Kyung and Michael Kim in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks IV: Love -February 1 and 2.

Befitting a program dedicated to the theme of Love, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra will be joined in its February 1 and 2 Masterworks presentations by married pianists Michael and Kyung Kim, touring sensations and professors at the University of Minnesota School of Music whose talents will be showcased in composer Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc's dazzling and delightful Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra in D minor.

With Metal Insider describing the band's 2019 recording Warpaint as “one of their most accessible, hard-rocking albums to date,” the California-based musicians of Buckcherry headline a February 1 concert at East Moline venue The Rust Belt, treating fans to the signature sounds that have led to platinum-selling success, numerous top-five albums on the Billboard charts, and two Grammy Award nominations for “Best Hard Rock Performance.”

Playing Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow a mere four months after the release of their fall album OHBAHOY – a collection described by Maximum Volume Music as “such a staggeringly diverse 11 songs that you can only marvel at it” – the Rockford, Illinois-based talents of Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts headline a rare basement concert on February 1, the band sure to deliver what Americana-UK calls “smooth, well-written, and well-produced power-pop packages.”

A Texas-based talent who has found a unique way to combine his passion for music with his passion for education, professional DJ and entrepreneur Dan Quinn serves as the latest guest in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series, his area residency performances and workshops from February 3 through 7 allowing kids of all ages to witness, and take part in, the magic of live, multi-instrumental looping.

Described by Broadway Baby as “an emotional, hard-hitting study of innocence lost and the survival of hope in even the most hellish conditions,” author Celeset Raspanti's haunting, moving, and uplifting I Never Saw Another Butterfly serves as the season-opening stage presentation at Moline's Black Box Theatre, its January 24 through February 1 run showcasing the works of art and poetry created by Jewish children who lived in the concentration camp Theresienstadt.

With their works deemed “so imaginative, so playfully revisionist, so superbly realized” by the Chicago Sun-Times and “fresh and innovative” by the Chicago Tribune, the Windy City hoofers of Chicago Dance Crash serve as the latest guests in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Series, their local January 23 and 25 engagements sure to deliver, according to the Tribune, “a show that so floods the stage with energetic talent.”

Drawing from the human figure has long been part of the traditional training for artists, and in the Figge Art Museum's fascinating new exhibition Figuratively Drawn: Works from the Figge Collection, on display from April 13 through April 19, guests of the Davenport venue will explore the infinitely varied ways that the body can be portrayed by artists who use the human form as a jumping-off point and drawing as their medium.

An eagerly awaited exhibition featuring dozens of recent and debuting works in a variety of artistic mediums, the 41st Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition will be on display at the Figge Art Museum April 13 through May 17, with the Davenport venue housing paintings, sculptures, installations, and more by artists living within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities.

Over a legendary career that produced nine symphonies, 16 string quartets, and 32 piano sonatas, Ludwig van Beethoven completed only one opera, and the story of its creation – and the immense toll it took on its composer – will be told in the German American Heritage Center's“Return into Your Prison Now!” The Long Battle for Beethoven's 'Fidelio,' a January 26 presentation by noted Quad Cities composer and Augustana College associate professor Dr. Jacob Bancks.

A beloved jazz, swing, and Americana ensemble whose latest album Beasts of Burgundy inspired PopMatters to rave “There's no doubt that the band's musical chops have only improved over its lifetime,” Squirrel Nut Zippers takes the stage at Davenport's Redstone Room on January 29, with Americana Highways adding that the group's most recent recording “displays a uniquely American gumbo of influence in its amalgamation of New Orleans style.”

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