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CARMEN HAS MOVED! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joedy Cook   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 14:56

CARMEN HAS MOVED!

Join us on September 24th at our new location for for two performaces at 2:30pm and 8:15pm

Our one act "Carmen" and fun "Delicatessen" will be presented in the round, up close and personal, at BQC studios at 613 17th Street, Rock Island, IL.  Free parking and the entrance is located in the back of the building.  The performance is just over 1 hour and 20 minutes long, with a brief intermission for complementary refreshments.

This unique arts experience is free to the public, though donations are welcome.  Seating is limited, so call to reserve your spot! (309)786-3779

Want to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Nutcracker this December?  Become a fan of Ballet Quad Cities on facebook and you could win a package to attend our holiday classic at the Adler Theatre!

 
Pinocchio at The Old Creamery Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 08:33
Pinocchio opens October 1st at The Old Creamery Theatre

Amana - All he wants is to be a real boy, but his lies and his nose keep getting in the way! Join The Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences for the retelling of a classic. Pinocchio opens Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. on the Main Stage in Amana and runs through Oct. 15.

This beloved Italian story will be brought to life through the classic theatrical tradition of “Commedia dell’Arte.” Using sound effects, masks and lots of humor, the characters in this play will be truly unforgettable.

The cast of Pinocchio consists of John Hill of Rockford, Illinois; Andrew Bosworth of Holly Springs, North Carolina; Laura Ambrose of Minneapolis, Minnesota.; Nicholas Hodge of South Amana; and Kamille Zbanek of Ely. Directed by Sean McCall of Marengo, Pinocchio was adapted from Carlo Collodi ’s classic Italian tale by Johnny Simons.

Tickets for Pinocchio are $8 per person and all seating is reserved. Reservations are highly recommended. Show times are Saturdays at 1 p.m., Oct. 1 and 8 with two shows on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 40 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest. We thank KGAN and Fox 28, our 2011 season media sponsor.

 
Carmen at the Adler Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joedy Cook   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 11:54
CARMEN This Saturday September 24th only! 2:00pm & 8:00pm.

Ballet Quad Cities presents Deanna Carter's one-act classic tale of love, lust, jealousy and murder this Saturday at the Adler Theatre.

Opening the performance will be the return of the fan-favorite "Delicatessen" by choreographer Lynn Andrews

Tickets are $14, $18, $22

Sponsored by: The Adler Theatre Foundation

 
Braley Working to Rebuild Iowa Communities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kira Ayish   
Friday, 16 September 2011 13:43

Introduces bill to help rehabilitation in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Des Moines, Davenport, Centerville, Corning and Bloomfield

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) introduced legislation to help rebuild Iowa communities that have been damaged by natural disasters.  The Rebuilding Communities Act extends important tax breaks for the historic tax credit and rehabilitation tax credit, targeted at flooded Midwestern areas for an additional three years. By providing these tax credits to help damaged communities rebuild, they are able to complete important historic rehabilitation development projects and bring numerous employment opportunities back to these areas.

“It is vital that we give flooded cities the tools to continue to renovate and rebuild,” said Rep. Braley. “I continue to work hard to help Iowans recover from the floods and tornadoes of 2008, as well as the most recent flooding this summer. Recovering from damage sustained from these disasters takes years, and now is not the time to let this disaster recovery tax credit expire.”

“Iowa communities are resilient, but they need support as they rebuild from the damage and destruction these disasters caused.  Helping our communities rebuild after they have been hit by a natural disaster is a critical step on the road to recovery. Ensuring that our communities have the ability to rebuild means increased job creation and faster economic recovery.”

The Rebuilding Communities Act will extend tax provisions originally passed in 2008 in the Heartland Disaster Tax Relief Act.  Included in the legislation were provisions to give tax credits to rehabilitate buildings in communities that were damaged or destroyed by Midwest disasters. Cities throughout Iowa, including Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Bloomfield, Centerville, Corning and Des Moines would all benefit from the extension of these tax breaks.

In 2008, the historic tax credit was raised from 20% to 26% of qualified expenditures for any certified historic structure.  The rehabilitation credit was raised from 10% to 13% of qualified expenditures for certain other buildings undergoing rehabilitation.  Currently, these tax breaks are set to expire on December 31, 2011.  The Rebuilding Communities Act would extend these tax breaks for 3 years, through December 31, 2014.

 
Ballet Quad Cities presents Carmen, September 24th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joedy Cook   
Friday, 16 September 2011 13:31

What: Carmen

Who:  Ballet Quad Cities

When:  September 24th

2:00pm and 8:00pm

Where:  The Adler Theatre

136 East Third Street

Davenport, IA 52801

Ticket Prices: $14, $18, $22

Ticket Purchase: Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets will be available at the Adler Theatre Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.

A story of passion, jealousy, obsession and death, Carmen is the timeless tale of a feisty gypsy involved in a fated love-triangle, set to the unforgettable music of Bizet, Deanna Carter breathes new life into this classic story with all new, contemporary choreography. Sleek costumes with an unexpected set design and spectacular lighting help set the stage for an emotionally charged performance.

Also featured in this performance is Delicatessan with choreography by Bettendorf native Lynn Andrews. This piece has been described as witty, exuberant, and sassy.

For more information about this performance please contact Joedy Cook at 309-786-3779 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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