Arts & Culture

Brian Hemesath

Though he’s been unemployed for months, like millions of Americans, due to COVID-19, St. Ambrose University alum Brian Hemesath got good news late last month.

COVID and the Movies

Aug 7, 2020

On Midwest Week, what do movie reviewers do when the theaters are closed during a pandemic ?

Obsessed With Sharks

Aug 6, 2020
Brian Buckles

Brian Buckles is passionate about art, marine life, and ocean conservation. The 36-year-old Bettendorf native blends those loves in a new exhibit open at Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy, in Bettendorf.

Family Museum

The Family Museum in Bettendorf, will save about $300,000 by closing for two weeks this month, furloughing its staff, and leaving nine open jobs unfilled, along with other budget cuts.

Figge Art Museum Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Aug 4, 2020
Figge Art Museum

To celebrate the Figge Art Museum’s 15th anniversary on Thursday, August 6th the museum on West 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, will have 15 days of events from August 6th to the 21st,  including performances, classes, behind-the-scenes tours, artist demonstrations, and more.

A new socially-distanced concert will be held Friday, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. at Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, featuring Quad City Symphony concertmaster Naha Greenholtz and pianist Marian Lee.

Virtual Bix Jazz Fest

Jul 30, 2020
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival

Because of the pandemic, the Bix Jazz Festival will be virtual this weekend, with just one concert each, on Friday and Saturday night. Three bands will be featured each night.

As the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra figures out how its youth ensembles will function during the new school year, it welcomes two new directors for those groups.