A finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, A.R. Gurney's two-character romance Love Letters plays the Black Box Theatre in a special two-night run, its cast composed of award-winning Chicago actor Gene Weygandt and the venue's co-founder and artistic director Lora Adams.

Events will be more magical than usual in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Pops presentations, as this year's concerts find the area musicians performing accompaniment to Adler Theatre screenings of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Store – the first film adapted from J.K. Rowing's iconic series of fantasy/adventure novels.

This year’s rules for the Reader's Short-Fiction Contest stipulated 300 words or fewer and the piece had to include one of 10 sentences pulled from Mark Twain’s 1889 comedic novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Thank you and congratulations to all who entered!

Independent musicians from across the country, across the Atlantic, and here in the Quad Cities will gather for the Village of East Davenport's autumnal Gas Feed & Seed Festival – a three-day celebration hosted by Moeller Nights and taking place at the Village Theatre, Baked Bread & Beer Co., and additional locales throughout the Village.

Performing in their first Midwestern concert following a Southern tour through Louisiana and Texas, the four-piece ensemble Shallow Side plays RIBCO in support of the band's 2017 One, a six-song EP that inspired NationalRockReview.com to write, “If you want a little variety in your rock, the Souuthern-rock-infused One might be the gem you have been waiting to hear.”

Described by Glide magazine as “a rollicking blend of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and drum,” and by That Music Mag as “a quintet with gorgeous vocals, instrumentals, some dreads, and a whole bunch of youthful energy,” the alt-folk musicians of The Way Down Wanderers return to Davenport's Redstone Room for one of their final U.S. concerts before embarking on a 16-day tour of the United Kingdom.

A Miracle on 34th Street will soon be transformed into a stage entertainment on 35th Avenue, as the Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents the theatrical version of 1947's beloved holiday movie – a play based on a novella based on a story that inspired the film's Oscar-winning script.

Described by the New York Times as a “beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy),” author John Cariani's romantic comedy Almost, Maine has proven to be one of the millennium's most popular stage works – popular enough to have two separate productions of the show opening locally, on November 10, at Scott Community College and the QC Theatre Workshop.

A Rock Island native, Vietnam veteran, and retired Secret Service officer will deliver a November 13 presentation at Black Hawk College when William Albracht discusses his experiences both writing and living his latest book Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate.

Now in its eighth year, the Genesis Doctors Holiday Recital will find local physicians, family members, and other featured talents performing a wide variety of classical and holiday-themed music, presented in a fundraiser benefiting music-therapy programs for Genesis Health System hospice patients.

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