Arts & Culture

Livestream Nova Singers

Dec 10, 2020
Nova Singers

In a year when most theaters and choirs have canceled their performances, the Nova Singers have found a way to come together in person, to bring some much-needed peace, love, and joy into our lives this weekend.

Under the direction of their founder, Dr. Laura Lane, the 20-member vocal ensemble will present its first livestream event on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m, on Facebook Live, “Peace, Love, Joy!” 

Jason Platt

The work of a Davenport-based graphic novelist has received national attention. For the second year in a row, Jason Platt has made the Texas Library Association’s 2021 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List.

Platt’s second graphic novel follows the same middle school-aged protagonist from his first. He says the plot of “Middle School Misadventures - Operation: Hat Heist!” was inspired by both his son’s and his own middle school firsts.

Ia Dept of Cultural Affairs

You can help honor and support Iowa arts and culture this Friday, December 11, when the 9th -annual Celebrate Iowa Gala will be hosted virtually from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The state’s premier cultural celebration, presented by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA), will offer guests once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet notable Iowans, watch an Iowa movie star add his handprints to the Wall of Fame at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, and enjoy musical performances at iconic Iowa venues, including the American Gothic House in Eldon and the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake.

Farm Rescue Concert

Dec 9, 2020
John Deere

A benefit concert for farmers will be held Wednesday night. Sponsored by John Deere, it will virtually feature several country musicians, raising money for an organization called Farm Rescue which helps farmers who're suffering from illness, injury, or natural disaster.

The Farm Must Go On benefit concert begins at 7 pm Central Time at the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville - it'll be streamed for free on You Tube but donations are welcome. Farm Rescue uses the proceeds each year to support volunteers who provide equipment and manpower to farmers in trouble.

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Lee Solos With QCSO

Dec 4, 2020

Pianist Marian Lee will solo this weekend with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. For just the second time Lee will be the featured soloist, performing J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor.

COVID & the Arts: Curbside Carols

Nov 25, 2020

With the colder weather, the River Music Experience is working to warm some hearts, building on the success of its Curbside Concerts by launching holiday Curbside Carols in December.

COVID & the Arts: Circa Closed for Holidays

Nov 24, 2020

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island planned to open its new holiday show on November 11th, but like many things this year, that’s canceled until 2021.


What a difference an audience makes - for any performer – especially in this age of Covid-19.