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.”

Having played music icon Jerry Lee Lewis in more than 2,500 performances of the Tony-winning Million Dollar Baby at Chicago's Apollo Theatre, touring sensation Lance Lipinsky brings his high-wire talents to Galesburg's Ohnward Fine Arts Center in the March 24 concert event Rock Baby Rock, an explosive, piano-pumping performance showcasing musical influences of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s.

In the latest big-screen event in its World Adventure Series, the Putnam Museum & Science Center will explore one of the most beautiful, contentious, and frequently misunderstood regions on Earth in the documentary The Promised Land: Adventures in the Middle East, its two March 27 screenings followed by Q&A sessions with the film's writer/director Rick Ray.

On March 23, two Windy City quartets take the stage for one exhilarating Redstone Room concert, when the Chicago-based jam bands EGi and Chachuba perform a dual-headliner set on spring tours held in support of the former's latest album and the latter's album debut.

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