Arts & Culture

Joseph Maciejko / Courtesy of Ballet Quad Cities

Ballet Quad Cities will perform the quintessential holiday favorite The Nutcracker this weekend at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.

Sarah Ritter / WVIK News

Tomorrow, the Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train will make a stop in Davenport. Every other year, the train travels through Illinois and Iowa (and other parts of North America) to benefit food pantries. And this stop will help more than 20 pantries sponsored by Churches United of the Quad City Area.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A contractor could begin tearing down the Rock Island County courthouse in about a month. At Thursday's special meeting, the Public Building Commission unanimously approved three contracts, including demolition, asbestos abatement, and landscaping. Chair Brent Ganahl says all three add up to nearly $800,000. 

Courtesy Miguel Rosas

Miguel Rosas is the owner of both New Style Barbershop and New Style Hair Academy in Moline. He has become well known for his hair portraits in which he shaves the incredible likeness of well-known personalities and cultural icons into the back of customers' heads.

Scribble: Mark Wilson

Nov 24, 2018

Country and rock bands will be the main entertainers at next year's Mississippi Valley Fair. 

Carolyn Martin / WVIK

Felix Vallejo purchased in 2017 a dilapidated building at 820 5th Avenue in Moline that had originally been a Skelly gas station. Built in 1932, it needed significant repair work and had become an eyesore in the Floreciente neighborhood. A collaboration between Felix and the Global Communities organization resulted in the historic renovation of the building’s exterior and the painting of a brightly colored mural on the retaining wall adjacent to it.

New Leader for QC Arts

Nov 19, 2018
Quad City Arts

After conducting a national search, Quad City Arts ended up choosing someone from Galesburg to be the next executive director. Last week, it announced the hiring of Kevin Maynard, now the executive director of the Orpheum Theater.