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Iowa Supreme Court Opinions PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:10
Iowa Supreme Court Opinions

June 1, 2012

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No. 10–1278


No. 11–0699


No. 11–1581


No. 11–1919


Ballet Quad Cities presents Ballet Under the Stars PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maggie Woolley   
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:17

Sponsored by John Deere

What: Ballet Under the Stars

Who: Ballet Quad Cities

Where: Lincoln Park Classic Theatre 11th Ave & 38th St Rock Island, IL

When: June 8, 9 & 10 at 8:00pm

Ticket Prices: No Admission Charged!

Three evenings of no admission charged ballet performances – a perfect time to introduce your family to our family of dancers at Ballet Quad Cities! Bring a picnic supper, chairs, or a blanket and spend an evening under the stars at lovely Lincoln Park.

The program will bring back favorite selections from this past season including the Black Swan Pas de Deux and an excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty as well as other audience favorites.

Also joining the dancers on stage are students from Frances Willard Elementary School in Rock Island who participated in an after school program lead by company dancer Margaret Huling.  The 8 students learned original choreography and will perform with brightly colored Chinese ribbons.  The Dance with the Stars program was funded by a grant from Quad City Arts Dollar$: Community Access to the Arts.

For more information, please call 309-786-3779 or visit

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Summer Classes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maggie Woolley   
Monday, 04 June 2012 15:24

What: BQCSD Summer classes

Who: Ballet Quad Cities School of

When: June 12th – July 16th

Where: Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Studio

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance is offering summer classes from Creative Movement to Adult classes. Classes will begin June 12th and will continue to July 16th.

Taking registrations now! Please call to register at 786-2677 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TLP Company Spotlight: Guys and Dolls PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Parsons   
Monday, 04 June 2012 14:32


Mount Carroll, IL- Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) kicks off the 51st season next week. Each year, TLP casts an entire season of shows through auditions around the country. The season opener, Guys and Dolls, features three outstanding performers who have never worked at TLP.

Miami, Florida native, Hanah Rose Nardone, will be playing the leading female role, Sarah Brown. Attending the Chicago College of the Performing Arts, she had heard of Timber Lake Playhouse through other performers.  “I had heard great things about the company. People I knew that had worked at TLP raved about the experience. In the auditions, everyone was nice and welcoming. I am excited to work at TLP because this is the first time I will be working in theatre professionally.”

Nardone saw a play when she was eight years old and has been hooked on theatre every since. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” she said. She is excited to work on Guys and Dolls because she says it is classic, musical theatre. Her character she is playing is very innocent and the classic damsel in distress.

Joe Capstick from St. Louis, Missouri, who attends Southeast Missouri State, takes on the role of Nathan Detroit for the opening production. He states, “I had heard great things about TLP. I auditioned and was offered the awesome job. I am excited to jump into the summer and work on all of these shows.”

Joe got started in theatre when he took dancing lessons and fell in love with tap. He says that he would watch movies as a child and would say, “I want to do that!” He will be able to fulfill his childhood dream in the first production. “I love acting with new people. Guys and Dolls has interesting, colorful characters. The show and the company have a great energy and that’s what I am looking forward to the most,” he said.

Capstick will be opposite, Hayley Gribble, who plays the fun character, Adelaide. Gribble stated that the role she will be playing is the role that made her fall in love with theatre. She played the character in high school in Wichita, Kansas where she grew up performing in community theatres and in a local Wichita dance company.

Gribble is also excited about the costumes in the production. She had heard that resident co-costume designers, Tate Marie Ellis and Katy Freeman, are extremely talented. Hayley has taken a peek at some of the beginnings of the costumes for the show and she feels that the audience is going to be amazed at what they see on stage.

All three performers believe that the audiences for the show will love this classic, musical theatre piece and that it will appeal to a variety of people. Capstick said, “Guys and Dolls is fun and entertaining…everyone old and young will love it!”

Guys and Dolls performances are June 6th through June 17th at Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll. Tickets are available through the box office during regular business hours, 11am - 6pm daily, at or 815-244-2035.

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.


The Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences opens Jack and the Beanstalk PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:55
Amana - Join The Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences for an imaginative and creative retelling of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk. The show comes complete with a giant, a hen that lays golden eggs and a magic beanstalk of course!

The show opens Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. on the Main Stage and runs through June 30.

Written by Bob Rafferty, The Old Creamery’s production is rated Theatre G for all audiences. Tickets are $8 per person for reserved seating. Show times are 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, Thursday June 21 and Wednesday June 27. Walk-ins are welcome but some weekday matinees are sold out and reservations are highly recommended for all shows.

Directed by Tom Milligan, the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk consists of Nicholas Hodge of South Amana, BJ Moeller of Newhall, Eddie Skaggs of Cedar Rapids, Jeff Haffner of Cleveland, Ohio and Steve Weiss of Central City.

Jack and the Beanstalk is sponsored by Scheels with Kiss Country 96.5 as the media sponsor.

For tickets or more information, call the box office at 800-35-AMANA or 800-352-6262 or visit the website at

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 41 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

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