Performing in their final world tour under the banner “The Final Campaign,” the chart-topping, Grammy-winning thrash-metal musicians of Slayer land at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on November 14, playing from a nearly four-decade repertoire that includes the top-10 Billboard smashes Divine Intervention, Christ Illusion, and Repentless.

A music- and multi-media-filled holiday sensation now celebrating its 35th-anniversary season, creator Chip Davis' Mannheim Steamroller Christmas returns to Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 14, delivering the group's signature blend of New Age, rock, and seasonal tunes that have led to sales of more than 40 million albums in the United States alone.

Lauded by the Swiss newspaper Zofinger Tagblatt for his “technical perfection and extraordinary interpretation” that “lets you feel the spiritual aspects of the music,” 28-year-old classical pianist Ivan Moshchuk serves as the first guest in the First Presbyterian Church of Davenport's 2019-20 Performing Arts Series, his recital on the church's Steinway piano sure to prove why the Baltimore Sun said it would be “impossible not to be impressed” by the young man's “absorbing, dynamic music making.”

A quintet of talents united by the University of Northern Iowa and their shared love of jazz, the gifted musicians of the Robert Washut Emeritet play Davenport's Redstone Room on November 17 as the latest guests in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop and Matinée Series, with all five band members accomplished performers, composers, arrangers, bandleaders, and/or educators.

Show tunes and seasonal numbers will be in the repertoire for the Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus' fall concert on November 17, with the performance at Moline's Prospect Park Auditorium boasting favorite holiday songs and beloved selections from such musicals as The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka, and Music Guild's December presentation of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.

Two new works celebrating American courage, character, and perseverance will debut at the Putnam Museum & Science Center, fittingly enough, on Veteran's Day weekend, with the Davenport venue hosting the premieres of Fourth Wall Films' A Bridge Too Far from Hero Street and Riding the Rails to Hero Street – the latest documentaries in the Hero Street series by area filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.

Two exhilarating blues legends will deliver one explosive concert at the Redstone Room on November 13 when the Davenport venue hosts the latest stop on the “T'N'T Tour” – a hard-driving, toe-tapping showcase for blues-rock crooners and guitarists Tommy Castro (performing alongside his ensemble The Painkillers) and Tinsley Ellis.

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 Elf: The Musical – based on the 2003 screen comedy starring Will Ferrell – returns to the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse for a November 6 through December 29 engagement, treating patrons top a holiday tale that Broadway World called an “upbeat, oddball, and tuneful concoction.”

A holiday-themed sequel to the venue's slapstick smash from 2017, A Doublewide, Texas Christmas serves as a season-ending presentation at Geneseo's Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, with the comedy's November 7 through 17 run sure to demonstrate why Theatre Mirror proclaimed, “If you want to spend two hours suspending belief, forgetting your troubles, and just laughing at the silliness, this is the show for you.”

A delightfully engaging stage mystery whose film version introduced the world to the iconic detective Lt. Columbo, authors William Link's and Richard L. Levinson's Prescription: Murder wraps up the Playcrafters Barn Theatre's 2019 season with its November 8 through 17 run, this “arresting” comic thriller sure to prove why British Theatre Guide raved, “For fans of Columbo, and of detective stories in general, this is certainly worth seeing.”

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