One of the most renowned artisans in American history, and the beautiful works that bear his name, will be celebrated in a February 16 through May 19 traveling exhibition at the Figge Art Museum, with the Davenport venue showcasing sublime colors and the glorious fragility of glass in Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection.

This Valentine' Day, the atmosphere in Davenport's Redstone Room will be both very cool and very hot thanks to the guests in Great Sounds Promotions' annual Smooth Jazz Valentines Concert, with the February 14 lineup boasting acclaimed R&B and jazz vocalist/pianist James Lloyd and saxophone master Elan Trotman.

On February 16, a bona-fide country-rock superstar takes the stage at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort with the arrival of Gretchen Wilson, the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist who has landed 13 singles on Billboard's country charts and has sold in excess of eight million records worldwide.

For the group's first concerts of 2019, the professional vocal ensemble the Nova Singers will celebrate The Human Heart in song on February 16 and 17 – a post-Valentine's Day weekend filled with glorious choral arrangements brought to life via the directorial talents of Dr. Laura Lane and the Nova Singers' 22 gifted vocalists.

An area great that Jazz News calls “exceptionally illuminating,” trumpet and flugelhorn master Manny Lopez performs with his Manny Lopez Septet in the latest event in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series, the musicians' February 17 Redstone Room concert treating fans to the singular jazz stylings that have thrilled local audiences for more than four decades.

With Glide magazine calling the musician “effortlessly cool” and “a tried and true blues rocker hell-bent on getting the job done,” Patrick Sweany serves as the February 17 headliner at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort, performing in support of his 2018 album Ancient Noise that American Songwriter awarded four stars and raves for the artist's “gritty honesty” and “wired, emotional playing and singing.”

Lauded by L.A. Weekly as “the best Chekhov adaptation in two decades,” author Aaron Posner transforms the Russian playwright's classic The Seagull into a modern comedy/drama masterpiece in Stupid F---ing Bird, whose February 8 through 10 run at Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre will demonstrate why the New York Times deemed it a “bitingly funny, bruisingly sad” work “that shows in crisp detail what is new about unhappiness today, and what is timeless.”

Patrons of Augustana College's Brunner Theatre Center will have the rare opportunity to see two stage presentations on one weekend – or even, if they choose, one day – when the department's students present a pair of productions on February 8 and 9: author Eve Ensler's acclaimed The Vagina Monologues in the Brunner mainstage theatre, and playwright Victor Kaufold's tragicomedy The Why in Brunner's Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre.

With Variety magazine calling it a work in which “conflicts explode in consistently intriguing ways,” the comedic drama Speech & Debate will be presented as the latest student-directed production in St. Ambrose University's Studio Theatre, its February 14 through 16 run demonstrating why the Washington Post deemed it a “suspenseful tale that fuses keen-eyed civic critique with riotous and even campy humor.”

As the noted comedians take on such topics as relationships, dating, parenting, and family life, audiences seeking a Valentine's date of laughter will no doubt find it at Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre February 8 presentation My Funny Valentine, a hilarious he said/she said boasting the standup skills of Seinfeld veteran Pat Hazell and former Miss New Jersey Dena Blizzard.

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