice announces its first annual grant to THE CENTER FOR WORKER JUSTICE OF EASTERN IOWA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Alta Price   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:02

DAVENPORT, Iowa (November 24, 2014) – The Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice has announced that its first year grant award will go to the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa. The grant will be used to expand CWJ’s Jobs with Dignity Campaign to the Quad City Area.

CWJ’s Jobs with Dignity Campaign will build on existing relationships with labor and community leaders in the Quad Cities Area to offer education and organizing support for low-wage, immigrant, and young workers. CWJ’s vision for worker justice includes:

1. Having a union

2. Being paid a livable wage

3. Being paid on time and receiving a paystub

4. Secure, predictable work schedules

5. Workplaces free of discrimination and racism

Since it was first established in Johnson County in 2012, CWJ has become a dynamic organization involving over 250 low-wage workers and members of 30 affiliated community organizations. Through education, direct action, and legal strategies, CWJ has successfully assisted low-wage workers in recovering thousands of dollars in unpaid wages, spurred policy makers to propose improved wage payment laws and reverse discriminatory policing practices, and built a strong base of worker members who now possess impressive organizing and leadership experience.

CWJ’s leadership structure requires that low-wage worker members make up majorities in all of its organizational decision-making bodies, reflecting the group’s core belief that low-wage workers themselves must lead any successful effort to address the root causes of poverty and oppression. For more information on past and current efforts of CWJ, please visit their website at http://www.cwjiowa.org/home/

About Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice

The Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice was established in 2013 to carry on the life work of Richard E. Fallow who fought for Labor and Economic Justice; Environmental Sustainability; and Democracy and Human Rights.  Each year the Endowment will issue a grant in one of these three categories. The Endowment is administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and managed by Progressive Action for the Common Good - 563-676-7580.

 
Black Hawk College closed for Thanksgiving, students can register online for classes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Smith   
Friday, 21 November 2014 13:39

 

All Black Hawk College locations and facilities will be closed Nov. 27-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Saturday classes will NOT be conducted Nov. 29. Classes will resume Monday, Dec. 1.

Students are reminded that they can register online for minimester and Spring 2015 classes during Thanksgiving break. Minimester classes begin Monday, Dec. 22, and Spring 2015 classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The Spring 2015 class schedule is available at www.bhc.edu/schedules. Registration information is available at www.bhc.edu/register.

 
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