Arts & Culture

Ghosts of the Quad Cities

Oct 14, 2019
The History Press

Just in time for Halloween, two local men have published a book about the supernatural in this area, "Ghosts of the Quad Cities."  

Women of the World

Oct 2, 2019

Figge Art Museum

A new leader has been chosen for the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Today, it announced the hiring of Michelle Hargrave as executive director to replace Tim Schiffer, who resigned in July after seven years in the position.

The vintage 1946 film noir movie Deception will be played at the Figge Art Museum on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Prior to the film, Hannah Holman, Principal Cellist for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, will talk about Eleanor Aller Slatkin, the female cellist who played the Korngold Cello Concerto for the film.  Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed his Concerto specifically for this movie.

submitted / Putnam Museum & Science Center

A new exhibit at the Putnam Museum will be entertaining and educational.

Tomorrow, the museum and science center will open "Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention!" 

Work is finally set to begin on the restoration of an iconic Illinois statue.

"This American Life" host Ira Glass will appear at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg this Saturday. 

Glass' talk, "Seven Things I've Learned," starts at 7:30 p.m. "This American Life" reaches more than 2.2 million people every week on more than 500 public radio stations across the U.S., including WCBU. Another 2.5 million download the podcast every week. 

Glass began his career at NPR in 1978. He's hosted "This American Life" since 1995.