Praised by Pitchfork.com for her “raw, striking vulnerability” and by the New York Times for her “plantive, slender voice” with “not a hint of timidity in it,” singer/songwriter and guitarist Kristine Leschper brings her four-piece indie-folk outfit Mothers to Davenport for an April 1 Moeller Nights concert, sharing songs that led ConsequenceOfSound.net to rave of Leschper, “Her words are both what break you and what heal you.”

Allies, enemies, and the United States' rapidly shifting standing on the global stage will be explored in the latest presentation by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities (WACQC), with internationally noted speaker and author Dr. J. Martin Rochester visiting Davenport's St. Ambrose University for the March 27 lecture “Gulliver's Travails: U.S. Foreign Policy in an Age of Globalization & Global Disorder.”

With Music Taster's Choice calling him “one of the top 10 guitarists in the world,” the acclaimed blues rocker Anthony Gomes performs a special Easter Eve set at Davenport's Redstone Room, sharing the talents that led BluesWax to name him its 2003 Artist of the Year and inspired B.B. King to famously ask, “Where did that voice come from?”

Taking place at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center on March 29, the 2018 Quad Cities Women's Leadership Conference will find nationally recognized speakers – among them headliners Tamron Hall and Jeanette Walls – sharing wisdom and expertise on a wide range of personal and professional development topics, with the event held to inspire and help develop the next generation of female leaders crucial to the future of area businesses and industries.

A country-music legend brings with him nearly three decades' worth of hits when Clint Black takes the stage at Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, his March 31 concert showcasing the Grammy-winning talents that have made Black a Billboard chart-topper more than 20 times over.

A storybook classic comes to magical stage life at Davenport's Adler Theatre when the professional talents of Ballet Quad Cities present their March 24 world premiere Alice in Wonderland, a full-length family ballet bursting with unforgettable characters, vibrant colors, astounding dancing, and live music by Orchestra Iowa composed by the legendary Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Will it be Miss Scarlet in the kitchen with the dagger? Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the revolver? Professor Plum in the conservatory with the lead pipe? The only way to find out “Whodunit?” is to catch the Black Box Theatre's March 22 through 31 production of Clue: The Musical – a stage adaptation that Broadway World called “an entertaining, humorous, and interactive musical that is not to be missed.”

A Steven Spielberg movie smash becomes a lavish, tuneful, funny, and romantic Quad City Music Guild presentation in Catch Me If You Can, the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit that runs March 22 through 25, and a show that Variety magazine praised for its “swinging orchestrations” and “considerable entertainment value.”

With Spin magazine lauding the artist as “something jarring and sublime in crystalline brilliance” and Resident Advisor admiring her “ethereal New Age jungle with a vocal flex that nods to Enya and Björk,” Negative Gemini singer/songwriter Lindsey French brings her singular electro-pop to Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on March 27, performing in support of the recent Bad Baby EP that BandCamp described as “a stunner.”

Described by American Songwriter as “a standout live act that loosely interprets the label of a 'folk' band,” the talents of Humming House will also share their roots-rock and bluegrass stylings in a Moeller Nights concert on March 27, demonstrating why Glide magazine stated, “Over years of touring, the group has managed to craft a sound that is incredibly tight but also unbelievably catchy.”

Pages