Arts & Culture

Industrial Light and Magic

"People come to us with ideas, and we figure out how to put them on the screen." That's how Vic Schutz describes what he and his co-workers do at Industrial Light and Magic - including work on Star Wars movies, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The film A Quiet Place debuted April 6, 2018, to critical acclaim and commercial success, earning over $50 million on its opening weekend alone, and scoring a 95% approval rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. The screenplay was co-written by three filmmakers, including two natives of Bettendorf, Iowa: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who also served as executive producers. The third screenwriter is John Krasinski, who also directed and stars in the movie.

Landmarks Illinois

Just as Rock Island County moves closer to a final decision on the courthouse, a statewide group is trying to promote its preservation. Wednesday Landmarks Illinois released its annual list of the Most Endangered Historic Places in the state.

Carolyn Martin

Mikey Loy was installing shiplap on the ceiling of an old church in LeClaire that he bought, working alongside his brother to convert it into a recording studio.

Carolyn Martin

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will perform its joint Side-By-Side Concert with the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles (QCSYE) on Sunday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. Pleasant Valley senior Ethan Good, the grand prize winner of the 2018 QCSYE’s Concerto Competition, will play a solo, the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto, with the QCSO.

Carolyn Martin

The 41st annual High School Art Invitational is currently on exhibit at the Quad City Arts gallery in Rock Island through May 3rd, 2018. High school art teachers from the six counties surrounding the Quad Cities on both the Illinois and Iowa side of our community nominate five of their promising artistic students to submit their work for the exhibition.

Recipes for Re-enactors

Apr 11, 2018

Dave Flowers has turned his two hobbies into a book. The resident of Aledo is a Civil War re-enactor who likes to cook, and he's just published "Voices from the Kitchen: A Collection of Antebellum and Civil War Era Recipes from Period Recipe Books."