Going to the cineplex or staying in and streaming this weekend? Every Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. you can listen to Mike Schulz dish on recent movie releases & talk smack about Hollywood celebs on Planet 93.9 FM with the fabulous Dave & Darren in the Morning team of Dave Levora and Darren Pitra. The morning crew previews upcoming releases, too.

Or you can check the Reader Web site and listen to their latest conversation by the warm glow of your electronic device. Never miss a pithy comment from these three scintillating pundits again.

Thursday, February 22: Discussion of Madame Web (woof...), Bob Marley: One Love, and the Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts, and previews of Drive-Away Dolls and Ordinary Angels, the latter co-written by Meg Tilly. Remember Meg Tilly? The Big Chill? Agnes of God? And not, as Dave initially suggests, Bounce?

Performing locally in the band's official farewell tour, one of the most enduring and successful rock outfits in music history makes a long-awaited appearance at the Vibrant Arena at the MARK with the Moline venue's March 3 hosting of Foreigner, the chart-topping, multi-platinum-selling musicians responsible for such iconic hits as “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Hot Blooded,” "Feels Like the First Time," and the number-one smash “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

With the title of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's fifth Masterworks concerts of the 2023-24 season coming from the program's final, thrilling composition, The Fauré Requiem will be presented at Davenport's Adler Theatre and Rock Island's Augustana College on March 2 and 3, the ensemble and guest vocalists Sarah Shafer and Quad City native Nathaniel Sullivan performing beloved works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Gabriel Fauré.

With the country singer/songwriter praised by Holler Country for its sound that "feels uber-modern while never straying too far from the timeless, fiddle-driven folk music of his rural upbringing," 30-year-old sensation Ian Munsick headlines a March 1 concert event at Davenport's Capitol Theatre, his most recent album White Buffalo also hailed by Entertainment Focus as a work that “juxtaposes the old, cinematic stories of country music with modern sounds and massive choruses.”

With the Capitol Theatre's March 2 headliner lauded by AllMusic.com as a "Nashville county artist who mixes gritty songwriting with modern, beat-driven production," Chase Matthew makes his Davenport debut on March 2, the 26-year-old artist known for his passionate vocal performances and his eclectic mix of musical influences that blends country with classic soul, contemporary R&B, and a dash of funk.

Composed by James Romig and performed by Matt Sargent, the stunning, hour-long composition for solo guitar The Fragility of Time will be presented at Davenport's Figge Art Museum on March 3, the afternoon performance marking the first time that Romig’s new and engaging work will be presented in a museum environment.

Lauded by NPR as a group that "skillfully combines Southern gospel funk, soul, and Texas blues," which added that its bandleader's "raw and emotional vocals are reminiscent of James Brown," the touring artists of Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears headline a March 5 concert event at Davenport's Redstone Room, the musicians also praised by Medium as an outfit that "does an excellent job getting the crowd to dance."

Held in honor of the 1810 birth (on March 1) of the legendary Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period, the concert event F. Chopin: A Birthday Celebration Performance will be held at Moline's The Sound Conservatory on March 6, this unforgettable evening filled with mesmerizing piano performances and enchanting melodies played by the venue's musician/instructors Alex Gilson, Clara Nielsen, Paul Mizzi, and Andrzej Kozlowski.

Lauded by Rolling Stone, in 2019, as "#1 of 10 New Artists You Need to Know," and currently touring in support of their most recent album More Like Tomorrow, the Americana musicians of The Way Down Wanderers return to Davenport's Redstone Room for the first time in nearly two years, their soulful March 3 set sure to demonstrate why Rolling Stone Country raved about their “intricate, hypnotic rhythms,” and why BestNewBands.com wrote, “Their live show is full of energy and just a damn good time.”

Held as part of the unique concert series held in Davenport's intimate and cozy Redstone Room, the March 1 Songwriter Sessions event will find fans of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Elton John, and other singing/songwriting greats treated to a seated evening of tunes hosted David G. Smith, with additionally winning performances delivered by local talents Amber Sweeney, Jason Carl, and Chloe Finch.

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