While the works themselves are from years, decades, and centuries past, their recent procurement has inspired the title for the Figge Art Museum's latest exhibition New Photography in the Lewis Gallery, a first-ever display of artistic images on view from November 11 through February 4.

With Time Out Chicago raving, “The most entertaining dances seem to come from Giordano Dance Chicago,” this exhilarating Windy City ensemble brings its high energy, enthusiastic choreography, and half-century of history to the Galvin Fine Arts Center as the latest guests in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Series.

Appearing locally in support of her latest album Sorry Is Gone, singer/songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield headlines a Moeller Nights concert on November 14, showcasing the alt-folk talents that led Rolling Stone to rave, “Mayfield's echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results.”

Appearing locally on his national “Hell on a Highway Tour,” Justin Moore will treat country-music fans to signature songs from the artist's four studio albums to date, half a dozen of which peaked at number-one on the Billboard charts.

Called “hilarious and heartwarming” by the Chicago Tribune and praised for its “bright comic zest” and “swinging music” by the New York Times, the musical adaptation of Elf – based on the 2003 screen comedy starring Will Ferrell – will make its area debut and jump-start the holidays as Circa '21's 2017-18 season opener.

Experimental musicians from five Midwestern states will gather for Rozz-Toxx's fourth Weirdtown Fest, with electronica, synth, noise rock, and more performed in sets by nearly two dozen local and regional artists and bands.

Appearing locally on a fall tour that finds them visiting 11 states in November alone, the indie-folk musicians of The Ballroom Thieves play Davenport's Redstone Room in a concert boasting new songs as well as singles from their albums Deadeye and A Wolf in the Doorway, the latter of which inspired SoundOfBoston.com to state, “Don’t let the album’s title scare you away from entering the magical world The Ballroom Thieves have constructed with their harmonies, expert playing, and unyielding passion.”

Described by Rolling Stone as blending “highbrow smarts with down-home stomp,” the Denver-based rockers of The Yawpers perform a Moeller Nights concert in conjunction with the release of Boy in a Well, a concept record Consequence of Sound praised for its “complex and ambitious tale” and “muscular, unpredictable rockabilly tracks.”

Held in conjunction with the museum's exhibit Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art from the Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection, the Figge will host a special lecture with Dr. Monica Dominguez Torres, an associate professor and director of Undergraduate Studies, and the director of Latin American and Iberian Studies, at the University of Delaware.

In the second performances of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Masterworks season, conductor Mark Russell Smith and his musicians heat up the fall with Western-themed compositions by local, national, and international talents, with special guest Bella Hristova accompanying the ensemble on violin.

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