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Written by Melissa Parsons   
Monday, 13 August 2012 14:13
Mount Carroll. IL- Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) closes its 2012 season with a stunning collection of compositions of songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein with the show, Some Enchanted Evening. The final production will feature favorite song selections that audiences will love from Oklahoma!, The King and I, The Sound of Music, South Pacific and many others.

Guest Artist Samantha Dubina returns to TLP to perform in this special production. Dubina has been seen in TLP productions for the last 5 years, including White Christmas, All Shook Up, Church Basement Ladies and The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee. She said she is excited to be a part of the upcoming production because “the music is beautiful and it’s been such a long time since I’ve been in a show that’s almost all choral singing.” Dubina resides and in Chicago, performing with theatre companies such as Griffin Theatre, Bailiwick Rep, Northbrook Children’s Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts, Noble Fool Theatricals, and Bailiwick Chicago, where she serves as Casting Administrator. In the fall, Sam will be playing Rachel Jackson in the Midwest Premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Some Enchanted Evening will also feature newcomer Melissa Griffith from Oklahoma City. She recently received a Kennedy Center Commendation for Distinguished Achievements in Vocal Arrangements for Flipside: The Patti Page Story. Rounding out the small cast will also include TLP residents Henry McGinniss (Ren in Footloose), Dryden Meints (Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls), Analisha Santini (Bertha in Boeing Boeing) and Kyle Brazel (Willard Hewitt in Footloose) who performs and music directs the production.

Some Enchanted Evening performs August 16-26. Performances are at 7:30pm, Tuesday through Saturdays and there are 2pm matinees on Sunday and Wednesday. New this season, there is also a Saturday matinee performance on opening weekends at 2pm. Tickets are available through the box office during regular business hours, 11am - 6pm daily, at or 815-244-2035. Timber Lake Playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.

Timber Lake Playhouse, What’s Your Story?


This program is partially supported by a grant for the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Production Sponsors are Kunes Country Auto Group and Compliance Signs.


Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action Friday, August 10, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Erin Wilson   
Monday, 13 August 2012 12:40

CHICAGO – August 10, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bill:

Bill No.: SB 3766

An Act Concerning: Public Utilities

Amends the Public Utilities Act to void any previously approved sourcing agreements by the ICC as it relates to the Chicago Clean Energy (CCE) project, and seeks to address several contested issues in the current docket case (11-0710) including the debt ratio, the projected annual output, and the cost recovery percentages.

Action: Vetoed


Ballet QC 2012-2013 Season Tickets on Sale! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet QC   
Friday, 10 August 2012 08:31

Ballet Quad Cities 2012-2013 Season Tickets






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You don't want to miss the exciting 2012-2013 season with LIVE MUSIC, the return of

Domingo Rubio, plus amazing performances!


Ballet Quad Cities' 16th season will include live music with Orchestra Iowa for both the holiday favorite The Nutcracker and the most beloved fairytale of all times Cinderella.

Ballet Quad Cities' historic 2012-2013 season officially opens September 28 and 29 as Dracula is performed at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline, with renowned artist Domingo Rubio dancing the lead role of Dracula. The original choreography and music collage is by the company's resident choreographer Deanna Carter; the ballet loosely follows the Bram Stoker's piece of literature "Dracula".



2012-2013 marks the beginning of an exciting cultural partnership between the Ballet and Orchestra Iowa. The two premier state performing arts organizations team up for two classic productions. The Nutcracker and Cinderella will be staged at both the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids and the Adler Theatre in Davenport.


Waltz of the Flowers


Annual subscriptions for the 2012-2013 season may be made by downloading the order form TODAY!






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Scott County Board of Supervisors' Tentative Agenda Aug 13 - 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Berge   
Friday, 10 August 2012 07:56
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

Facilities & Economic Development

1. Approval of temporary road closures for the Quad City Air Show. (Item 1)

2. Approval of the first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 10, Sec. 10-10 of the
Scott County Code to establish a new "No Parking" area in Parkview. (Item 2)

3. Approval of purchase of an aluminum box culvert. (Item 3)

4. Approval of award of bid for fine paper purchase. (Item 4)

5. Approval of award of bid for the purchase of a Jail transport vehicle for the Sheriff's
Office. (Item 5)

Human Resources

6. Discussion of pending litigation pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). - CLOSED

7. Approval of personnel actions. (Item 7)

Finance & Intergovernmental

8. Discussion of setting upcoming canvass dates: North Scott School District Election
on Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m. and General Election on Wednesday,
November 14 at 1:00 p.m.

9. Approval of beer/liquor license for Mickey's Country Cafe.

10. Resolution approving the appointment of Tony Brus (Muscatine County appointment)
to the Benefited Fire District #6. (Item 10)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Regular Board Meeting - 5:30 pm
Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center


1. Urban County Coalition update by Murphy Consultants.

Theatre Cedar Rapids Volunteers Recognized at Annual Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leslie Charipar   
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:48
August 7, 2012 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Theatre Cedar Rapids celebrated its 2011-12 season by honoring volunteers at Ovations Saturday, August 4, 2012.
The awards program featured video montages of every production from the past season; remarks by directors and staff members; and special awards for actors and a variety of volunteers. The celebration also included naming TCR's Volunteer of the Year.  Images of the event can be viewed at TCR's volunteer Facebook gallery by clicking here.
Award Recipients:
  • Volunteer of the Year
    • Emmy Palmersheim
  • Fed Hedges Lifetime Achievement Award  
    • Joan Sammons
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play 
    • Andy Lesieur as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play 
    • Marty Norton as Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Golden Badge Award  
    • Doreen Meier
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Play  
    • David Morton as Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Play  
    • Lindsay Prince as Georganne Darby in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  • Technical Volunteer of the Year  
    • Rachel Potthoff
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical  
    • Aaron Canterbury as George in The Wedding Singer
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical  
    • Tina Conroy as Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical  
    • Michael Holmes as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical  
    • Emma Drtina as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Youth  
    • Josh Payne as Link Larkin in Hairspray
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Youth  
    • Carly Herron as Penny Lou Pingleton in Hairspray
  • 2011-2012 Season Spirit Award winners:
    • Lovar Davis Kidd and Conor Schulz for "13"
    • Nicolette Coiner-Winn and Craig Allen for "Superior Donuts"
    • Danny Mulka and Greg Smith for "Damn Yankees"
    • Amy Marner and Lucie Riddell for "A Christmas Carol"
    • Angela Billman, Kevin Hartnett, Nicolette Coiner-Winn for "The Importance of Being Earnest"
    • David Morton and Andrew Clancey for "Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde"
    • Michaela Arnold and Rob Merritt for "The Wedding Singer
    • Rachel Potthoff, Andrea Kelly and Lindsay Prince for "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress"
    • Theresa Alt and Len Struttmann for "Alice in Wonderland"
    • Susie Streit and Shari Miller for "On Golden Pond"
    • Mike Holmes and Stephen Banks for "Hairspray"
  • Outstanding Play   
    • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  • Outstanding Musical   
    • Hairspray




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