What do composer Cole Porter, chart-topping singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton, and President George W. Bush's grandfather have in common? They were all members of Yale University's esteemed a cappella ensemble the Whiffenpoofs, whose 2017 iteration performs locally on October 8.

An acclaimed beatboxing string trio revered for its unique sound and upbeat performance style, the musicians of Infinitus perform two local concerts as Quad City Arts Visiting Artists, sharing the talents that led the Vancouver Sun to write, “It's amazing the musical concoctions these three award-winning musicians can cook up with just a violin, viola, cello, and some vocalizations.”

One of the most amply rewarded performers in recent county-music history brings his “All-American Road Show” to Moline in a concert showcasing the 2016 winner of two Grammys, two Country Music Association Awards, two ASCAP Country Music Awards, and five Academy of Country Music Awards.

For its October 5 RME Member Appreciation Show, Davenport's River Music Experience will host both a concert and a movie, as musician Dan Tedesco will precede his alt-folk and -rock set with a screening of Chasing the Lightning, the new documentary that follows the singer/songwriter through many months of touring performances.

Returning to the Quad Cities for the third time since her company's founding in 2012, Eldridge native and Executive Director Amy Kozol Sanderson's Ballet 5:8 delivers a quartet of one-act ballets inspired by the challenges of present-day cultural tensions.

For the first performances in its 2017-18 Masterworks season, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will take concertgoers on an aural trip to France under the direction of conductor Mark Russell Smith, complete with solos by a pair of international touring stars: soprano Elena Perroni and tenor Daniel Montenegro.

A first-prize winner in 1980's American College Theatre Festival New Playwriting Contest, Richmond Hill's latest presentation is a dramatic tale of friendship and redemption by author Jim Leonard Jr., whose television credits include writing for the Emmy-winning TV series Dexter and The Closer.

Appearing as the headliner in her first Moeller Nights concert, singer/songwriter/guitarist Moen performs in support of her LP debut That's All I Wanted, released this past May.

Described by Variety magazine as a work that boasts “plenty of laughs, a little romance, a little nostalgia – and it makes the audience feel smart,” St. Ambrose's theatre department opens its mainstage season with a popular verbal farce by comedian, actor, and author Steve Martin.

Presented as part of the Bettendorf Public Library's “Global Gathering: Korea” series, gifted members of the Minnesota dance ensemble will entertain and educate family audiences with examples of Korean folk, court, and ritual dance and music traditions.

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