One of the most famous and beloved comedies in the history of world theatre will enjoy a rousing comeback when St. Ambrose University stages Molière's 1664 classic Tartuffe, its April 12 through 14 run bringing the French playwright's vision to life in a rollicking adaptation by Oscar winner and Tony nominee Christopher Hampton.

A half-dozen wickedly funny and proudly confrontational comedies by one of America's most revered playwrights will enjoy Scott Community College stagings from April 12 through 20, with Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You & Other Short Plays showcasing the sardonic wit and sharp intelligence of author Christopher Durang, a Tony Award winner for his 2012 smash Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike.

Representing a collective 238 years of service to the art programs in local schools and institutes of learning, the new exhibition CREATE: A Celebration of Davenport Community Schools Art Teachers will be on display at Davenport's MidCoast at Bucktown Gallery April 11 through May 31, treating visitors to a dynamic collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and works in other visual mediums.

Court-ing fans in their annual visit to Moline, the electrifying athletes of the Harlem Globetrotters bring their spectacular touring event to the TaxSlayer Center on April 13, thrilling the crowd with phenomenal basketball action and comic high jinks courtesy of a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, and Cheese Chisholm.

For the second year in a row, the Quad Cities' NPR station WVIK hosts a special panel discussion and keynote address in its “Intelligent Conversation” series, with this year's April 11 program A Path Appears: An Intelligent Conversation About Real People Working to Change the World taking place at Davenport's RiverCenter and boasting two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times' very first blogger and subject of Ben Affleck's HBO documentary Reporter.

Offering brand-new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, and an apology to the world on behalf of all baby boomers, Red Green – the alter ego of Canadian writer and comedian Steven Smith Jr. – brings his night of laughs to Davenport's Adler Theatre on April 13, arriving in his trademark flannel and eliciting gales of laughter in the star's “This Could Be It Tour.”

Lauded by the Washington Post for their “understated, country-tinged charm,” the husband-and-wife singing/songwriting duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler bring their folk and Americana outfit to Davenport's Redstone Room on April 11, with the concert event An Evening with Over the Rhine demonstrating why Paste magazine raved about the group's “lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic.”

Appearing in the latest stop on his national “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour,” Grammy nominee and Country Music Association (CMA) Award winner Luke Combs takes the stage at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on April 12, sharing with fans the talents and presence that led the 29-year-old singer/songwriter to become the first artist to have five number-one hit singles on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart with his first five releases.

Celebrating nearly five decades of professional performance with accomplishments including chart-topping success, tens of millions in album sales, and 2000 induction in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the rockers of Three Dog Night play Davenport's Adler Theatre on April 12, their repertoire including such timeless hits as “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Black and White,” and the iconic “Joy to the World.”

Composed of bass player Bob Skeat, guitarist Mark Abrahams, drummer Joe Crabtree, and guitarist Andy Powell, the latter of whom began recording with the group nearly 50 years ago, a legendary rock outfit plays Davenport's Redstone Room on April 16 in An Evening with Wishbone Ash, with the ensemble so gifted and venerated that its past openers at concert events have included the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and KISS.

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